Cookies ‘n Cream Brownie Bites

Did you know they made Cookies ‘n Cream Hershey’s Kisses? I had no idea!

As soon as I bought them I knew right where they were going: into Cookies ‘n Cream Brownie Bites!

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It’s kind of unbelievable, but there are a lot of food bloggers here in Sacramento. Hayley is my neighbor (seriously, she’s only a few blocks away). Heather and Glory live pretty close to each other across town. Trish and Amy are also neighbors just a short drive away from me, and Amy isn’t too far either.

You know what’s kind of annoying? That we usually have to travel to see each other. I figured it was time to change that, so last weekend I hosted (what is I hope) our First Rotating Sacramento Food Blogger Family Gathering. It was awesome.

The seven of us, some of our husbands, and all our kids. Almost all of our kids are the same ages and they all got along fabulously. There were legos all over my living room floor – twice.

{In fact, I’m still finding them. Sometimes at night. Barefoot.}

The funniest moments for me were when Amy told me my husband was talking with hers about my day and it mirrored hers. Then, later that night, I started complaining after I checked my stats on my phone and my husband laughed because the men were talking about how “at least twice a week they get on analytics and start boo-hooing about how their stats suck.”

There was happy screaming and lots of talking and smiles and eating. Oh, the eating. We food bloggers sure can cook…and eat. There was almost nothing left!

There were certainly none of these Cookies ‘n Cream Brownie Bites left. I went over to the plate hoping for one (or two) after everyone left and it was bare.

That’s okay, I just need to make these again. And again!

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So okay. I know I have a brownie bite addiction. Especially with Kisses. But these? Hands down, my favorite.

They start with a Mini Oreo. You pop one into each cavity in your mini muffin pan. Then you add a tablespoon of brownie batter. I used my one bowl brownie recipe for these bites. You can also use a box mix meant for a 9×9 pan. If you use a traditional 9×13 box mix, you’ll just need more Oreos, Kisses, and mini muffin pans.

When they come out of the oven, you just let them sit for about a minute. Then press your Cookies ‘n Cream Hershey’s Kisses on top, like you would on a blossom cookie. Now for the hardest part: don’t touch them. Don’t move the pans. Many of the nontraditional Hershey’s Kisses flavors are not as stable as regular chocolate and they’re prone to collapsing when melty. These seemed a little sturdier than the peppermint ones or the pumpkin ones but you still need to be careful.

Once they’ve cooled, gently remove them from the pans and eat. And eat and eat and eat. They’re so addicting!

Now, if you can’t find the Cookies ‘n Cream Kisses (I found mine at Walmart and Target) you can use any flavor you want. Caramel, Hugs, plain, almond…whatever. Even a peanut butter cup! I’ve also seen cookies ‘n cream egg shaped candies in the Easter aisle. Use whatever you like!

I know I say “These are my favorite!!!!” a lot. But it’s true: these are.

They’re perfect for a party.

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And they’re food blogger family approved!

Cookies ‘n Cream Brownie Bites

Yield: 28 brownie bites

Cookies ‘n Cream Brownie Bites

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon brewed coffee (or you can substitute water)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • About 28 Mini Oreos (bite sized)
  • About 28 Cookies ’n Cream Hershey’s Kisses (or your favorite flavor), unwrapped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray mini cupcake pans with cooking spray (I like the kind with flour) or use mini cupcake liners. Place one Mini Oreo in each cavity.
  2. Stir together melted butter, sugar, and cocoa. Stir in eggs, vanilla extract, coffee or water, and salt. Carefully stir in flour. (The coffee just adds a richness to the brownies, but you can use water if you prefer.)
  3. Place about 1 tablespoon of batter in each cupcake cavity or liner, on top of the Oreo. Bake for 9-12 minutes, until the tops lose that shiny, wet look.
  4. Let them cool for just a minute, then place one Kiss in the center of each brownie bite. Do not move or jiggle your pans or try to remove the bites before the Kiss has completely re-hardened or it will collapse. Cool completely, gently remove from the pan (a knife can help loosen if needed).
  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. They can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Notes

If you can't find Cookies 'n Cream Hershey's Kisses, use your favorite flavor. Or, use peanut butter cups or any similar sized candy. You can also use a boxed brownie mix for a 9x9 pan. If you use a mix for a 9x13 pan, you'll need more Kisses and more Oreos, because it will make more bites.

