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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!

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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”

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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’!

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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.

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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!}

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Coconut Kiss Brownie Pies

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Recipe Notes

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}

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Frozen Almond Joy Mini Pies

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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!