Move over pumpkin, it’s all about peppermint these days. This time of year, I’m crazy for these candy cane kisses. I always buy a few bags and use them for our little advent calendar. We all love them at our house. Candy Cane kisses + brownies + cream cheese frosting + bite size?! It just doesn’t get much better than that!
When it comes to these bites, the how is simple, but the wow with these little brownie bites is pretty magical. Here’s the recipe:
- 1 bag of Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses
- 1 brownie box mix
- ½ stick of butter (2 oz) softened to room temperature
- ½ block of cream cheese (4 oz) softened to room temperature
- ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon of Peppermint Extract (more if you prefer it more minty)
- 2-3 cups Powdered sugar (depending on what consistency you'd like)
- Using a brownie box mix, mix brownie batter as directed.
- Spray plenty of non-stick spray in each compartment of your mini muffin pan to stop the brownies from sticking in the pan. You can also use mini cupcake liners, but be sure to spray those too. Using a small scooper or spoon, fill the mini muffin tin ⅔ way full with brownie batter. Bake for 15 minutes at 350.
- Let cool completely before trying to remove from the muffin pan. While the brownie bites are cooling, you can prepare the peppermint cream cheese frosting.Once the brownie bites are removed from the pan, place on a platter or on a cooling rack.
- Mix the butter, cream cheese, mint extract, vanilla extract and powdered sugar together in your mixer until you reach a desired consistency for the frosting. Using a wide tip, insert the tip into a ziploc bag or a frosting bag and get ready to put the frosting on your brownie bites.
- Lastly, place a Hershey's candy cane kiss on the top for the finishing touch.
These babies went fast at our house, and I’m sure your family and friends will love them too!
What will you be bringing to holiday parties this year? (these!!)
*This post originally shared 12/7/14 – sharing again for new readers
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