Angela's XOXO Shortbread Brownies Recipe
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Angela's XOXO Shortbread Brownies Recipe

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Everyone loves a brownie. This one has a buttery crust with a sweet finish, thanks to the touch of candy on top. —Angela Kamakana Baptista , Hilo, Hawaii
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
  • 8 striped chocolate kisses, unwrapped
  • 8 milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped
  • 1/2 cup M&M's Minis


  1. In a large bowl, mix flour and sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press onto the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 17-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. Prepare brownie mix batter according to package directions; spread over crust. Bake 23-28 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (do not overbake). Immediately top with kisses and M&M's, spacing evenly and pressing down lightly to adhere. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Angela's XOXO Shortbread Brownies in Taste of Home August/September 2012, p27

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cherylyoung User ID: 5912806 152865
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2012

"A nice twist on the regular brownie. I like shortbread & chocolate, so what can be better."

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