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Holiday Feast Part 3 - Desserts - Brownies

Here's my recipe for brownies that I customized from the recipe on the actual chocolate package.  The difference here is you will have to use Mini Chocolate Kisses instead of choco chips.  Since I can't find the original recipe, I'll just post the one that I made.  Again, if you want to try the original recipe, just buy a pack of Hershey's Mini Chocolate Kisses and read the recipe on the back of the package.

Ingredients

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margaine, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup honey*
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • An entire package (10-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S MINI KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
      * You can substitute all honey if you don't want the brownies too sweet or just opt for 1 cup of honey and just take out the additional 1 cup of sugar.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a bowl. With spoon or wire whisk stir together melted butter, sugar, honey and vanilla in a separate large bowl. Add eggs, stir until well blended. Stir in flour mixture, blending well. Stir in chocolate pieces. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. About 36 brownies.
Watch the baking time - I like really fudgy brownies so I often take them out of the oven at about 20  mins.  The cooking time will definitely vary depending on your ovens so it would be good to experiement a few times before you get the actual time that suits you.


You can opt to put chocolate frosting on the brownies if you wish.  I've tried using the store bought icing from Gourdo's (those are yummy) but for the photo below I experimented with white chocolate.  Just melt white chocolate and pour it over the brownies and you're all set!



This year I made gift boxes for my friends for Christmas.  I bought the boxes and brownie paper lining/cups from Gourdo's at Greenbelt.  They're a little pricey but since I wasn't making a lot to give away, I figured it was better than trekking to Divisoria.


You can check out their items at any of their stores or take a peak online:

3-021 3F Greenbelt 5 Ayala Center Makati City 728-9911

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