Deep Dish Brownies
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 40 to 45 minutes
  • Servings: about 12
  • Preparation Time: 15 to 20 minutes
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Hershey's Cocoa (or store brand is fine)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips or peanut butter chips (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.; grease an 8-inch square baking pan (or use cooking spray).
  2. Combine butter, sugar and vanilla in bowl; add eggs and beat well with spoon (I used an electric mixer on low speed).
  3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, beating until well blended; stir in chocolate or peanut butter chips (if using).
  4. Spread batter evenly into pan.
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan; cool completely in pan on wire rack and cut into bars.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
I got this wonderfully moist and chocolatey brownie recipe from Hershey's Kitchens. As a variation, you can also add semisweet chocolate chips (which I added), or peanut butter chips. And although the recipe calls for Hershey's products, you can just as easily use store products as well (although I did use Hershey's products!).