Christmas Bake Pops

December 31, 2011

This Christmas I asked for Bake Pops. We bought some at Starbucks once and the girls loved them. When I saw the infomercial for them I knew what I'd tell people I wanted for Christmas.

The girls were just buzzing about making something today so I got out the Bake Pop pan and together we whipped up some brownie mix and melted some chocolate chips.
I ran out of chocolate chips but I found some Reese's Peanut Butter chips which gave our Bake Pops some variety.

We used white chocolate to drizzle over the Bake Pops. But this was something I had to do myself, along with the dipping. I can't say it wasn't messy. It was VERY messy.
I plan on making more of these for Lily's classmates on Valentine's Day but honestly, I'm pooped. It took me a couple hours to make the ones shown here. Wasn't as simple and easy as the commercial makes it seem. But maybe it won't be so exhausting when I'm not 9 months pregnant.
Some tips if you are making these too! I used floral foam to put the Bake Pops in the freezer so that they wouldn't be flat on top. I just stuck them in the foam immediately after I dipped them. I won't lie. They were drippy. They got all over my freezer. But fortunately, once the chocolate is frozen it's easy to just pull off.
Also, for half of the batch I used regular Reese's Peanut Butter chips not dipping chocolate. At first they were too thick so I added just a TOUCH of canola oil. This made the melted chips just the right consistency. If you put too much oil just add more chips. Too much oil will make chips too thin and the brownie underneath will show. Plus it will run and run. Messy.

And the messy part doesn't end with the baking;)
But totally worth it. Yum!
Thanks Ann for all the Christmas fun!

9 {comments}:

Julia said... Best Blogger Tips

Have you seen Bakeralla's Cake Pops section on her blog (she invented them, and even came out with a book!) Here's the link:

http://www.bakerella.com/category/pops-bites/cake-pops/

It looks pretty easy, how she does it!

Happy New Year! :)

scratch-made wife said... Best Blogger Tips

What timing! I was just talking about these with my husband this morning and he said, "What are cake pops?" Thanks for the photo. He now understands - and thinks they look delicious. :)

Happy New Year!

Kathleen Frances said... Best Blogger Tips

@JuliaI HAVE seen that book! It was in the cooking section of my local grocery store. It looked really interesting. I'll have to take a look inside the next time I'm strolling by with my grocery cart. Thanks!

** ZEL ** said... Best Blogger Tips

Very good :)

Lindseyj said... Best Blogger Tips

waaah I want one of those pans! but they're not for sale here in Australia! May have to get my sister to ship one over :)

Jenny @ flutterbyechronicles said... Best Blogger Tips

They came out really cute.

I keep wanting to make these but I think I am going to try the bakeralla's way first.

Kathleen Frances said... Best Blogger Tips

@Jenny @ flutterbyechroniclesI like Bakerella's way too, doesn't require a special pan! The only thing I don't like is that they are really dense (which could be good too depending on what you're going for).

I believe you have to roll up cake crumbs in cream cheese frosting and pack together into balls. The ones I made above were brownies so they were dense too but the next time I make them I think I'm just going to use cake batter. Paired with the chocolate, the denser cakes are really rich.

I'll have to try both ways and give my opinion. At least you can control the size of the Bakerella pops.

longredthread said... Best Blogger Tips

Mmmmm :) Yummy!

helen ethel studio said... Best Blogger Tips

Your Bake Pops look scrumptious! I asked for the Babycakes Cake Pop maker for Christmas this year and used it for the first time on New Year's Eve. For me, it was much easier (read-less messy) than the Bakerella method and they turned out delicious (dark chocolate cake with grated orange peel). I had never heard of the Bake Pops pan but it looks like such a great idea- you can bake more at a time. I can't wait to see your Valentine's pops. Best of luck to you for a safe and healthy delivery!

 
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