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  1. I loooove cookies and cream flavored things, and these brownie bites are too cute to resist! Love the Oreo on the bottom. Pinned :)
    Rachel @ Bakerita recently posted..Abroad Bites: Berlin & AmsterdamMy Profile

  2. The cookies AND the kisses, all in an adorable little bite or two. Dangerous to have around :) pinned
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  3. Those look adorable! Brownies and cookies and cream are perfect together!
    Chloe @ foodlikecake recently posted..Chocolate Pound CakeMy Profile

  4. The cookies and cream kisses are my almost 3 year-old’s favorite. They are kept high up in the pantry, and when she wants one it’s ‘Mommy, I want the up high treat, please’. I’ll have to make these for her…maybe for her upcoming birthday.

  5. These brownie bites are insane!!
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) recently posted..#KissMeImIrish Baileys Mint Chocolate Cream PieMy Profile

  6. Love how these sound! Must try making some. :)
    Rebecca Cooper recently posted..14 Fresh Fonts for SpringMy Profile

  7. Cookies and Cream Kisses? I guess I am making a trip to Target later today :). These brownie bites are the cutest little things – I can see how they just disappeared at your party. I would not be able to keep myself away from them either!
    Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! recently posted..Samoa Mug CakeMy Profile

  8. I have no idea either that they made Cookies and Cream Kisses, I need to pick some up asap! These brownie bites look delicious, I love that you used Oreos for the bottom! Pinned :)
    Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled recently posted..Blueberry Crumb SticksMy Profile

  9. Cookies and Cream AND Brownies – I’m in! I’ll be sharing on Google +
    Kim Byers @ The Celebration Shoppe recently posted..How To Make A DIY Chandelier {Embroidery Hoop Craft}My Profile

  10. I did know they had these kisses! Aren’t they good! sounds like a fun evening!
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet recently posted..Tomato Sauce PastaMy Profile

  11. well….

    now I must buy cookies and cream Hershey’s kisses. and Oreo’s.

    TO THE GROCERYYY STORE!
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) recently posted..Cinnamon Streusel PancakesMy Profile

  12. “They start boo hooing their stats’” I laughed out loud at that! That sounds like such a fun time (minus the legos on the floor) especially since you had these little brownie bites. Cookies and cream is addictive! Pinning these!
    Mary Frances recently posted..Strawberry Lemon Pudding Bread (whole wheat, dairy free)My Profile

  13. I love using those cookies & cream kisses in my cookies. They have to be delicious on top of these amazing brownies.
    Graham @ Glazed & Confused recently posted..Malted Milk Ball CookiesMy Profile

  14. Stepping on Legos seriously hurts. That is so much fun you guys are all so close.
    Jenn@eatcakefordinner recently posted..Nicole’s Baked Macaroni and CheeseMy Profile

  15. These are SO cute and seriously smart! Love these Dorothy! You are the dessert queen. Pinned!
    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron recently posted..Carrot Cake M&M’sMy Profile

  16. I have been waiting since Christmas for a recipe to use my 2 bags of cookies n’ cream kisses, and these are perfect!! Making them tomorrow :)

  17. Next time you make them, be sure I’m around!!! They sound really yummy.
    xoxo, Mom

  18. Laurie F. says:

    Brownie bites were the favorite dessert of the grade school kids when I was a Hot Lunch Mama, but these look so much better! Keep up your blogger parties!

