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Festive Candy Cane Kiss Centered Brownie Bites

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Let the holiday baking begin!  This is the best time to bake isn’t it?  I just love all the festive things going on in the kitchen!  I found this adorable cake stand at Marshalls this week.  Love it!

This fun little recipe is beyond easy.  Literally minimal work at all and look how cute they are!!  Grab yourself a bag of Candy Cane Hershey Kisses, a brownie mix and some candy canes.  If you haven’t invested in a mini cheesecake pan, ask for one for Christmas.   I use mine all year round and it is so much easier to get your baked goods out of the pan, you’ll love it!  You can use a mini muffin pan if needed, just make sure you spray that baby like crazy with cooking spray 🙂

Hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season, I’m thrilled to be just about done with my Christmas cards and my shopping.  It feels great!! Take a peek below and Enjoy!!






Festive Candy Cane Kiss Centered Brownie Bites

1 brownie mix 9×13 inch size

18 Candy Cane Hershey Kisses

1/2 Cup chocolate chips

2 Tablespoons heavy cream

3 original candy canes, crushed

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Prepare brownie mix according to package directions and scoop into a mini cheesecake pan or mini muffin tin pan that has been generously sprayed with cooking spray, about 3/4 way full.  Press kisses into center of brownie batter, do not push all the way to bottom, some of the tip should stick out the top.  Bake for 20-23 minutes or until brownies are cooked through.  Let cool completely.

2.  Melt chocolate chips in microwave 30 second intervals until smooth and melted.  Stir in cream until silky smooth.  You can place back in microwave for 10 seconds to smooth more if needed.  Dip tops of brownies into melted chocolate, then sprinkle with crushed candy canes.  Serve with a tall glass of milk.  Enjoy!!


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    Sandy says:

    I got one of the mini cheesecake pans and used that. I had some batter left over and put it in a regular muffin pan. The ones in the regular muffin pans stuck, the others did not. BUT…my icing looks nothing like the picture. What did I do wrong??? It seemed to be fine until I added in the cream and then it sorta ‘seized’. What type of chocolate chips was I suppose to use?

  2. 52
    Emily says:

    If I’m making this with a muffin pan do I use mini-muffin pans or the regular size?

  3. 53
    Kristen says:

    These were absolutely to die for! I made them last night and before I was done icing them all, I had already eaten at least six of them. Thanks for all the great recipes. I hope to try more of your creations soon!

  4. 54
    Mary Kibbe says:

    Wow these are yummy. I made them with my 7yr old son for teacher gifts. YUUMMY He loved crushing the candy canes. They are stinkers to get out of the mini cupcake pan. Someday I’ll have a oven that isn’t from 1950 and I won’t have to guess how much to shorten a recipe to make it not be crunchy on the bottm.


  5. 55
    lydia says:

    Hi! I just made these for a work thing and they were such a hit. I am a total perfectionist though and thought they were a little crunchy–then I was writing down the recipe and realized i completely forgot to add the heavy cream!! is it supposed to go into the brownie batter? maybe that would have made them less crunchy, i didn’t see them in the recipe. either way–people LOVED them!

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    Christi says:

    Baked these this weekend. Couldn’t find the candy cane kisses, so I used the cherry cordial kisses instead. They were WONDERFUL! Used the cake-like instead of fudgy recipe on the back of the box. make sure you don’t push the kiss down too far and turn them out of the pan right after they come out of the oven. Let them cool upside down so the chocolate from the kiss doesn’t melt through to the bottom. That is what makes them stick!

  8. 58

    Delicious, and so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  9. 59

    Delicious, and so cute! Thanks for sharing!

  10. 60
    Ann says:

    I made these this afternoon, and they are so pretty, fun, and delicious!!! I made them in a mini muffin pan and didn’t have any trouble getting them out. I sprayed liberally with Pam and let them cool almost completely. Then, I ran a knife around them and they popped right out. I think the key is to let them cool a lot.

