I am so excited to share these Chocolate Dipped Brownie Pops for Halloween with you today as part of #HalloweenTreatsWeek.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
We hope you’re ready for a spooktacular event as we celebrate Halloween with the first annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This haunting week-long event is filled with fantastic Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
As we welcome in the month of October, we will be sharing Halloween themed recipes ALL WEEK LONG in effort to get your creative juices flowing in plenty of time to shop and gather your supplies for your Halloween treat plans at the end of the month. A bonus? We plan on rewarding you with giveaways for hanging out with us.
To kick things off, I’ve taken my most favorite homemade brownie recipe, stuck a popsicle in them, dipped the squares into chocolate and sprinkled on the Halloween fun. You can call them brownie lollipops, brownie pops, brownies on a stick, or simply Halloween Chocolate Dipped Brownies, because it really doesn’t matter what you call them, you’ll be bringing the fun to your Halloween festivities. You may not be bringing the BOO, but you’re for sure bringing the WAHOO.
The sprinkles are what make the brownies so special. Ordinarily, I’m not a huge sprinkle fan. I know I’m in the minority camp by saying that, but while I love decorating with sprinkles, I just don’t love eating them.
With that being said, these custom sprinkle mixes from Sweets & Treats Boutique had me thoroughly convinced to get my sprinkle on. I don’t know that photos do these little guys justice, but y’all- there’s tiny baby ghosts and pumpkins in the sprinkle mix. And…..tiny iridescent pearls in that there sprinkle mix? Why, yes. Yes, I think I might be interested. Let’s all agree right now that it’s the cutest darn sprinkle mix you’ve ever seen!
- ½ cup Hershey’s cocoa
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- 2⁄3 cup canola oil, divided
- ½ cup boiling water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- 1 (8-oz.) bar semi-sweet chocolate
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- Colored sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray an 8-inch-square baking pan (or a 9 x 13-inch pan for thinner brownies) with non-stick cooking spray, and place a piece of parchment paper inside pan with a bit of overhang. Overhang will serve as handles, so leave enough to lift brownies once layered.
In a medium bowl, stir together cocoa and baking soda. Blend 1⁄3 cup canola oil into cocoa mixture until well mixed and shiny. Carefully add boiling water, and stir until mixture thickens. Add sugars and stir in remaining 1⁄3 cup canola oil and eggs; mix until smooth. Slowly add flour, vanilla and salt. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 40 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out slightly wet. (If you wait until a toothpick comes out clean, you’ll have dry brownies.)
Allow brownies to cool completely.
Break chocolate bar into small pieces and place in a microwave-safe dish (I use a 2-cup measuring cup) with vegetable oil. Microwave chocolate in 20-second intervals until chocolate is smooth, stirring between each interval.
Cut brownies into the desired size “pop” and place a wooden Popsicle stick in the center. Use Popsicle stick to dip brownie into melted chocolate, gently tapping off excess chocolate. Immediately add colored sprinkles while chocolate is still wet. Place on a piece of parchment paper and then in refrigerator to quickly harden chocolate.
Makes 6-8 servings, depending on size of pops.
And if you read my post yesterday about my pops of orange to my rather bland and boring kitchen, well then, my friends you could say I’ve taken that same approach to what could’ve been some boring (but not bland!) looking brownies. Tie a bit of ribbon to your popsicle stick and I doubt anyone will disagree that your Halloween Chocolate Dipped Brownies aren’t the star of the show.
Here’s an image to PIN so you have it for later:
Be sure to check out all the amazing blogger recipes participating in this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek celebration:
Melting Ghost Hot Chocolate from Big Bear’s Wife
Day of the Dead Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes from Pook’s Pantry
Devilish Halloween Deviled Eggs from Pastry Chef Online
Candy Corn Layer Cake from ReciPEAs
Cauldron Cupcakes from Mrs. Happy Homemaker
Black Velvet Cake from Sugar Dish Me
Frankenstein’s Monster Pudding Cups from I am a Honey Bee
Purple Velvet Halloween Layer Cake from Love and Confections
Chocolate Dipped Brownie Pops from Southern From Scratch
Creepy Crawly Dirt Cup Pudding Parfaits from 4 Sons R Us
“Guts” Cinnamon Rolls from A Blender Mom
Vampire Ice Cream Floats from Daily Dish Recipes
Mummy Bites from Eat Move Make
Monkey Brain Bread from Pint Sized Baker
Halloween Cookie Pizza from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
Boo Berry Pie from Kudos Kitchen
Monster Donuts from The Baking Fairy
Boogeyman Brew from Who Needs A Cape?
Purple People Eater Thumbprints from The Spiffy Cookie
Hocus Pocus Halloween Decorated Pretzels from Lady Behind The Curtain
Black and Orange Cookies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Skeleton Popsicles from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Monster Mash Cake from Mildly Meandering
Graveyard Skillet Brownies from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Blood-Red Pomegranate Margarita from The Redhead Baker
“Pumpkin” Snoballs from The Beard and The Baker
Halloween Chocolate Cherry Hand Pies from House of Nash Eats
Halloween Dunkaroo Dip from Savory Experiments
Bloody Eyeball Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes from Katie’s Cucina
Eye Scream Sundae from For the Love of Food
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Treat Street USA ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.