I am well aware that it has been a few weeks since I last posted something. It’s not that I haven’t been baking- that’s just the problem- I have been baking too much to have time to write about it! Also, I know that it is two weeks after Halloween, but that isn’t going to stop me from showing off my Brownie Pops!
My company has a Halloween party every year and all of the employees are encouraged to bring a dessert. Well, if I have a chance to bake something I alwayss take it. After giving some thought to what kind of spooky dessert I wanted to bring (i.e. sheetcake that looks like a graveyard, chocolate pudding/cookie dirt with gummie worms, or pumpkin cupcakes) I decided on a variation of my favorite dessert… brownies. I had a similiar post for Easter in which I made brownie pops shaped like Easter eggs but, in my opinion, these are WAY cuter.
They are SUPER easy to make… basically bake up some brownies ( I make mine from scratch and add an extra half oz of unsweetened baking chocolate to make them fudgy and easy to shape into balls without crumbling) but you can use a box mix if you like and just crumble them up once they have cooled and mix them with some store bought chocolate frosting so they can be easily shaped.
Once you roll up all of the brownies into balls (a little smaller than a ping pong ball) place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and insert a popsicle or lollipop stick in each one, then place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator for a few hours or the freezer for about and hour. Take some melting chocolate and prepare it according to the directions on the package. Then take out the brownie pieces and dip them one by one in the dipping chocolate. You can use whatever candies you want to decorate them. I made bats and cats so I used Candy Corns for ears, Oreo pieces for bat wings, and Cinnamon Imperials for eyes. Then I used royal icing to add the fangs and whiskers.