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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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