Crazy for Crust

Mar 17

Coconut Kiss Brownie Pies

Coconut Cream Hershey’s Kisses, brownie mix, and pie crust make up these delicious treats! Coconut Kiss Brownie Pies are a fast and yummy dessert, perfect for Easter!


I am in love with the song “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (featuring Wanz). Have you heard it? It’s a rap song, but it has a good beat and there’ s clean version on iTunes. (Here’s the clean version, if you want to see if you’ve heard it. The video is the foul language one, but it’s a hilarious video.) I like it for working out. The guy talks all about shopping at the thrift shop for his dope clothes and stuff. Problem is? ALL I can think about when I hear the song is me and my blogger friends shopping at Goodwill for our food props.

I picture it in my head: me and some of my blogger friends all up in our preppy clothes digging through bins at Goodwill. Can you picture it? No? If I wasn’t tone deaf, and knew how to make music video parodies, I would totally make a parody video that would be seen, like, a gazillion times and be on the Today show or something.

So I did the next best thing: I made lyrics to, what I’m calling “Food Blogger Thrift Shop.” You’re welcome. (Lyrics to the song changed from here.)

Hey, Crazy for Crust! Can we go thrift shopping?

What, what, what, what… 

Bada, badada, badada, bada…

I’m gonna find some props
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I – I – I’m hunting, looking for a deal
This is freaking awesome

Nah, Set up my shoot like, “What I got some new props!”
I’m so pumped about this stuff from the thrift shop
Lace on the napkins, is so darn dope
People be like “Wow those pics are pretty” gotta hope! 
Rollin’ in, super fast, headin’ for the good sun
Props all set up, ‘cept for the food, so much fun
Draped in my camera, gotta match all the patterns
Probably shoulda got something else
But shoot, it was ninety-nine cents! (Bag it)

Grabbin’ it, washin’ it, ’bout to go and get some Pins
Passin’ up on those bundt pans no one ever washed
Headin’ to the plate aisle
I am lookin’ and diggin’ and
Savin’ my money and I’m hella happy that’s a bargain, yo
I’ma take your grandma’s style, I’ma take your grandma’s style,
No for real – ask your grandma – can I have her hand-me-downs? (Thank you)
White tiny plates and some clear glass mugs
Ice cream bowls and some cute spoons I found diggin’
They had a broken cutting board, I bought a broken cutting board
I bought a butter dish, then I bought a table runner
Hello, hello, my blogger friend, my Pinner
Other bloggers ain’t got nothing on my prop game, hell no
I could take some napkins, make them cool, dye those
The Pinterest heads would be like “Aw, she got the matching bowls”


What you know about rockin’ a cannister on your set-up?
What you knowin’ about proppin’ a pan of fudge?
I’m digging, I’m digging, I’m searching right through that basket
One woman’s trash, that’s another woman’s come-up
Thank your grandma for donating that tiny white plate
‘Cause right now I’m up in here proppin’
I’m at the Goodwill, you can find me in the (Plates)
I’m not, I’m not sick of searchin’ in that section (Plates)
Your grammy, your aunty, your momma, your mammy
I’ll take those Anthro place mats, second-hand, I rock that don’t you know
The cake stand with the hearts on that thing
I hit the pin party and they stop in that thing
They be like, “Oh, that milk bottle – that’s hella tight.”
I’m like, “Yo – that’s fifty dollars for a serving platter.”
Limited edition, let’s do some simple addition
Fifty dollars for a serving platter – that’s just some crazy
I call that getting swindled and taken
I call that getting tricked by a business
That serving platter’s hella dough
And having the same one as six other people on Pinterest is a hella don’t
Peep game, come take a look through my telescope
Trying to get notice from a brand? Girl you hella won’t

I use your grandma’s napkins
This food looks incredible
I’m staging this big prop stand
From that thrift shop down the road

I’m gonna find some props
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
I – I – I’m hunting, looking for a deal
This is freaking awesome

Is that your grandma’s doily?

I know, like I have nothing else to do, right? But seriously, it’s ALL I can think about.

Except for these Coconut Kiss Brownie Pies, that is.

Coconut Kisses are back, yo’!


Hands down, Coconut Hershey’s Kisses are my favorites. I buy two bags: one to cook with and one to eat.

