We all know cake pops are all the rage, but I think brownie pops are even better! These brownie pops are a perfect Valentine treat and can be made a day ahead so you don’t have to slave in the kitchen the day of your Valentine’s party. They’re also a great gift for a teacher or grandparent.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of brownies (plus any ingredients needed for them on the box)
  • Red icing and sprinkles
  • Popsicle or lollipop sticks
  • 1-inch heart shaped cookie cutter
  • Red ribbon if desired
  • Holder for brownie pops (I usually use a cute little bucket like pictured here, but some people use styrofoam blocks to insert each one into or you can actually buy cake pop holders. 
  • Aluminum foil

Directions:

Step 1. Line a 8×8 or 9×13 (according to box instructions) with aluminum foil. Mix brownie batter according to instructions and pour into foil-lined pan. Bake brownies as according to box instructions and let cool completely (about one hour).

Step 2. With aluminum foil, lift brownies out of pan and lie flat on a cookie sheet.  Cut off any hard edges and either throw away or eat if you are bad like me! Place in freezer for one hour.

Step 3. Take brownies out of freezer and crumble. Take your cookie cutter and press brownie crumbs firmly into heart shaped cookie cutter. You will want it to be a nice, thick brownie so fill cookie cutter 2/3 of the way through.

Step 4. While cookie cutter is flat, gently press your fingers down onto the brownies while you lift cookie cutter off of each brownie.

Step 5. Carefully insert popsicle sticks into each one. (The brownies should still be pretty firm at this point so you are easily able to do it. If a brownie is misshapen at all during this process, just lightly press and reshape brownie back to a heart).

Step 6. Lie brownies flat on cookie sheet and decorate each one. Cover with foil and place back in freezer and freeze until you are ready to serve. Thaw at room temperature one hour before serving. Enjoy!

Valentine Brownie Pops
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
We all know cake pops are all the rage, but I think brownie pops are even better! These brownie pops are a perfect Valentine treat and can be made a day ahead so you don’t have to slave in the kitchen the day of your Valentine's party. They're also a great gift for a teacher or grandparent.
Ingredients
  • 1 box of brownies (plus any ingredients needed for them on the box)
  • Red icing and sprinkles
  • Popsicle or lollipop sticks
  • 1-inch heart shaped cookie cutter
  • Red ribbon if desired
  • Holder for brownie pops
  • Aluminum foil
Instructions
  1. Line a 8x8 or 9x13 (according to box instructions) with aluminum foil. Mix brownie batter according to instructions and pour into foil-lined pan. Bake brownies as according to box instructions and let cool completely (about one hour).
  2. With aluminum foil, pull brownies out of pan and lie flat on a cookie sheet. Cut off any hard edges and either throw away or eat if you are bad like me! Place in freezer for one hour.
  3. Take brownies out of freezer and crumble brownies to create little round balls. Take your cookie cutter and press brownie crumbs firmly into heart shaped cookie cutter. You will want it to be a nice, thick brownie so fill cookie cutter ⅔ of the way through.
  4. While cookie cutter is flat, gently press your fingers down onto the brownies while you lift cookie cutter off of each brownie.
  5. Carefully insert popsicle sticks into each one. (The brownies should still be pretty firm at this point so you are easily able to do it. If a brownie is misshapen at all during this process, just lightly press and reshape brownie back to a heart).
  6. Lie brownies flat on cookie sheet and decorate each one. Cover with foil and place back in freezer and freeze until you are ready to serve. Thaw at room temperate one hour before serving. Enjoy!

 

*Inspired by BettyCrocker.com