Are you looking for an easy, gooey, chewy, creamy, pepperminty brownie to take to your next holiday party? If the answer is "yes" then look no further! This brownie will knock your holiday socks off friends!:) It's actually a recipe that we've used in our family for years. It's the Ooey Gooey German Chocolate Brownie that I posted months ago. I just adapted it for Christmas and it turned out amazing! Did I mention that my new favorite Christmas candies are the Hersheys Candy Cane Kisses?? Pretty much heaven in the mouth! Creamy and slightly pepperminty white chocolate with the addition of tiny candy cane pieces throughout! Well, the center, not to mention top of these brownies are loaded with them! Enjoy!
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
1 german chocolate cake mix (Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
2/3 cup evaporated milk
Mix these 3 ingredients together in a mixing bowl. The batter will be thick. Spread slightly more than half of the batter into the bottom of a greased 9 by 13 inch pan. Put this first layer in the oven for 15 minutes. Meanwhile unwrap a 10 oz bag of Hersheys Candy Cane Kisses. Place half of the unwrapped kisses on a cutting board and rough chop (not fine chop) them using a chefs knife. In a microwaveable bowl, heat 1 1/2 cups marshmallow cream for 30 seconds to make it easier to spread. Take the brownie layer out of the oven and using a spatula, gently spread the warm marshmallow cream evenly over the top. Then sprinkle the chopped kisses evenly over the top of the marshmallow cream. Drop small spoonfuls of the remaining brownie batter over the top of the kisses. You will be able to see the mallow cream and kiss bits through the cracks. This gives the top a nice crackly appearance when it comes out of the oven. Place the brownies back in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Once out of the oven, place the remaining kisses every so often on top of your hot brownies. You may not be able to resist...but it's best to allow them to cool just a bit before cutting into them!
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