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20 Best Recipes with Hershey Kisses

Given how many flavors there are now, it’s not too difficult to find some fantastic recipes with Hershey Kisses.

Flavors include dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate and peppermint, caramel-filled, and chocolate with almonds.

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Plus, Hershey does some super fun limited flavors like strawberry ice cream cone, cookies and cream, pumpkin spice, and birthday cake.

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies with Hershey Kisses

Not only do they look terrific standing tall on top of a peanut butter cookie, but they also give you the best pop of chocolatey goodness when you mix them into cake or brownie batter. 

I’m pretty sure we all have some Hershey Kisses in the pantry, so why not make the most of them and bake something delicious?

1. Macaroon Kisses (Almond Joy Cookies)

Between the chewy almond and coconut cookie and the tasty dark chocolate in the middle, these taste just like an Almond Joy. 

Of course, these are much easier to whip up and don’t require any messy chocolate work. 

Just be careful with the almond extract because it can be quite overpowering. 

2. Nutella Kisses

These cookies are nice and chewy on the inside with a lovely crispy exterior. 

Using Nutella will guarantee you get the perfect chocolate and hazelnut flavor, and it will help keep these tender. 

You’ll roll the dough in sugar before baking, which is what gives these that terrific outer coating. 

3. Double Chocolate Hershey’s Kiss Cake

This recipe is a double whammy: Kisses in the cake AND the frosting!

If you like pockets of melted chocolate in your cake, then you’ll love this incredibly fudgy and decadent chocolate cake.

Just don’t skip the step where you toss the chocolates in flour; otherwise, they’ll all sink to the bottom. 

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Since this cake is so decadent, it doesn’t need a heavy layer of frosting.

Instead, you’ll make a quick chocolate ganache which just needs to be poured over once the cake is cool. 

4. Secret Kiss Cupcakes

What could be better than biting into a heavenly chocolate cupcake to find a tasty surprise inside?

To be honest, you could use this little trick for any number of cupcake flavors. 

I think the caramel-filled kisses would be great in vanilla cupcakes, and the pumpkin spice would work so well in a caramel cake. 

Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies

5. Peanut Butter Blossoms Cookie Recipe

These soft and chewy peanut butter cookies are already to die for!

But when you add that little chocolate kiss on top, they become downright irresistible.

You’ll notice that this recipe calls for three different kinds of sugar, and each plays a vital role in the taste and texture of these beauties, so no substitutions, please!

6. Holiday Wonton Kisses

These adorable little parcels are probably the easiest recipe on the list!

They need just two ingredients, and you can even have the kids help make them.

I recommend using store-bought pie dough here, especially if you’re in a cookie-making craze over the holidays and just need something simple. 

7. Chocolate Chip Kisses Cookies

Just when you thought chocolate chip cookies were perfect, someone decided to stuff them with Hershey Kisses. 

Feel free to use your favorite chocolate chip cookies recipe for this.

Just remember to make the balls big enough to hold the candy inside; otherwise, it will seep out. 

8. Caramel Coconut Kiss Cookies

These little coconut bites are like three treats in one!

First, you’ll make a sweet sugar cookie recipe that acts as the base for these mini-tarts.

Next, you’ll fill those tarts with a Hershey Kiss – coconut if you can find them, or dark chocolate is a great option.

Finally, the whole thing gets covered with toasted coconut and caramel sauce. 

9. White Chocolate Peppermint Popcorn

When movie night rolls around, it’s so lovely to have a different option than boring old microwave popcorn. 

With this recipe, you’ll get crunchy popcorn, creamy white chocolate, and refreshing peppermint, all in one bite!

10. Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

This recipe is similar to the peanut butter blossoms, only they’re a mint-flavored sugar cookie with chopped Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses.

Much like that peanut butter version, these need to be rolled into balls and baked just like that, so they don’t spread too much.

Since the cookies have chopped up chocolate inside, and you’ll add an extra to the top, you don’t really need the added extract in the dough.

It should be plenty minty without it.

11. Cream Cheese Kiss Cookies

If you’ve never added cream cheese to your cookie before, prepare to fall in love.

Not only does it add a touch of creamy tang to the mix, but it also brings so much incredible moisture.

These seriously melt in your mouth, and you won’t be able to stop at just one. 

12. Shortbread Hershey Kiss Cookies Recipe

As much as I love a good sugar cookie recipe, I much prefer the flavor and texture of buttery, crumbly shortbread. 

If you’ve had trouble with shortbread being too crisp in the past, I have a tip: only use shortbread recipes that include cornflour, and don’t overwork the dough.

13. M&M Pretzel Kisses

If you need a quick recipe for a last-minute party or are looking for some easy, sweet treats to give as holiday gifts, you really can’t go wrong with these Hershey Kiss, pretzel, and M&M bites. 

Be sure your oven is on low so the chocolate will only just melt. If the temperature is too high, the chocolate will crack. 

The best part about this recipe is that you can use any combination of Kisses and M&Ms you want. 

Christmas bites look great with candy cane Kisses and red and green M&Ms, and Easter bites are super cute with birthday cake Kisses and pastel M&Ms.

14. Trail Mix Recipe with Fruit, Seeds, & Chocolate

I love trail mix, and I use it in so many great recipes.

It works as a quick and healthy snack, baked into oatmeal, mixed into cookie dough, and even over salad (minus the chocolate).

The trick is to use a few different “chewy” components, such as golden raisins and dried blueberries, along with a few “crunch” options.

I think nuts are the best because they give you a boost of protein, but seeds will work too, or crispy chickpeas are super yummy and extra tasty with a bit of spice.

15. Oatmeal Kiss Cookies

You’ll notice that this recipe calls for half shortening and half butter.

Shortening is often used in baking due to its high smoke point, which keeps cookies from spreading too much as they bake. 

You can use all butter if you prefer, but then you’ll need to thoroughly chill the dough before baking.

I would also cut the time in the oven down, too. Around 8-10 minutes would be enough.

16. Hershey’s Kiss Chocolate Pie

As far as no-bake pies go, this one is a must-try!

If you start with a store-bought Oreo pie crust, you can have this in the fridge in under 15 minutes!

If you want to lighten this up a little, instead of melting the Cool Whip into the filling, let the filling cool down and then fold them together. 

17. Candy Cane Kiss Brownies

I know plenty of people who love candy canes and plenty of people who avoid them.

They’re pretty hard and stick to your teeth, which is why I love Hershey Candy Cane Kisses. 

You’ll get the same minty flavor without needing to floss, not to mention the added creaminess!

If you don’t want to use shortening for the frosting, try using coconut oil instead.

I would add half the amount and check the consistency before adding in the rest.

18. Acorn Candy Cookies

Using just four store-bought, ready-to-eat ingredients, you can make a batch of these cute little acorn cookies in no time flat. 

I like the use of Nilla Wafers because they’re lovely and mild, but Nutter Butter bites have great taste and added texture to make these look even more lifelike. 

Alternatively, you could use chocolate cookies and make these genius witch’s hat cookies instead!

19. Red Velvet Cheesecake Kisses Trifle

The key to a good trifle is in the layers. 

You don’t need too many, but there needs to be color contrast, so everything stands out.

And what’s better than deep, intense red velvet cake layered up with creamy white cheesecake pudding?

20. Caramel Kissed Brownies

Adding Hershey Kisses to your brownies will leave you with pockets of heavenly melted chocolate throughout. 

But adding caramel-filled Hershey Kisses will give you an incredible, sweet, gooey caramel and chocolate filling that you just can’t stop eating. 

I ate two slices before anything had a chance to cool and another once they were set enough to slice!

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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