Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Brownie Pops!

Hey y'all!

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).


Ingredients:
* 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)

Directions:
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!

19 comments:

  1. I like the concept! Plus, I am sure these flavors, are not far behind!!
    Would love to try one:) Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is a very cool recipe. Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love craft stores, too!! It's so easy so spend way too much money there. :D

    That being said, I think your brownie pan was a great buy. Those brownie pops look super delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  4. These look delicious, I'll have to try this sometime :D

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hi, I love cup cakes! Enjoyed reading your blog. I am following you in Twitter, would you also follow me?

    This my blog. Feel free to check it out.
    http://carrotheadandapplemint.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  6. looks really yummy...
    / Moa

    ReplyDelete
  7. Adorable Brownie Pops. Bye Bye cupcakes :)

    The Souper

    ReplyDelete
  8. Incredible looking brownies!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Great! And it's not difficult to make a vegan version of it! :-))) Good recipe!

    ReplyDelete
  10. This looks so yummy! I will be doing this some time really soon. Thanks for the idea!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow! What a great idea! :) These look amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  12. These are extremely cute! Id love to do ones like these for halloween! Make them pumpkin shaped!

    ReplyDelete
  13. These look delicious! And they're lovely giveaway treats. Thanks for sharing!

    And ty for following me on twitter, I followed you back. Following your blog as well, I really love the content. Hope you check my blog out and follow me as well.

    Cheers,

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oh my goodness, brownie pops!! I'm pretty sure you're onto something amazing ;) Great post and recipe, thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow! Great stuff, fantastic for kiddie parties. Never seen anything like it here in England before. Thanks for posting it.

    ReplyDelete
  16. oooh! Those look so good! I've been kind of feeling like "brownies" lately and I made a batch of pumpkin brownies that were really good! Now I'll have to try these too! I am glad you started following on Twitter so I could find your blog! Loving it so far!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. your brownie pops are just adorbs!

    ReplyDelete