Thursday, June 19, 2008

Brownie Pops

Brownie PopsFor Mother’s Day a couple years ago, my daughter’s teacher collected favorite recipes from each student and compiled them into a booklet. It was and is a treasured gift for a foodie like me. One of the best recipes in this handmade book was one called “Best Brownies”.

I’ve made these brownies over and over, and they have the qualities I love in a brownie: cakey, chocolate-y, never-fail, and everyone likes them. Well, one daughter likes them with icing and the other without. They can’t even agree on brownies! :)

For a Barn Dance and BBQ that we went to on the weekend, I decided to make brownie pops and stick them into a half a watermelon for the dessert table. They garnered lots of oohs and aahs, and even the local flies liked them. Here I thought I was getting a nice picture of the brownie pops in the watermelon only to have a fly figure I needed some help with the food styling!


Makes 1 8x8 pan or 2 dozen pops or minisIngredients for Brownies½ cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
½ cup flour
1/3 cup cocoa
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
Nuts (optional)

Heat oven to 350˚F. Grease a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, stir together the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add eggs, and beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to egg mixture, beating until blended. Stir in nuts, if desired.

Fill a piping bag (or freezer bag), and fill the mini muffin cups. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Brownie Frosting
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons cocoa
1 tablespoon light corn syrup or honey
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons milk

Whisk all ingredients to spreading consistency.

Brownie Pops
Tasting Notes
This is my favorite brownie recipe! Enjoy!

For another brownie idea, check out my French Chocolate Brownies for Tuesdays with Dorie.

Also, I just got an email from a friend who made these for her 8-year-old son who was quoted as saying these brownies were "super duper extravaganza spectacular delicious."

Links to this Post
Lisa from The Cutting Edge Of Ordinary whipped up a batch of these brownies and blogged about it. Check it out!


Evelin said...

I just came to the idea that I should really arrange a cake-pops-only party, so I had a reason to make all the cool cake pops that have featured in blogs recently.
Your brownie pops look so cute!:)

Anonymous said...

So very nicely presented...even with the fly...LOL.

We have a club swim meet this weekend and even though Matt is in Arizona and not swimming in it, we do need to work it and bring 2 dozen treats...guess what I am making? Yep, these treats...oh, and without any flies, I think.


Thanks for a great, and fun, idea!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Wow, isn't that fly a smart one? :)

These are adorable, Shari - so pretty!

Stephanie said...

These are precious!!

Elle said...

At least the fly recognizes a good treat when he sees one! These look adorable!

Anonymous said...

What a fun kids birthday party idea. Fun and delicious! Very Nice

Anonymous said...

These are darling. Something about colored sprinkles like those just make me so happy! And what a darling mother's day gift from your daughter's teacher! That's so great!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Doesn't that look delicious! Great idea!

Anonymous said...

haha, the fly was unexpected but the pops looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

How cute are those! What a great presentation.

Jacque said...

I would have never noticed the fly if you hadn't said something, lol... I was too busy drooling on my keyboard!

Those are adorable and I will definitely be trying your brownie recipe.

Chibog in Chief said...

hi shari, i think i will "steal" this idea!! this is soo cute and sweet..i will definitely try to do some when i will host a kids party!! what a brilliant idea!!

Big Boys Oven said...

wow this is so simple and so easy to eat, you are so creative! wow!

Shelley said...

Those are just the cutest things ever -- and how funny about the friendly fly!

Mary Ann said...

What a great idea! I love the presentation and hey, flies know what tastes good!

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Shari I made these and blogged about them! They were so good. I didn't even frost mine, that's how great they were! Thanks! Lisa

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea! I am sure kids would love this!!! A must try technique:)

Shari said...

Hi everyone! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment! I think we should declare this the year of the "pops" since I've seen so many popping up on food blogs everywhere. The brownies are delicious in any form!

Jaime said...

LOL i can't believe a fly ended up in your photo! i honestly may have missed it, if you hadn't pointed it out to me! :P

Anonymous said...

These look so tasty! I can't wait to make them for a party. What a great dessert!

Hilda said...

Congratulations for your marvellous blog.
I enjoy brownies and yours are lovely...
Kisses from Spain

Andrew Abraham said...

We recieved a post on on Brownies and wanted to hear you opinions of it …I stumpled upon your post…and thought you would be a good sounding board.. we have a bake sale coming up…and want it to turn out good for our daughter… please advise…thanks

Anonymous said...

Your blog is amazing and I love it!!

I've been reading your posts for a good half hour now, you have gained a fan ;)

*adds whisk to favourites list*

I hope I get the chance to make these delish-looking brownies soon...


Anonymous said...

These are so adorable. I need to make these for the little twins who live across the street..Your photography is wonderful.

Recetas al instante said...

you have a great cooking blog.
This recipe looks great for partys and even for a afternoon coffee.

Anonymous said...

is this the recipe's from store ?

Shari said...

Hey Anonymous...this is my recipe turned into two-bite-like brownies. Hope you enjoy them!


andreea said...

how many does it make at one time?

Shari said...

Andreea - This recipe makes 1 8x8 pan or 2 dozen pops or minis.

Alanna Kellogg said...

Hi Shari ~ Your icing and especially the watermelon idea was an incredible inspiration, you'll see the results poted here.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Randa said...

Yep, I'm going to have to make these ASAP. They look so delicious!