These pies are the easiest things ever and come together super fast. Pie crust is pressed into mini muffin tins and filled with 1 tablespoon each of brownie mix. Bake, then press a Coconut Kiss on top, like you would a blossom cookie. Let them cool and you have a brownie pie with a hint of coconut!

The only problem with these? It only makes 3 dozen. I wanted 8. Or maybe 12.

Since they came together so fast (literally in minutes), I freed up a lot of time to do other things.


Like going thrift shopping. Or something.

{If you don’t like or can’t find the Coconut Kisses (they are only available at Easter) you can substitute any Kiss flavor! Caramel, regular, Candy Cane, Cherry Cordial, or Mint Truffle for Christmas, Pumpkin Spice for Fall. Use what you like!}

Coconut Kiss Brownie Pies

Coconut Kiss Brownie Pies


  • 1 box (2 rolls) refrigerated pie crust
  • 1 box (9x13” pan size) brownie mix, plus egg, water, and oil called for on the box
  • 36 Coconut Cream Hershey’s Kisses


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Unroll one pie crust and use a 2 1/2” round cookie cutter to cut circles of dough, re-rolling as needed. Spray mini muffin tins with cooking spray (I like to use the kind with flour in it) and press one round in each cavity. Repeat with second crust in box. You will get about 36. Chill until ready to fill.
  2. Prepare brownie mix according to the package directions. Remove crusts from refrigerator and fill each cavity with 1 tablespoon brownie batter. (You’ll have some leftover. You can back the leftover as cupcakes or in a loaf pan and use for brownie pops or just eat it with a fork.)
  3. Bake pies for about 15 minutes, until the crust is browned. While the pies are baking, unwrap your Coconut Kisses.
  4. Remove the hot pies from the oven and place one Kiss in the center of each (much like you’d do with blossom cookies). Let cool completely before moving or removing from the pan. If you move them too soon, the Kisses will collapse! Once cooled, a gentle urging from a butter knife will help them pop out of the muffin pans.


If you don't like or can't find the Coconut Kisses (they are only available at Easter) you can substitute any Kiss flavor! Caramel, regular, Candy Cane, Cherry Cordial, or Mint Truffle for Christmas, Pumpkin Spice for Fall. Use what you like!

Other coconut goodness:

Kiss My Cookie Bark {Coconut Edition}


Frozen Almond Joy Mini Pies


Sweets from Friends:
Almond Joy Magic Pie by The Domestic Rebel
4 Ingredient Coconut Cream Bars by Back for Seconds
Samoas Inspired Ghiradella S’mores by Something Swanky



This post may be linked to: Chef in TrainingLil’ LunaBuns In My OvenChic-and-CraftyI’m Lovin’ it FridaysStrut your Stuff SaturdayWeekend Wrap Up PartySundae Scoop Link Partyand all of these too!

91 comments on “Coconut Kiss Brownie Pies

  1. Why have I never seen coconut kisses? I’ve been denied!

  2. These look amazing! Where did you find coconut kisses??

  3. OK I have to find these coconut kisses, this treat looks so YUMMY!

  4. Easy and adorable with tons of chocolate. My kinda recipe!

  5. These look great. Wish I had some now.
    What are you going to use a broken cutting board for???
    Love, Mom

  6. Oh my goodness. You. Are. Hilarious! I don’t even want to know how long it took you to write those lyrics, lol! So funny :)
    These look awesome – and SO easy! Love that.

  7. Ooh can I be in on your thrift store rap food blogger fantasty?? You are a talented lyricist my friend 😛

    And ohhh these pies are so cute and little and looove the coconut kisses!

  8. LOL!!!! You are hilarious. I LOVE that song. Young Love House had a challenge to go and live out the song. I was totally going to do it, but it just didn’t seem like it would be that funny if my kids were along. These cookies look AWESOME. Yum.

  9. LOVE these brownie cups. And, hello??? Maybe you should seek this new talent of yours. Love the lyrics girl.

  10. You have been hiding some mad skills from us girl! You are totes hilarious!!!! Love it!!! How fun would it be to really go thrift store diving and then go eat some coconut kiss brownie pies! Yum!!! I love those kisses. I have a bag in my cupboard just waiting to be baked!!!

  11. These look delicious and the pictures are beyond gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing with us this week at the Monday Funday link party!

