Hershey's Ultimate Chocolate Brownies - Hershey's Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies and Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread

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Today my little Prince celebrated his 1st birthday.  He had the biggest birthday party I've ever seen for a 1 yr old!  While planing the party my son Billy ( taller handsome guy in plaid, ) called me and asked if I would bake for Ryder's big bash.  His request was cookies , brownies ....little treats to accompany the cake.  I filled his request for the treats and added another one , Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread.   Two of the recipes came from the back of a bag of Hersheys Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips.  They were on sale, and lo and behold the recipes on the bag were just what I was looking for..a .cookie and brownie recipe!  Fantastic recipes I might add, when I left the party all the cookies and brownies were gone.....made my little heart happy to know they liked them.  The Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread recipe made two loaves and when I left , there were only three slices left.  The Banana Bread has instant pudding in it, it made the quick bread very very moist and delicious. 


I think my little Prince inherited his gramma's love of sugar LOL!!!


This is an amazing brownie, fudgey, chewy and chocolaty.  The frosting is soft and smooth, it's a great accompaniment to the brownie.  You would think it would be to sweet, but it's not.  its just right.  Hershey knew exactly what they were doing when the named this the Ultimate Brownie, it truly is!

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Hershey's Ultimate Chocolate Brownie
Hershey's site

3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted and divided 1/2 cup boiling water 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING (recipe follows) Instructions: 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan or two 8-inch square baking pans.
2 Stir together cocoa and baking soda in large bowl; stir in 1/3 cup butter. Add boiling water; stir until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining 1/3 cup butter; stir until smooth. Add flour, vanilla and salt; blend completely. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan.
3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes for rectangular pan, 30 to 35 minutes for square pans or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost with ONE-BOWL BUTTERCREAM FROSTING. Cut into squares. About 36 brownies.

6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2-2/3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat butter in medium bowl. Add powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency (additional milk may be needed). Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.


I've made lots of different recipes for chocolate chip cookies, this one is as good as any I've tried.  Soft, chewy and delicious,  exactly what I'd expect from Hershey Chocolate.

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 Hershey's Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
 Hershey's site

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 Heat oven to 375°F.
2 Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until creamy. Add eggs; beat well. Gradually add flour mixture, beating well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto ungreased cookie sheet.
3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 5 dozen cookies.


This was a recipe for plain Banana Bread with instant pudding in it.  I added the chocolate chips and pecans to the recipe to kick it up a bit.  The pudding in the recipe makes this so moist and delicious!  I didn't have french vanilla pudding so I just used vanilla.  This quick bread has a little something for everybody, bananas, nuts and chocolate. 

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Chocolate Pecan Banana Bread
   * 2/3 cup oil
   * 4 large eggs
   * 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
   * 2 cups flour
   * 2 cups sugar

   * 1 (3 1/2 ounce) box French vanilla instant pudding
   * 1 teaspoon salt
   * 1 teaspoon baking soda
      1/2 cup chopped pecans
      1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
     Preheat oven to 325°F.      Mix oil, eggs and mashed bananas.
    Combine remaining ingredients and add to banana mixture.
   Grease and flour pans,place on baking sheet.
   Bake in a 2/ 9 x 5 x 3 inch pan 0r 4 mini loaves [mini's will take about 45 minutes] for  1 hour or until bread tests done.


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