Last year with the advent (or at least advent to me) of the Candy Cane kisses I was inspired to bake something with them similar to the PB kisses. I threw these together and love them, and they are really easy, espcially for christmas cookies! And so festive looking. :)
I just used a box of brownie mix for time's sale but you can use whatever your fav brownie recipe is. A box that makes a large pan (11x13? something like that) will make about 2 to 3 dozen bites. A box or recipe that only makes an 8x8 or 9x9 will make 2 dozen.
Take your favorite mix or recipe and mix according to recipe. I recommend the Ghiradelli mixes for a really fab tasting mix. spray mini muffin pans with nonstick spray and add spoonfuls of batter to each muffin. Fill 2/3 to 3/4 full.
Bake at 325 for about 10-15 min until the tops dont look wet in the center anymore.
While baking, 'peel' enough candy cane kisses for the brownies. As soon as you pull them from the oven, pop a kiss in hte center of each, pushing down slightly.
Let cool in the pan until set enough to twist the muffins out (too hot and they will rip and too cool and they will stick. Ill bet mini muffin lifers would be helpful)
Let cool completely before packing (so the kisses are hardened) They also taste awesome still warm :)
PS Check out my gorgeous Christmas Tree China by Spode :)