Hershey’s Brownie Recipe

Craving something warm, fudgy, and delicious? Look no further—this Hershey’s brownie recipe will hit the spot! Not only is it simple and easy to whip up, but it’s also sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. With a perfectly gooey center, this recipe packs all the chocolatey goodness of a traditional brownie plus a surprise layer of Hershey chocolate bars in the middle. 

Looking for a great brownie recipe that packs in protein too? Check out Keaton’s recipe for Muscle Milk Protein Brownies.

Treat yourself with this easy-to-follow Hershey's Brownie Recipe! Perfect for chocolate lovers, this simple recipe delivers the BEST brownies every time!

Bake Like a Pro with Hershey’s Perfect Brownie Recipe

Who says you need a lot of time to make delicious Hershey’s brownies? This blog post will give you the run-down on the quickest way to make delicious brownies in a jiffy. All you need are some basic ingredients and a little bit of time.

Ingredients & Supplies

  • 8 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup AP flour
  • 4 – 5 Hershey bars*

*This is Keaton’s original recipe from 2017. At the time of updating the photos for this post, I only had 2 Hershey Bars on hand. So that’s what you’ll see in the photos, and I thought the recipe still worked out just fine.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this decadent Hershey's brownie recipe!


What’s the Secret to Chewy Brownies?

If you’re a brownie lover, then you know that there’s nothing better than biting into a warm, gooey brownie that’s just the right amount of chewy. But have you ever wondered what the secret to achieving this perfect texture is? 

Tips and Tricks for Making Chewy Brownies Every Time

1. Use melted butter instead of softened butter. When making brownies, using melted butter gives them a denser and chewier texture than softened butter.

2. Use both granulated sugar and brown sugar. Using both types of sugars creates caramelization during baking which leads to a deliciously chewy crust on top while maintaining the moistness inside.

3. Don’t overmix your batter. When mixing your ingredients together, don’t overdo it as excessive mixing can cause air pockets to form which results in cake-like textures rather than dense, fudgy ones.

5. Bake for less time. Over-baking is one of the most common mistakes when making brownies. To achieve that perfect chewy texture, bake them for slightly lesser time than what you would normally do so that they remain soft and gooey in the center while having crispy edges.

Following these simple tips will help you create perfectly chewy brownies – rich in flavor with just enough sweetness – every time you make them!

Treat yourself (and your taste buds) to the ultimate fudgy and rich Hershey's brownies - you won't be disappointed!

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this decadent Hershey's brownie recipe!

Are Brownies Better with Butter or Oil?

Butter and oil are both common ingredients used in brownie recipes. While they both serve the same purpose of adding moisture and richness to the batter, there are some differences that can affect the final result. One isn’t necessarily better than the other; but it is important to understand how each of them plays with other ingredients in order to create a good batch of brownies that isn’t dry, cake-y, or greasy. 

Butter for Brownies

Using butter for brownies can create a rich and decadent flavor that’s hard to beat. Butter contains milk solids that caramelize during the baking process, giving brownies their deliciously crispy edges. It also adds a creamy texture and an unmistakable flavor that many people love. But using butter can be a little bit of a pain, since it requires melting before being added to your batter mix. 

Additionally, butter has a lower smoke point than oil which means it can burn at higher temperatures. This can cause your brownies to become too dark or have an unpleasant burnt taste.

Oil for Brownies

On the other hand, oil has a higher smoke point than butter which makes it more suitable for high-temperature baking like brownies. It also produces a more tender crumb texture due to its liquid form.

On the flipside, using oil instead of butter may result in a slightly less flavorful end product

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this decadent Hershey's brownie recipe!

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this decadent Hershey's brownie recipe!

Hershey's Brownie Recipe

Yield: 9 Brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this fudgy and indulgent Hershey's brownie recipe!


  • 8 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup AP flour
  • 3-4 Hershey bars*


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F and prepare a greased or parchment paper lined 8 x 8 baking pan.
  2. Heat butter, cocoa powder and sugar in microwave until butter is mostly melted and mix well.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Mix in flour and stir until well incorporated.
  5. Spread half of batter into pan and layer Hershey bar pieces on top.
  6. Spread other half over Hershey bar pieces.
  7. Bake for 25 – 28 minutes (check for doneness at 25).


*See notes in post

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 115mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g

Ashton • Keaton • Mia

Co-Owners at Keat's Eats
Ashton and Keaton began blogging together in 2016 as a passion project. Both siblings are lovers of food, family gatherings, and entrepreneurial pursuits, which made starting a food blog together a no-brainer.