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Chocolate Filled Mini Brownie Bites are little fudge brownie bites are made in a miniature muffin tin and then topped with a Hershey’s kiss or hug candy. They are quick to make and so delicious!

Chocolate Filled Mini Brownie Bites with Hersey's Hugs on the side.

Hey guys! Chelsea back from Chelsea’s Messy Apron with a fun Mother’s Day dessert idea! Or, really, this dessert works for any day of the year, but it would be especially sweet (and easy to do) for Mother’s Day this weekend!

Overhead photo of chocolate filled mini brownie bites with Hersey's Hugs on the table.

These little fudge brownie bites are made in a miniature muffin tin and then topped with a Hershey’s kiss or hug candy. They are quick to make and so delicious!

The most important thing to note with this recipe is to REALLY grease the muffin tin well. The brownies stick like crazy to liners and they are tough to get out if you don’t grease the tin well. The easiest way I’ve found is to grease the pan with actual shortening and then a light sprinkling of flour (or cocoa powder).


Chocolate Filled Mini Brownie Bites with Hersey's Hugs on top and on the table.

Recipe adapted from Pioneer Woman.

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Chocolate Filled Mini Brownie Bites

By: Chelsea Lords
Chocolate Filled Mini Brownie Bites are little fudge brownie bites are made in a miniature muffin tin and then topped with a Hershey’s kiss or hug candy. They are quick to make and so delicious!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24 Brownie Bites


  • 4 1 ounce each Squares Chocolate
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups white flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • Hug or Kisses Candies


  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Generously grease (I use shortening to get them out completely) and then flour (or use cocoa powder) a mini muffin tin.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate in bursts of 15 seconds stirring in between each burst for 15 seconds. Allow for the chocolate to cool completely -- it shouldn't be warm at all.
  • In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy and then beat in the eggs, one at a time.
  • Beat in the chocolate and vanilla until just combined.
  • Add the flour and salt. Beat until just combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate.
  • Fill up each tin 3/4ths the way full and bake for 9-13 minutes or until completely set. Allow the brownies to cool for about 5 minutes and then press an unwrapped candy into the center.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 46mgPotassium: 32mgFiber: 1gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 73IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
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About Chelsea Lords

Chelsea is the blogger behind Chelsea's Messy Apron. She is always experimenting in the kitchen and making new things to eat. "Or I am in the kitchen eating. Both are good." She tries to eat a balanced diet of healthful foods, but she loves desserts. You will find most of her recipes are healthy and easy, but still taste great! She has found that eating is all about balance and she hopes that that is the case on her site!

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  1. These bites tasted absolutely delicious but were very difficult to get out of the pan, and the recipe made a lot more than I was prepared for (I got more than 48 mini-muffin-sized bites out of this)! I used unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup milk chocolate chips, and 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. I used a non-stick mini-muffin pan, and greased and cocoaed the cups well, and my best attempt at getting them out of the pan happened when I placed a rack on top of the pan and inverted it immediately after taking them out of the oven. We plan to enjoy the first pan of broken brownie bites on brownie sundaes.

  2. I feel like there’s an ingredient missing. Mine were not chocolate-y at all, very light colored with a weird film on top, and bland. It also made waaaay more than 2 dozen. Any idea what’s missing???

    1. Oh no! I am so sorry! You are welcome to try more chocolate with it next time and that may help the color appearance and chocolate tasting. You will want to make sure you have a rich, thick and creamy chocolate pieces.

  3. I used this recipe and my brownies formed a really light film over top could you possibly give me some insight. It’s not pleasing to the eye but, the brownies are delicious. did I over mix or is that normal?

  4. Are the chocolate squares for the mini fridge brownies with the kiss, semi sweet or unsweetened? Can’t wait to to try these thanks, Janet

    1. I usually get the semi-sweet chocolate squares but it is a preference more than anything. Hope that helps! Let me know how you like the brownie bites! What a fun Christmas treat!! XOXO