Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Friday, December 21, 2012

Candy Cane Kiss Brownie Bites

Yet another easy cookie recipe that starts with a box mix.  Candy Cane Kiss Brownie Bites start with a boxed brownie mix.  They are incredibly easy with so few ingredients.  I used candy cane kiss to top my cookies, but you could use whatever flavor you fancy. 

I know I've gone crazy posting cookie recipes this week.  To be honest, it just isn't Christmas for me without a plethora of home baked cookies.  I think I was somewhere in my teens when I started to bake a bunch of different cookies to be enjoyed around the holidays.  My mom and my grandma weren't bakers at all.  I knew many families had cookie baking traditions, but in my family, that wasn't the case.  I think I actually made a tradition for my kids, because I know they can't imagine Christmas without their own personal favorite cookie.  My daughter LOVES sugar cookies.  Not the kind like I posted about yesterday, the ones that you roll, cut out, and frost.  My husband is more into the Easy No Roll Sugar Cookies, because he will pass on the frosting.  My youngest son adores kiss cookies, particularly the peanut butter/chocolate kiss kind.  My middle son, always likes when I make the shaped candy cane cookies.  Me....I like the fancy and the gooey kinds!

This year, I've shared with you some of the new recipes I have tried.  Since I seem to be pressed for time this year, I've made a lot of quick and easy recipes like this one.  Don't be fooled though, they don't taste like you didn't spend a lot of time making them.  They are delicious.

Candy Cane Kiss Brownie Bites
adapted from HERE

Yield:   approx. 2 doz. 

1 pkg of Hershey Candy Cane Kisses, unwrapped (you will end up using about 1/2 bag)
1-18.4 oz. box of Brownie Mix
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 egg
3 TBS water
1 TBS canola oil

1.  Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line baking sheets with parchment or use a silpat. 

2.  In large bowl of stand mixer, combine the brownie mix, cocoa, egg, water, and oil on low to med speed until it forms into dough.  If it seems too stiff, add a little bit more water until it is soft enough to roll into balls.  

3.  Shape cookies by TBS into balls.  Place on prepared baking sheets. Press in middle with fingers to make indentation.  Bake for 9 -11 minutes or until set.  Carefully place an unwrapped kiss into the indentation while hot.  Remove cookies to rack to cool completely and allow the kiss to harden again. 


I don't know if I will have time before Christmas to come and wish you all very happy holidays.  There is so much tragedy in the world these days it seems, yet there is still so much to be grateful for.  Count your blessings everyday. 

I wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and may you all find peace. love and health where ever life my take you!

For more great holiday cookie recipes visit my Pinterest page:  "C" is for Cookie


  1. A very creative recipe using a box mix no less! My family also has their favorite holiday treats but this year they have to do without unless my daughter has some time to whip something up for us. If not, we will survive!

    Wishing you all the sparkle and happiness of the holiday season!

  2. Anything that starts with a brownie mix is a winner in my book! these are so cute and festive. I was pinched for time too and meant to make some cookies from a cake mix but didn't have time for even that so I'm glad I froze some cookies in advance or it would have been slim pickins for the goodie bags I put together!


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