These look great for christmas treats for kids to leave for Santa and they will have a blast making for him! I know that my kids don't care for the normal peppermint candy canes yet, so you can probably omit those and add more of the mini chocolate chips instead! I also found them to be egg free, which should be great for those allergic or don't care for them and they still worked out great! As for the amount of Hershey kisses to use, I am not sure on the size of bags they come in, so I am guessing on the amount for the ingredients. You can probably add more or less to suit for the recipe. Enjoy!