Snowmen Brownie Pops – Christmas Gifts

Snowmen Brownie Pops – soft gooey brownies covered in white chocolate. Have fun & decorate with coloured fondant, glittery sweets & sparkles for a cute edible Christmas gift!


For me, a big part of Christmas is the giving of homemade edible gifts. Luckily I’ve been able to get ahead with making various chutneys, chilli sauce and chilli jam earlier in the season but I always like to add some kind of cake or sweet treat to my gift hampers nearer to Christmas.


In previous years I’ve added mini Christmas cakes, mince pies and mini stollens but this year I wanted to go with a sweet treat that would be more suitable for children too. As I’ve been making rather a lot of brownies lately for part of recipe testing of a new project I’m working on (watch this space) brownies were in abundant supply. So it seemed natural to use my leftover brownies to have a go at making snowmen brownie pops – snowmen themed treats are all over Pinterest at the minute.


It’s not really a recipe as such, more a matter of giving you the basic tips and then you can be as creative as you like with the decorating. You’ll see from the photos, I’m not a cake decorator. Some of my Twitter and Facebook friends are dab hands at it and even professional cake decorators but me, “I don’t do cake decorating”. You can decorate your snowmen with red sugar laces for a scarf or you could even give him ear muffs. Or maybe replace the fondant carrot noses, coal buttons and eyes with sugar balls if you don’t fancy making them with fondant, it really is up to you.


The Snowmen Brownie Pops really are easy to make. The brownies are so soft and rich there’s no need to add other ingredients as you might if you were making regular cake pops. Simply mash up the brownies and shape into balls. The top ball forms the head and is slightly smaller than the bottom one which forms the body. I found it easier to assemble the snowmen on the sticks rather than on a work surface and then skewering the little fellahs. Slide the head onto your stick, followed by the body before slightly flattening “the feet end” against a flat surface so your little man can stand up. Next, pop your creations into the freezer for a couple of hours


Once your snowmen are suitably chilled, dip them in melted white chocolate. I did add a small amount of vegetable oil to the white chocolate so it was easier to work and no worries about tempering. All you need to do next have some fun decorating your little creations and I’m sure the kids would love to help too.


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Snowmen Brownie Pops - soft gooey brownies covered in white chocolate. Have fun & decorate with coloured fondant, glittery sweets & sparkles for a cute edible Christmas gift!
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Recipe type: Christmas Gifts
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • Small tray of brownies (approximately 1 large square per snowman)
  • 300g white chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
  • Small amounts of red, black & orange fondant icing
  • Greaseproof paper
  • 6 pop sticks
Instructions
  1. Add your brownies to a large bowl and mash together with your hands before shaping into 12 balls - 6 larger balls (2Β½ inch) and 6 smaller balls (2 inch).
  2. Stack two balls, smallest one first, then a larger one onto the end of each pop stick to make a snowman.
  3. Place brownie pops onto greaseproof paper, flattening the bottom larger ball slightly until pop can stand on it’s own.
  4. Place your "men" in the freezer for a couple of hours until completely frozen.
  5. Break the white choclate into small pieces and place in a large bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bottom of the bowl isn't touching the water.
  6. Add a tablespoon of rapeseed oil and stir to coat the chocolate.
  7. Once the chocolate has melted, give it a good stir before dipping the frozen brownie pops one at a time. Shake off excess coating and place dipped brownie pop back onto greaseproof paper to set.
  8. Once the brownie pops are completely dry, have fun and decorate - use a small amount of melted white chocolate to stick your decorations to the snowmen.
  9. Pop your snowman into a cellophane bag and tie with ribbon.
  10. Snowmen Brownie Pops will keep for up to a week stored at room temperature.

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40 thoughts on “Snowmen Brownie Pops – Christmas Gifts

  1. For someone not into cake decorating, these are mighty fine specimens. It’s not my thing either and I know I couldn’t do nearly such a good job. Your snowman pops are super cute Sarah. Thanks for sharing them with We Should Cocoa.

    I hope you had a good Christmas and best wishes for a happy, healthy and successful 2017.

    • Thanks Donna, I think the children could make a lot better job of decorating than me and they would certainly enjoy making them.

    • Thanks April, I’m not very creative when it comes to fondant icing but these were so easy to make, I’m sure you would enjoy making some.

    • Thanks Tara, my friend’s children had lots of fun making some snowmen and they used sweet strawberry laces for the scarves.

    • Thanks Chrissy, if you’re not keen on baking you could buy some brownies. I hope you enjoy making the snowmen with your niece and nephew, do let me know how you get on πŸ™‚

  2. What a great idea Sarah! They’re so much fun and a wonderful idea for edible gifts especially for children (though i must say I wouldn’t say no to one, or even two πŸ˜‰ ). Great tip about the vegetable oil, I’ll be trying that.
    Angela xx

    • Thanks Angela, I made them with children in mind and had to make more for the adults. Vegetable oil does make the chocolate so much easier to work with, you won’t get the crack and sheen you would with tempered chocolate but it still looks gives a good effect. xx

  3. What a cute idea. I’m tempted to give these a try with my boys although if they’re anything like the melting snowman cookies we made together last year it’ll be a lot less like yours and a lot more like a snowman massacre. Fortunately I bet they’d still taste delicious πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Charlotte, haha, I’m sure your boys would make a much better job than me but like you say they’re delicious however they turn out. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Kirsty, we did debate whether to eat them or not and I’ve kept a couple for display in my pop up shop, in the end we couldn’t resist. A pleasure to link up with #CookBlogShare x

    • Thanks Eb, I’ve been so busy this year with moving and my new pop up shop I haven’t had time to do as much as I usually do. The snowmen were a quick and easy addition though x

    • Thanks Josefine, I don’t think you can go wrong with a brownie filling. I hope you find time to try them and enjoy making them as much as we did. xx

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