I am so excited to share how easy it is to make these delicious Valentine's Cake Pops. You can make these as a Valentine's treat for your loved ones or you can make memories as you whip up these treats together. Be sure to also check out these Monster Lollipops for Valentine's Day and these Football Brownies.
⭐Why This Recipe Works
- Valentine's day cake pops are easy to make with kids
- Uses a shortcut of brownie mix
- Perfect for a party or Valentine's treat. When you are done enjoying your treat, try one of these 15 Heart Activities to Love.!
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie mix - 18.4 oz ; prepared and baked according to package directions.
- Chocolate Frosting - 16 oz; you can use chocolate or chocolate fudge pre-made frosting
- Pink candy melts - used to coat the cake pops. I used Wilton candy melts.
- Valentine's sprinkles - Many varieties you can use
📋Step by Step Instructions
STEP 1: Prepare the brownies in a large mixing bowl according to package directions and bake in oven.
STEP 2: Allow the brownies to cool and crumble them into a large bowl. This can be done with your hands or with a fork.
STEP 3: Add chocolate frosting and mix until thoroughly blended.
STEP 4: From the brownie mixture, roll ball shapes in the palm of your hand between 1 ½ to 2 inches in diameter. Place brownie balls on a parchment-lined sheet pan and freeze for 1 hour. Remove from freezer and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
STEP 5: Melt 1 cup of candy melts according to package directions. Dip one end of the cookie stick into the melted candy melts and then poke that stick into the brownie ball. The candy will harden and hold the stick in the cake balls.
STEP 6: Once the sticks are firmly in place, you can dip your cake pop into the melted candy. The candy hardens rather quickly, so you may need to melt it again in between dipping. Don't worry about being perfect during the dipping process. Any imperfections will be covered up with sprinkles.
STEP 7: Shake off the excess chocolate candy melt and shake on sprinkles while holding the lollipop over a bowl.
STEP 8: Repeat the process with another cup of melted candy melts until all the cake pops have been covered.
I loved sharing these Valentine's Brownie Cake Pops with my family. They were a big hit in our house and really helped us share the love! My family also loves these Valentine's Day Cookies with M&Ms.
Tip 1: The edges of the brownies will be a little harder to crumble, but they add a great texture to the cake pops.
Tip 2: The cake pops are easy to work with when they have been frozen, so freeze them for 1 hour and let them rest for 10 minutes before inserting the sticks.
Tip 3: You can line the brownie pan with parchment paper before baking to make cleaning up easier.
Why do you need to add frosting to the brownie mix when you make Valentine cake pops?
This really helps the crumbled brownies to hold together and gives the cake pops a smooth, velvety taste.
The melted chocolate on the cake pops does not have a smooth finish. What can I do?
Luckily, the festive sprinkles serve a dual purpose on the cake pops. They look bright and fun, but they also disguise any messy dipping.
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Valentine's Brownie Cake Pops
- Bake the brownies according to directions on package.
- Allow the brownies to cool and crumble them into a large bowl.
- Add chocolate frosting and mix until thoroughly blended.
- Using your hands form the dough into 1 ½ - 2 inch balls.
- Place brownie balls on a parchment lined baking pan and freeze for 1 hour.
- Remove from freezer and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
- Melt 1 cup of candy melts according to package directions.
- Dip one end of lollipop stick into melted candy melts and push into brownie ball. Allow to harden so the stick stays in place.
- Dip the brownie balls into the pink candy melts, making sure the entire ball is covered.
- Shake off the excess candy melt and shake on sprinkles while holding lollipop over a bowl.
- Repeat the process with another cup of melted candy melts until all the cake pops have been covered.
- The edges of the brownies will be a little harder to crumble, but they add a great texture to the cake pops.
- The cake pops are easy to work with when they have been frozen, so freeze them for 1 hour and let them rest for 10 minutes before inserting the sticks.
- You can line the brownie pan with parchment paper before baking to make cleaning up easier.