Brownie Pops: Yummy DIY Treats

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One thing you don’t mess with is a good thing. A good thing like my mother-in-law’s DEEElicious brownies. You just don’t mess with them. Unless, of course, you just bought a Wilton brownie pop mold.

I’ve been seeing brownie pops here and there on various food blogs and I couldn’t wait to give em’ a go, so I drove 20 minutes to the nearest Micheal’s and yippeee, I got the last mold in stock.

“These things are selling like crazy,” said the cashier, as she scanned my 50 percent off coupon.

On the way home I loaded up on various coloured sugars and meltable chocolate wafers to decorate my creations.

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I set up my decorating station, and off I went to whip up a batch of brownies. Thankfully, the Flintstones had a particularly compelling episode that afternoon which enraptured my children for a full half an hour (miraculous!). This meant that my husband could pitch in and help with the brownie pop making.

Unfortunately, impatience + baking = trouble and I am not a patient person. I try, but when I get really jazzed about something, I want IT NOW. So, in my haste to decorate my brownie pops, I did not let them cool long enough and the brownie pop stick kept sliding through the end of the brownie. So, keep this in mind if you decide these are something you want to make. Also, I think it would help keep the stick in place if you dipped them in melted chocolate before inserting them into the brownie. Next time, that’s what I will do.

None of my brownie pops looked ‘perfect’ and if perfection is your thing, you might want to get a local baker to make these for you or at least decorate them for you especially if you are making them for your wedding. That said, my imperfect brownie pops were fun and super yummy to eat and I will make them again soon.

I think these would make a superbly fun snack for a wedding shower.

Here is the brownie recipe. If you don’t have brownie pop molds, you can make them in a pan and use cookie cutters to cut out shapes and insert a cookie stick. Read the tutorial on how to make cookie cutter brownies over at Twig and Thistle.

Barb’s  Brownies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1/2 cup butter (I use salted butter.)

2 scant cups brown sugar

2 eggs

1 cup flour

5 dessert spoons cocoa

1 tsp vanilla

Cream butter and add sugar. Cream well. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Add salt and vanilla. Mix in flour and cocoa.

How to Make Brownie Pops

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Spray silicone brownie mold with vegetable oil. (You can get the molds from my Amazon affiliate link here if you want: Wilton Round Brownie Pop Mold.) Fill each mold cavity 2/3 full with brownie batter. Place mold in oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30 mins. (Time will vary depending on your oven and the type of pan you are using.) According to Wilton.com, you can also bake for 15 to 20 minutes, remove from oven, carefully insert cookie sticks, then return to oven for the remaining cooking time. Maybe this would help the cookie sticks to set?

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Place pan on cooling grid and cool completely. Pop brownies from mold. I turned my mold over and carefully pushed in the bottom of each cavity. They released easily.

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Gently insert cookie sticks.

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Melt chocolate wafers. (I nuked mine). Gently dip brownie pops in melted chocolate. (When the chocolate eventually hardens it will help to seal the end of the brownies.)

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Gently dip brownie pop in sprinkles or colored sugar. Let cool. I had to let my brownie pops cool with the brownie part facing down. I tried to turn them over to cool but the stick went through the end. I suspect this would not have happened if I had let the brownie pops cool down more before inserting the cookie stick and dipping them in the chocolate.

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Enjoy!!

If you are making brownie pops for your wedding or bridal shower you can place them in mason jars and simply have your guests help themselves. (They would also make cute favors.) One thing is certain: They will go fast!!

I’d love to hear about your attempts at making these. Please drop me a line if you do!!

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  1. Posted by Julia on July 9th, 2009 at 4:37pm

    This idea is absolutely fabulous. I can't wait to do it!
  2. Posted by cara on July 13th, 2009 at 12:07pm

    Love this! I'm definitely going to try this for a bridal shower! I'll update you when it happens :)
  3. Posted by 5 Star Weddings on September 28th, 2009 at 2:40pm

    Yum Yum, am gonna try to make these.
  4. Posted by Amanda on January 21st, 2010 at 11:57am

    Gorgeous!
  5. Posted by Amy on July 22nd, 2010 at 5:09am

    Even though it kind of ruins the whole point, I am attaching these to little scrolls for my wedding favors. The scrolls explain that we are donating to a children's hospital instead of having traditional favors. My fiance' reminded me that the point of the donation is that we do it in place of favors...but I have the brownie pop pan, and I have plastic wrap & ribbon so why not share some adorable brownies with our guests? ;) if I can figure out how to post pictures, I will after the wedding (Nov) xoxo
  6. Posted by Jenniferhagan@hotmail.com on June 27th, 2012 at 3:29am

    There is something seriously wrong with your recipe. There is no leavening agent. So, how will it rise? It won't rise with the ingredients you've given so if you have the pan 2/3 full it will be dense. I've got mine baking in the oven and I'm wondering how they'll turn out. Any classical recipe that is a quick bread, batter,etc has some sort of leavening agent unless of course it is an angel food cake.
  7. Posted by Christina on June 27th, 2012 at 8:46am

    Jennifer, there is nothing wrong with this recipe.
  8. Posted by Jenniferhagan@hotmail.com on June 29th, 2012 at 7:30am

    You are right Christina. The recipe is fine. They turned out super fudgey. However they were so fudgey that they couldn't stay on the stick. I'll just use your brownie recipe and make the balls. I'm not a fan of this mold at all
  9. Posted by Christina on June 29th, 2012 at 9:10am

    Sorry the mold didn't work out for you Jennifer! If you like the brownies more cake-like, just cook them a bit longer and just keep an eye on them.
  10. Posted by Jenniferhagan@hotmail.com on July 3rd, 2012 at 4:25pm

    Tried again and still don't stay on the stick. I used my kitchenmaid to make them so I guess I need to make them by hand. I'll keep trying. these molds aren't cheap. so, i'll keep working on it until that stick will stay put.
  11. Posted by jennifer hagan on October 5th, 2012 at 9:11am

    Cooked them longer and the stick still won't stay in. This mold isn't great. But I did use your recipe to make the cutouts with hazelnut, nutella and chocolate topping. The best brownie recipe ever.
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