With a few simple ingredients, it’s easy to transform plain brownie mix into fudgy cupcakes with a candy surprise inside.
- 2 tbsp. instant coffee granules
- 1 pkg. (18.4 oz.) family size chocolate fudge brownie mix
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 c. oil
- 12 chocolate kisses unwrapped
- Whipped topping optional
Heat oven to 350°F. Line 12 muffin cups with cupcake liners. In large bowl, stir coffee granules into ½ cup warm water until dissolved. Add brownie mix, eggs, and oil; on medium speed, beat until smooth and blended, about 2 min.
Evenly divide batter among liners. Top each with 1 kiss. Bake 25 min. or until toothpick inserted near centers comes out with moist crumbs clinging. Cool 5 min. Transfer from pan to rack; cool completely. Garnish with whipped topping.