Brownie cake pops

    Brownie cake pops

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    3hr30min


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    About this recipe: These chocolate brownie cake pops are gloriously fudgy and rich. First you bake brownies, then you have fun forming balls and dipping in chocolate. You can decorate however you like! Perfect for food gifts or kids parties.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 40 pops

    • 110g butter
    • 55g cooking chocolate, chopped
    • 200g sugar
    • 100g plain flour
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier (optional)
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 60g butter
    • 25g cooking chocolate, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier (optional)
    • 60g icing sugar
    • To finish
    • 40 wooden lolly sticks
    • 300g plain chocolate, chopped
    • Optional
    • chopped nuts
    • melted white chocolate
    • hundreds and thousands
    • chocolate shavings

    Method
    Prep:1hr  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr30min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20cm square baking tin.
    2. Place 110g butter and 200g sugar in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute or until butter is melted.
    3. Remove from microwave and stir in 55g cooking chocolate. Stir until melted. Stir in eggs and mix well. Add flour, vanilla and salt and mix again.
    4. Tip mixture into prepared baking tin and bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
    5. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt remaining 60g butter. Add remaining 25g cooking chocolate and stir until chocolate is melted. Add Grand Marnier and icing sugar, stir well.
    6. Crumble cooled brownies into this mixture. Stir well until combined. With your hands, form brownie mixture into small 2.5cm balls, then place on a tray lined with greaseproof paper and allow to firm up in fridge for approximately 2 hours.
    7. Once balls are firm, insert wooden lolly sticks.
    8. For the coating: Melt plain chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler. (Keep warm and melted for easier dipping.) Dip brownie balls on sticks into the melted chocolate coating, ensuring excess chocolate drips off.
    9. The balls can set as is, or at this point you can roll the balls in a variety of coatings: finely chopped nuts, hundreds and thousands, chocolate shavings
    10. To allow the balls to set, place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Or, for rounder balls, stick the lolly sticks in a piece of polystyrene craft foam with the balls pointing upwards.

    Tip

    For even better results, use couverture chocolate for dipping. Couverture chocolate contains extra cocoa butter and will result in a smoother, more professional-looking end result. You can find couverture chocolate online or in speciality shops.

    More decorating ideas

    After the balls are set, if you wish you can drizzle with melted milk chocolate or white chocolate.

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    Reviews (1)

    8

    I consider myself to be a pretty experienced baker but I could not get this recipe to work. First of all, the brownie mix was not brown and it was overdone on the outside and underdone in the middle even though I put it in for less than the time stated. I made the sauce twice and both times the butter split even though I followed the recipe religiously. At the end of the day my bin was full and my wallet empty! DO NOT WASTE YOUR YOUR MONEY OR TIME!!! - 06 May 2012

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