Inside Out Brownie Cookies, also known as Fudge Bon Bon Cookies, are adapted from an old Pillsbury Bake-Off recipe. I have seen the recipe in a number of places including Cooksrecipes.com. I believe at one point Hershey’s might have published it as well, which would make sense since it’s a fudgy cookie wrapped around Hershey’s Kisses. So long story short, it’s one of those old recipes that people have used over and over through the years.
Here’s the basic version. I have not played with the recipe much, but I suppose there are some things you could do to make the cookies even better. Maybe try White Lily or pastry flour instead of the all-purpose? You could also try using a mixture of semisweet chocolate and chips rather than just chips. Then again, the chips are probably what help give the cookies structure. You could also have a little fun with the nuts and use something like pistachios.
Next time I have half a can of condensed milk leftover from something, I’ll make a half batch of Inside Out Brownie Cookies and try some of the suggestions above.
Inside Out Brownie Cookies
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter (56 grams)
14 ounces sweetened condensed milk — (1 can)
2 cups all-purpose flour (250 grams)
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts — optional
1 teaspoon vanilla
32 each Hershey’s Kisses, it’s important they be unwrapped, lol**
2 oz semisweet chocolate chips (56 grams)
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, toss (or just mix, but tossing sounds more fun) together flour and nuts and set aside.
In medium saucepan, combine chocolate chips and butter stirring over very low heat until chips are melted and smooth. (Mixture will be stiff.) Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla to chocolate mixture and mix well. Add chocolate mixture to flour and mix well. Shape 1 tablespoon of dough around each candy kiss, covering it completely. Shape into a ball and place 1 inch apart on un-greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350° for 6 to 8 minutes. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cookies will be soft and appear shiny but will become firm as they cool. Remove from cookie sheets. Cool 15 minutes or until completely cooled.
For chocolate topping:
Melt 2 oz of chocolate chips in a small saucepan with 1-teaspoon vegetable oil and stir until smooth. Dip just the top of the treat in the melted chocolate and set on rack to cool and firm chocolate. Enjoy!
**Seeing “unwrapped” after candy ingredients always makes me laugh, so I include it.
I think chunks of just about any type of chocolate would work.
Hi Anna, you can’t always get hershey’s kisses at the supermarkets near where I live. Any suggestions for alternatives?
Merci de commenter la Cookie Madness! Je ne parle pas de français, mais j’étais capable de vous traduire le commentaire.
“Kisses” sont de petits bonbons de chocolat de lait faits par Hershey. Ils sont très populaires en Amérique.
Amazon.com leur vend en ligne.
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Bonjour ! J’aime beaucoup votre super site sur les gâteaux, il est très attractif !
Je suis une belle gourmande aussi !
Très intéressée par cette recette, je me demande à quoi s’apparentent en France, ces bonbons que vous appelez Baisers” ?
Merci de me répondre si vous avez le temps,
They look delicious, Anna!
Well, this is the most perfect recipe to use up the 1/2 bag of kisses I have leftover from Christmas. 🙂 All I could seem to find recipe wise was the peanut butter cookies with the kiss in the middle. They are always good, but not really what I was looking for. I will make these in the next day or two! Late for V-day, but who cares…they are chocolate!!!
Wow, these look good and rich! Too bad I gave up chocolate for Lent!
Yum! I am definitely going to try these! I’ll probably find a dark chocolate substitute for the Hershey’s kisses, though.
oh my goodness!! everything on your blog is absolutely amazing! these look so delicious.
Kristin, never underestimate snickerdoodles. Just make sure you use a good recipe.
Alison, the bee project went over well. The only challenging thing about it was glueing on the eyes, but using a Q-tip helped solve that problem. The girls seemed to enjoy themselves.
Jessica, this recipe is modeled off an old bake-off winner called fudge bon bon cookies. No wonder! I need to go add that. At any rate, these were delicious once set.
The bees look lovely! I did paper flowers with
my little girl and her friends, using the lollipop
stick as the stem and the actual lollipop as the centre of the flower.
They do sound decadent! I’m baking tonight for the office for tomorrow. I’m torn between tiny vanilla hearts with pink icing and pink sugar sparkles or chai-spiced snickerdoodles. The hearts would be cute, of course, but the snickerdoodles would be MUCH easier to pull off on a weeknight. Hmm.
Just made these. They are much too rich for kids! I’m going to give them to my friend next door.