Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Chocolate Meltaway Brownie Bites

Hey all, I hope everyone had a safe and fab 4th of July. Once again I find myself playing catch up with this blog and my comments, so please forgive me. I believe you will, once you see the beauties I made these with these brand spanking new Hersheys kisses that just came out. They are called chocolate meltaways. They have a velvety smooth center, at least thats what the bag says.

We went to my Brother-in- laws house in Virginia for the long weekend and as usual it was a great time. There was BBQ and of course, fireworks:

A good time was had by all, but by the end of the day, we were all tuckered out. Some of us more than others.

Now onto the brownie bites, I would say these definately fall somewhere between a brownie and a cookie and any recipe that calls for the use of my trusty, favorite mini muffin pan, I am all over that. This is a back of the package recipe, which I think makes life easier. Here we go:

Chocolate Meltaway Brownie Bites

48 Hersheys kisses, brand Chocolate Meltaway Milk Chocolates
2/3 cup butter, softened
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
powdered sugar


Remove wrappers from chocolate; place in freezer while preparing and baking cookies. VERY IMPORTANT!!

Beat butter, sugar,water and vanilla in a large bowl on medium speed of mixer until well blended. Add eggs; beat well

Stir together flour,cocoa, salt and baking powder.

Gradually add to butter mixture, beating on low speed until well blended.

Cover and refrigerate dough about 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.

Heat oven to 350.

Line 48 small muffin cups with foil baking cups or spray well with cooking spray.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls; place in prepared muffin pan.

Bake 11-13 minutes or until cookie surface is set. I say more around 12 minute mark.

The cookies will appear soft and moist. Do not overbake. Cool about 5 minutes on wire rack.

Dust cookie tops with powdered sugar.

Press one frozen kiss into surface of eah cookie. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

I have to admit I did things a little different. I placed the kiss, about a minute after taking them out and I didn't dust them with powdered sugar until the next morning. I refrigerated them overnight. And they came out like this:

They were a huge hit with my husband and my office co-workers. The oohs and ahhs made it all worth while. I love oohs and ahhs, don't you? Great for a party or a housewarming gift. These are a keeper in my book.

Can you smell them? Can you? They are calling you, don't be afraid, they won't hurt anything but your waistline......lol......


  1. These look like little bites of heavenly bliss! Sweet little treats.

  2. Now I really need to go out and buy a mini muffin pan! These look fantastic!

  3. These brownie bites really is calling me. Gosh, I haven't had any breakfast yet and I'm absolutely drooling...

  4. Great recipe! And they look so pretty! I will be bookmarking this one!

  5. These looks wonderful. I haven't saw those new Hershey's Kisses yet. Will have to keep my eyes peeled at the grocery store this week.

  6. cute pics so pleased you had a good 4th these look great

  7. That is some chocolatey goodness right there, yummy!

  8. These cookies look fantastic. I'll have to be on the lookout for these new kisses. Bet The kids and Tommy loved them.I know I would.

  9. Oooooh...These are so cute and they look delicious! I love the sprinkle of powdered sugar to top them off.

  10. OMG! I can hear them calling to me!!! This recipe is getting starred for sure!

  11. Glad to hear ya have a wonderful 4th!

    These look like another winner!

    Btw, I made Monica's snickerdoodle blossoms but baked 'em your way in a mini muffin tin. The kids LOVED 'em! THX!

  12. Man those look sooo good, YUM!

  13. Candy combined with cookies can't miss!

  14. I do so love anything bite-sized. I will definately have to check into those new kisses. They would be good to eat plain but in your brownies they would be even better!

  15. Yummy! These new kisses are great. I'll have to look for them.

    We bought those big sparklers this year too!

  16. Oh they look delicious. My son and husband would love them and so would I. Where in Virginia did go? I live in Va, and grew up on Long Island....I miss Long Island.

  17. I love your pics, it looks like everyone had a great time.

    Oh, those brownie bites are calling to me! If I had some of the meltaway kisses in the house I would be making them right now!

  18. I'm always wondering what to do with my mini muffin pan, I think this is it!

  19. I am loving those brownie bites - they are the perfect size.

  20. Looks great! Those are too fun :)

  21. I love that you are giving me so many good uses for my mini-muffin pan!! These look great!

  22. Oh, me! me! They are calling my name for sure. I love brownies in any shape or form..add a kiss and....Heaven!

  23. Those look so cute and tasty. I really need to get a mini muffin pan.

  24. Yes, I love oohs and ahhs too and I can see why these brownie bites got them!

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