  19. Cookies and cream is the best, but in brownie bite form sounds even better! I have to give these a try asap!
    Rachel @the dessert chronicles recently posted..Cupcake Tour NYCMy Profile

  20. Your brownie bites were basically TOO good for the party since you didn’t have a single one left! ;) If I bring something to a potluck and I really, really, REALLY want a taste (or umm 15), then I set one aside in a safe spot (if I’m hosting… or just leave one at home, if I’m not, which I may or may not have done on Saturday). I’m sure everyone would love it if you brought a new variation to our next blogger party! Because everybody knows bloggers can’t post the same recipe twice, but they can post as many renditions as they’d like. ;) And yes, this IS going to become a tradition! I’d offer to host the next one, but we live in the world’s smallest house with an even tinier backyard. But there’s a gorgeous park nearby, so I could do that if I get a weekend that’s sunny!
    Amy recently posted..Skinny Double Chocolaty Chip Frappuccino (Starbucks Copycat)My Profile

  21. What a fun gathering!! I had no idea there was cookies and cream kisses…I am hunting them down. These brownie bites sound so delicious.
    Zainab @ Blahnik Baker recently posted..Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Whiskey Caramel and Baileys Buttercream #kissmeimirishMy Profile

  22. Of course these are just amazing…as always!! Pinned….like always! :)
    Tieghan recently posted..Savory Corn Beef Brisket + Irish Cheddar French Toast with Kale Pesto Slaw.My Profile

  23. Kisses and Oreos. Yes please. So funny about the husbands. That must have been a great time.
    Emily @ Life on Food recently posted..Saved by the snow stormMy Profile

  24. That’s awesome that you all live close-by – it sounds like such a fun gathering:) These brownie bites look so adorable – love cookies and cream! What a great idea to combine the two – pinning :)
    Kelly recently posted..Skinnier Mango Coconut Walnut MuffinsMy Profile

  25. I’m so jealous of the fun blogger get together, Dorothy! I have yet to meet any bloggers and I would love to visit sunny CA sometime! :) Stepping on legos in the dark made me LOL. I did that last night with one of Jude’s rawhide bones. Well, scraps from a rawhide bone. Ouch/gross. Love these brownie bites! Hard to eat just one, right?!
    sally @ sallys baking addiction recently posted..4 Weeks of Giveaways: Vanilla From Tahiti Gift SetMy Profile

    • Totally hard. But luckily I did only eat one or there wouldn’t have been enough. And OMG – you have to come to CA some time, if nothing else than to see San Francisco. I’d drive down and show you around. :)

  26. I am so unbelievably ridiculously jealous!!! Some of my favorite food bloggers all together in the same room!! Love you guys!! And I love that you invited the husbands and the kids!! And I’m jealous I didn’t get any of these brownie bites :)
    Lisa @ Wine & Glue recently posted..Samoa MilkshakeMy Profile

  27. How awesome that you all get together! I wish I lived closer!
    Tonia recently posted..Flower Pot CookiesMy Profile

  28. Dorothy, a great read here…you had me laughing aloud as I can relate to blogging dilemmas! I try to avoid analytics, because denial seemingly stings less than dismal stats. But then we have these terrific taste treats, and the bottom line is, they’re food blogger family approved. Nice work!
    Brooks recently posted..Shamrock Cream Puffs with Crème de Menthe Pastry CreamMy Profile

  29. I love you and I don’t even know you! Lol! You’re amazing! I made your Oreo cupcakes and they were a hit. You have inspired me in so many ways! Thank you. Continue to bless us with these delicious treats ☺️

  30. Love your story. So fun you ladies all got to meet up!! And these look delicious, Dorothy! Especially because I’m craving all things gluten, I could go for about 8 of these right now. :)
    Erin | The Emerging Foodie recently posted..Gluten-free Cranberry Orange PancakesMy Profile

  31. These are my favourite kisses! :) Love these!
    miss messy recently posted..Raspberry and Almond TartletsMy Profile

  32. OMG, the bites are super cute! Actually everything looks amazing. Can’t wait to try the brownie bites.
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  33. This looks so good! I have to try it, too!
    I love your blog!
    Cheers from Vienna!

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  34. This looks so good! I have to try it sometime!
    I love your blog!
    Cheers from Vienna!

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  35. I’m a huge fan of anything Cookies N Cream… can’t wait to try! Thx!!

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