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Winter Wonderland Snowmen Brownies

These brownies guaranty to make your family and guests smile. They will satisfy any sweet tooth.—Hershey Food Corporation, Cheryl Reitz, Hershey, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1 dozen large or 3 dozen small brownies


  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional
  • Miniature M&M's and semisweet chocolate chips, optional


  • In a bowl, combine cocoa and baking soda. Beat in 1/3 cup butter. Stir in water until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla and remaining butter. Beat in flour. Stir in peanut butter chips. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan with foil and grease the foil; spread batter evenly in pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until brownies pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Use a snowman pattern or a cookie cutter to mark brownies; cut with a knife. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Decorate with M&M's and chips if desired.

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