Hugs 'N' Kisses Brownie Recipe
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Hugs 'N' Kisses Brownie Recipe

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"When I needed a dessert in a hurry, I dressed up a brownie mix with on-hand ingredients to come up with this impressive treat," says Kristi Van Batavia of Kansas City, Missouri.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (8-inch square pan size)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-1/2 cups vanilla or white chips, divided
  • 14 to 16 milk chocolate kisses
  • 14 to 16 striped chocolate kisses
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 378 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, stir brownie mix, egg, oil and water until well blended. Fold in 1 cup vanilla chips.
  2. Pour into a greased 9-in. heart-shaped or round springform pan. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted 2 in. from edge of pan comes out clean.
  3. Let stand for 10 minutes; alternate milk chocolate and striped kisses around edge of pan with points toward center. Melt shortening and remaining chips; stir until smooth. Drizzle over brownie. Cool completely. Remove sides of springform pan before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Hugs 'N' Kisses Brownie in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p48

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taxiforruss User ID: 1391743 260806
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2017

"I make this every year for teachers and friends! It is a hit! Simple, with on hand ingredients! Not to mention it is adorable! Impressive as a gift or simply delicious as a quick treat!"

punkychica User ID: 3846733 83718
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2009

"This seems like a cool recipe =)

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