Heart Brownie Pops

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   I’ve made several different types of cake pops over the past several months but I recently came across brownie pops.  My husband loves brownies so I knew I had to make these for him.  I used my favorite Hershey’s brownie recipe and used a 1 1/2 inch heart cookie cutter to make the pops.  I didn’t use icing like I would with cake pops which made these brownie pops MUCH easier. 

   I took half of them to school for my students who absolutely loved them.  A crunchy chocolate outside and a rich chocolate brownie on the inside was enough to have my students working hard for a second brownie pop!  I pup a few in a bud vase and left them on the table before I left for work for my husband.  He thought he’d died and gone to heaven when found them!  These are a great alternative to flowers as a way to say “I love you” or they could be the perfect centerpiece for a dinner party (that doubles as dessert).

Heart Brownie Pops (adapted from Squirrel Bakes)

Brownie Recipe (adapted from Hershey’s)

For the Brownies:
1 stick butter
1/2 c. plain yogurt
2 t. vanilla
3/4 c. Hershey’s cocoa
1/2 t. baking powder
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 c. flour
1/4 t. salt

For the coating:
1/2 lb. milk chocolate melts
1/2 lb. white chocolate melts
30 lollipop sticks

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.

2.  In a large bowl combine butter, yogurt, sugar, and vanilla.  Beat well.  Add the eggs one at a time stirring well after each egg. 
3.  Add in the cocoa and mix well.  Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.  Pour batter into the prepared pan.

4.  Bake for 35 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool.

5.  With a heart cookie cutter cut out 25-30 brownie hearts.  Heat a small amount of chocolate melts in the microwave.  Dip a stick into the chocolate then into the bottom of the hearts.  Place on a baking sheet and put in the freezer for 15 minutes.
6.  Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in the microwave, checking after every 30 seconds so that it does not burn.  Remove the brownie pops from the freezer, dip into melted chocolate letting the excess chocolate fall back into the bowl.  Place of wax paper to dry.  Repeat with the white chocolate.
7.  Decorate with red tinted chocolate, white chocolate, or additional milk chocolate.  Place a bunch together in a vase and present the “bouquet” to someone you love.
This post linked to:
So Sweet Sundays,Meatless Mondays
Mangia Monday,  Sweets for a Saturday


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