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



Directions:



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......


































28 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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

    These look like another winner!
    ~ingrid

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

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  12. Man those look sooo good, YUM!

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  13. Candy combined with cookies can't miss!

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  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!

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

    We bought those big sparklers this year too!

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  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.

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  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!

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

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

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  20. Looks great! Those are too fun :)

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

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

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

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

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