  11. 61
    Joy says:

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe! I wish I had read the comments before I ruined my first few batches! Using mini cupcake holders in the mini muffin pan worked well for me. 🙂 Awesome recipe, thanks so much!!!

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    breanna e. says:

    Hey Jenny,
    What brownie or cake mix did you use for these? Yours look so much more moist than mine!

  14. 64
    Tracey says:

    OH MY!! This could be dangerous…you’ve combined two of my favorite things. This will be my new holiday favorite. Thanks for posting. 🙂

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    Jacey says:

    Call me wind because I am absuolltey blown away.

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    Michelle says:

    Oh yum! making this on the weekend you know for taste testing purposes 🙂

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    remy says:

    can i use chocolate powder instead of the chocolate chips for the icing?

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    Amie says:

    They looked so awesome that I wanted to make them even though I didn’t have a mini muffin tin. Surprisingly, it worked fantastically well. I just cooked them in tinfoil baking cups in the muffin pan for 23 minutes and they are delicious.

  24. 74

    Yours look beautiful but mine turned out awful. They cooked in about 10-15 minutes but my muffin pan has smaller sections.
    ? do these have to be refrigerated since there is cream in them and the cream is not cooked??? Thank you.
    Also do you think these would work better in a cupcake pan for me since my mini muffin pan openings are so small? I was supposed to take them to a party tomorrow but have to start all over with another batch.

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    Pamela says:

    I’m making these tonight for our Christmas Eve dessert. I can’t wait! They look delicious. 🙂

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  28. 78
    Tracey says:

    I just made these and they are soooo yummy. Rather than use the minimuffin pan [I have never had luck with brownies in it] I used the mini-muffin foil cupcake baking cups on a cookie sheet and dropped the temp to 325.

  29. 79
    Paula A. says:

    So I tried this & used mini muffin tins, even though I have the mini cheesecake tins, because I like the appearance more. I did get smart after the first batch, and used paper liners, because even with waiting for them to cool, there still was a sticking issue. The problem with my Kisses was that they didn’t melt but got all hard, even more than they were originally, when baked for only 15 minutes @ 325F. This was annoying because the flavor combination is great, but texture wise, a hard lump in the middle of your brownie is hard to eat. So the second batch, I baked the brownies without the kisses inside, and pushed them in when the brownies were nice and hot from the oven. This resulted in nicely melted kisses, and the right texture, with a Kiss indent that could easily be filled in with the ganache icing. Thanks for the fun recipe!

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    Chat Saudi says:

    I think these will be super yummy for our book club Christmas party! Thanks for the great idea!

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    M says:

    Love this recipe! I followed Michele’s advice above as I was using a mini muffin tin. I baked them for 16 minutes at 325 and they came out perfect! I also covered the kisses with more brownie batter so they were really covered. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Megan says:

    Where do the 2 tablespoons of heavy cream come into play?

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    Missy says:

    I made these and the candy kisses turned into rocks. Cooked for 20min so maybe I should have checked them at 15min. I’m not sure if I’ll try a new batch.

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    Carolyn says:

    These definitely do not need 20 mins cooking, mine turned out dry and hard. I also recommend. cake type brownie mix or make your own as Rudy does not work. I would probably make these again but bake way less. Too bad as the picture looks great

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    Carolyn says:

    Fudgy does not work instead of Rudy 🙂 auto correct !

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    Catherine says:

    This recipe did not work for me. The brownie part tastes fine, but the candy cane kiss in the middle turned brown and was as hard as a rock. I wished I had read the comment about putting the kiss in right after removing the brownies from the oven, this probably would have turned out much better.

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    JAnel says:

    Making these now. I learned my lesson with a different recipe and read the comments before making these. I’m using a mini muffin tin, reduced oven temp to 325 and am starting them out at 12 minutes. I also used baker’s joy to grease the tin. I hope they turn out!!!!

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