This past weekend, I did some sisterly bonding with my sister at Michaels. She needed to pick something up and I never refuse a trip to the craft store. I was browsing the baking aisle and I found a silicone brownie pan. The idea of making a brownie pop just popped into my head. I've made cupcake pops before and even though it was super cute it was pretty disgusting to eat (check it out at www.bakerella.com). To make a cupcake pop you just bake box cake mix, break it up into little pieces after its out of the oven, and add a can of cake frosting to the cake. After the can of frosting is mixed in, you mold the sticky cake into what looks like a little cupcake. It was really sweet and just hard to swallow. Today, I made my brownies from scratch and its so easy to make I don't know why people buy brownie mix. I got the recipe from the Hershey's Kitchen Recipes (http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/recipes/detail.asp?id=5008).
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
* 1 cup sugar
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 eggs
* 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
* 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
* 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup chopped nuts(optional)
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 9-inch square baking pan.
2. Stir together butter, sugar and vanilla in bowl. Add eggs; beat well with spoon. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in nuts, if desired. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares. About 16 brownies.
I mixed all the ingredients (I halved the recipe).
I poured the batter into my new silicone brownie pan. :)
After 12 minutes in the oven...
Instead of making frosting for the brownies, I opted to dip the little brownie squares in melted chocolate. After I dipped a brownie square in the melted chocolate, I dipped the lollipop stick into the melted chocolate and carefully inserted it into the brownie square.
I sprinkled each brownie with milk chocolate toffee bits.
Finally, I wrapped each brownie lollipop in cellophane (check out my twisty ties).
The brownies came out awesome! They weren't overly sweet and the bits of toffee added some nice texture. Well that's all folks! Until next time, happy eats!