    Take care,


  12. Oh em gee that’s the most hilarious thing I’ve seen in a loooong time! I love your switched up lyrics to Thrift Shop. Now this is all I’m going to imagine when I hear that song – bloggers looking for kitchen props! And I’m dying to make several batches of these beauties. You are genius for combining all these desserts into one.

  13. Too funny! Tone deaf or not, I am waiting for the video version.

    Love these little treats. They would be perfect to tuck into my boys’ lunch boxes.

  14. Coconut kisses? Why haven’t i seen these? these little brownie pies are too cute!!

  15. Your version of the song is freakin’ awesome! LOVE the lyrics! You’ve got some serious talent!

  16. these looks yummy and tempting..beautiful clicks..

  17. HOW have I never tried coconut kisses? I love that you wrote all the words to that song. You gotta keep your mind occupied somehow while you work out, right? I usually just think about food. 😉

  18. OMG I’m obsessed with that song. Even my girls love it. You are brilliant and frickin hilarious. And your food is delicious too.

  19. MMM! These look and sound SO good! GREAT photos, Dorothy!

  20. How good this looks!! Yum!

  21. Well, your photos are beautiful and your props don’t look like they came from Goodwill. And these coconut kiss pies look simply awesome. Methinks I should have some around to stay in my wife’s good graces.

  22. I seriously cannot stop laughing right now, Dorothy!! You crack me up! The recipe looks amazing and you’ve totally made my day with you rap skills. Thanks for sharing ; )


  23. Oh I could definitely get down with these! I love coconut!

  24. Oh my heavens! Chocolate and coconut is my all-time favorite pair. Can’t wait to try these!

  25. (running to the store to buy coconut kisses………) loving these my friend.

  26. The original song is pretty funny and sort of addicting, but this version is waaayy better Dorothy! You are a lyrical genius my friend! You could write raps on the side! But I’m really here for those sweet, chocolatey cups! Love the coconut kisses!

  27. Good heavens those are amazing! What a fantastic idea!

  28. These look amazing! I’ve never heard of the coconut kisses…but I MUST find them! And I love that this is only 3 ingredients…EASY!

  29. What great lyrics! You have talent my friend. And coconut kisses are a danger to me in my house. I could eat a whole bag in one sitting. At least now I’ll have a recipe to use them for.

  30. These look amazing. I didn’t even know they had coconut kisses. This is a fantastic project! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  31. These look fantastic! Can’t wait to try those kisses … sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t =)

  32. These look SO dangerously delicious! I bet I could eat 20. :) Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

  33. Hahahaha oh my, if I knew you were such a good rapper I would have insisted you rap yesterday on our walk! That was hilarious and I, too, am obsessed with the song since I heard it! Too funny. And true! We should go thrifting together downtown sometime :) and you should also give me 15 of these pies sometime!

  34. You’re so creative! Jordan must be thrilled to have a “cool” mom :)
    As soon as my candy-ban is over, I think I want to try those Kisses!

  35. Okay seriously you are hilarious. Loved the song. You now have to record it lady!

    These are so gorgeous. I think they’d be dangerous in my house. I adore coconut. And chocolate. And brownies. And kisses. Cripes I sound like a sugar addict…okay..guilty!

  36. There are coconut kisses??? I didn’t need to know this…as my cart will be swinging down the candy aisle during my next Target run! Great mini-brownies!

  37. Love the song and those are the most adorable little pies ever!

  38. Holy Moly, Dorothy!! I can’t even wrap my head around these. Must. Find. Coconut. Kisses.

  39. Oh my, now I ‘need’ to buy Coconut Kisses … I was trying to ignore them as they called my name!

  40. Ok..these look absolutely amazing. Have to find those kisses. On a side note…I giggled so hard through this….ya need to make your own video! 😉

  41. Oh my heck! You crack me up. That video is a riot! I work at a middle school and we’re trying to get “thrift shop day” for a dress up day. Wouldn’t that be a riot?! Your brownies pies look 2 die for!!!! How can you go wrong with pie crust and brownies? Can’t!

  42. Oh my goodness- I love those coconut kisses! They are SO good and these look fantastic, thanks for sharing!!

  43. You are TOO FUNNY! I don’t know what I like better the song or the brownie pies! Ok, the brownie pie because I loove coconut anything :) The song is awesome though, I am itching to go get some props!

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  45. Gosh darn those look good! Crust, brownies and coconut? Amaze-balls! Thanks for sharing these at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker.

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