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Angela's XOXO Shortbread Brownies

 Angela's XOXO Shortbread Brownies
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
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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
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  • 1/2 cup M&M's Minis

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.