Monday, June 13, 2011

Brownie Pops

These are so very popular right now and YUMMY to boot;)
So what are they?
Brownie/Cake POPS!


Some favorites...
Click on the photos for the links,
want more check out my Pins in Play with your food.







If you love these as much as I do here are some fun tools from Wilton.  I have seen products at Hobby Lobby so use those coupons!


Brownie Pop Mold by Wilton

Wilton Push and Pop heart shape cutter

Don't want brownie pops make them into truffles...


Switch it up more and you have these yummies from
makeitfromscratch.blogspot.com

Want an ice cream bar?  No, they are brownies on a stick;)

Recipe that follows is the one I used from About.com

1 pan (13x9) brownies, baked and cooled
1/2 cup chocolate frosting (I used creamy peanut butter)
1 lb chocolate-flavored candy coating
40-50 lollipop sticks
Decorative toppings (sprinkles, nuts, coconut, etc)

Preparation:

1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil or waxed paper.
2. Place the brownies in a large bowl, and crumble them roughly with your hands. Add the chocolate frosting, and begin to mix it with your hands into the brownies, working until the brownies are crumbs and the mixture is evenly moistened. You want the brownie mixture to easily hold together when you press it into a ball, but still retain a little texture. My personal preference is to have some “crumb” left to the brownie, so that it is not just a gooey frosting ball. Of course, tastes vary, so add more frosting if you want a fudgier pop.
3. Using a cookie scoop or teaspoon, form the mixture into small balls and roll them between your hands to get them round. Place them on the prepared baking sheet and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.
4. After the pops have been frozen, remove them from the freezer. Melt the chocolate candy coating in the microwave and stir until completely smooth.
5. Use a skewer to poke a hole in the bottom of each brownie ball. Dip the end of a lollipop stick into the melted coating, then stick this end into the hole made by the skewer, to help hold the stick in place.
6. To prevent cracks from forming in the chocolate coating, you want to dip the brownie pops when they have lost some of their coldness from the freezer, but do not allow them to get so warm that they fall off the lollipop stick when being dipped. I’ve found that a moderately cool temperature is best. Dip the pops one at a time in the coating, holding the dipped pop over the bowl and allowing excess coating to drip back in the bowl.
7. While the coating is still tacky but no longer dripping, sprinkle the desired toppings (nuts, coconut, sprinkles, etc) on the brownie pop before setting it on a baking sheet to finish setting. Alternately, you can stick the pops upright in Styrofoam to allow them to finish drying.
8. Brownie Pops can be served immediately, or they will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. The chocolate coating will get softer as time progresses. Allow to come to room temperature for best taste and texture when serving.

These are so fun happy Brownie POPPN'

  God Bless.

3 comments:

Amy said...

How fun! I know Emily would love to try this!

Chris said...

yum!! now i want to try these!!

Jen A said...

yum,yum,yum...these look like fun treats to make!