I had a slight brownie related disaster last weekend. In a rookie mistake I didn't line my tins properly, causing the brownies to crumble into pieces when I tried to remove them. I have always wanted to have a go at cake pops so I thought I could perhaps salvage the mixture and turn them into an indulgent treat. Dipped in Nutella, these pops are moist and delicious. Great for a kid's party (or just a Friday night in by yourself).
Makes around 12 cake pops.
For the cake pops:
1 batch of chocolate brownies (minus the ganache topping, click here for recipe)
Cake pop sticks/lollypop sticks/straws
Make the batch of brownies as per the recipe instructions and leave to cool.
When the brownies are cooled, crumble them into a bowl.
Mould the brownies into golf-ball sized rounds (if you find they aren't sticking together very well, stir some Nutella into the bowl).
Place a cake pop stick (or whatever you are using) into the bottom of each pop.
Place the pops on a baking tray and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or until they are firm.
Place the Nutella in a microwave safe mug.
Warm the Nutella, in the microwave, for around a minute, or until it becomes a little more runny.
Dip each pop into the Nutella, making sure that each one is fully covered.
Place back on the baking tray and refrigerate for another hour, or until the Nutella has hardened.