|I can't believe I made these!|
I've been fascinated by these adorable little desserts on a stick for a long time; I mean Martha Stewart makes Cake Pops.
Cake Pops are even available at Starbucks. Starbucks sells these little guys for almost $2.00 each (including tax), which must mean they're pretty special and difficult to make. Right?
So I felt that the odds were stacked against me when I decided, on a whim, to make my own - with Purplicious as my trusty sidekick.
Since I was convinced that my Brownie/Cake Pops were going to be a disaster, I decided to cheat and use store bought brownies and canned Betty Crocker frosting as the basis for my treats... that's just how I roll.
This is how I made easy (but not quick) Brownie Pops:
- I tossed half of a 1.34 kg (3 lbs) container of Two Bite Brownies (the kind you find at Costco) into my food processor and whizzed them until they were crumbled.
- In a separate bowl I added about half a container of Betty Crocker chocolate frosting to the crumbled brownies and mixed them together until the texture resembled truffles.
- Next we rolled the mixture into balls and placed them on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
- I dipped a candy stick into melted chocolate and stuck that end into the ball. Everything went into the freezer for a couple of hours while Purplicious went for a swim.
Decorating was messy, but fun in a very frustrating sort of way.
|Purplicious helping out.|
- I melted some good quality chocolate coating and spooned it over the frozen Brownie Pops. Because the pops were cold I was hoping that the chocolate would set fairly quickly, but it dripped when we were adding the toppings. That was messy!
- Once all the Brownie Pops were chocolate coated and decorated I put them back in the freezer for an hour or so to set.
I didn't have anything prepared to stand them upright, but I guarantee you those little brownie balls didn't move.
|I'm very proud of my chocolate and white marbled Brownie Pop.|
Our favorite combinations were white chocolate coated with coconut and dark chocolate coated with peanuts.
I made them again last weekend (using the same shortcuts) for my sister-in-law's birthday. I was concerned that maybe I had beginner's luck with my first batch and that her guests would end up with melted chocolate in their laps. I almost melted with relief once I knew they turned out.
Mr. StyleBurb made a grown-up version of these Brownie Pops by adding some rum into the mix....
... now that was a good treat!