Monday, October 17, 2011

Boo Brownie Pops- Gluten Free

     I wanted a quick and easy Halloween pop.  I made these from Cherrybrooke GF Brownie mix, dipped in melted Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips and piped on words with a frosting made of powdered sugar and dairy free milk.

    These brownie bites were intended to be headstone brownie pops but as usual, my best laid plans don't quite turn out the way I envisioned.  It was one of those days where my frosting wasn't thick enough and my handwriting to big.  Definitely no ones cake decorator here.  So for those you with mad decorating skills, I bet these would turn out fantastic instead of just cute.

     I prepared the brownie mix according to the package and poured the batter into a canoe boat cake pan and baked.

Once these cooled completely, I began making various cuts. 
 I made cuts for pops and cuts to make graves.  

I made the following cuts:

I cut off the tops to create a flat surface to make graves.  

Cut off one tip.

Cut off the tip and then continue to cut into 1 inch slices.  These make circular pops.

To make the pops, use the 1 inch circles and insert the popsicle sticks or use the circles with the bottoms cut off to make more of a headstone shape.  

 Pour the melted chocolate onto the pop.  Dipping can cause it to fall off the stick.
  ( Dipping Chocolate is made with 1-10 ounce bag of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips and 
2 tablespoons of oil.  Heat in the microwave in 15 -20 second intervals, stirring, and returning to microwave until it is completely melted.)

Place the pops in a styrofoam block that has been covered with aluminum foil.

Continue until you have coated all your pops.  

I did the same to the graves.

Place in the refrigerator for 15 minutes or until the chocolate hardens. 

Use white frosting to pipe on words or symbols.  
 I really needed to  have a stiffer frosting.  My letters bled together.

For the graveyards, I placed them on a bed of crushed GF Chocolate Sandwich Cookies.

These didn't look quite how I had hoped.  But regardless, they were delicious. 
 It suffered from what I call the ugly duckling effect.
  Doesn't look so great, but tastes yummy!

Happy Haunting!

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