Hershey’s Kisses are truly a chocolate classic. While they carry their own very particular look, taste, flavor and familiarity, they have also been used time and time again as a recipe ingredient. Why the heck not? They’re basically just giant chocolate chips, right? In more recent years, the Hershey brand has taken the classic kiss and made umpteen flavors of them from pumpkin spice to candy cane, cookies ‘n cream and caramel filled (and a whole lot in-between) giving truly endless possibilities for baking with them. These recipes all use Hershey’s Kisses in them, and wouldn’t be the same without them. So go grab a bag at the store, and get unwrapping your latest and greatest baked up delight.

1. Kisses Strawberry Truffle Cookies

Pink strawberry bites of delight, and you’ll never believe what’s in the batter! Easy to make and for only a few dollars in supplies, these will definitely satisfy your strawberry chocolate cravings.

2. Kisses Pies

By using pre-made pie shell dough, and making cute pinched mini-pies filled with whatever type of kiss you choose (mint were used in this recipe!), you can create party friendly handheld dessert, that’s NOT a cookie.

3. Kisses Cupcakes

Drop a kiss in the bottom of the cupcake liner, before pouring the batter, and you’re left with a yummy surprise kiss at the center of your cupcake! Surprise kisses are the best kisses.

4. Kisses Skillet Cookie

Served hot, right out of the pan. Skillet cookies are easy to prepare, bake in such a way to leave a soft center with an extra crisp outside. Toss some kisses in there, and finish off with some ice cream for the most decadent of desserts.

5. Kisses Donut Bears

These adorable little donut bears, are none of the baking, and just a little bit of the assembling – but still creating one heck of a cute little dessert, especially for kids. With a Hershey’s kiss creating the base of the nose, these will be a chocolate on chocolate on chocolate win.

6. Kisses (Secret) Cookies

A kiss tucked away and baked inside the dough for a delightful surprise at the center of each. They aren’t your typical shortbread cookie. With a buttery texture, chopped walnuts and dusted in icing sugar, the kisses are perfectly complimented.

7.  Kisses Cream Cheese Pastry

Flaky, buttery, topped with delicious kisses. What more could you want in a dessert?

8.  Kisses S’mores Mix

An easy and fun recipe you can make with the kids! With popcorn, pretzels, marshmallows, almonds and of course – Hershey’s Kisses.

9. Kisses Brownies

The kisses aren’t visible in these brownies, but that undeniable Hershey’s rich chocolate flavor is folded into the entire recipe. There’s actually over 60 Hershey’s Kisses in the batch!

10. Kisses Red Velvet Cheesecake Trifle

The title of this dessert alone is enough to make you drool. Layers of cheesecake, red velvet cake, whipped cream, crushed cookies and of course – lots and lots of Hershey’s Kisses. It’s most definitely going to be the headliner dessert at your next party or potluck.

 

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Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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