Last week I posted some fabulous snowman treats from various food bloggers. Those snowmen inspired the brownie pops that I made. Ever since our Halloween party, when I made eyeball brownie bites, neighbors have been requesting brownie pops. What I love about pops – cheesecake pops, cake pops, oreo pops, or brownie pops is that they can be decorated for any occasion – formal or informal events. They also are just enough to satisy a serious sweet tooth, without the danger of consuming too many calories. That is, if you can stop at just one.
These were simple to make. A few weeks ago, I had frozen some of the brownies that were rolled into balls (without the chocolate coating) when I made my a batch of brownie pops. As long as they are placed in an airtight container, they still taste fresh.
Snowman Brownie Pops
(Everything except the Brownie’s should be available at Michael’s, or your local craft store.)
- frozen brownies rolled into balls (see this post for more info.)
- white candy coating
- edible food decorating markers
- Wilton’s Brownie Crunch Rainbow Topping
- Lollipop sticks and lollipop-sized cellophane bags & ribbon
Instead of adding one rolled brownie ball onto the lollipop stick, add two, and then shape the body of your snowman before dipping. You want to make sure the bottom brownie is flattened a little so that the finished snowman stands up well. I ended up with one wobbly one. At this stage, you may want to refreeze them until they firm up again. If you try to dip pops that aren’t firm, you end up with crumbs in your melted chocolate bowl, which then transfers to the balls and they won’t look very pretty.
Once they’re pretty solid, they’re ready to dip. It works best to use a smaller, but taller bowl for the melted chocolate with these double brownie pops. Once dipped, gently shake off excess and place standing up on waxed paper to dry.
After they have dried, use the black food writer to add the details. Take an orange brownie crunch topping, dip the flat part in a little bit of melted chocolate and adhere to snowman. I thought they looked good at this stage, and of course I had to taste-test. They tasted great! I thought they looked even better all wrapped up and ready to share. The lollipop wrappers were the perfect size for these treats. I think I have my snowman fix now, and will soon be moving onto Valentine’s Day!