I’ve been in the Christmas spirit for weeks now, which is awesome! From decorating the tree with my darling, to feeding a poor man on the street – Christmas time is all about celebrating, spending time with those you love and giving. It seems, the older I get, the more I love it. This year, I’ve been making an effort to get together with friends and family more and making my own traditions……and one of them is to start Christmas baking!
I’m a complete amateur when it comes to baking, but when I had one of those peppermint brownie cake pops at Starbucks last month, I had to at least try. After one failed attempt, I tried again today and am very happy with the results! Cake pops are much easier to make with the brownie cake mix versus the regular cake mix.
How to make your own (the easy way):
What you need:
Boxed brownie mix, lollipop sticks (Bulk Barn or Michaels), flour, white chocolate candy melts (Michaels), clear sprinkles and crushed candy cane (Bulk Barn), Styrofoam block (Michaels), cellophane treat bags (Michaels), and festive ribbon (Michaels/Dollar Store).
Note: One box of the brownie mix makes roughly sixteen 1.5″ round cake pops.
– Bake brownie mix according to box instructions in a pan.
– Once cooled, crumble the brownie into a bowl.
– Lightly dust some flour on your hands, then make evenly sized balls.
– Melt white chocolate in a bowl in microwave, stopping to mix every 30 seconds until melted.
– Dip end of lollipop stick into melted chocolate then insert into the brownie ball.
– Insert stick with the brownie on it onto a piece of sturdy styrofoam.
– Once several are made, put the styrofoam with the undecorated pops into the freezer for 20 minutes.
– Now it’s decorating time! Dip each one into the melted white chocolate and coat the entire ball.
– Sprinkle with clear sprinkles and crushed candy cane.
– Set back on styrofoam until the chocolate has hardened.
– Wrap it up with a cellophane treat bag and ribbon and you’re ready to hand them out!
Merry Christmas to you and yours. I want to take a moment to thank all those who have supported me during Christina Coffey Photography’s first year in business. Here’s to you and making memories into art.