Yesterday afternoon, I found myself standing in the aisle of the grocery store where they keep all of the holiday candy. A bag of Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses caught my eye, and I didn’t hesitate to toss it in my shopping basket. Gotta love those impulse buys, right?
When I arrived home, I decided I would try to make something with the kisses. Otherwise, the whole bag would be in my belly before the night was over.
I had made the most amazing blondies with white chocolate chips in them before, using a recipe from Smitten Kitchen, and I thought chopped Candy Cane Kisses would make a great substitution for the white chocolate chips.
Deb says right in her post that these blondies are infinitely adaptable, and I believe that to be true. You could put just about anything in them, and they would taste great. I think the crushed Candy Cane Kisses are a great addition for a delicious Christmas treat!
The thing I love most about this recipe, is that it is so simple to make. There are only 6 ingredients, plus whatever you decide to add to make them your own.
1 stick of butter, melted
1 cup of brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Pinch of salt
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of Hersheys Candy Cane Kisses (roughly chopped)
- Grease an 8×8 pan.
- Mix melted butter with brown sugar and beat until smooth. Beat in egg and then vanilla.
- Add salt, stir in flour. Mix in chopped Candy Cane Kisses.
- Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake at 350°F 20-25 minutes, or until set in the middle.
These Candy Cane Kiss Blondies are very flaky and gooey, so allow them to cool completely before cutting. Otherwise, you’ll just end up with a mess! It will be very hard to resist the temptation to dig right in after you take them out of the oven, but trust me on this one. They are well worth the wait!
How do YOU enjoy Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses?