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Hugs 'N' Kisses Brownie

 Hugs 'N' Kisses Brownie
"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.
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling


  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (8-inch square pan size)
  • 1 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


  • In a large bowl, stir brownie mix, egg, oil and water until well
  • blended. Fold in 1 cup vanilla chips.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 piece equals 378 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 180 mg sodium, 48 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.