The holidays are upon us and baking is in full production in my kitchen. I love to make creative and fun baked goods for Christmas.
These Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops are so much fun to make and the kids will just love to get involved in the project.
These Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops are made in the shape of traditional Christmas themes – a Gingerbread Man, a Star, and of course, the Christmas Tree. The festive metal cookie cutters that I bought are a huge help in making these. Instead of making individual shaped brownies,
I can make a whole pan of brownies and then cut them into the shapes I want with these sturdy (and sharp!) cookie cutters.
For another tasty Christmas recipe, check out my Holiday Kiss Cookies.
Balancing my time during the holiday season can be a challenge, when there are so many demands on a busy homemaker. I love to make totally from scratch recipes, but also know my limits too.
So, that means that I often take a few shortcuts this time of the year and make use of some of the great products from the Nestlé line of baking supplies.
My local Walmart always has a special area reserved for holiday baking supplies this time of the year, so it was easy to scoop up a bunch of items from their big line of ingredients.
Whether you are going to use Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels for baked goods, a can of Pure Pumpkin for the traditional pumpkin pie, or Evaporated Milk to make a richer frosting, they have you covered.
I even found some Holiday Morsels in red and green colors. As soon as I saw them, I knew what I would be using to decorate my Christmas tree Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops!
Let’s get to work! It’s time to make the Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops!
I decided to use a new Chocolate Baking Mix for my brownies. The baking mix has a 6 oz bag of Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels as part of the package. How cool is that?
I started by making the brownies. Once they were cooked, I let them cool a bit and placed them on a wire rack.
In order to make the brownies easier to cut with the cookie cutters, I trimmed the hard edges. I found that the back of the brownies has a flatter surface so I used this for the top to make decorating easier.
Once the brownies were well cooled, I used my metal cookie cutters to cut them into the holiday shapes and used both peppermint sticks and cake pops for the holders.
The icing is a traditional powdered sugar and milk recipe. I used evaporated milk for some extra creaminess.
Once the ice was made, I separated it into small bowls and used gel food coloring to get a variety of Christmas colors to use to decorate my shapes. I also left some of the icing white. Each icing color went into its own icing bag.
TIP: If you don’t have icing bags, just use zip lock baggies and cut off the corner of the bag.
I made an icing station so that all of my decorations would be handy and ready to use when I started to assemble the Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops.
Decorating is the fun part. The kids will LOVE this stage of the process.
Once you have the icing on the brownie shapes, just let your imagination go wild to decorate them. It’s Christmas time and baking with kids is one of the most fun parts of making recipe!
These pops are rich and chewy with the delicious taste of semi sweet chocolate. Each bite gives an extra surprise, depending on how it’s decorated.
The platter will be empty before you know it. These yummy Holiday Shaped Brownie Pops will be the hit of your Christmas dessert table.
For the brownies:
- 2 boxes of NESTLÉ® Toll House Brownies & More Chocolate Baking Mix
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of vegetable oil
- 6 tbsp of water.
For the Icing:
- 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 3 1/3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 tbsp Carnation Evaporated Milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- Gel Food coloring
- NESTLÉ® Toll House Red & Greens morsels
- Cake Pop Sticks
- Peppermint Sticks and candies
- Crushed candy canes