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Mini Mint Brownie Cups

November 30, 2011

Yesterday we put up our Christmas tree. We decided to do it while our three youngest kids were napping. It was a smart decision!

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We love those kids but boy they sure get into everything.

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After we finished up decorating the tree, I decided to make some Mini Mint Brownie Cups. We needed something festive and I’ve been meaning to make this recipe since I found it on the back of a bag of Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses. I’m glad I did! They’re chocolatey, minty, and the perfect size for a little treat.

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Mini Mint Brownie Cups

recipe from a bag of Mint Truffle Hershey Kisses

Ingredients:

  • 48 Hershey’s Kisses Mint Truffle
  • 2/3 cup butter; softened
  • 1 & 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 T water
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 48 mini muffins cups with paper or foil baking cups. Remove wrappers from chocolate; set aside.
  2. Beat butter, sugar, water and vanilla in large bowl on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs, and mix again.
  3. In another bowl, stir together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. Gradually add to sugar mixture, beating on low speed until just combined.
  4. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; place in prepared muffins cups. Bake 11-13 minutes, until brownies are set. Brownies will appear soft and moist. Don’t overbake.
  5. Cool about 5 minutes, and then press chocolate piece into surface of each brownie cup. Cool completely in pan in wire rack. Sprinkle each brownie cup with powdered sugar.
  6. Enjoy!

— the Jilb

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2 comments

  1. I love those mint truffles! I bought a bag when they were on sale at Walgreens, and I think I’ll need to get more (they’re disappearing fast!)


    • I know! I love them. (And pretty much every other holiday hershey kiss out there. 🙂



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