3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, melted
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)
Heat oven to 350°F.
Grease 8-inch square baking pan.
In bowl, stir together butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs; with spoon, beat well.
Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. About 16 brownies.
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