Brownie cake pops made into monsters for Halloween!
Apologies are in order.
Apologies for what you are about to see.
Apologies for what you’ve already seen!
I can explain. Really.
Here’s my explanation..
I suck at making cake pops.
So there you have it.
This is my first go at them. I was so excited. I made them by hand, no fancy machine here. That’s a story for another day.
I mixed them up and coated them with the first coat. Then put on the second coat. And then realized that it was appropriate that these are called monster bites cuz this is, for sure, a horror show. A cautionary tale for anyone wanting to make cake pops. I, my friends, am a cake pop catastrophe story. It’s okay. No tears. I’ll be okay. Luckily I have caramel apples (coming soon) and monster fudge to cushion the blow to my ego. Nothing like candy to soothe a fragile ego.
So tip #1 for those making cake pops. Take a class. Seriously people. You’ve been warned.
Tip #2 is don’t make huge ones. Seriously, who wants to bite into a cake pop the size of their melon.
Tip #3 is melt your candy properly. No matter what the bag says I found trying to reheat them did not work. The bag is wrong. Or my microwave is defective.
Tip #4 is make sure you plan ahead to pop them in the fridge or freezer at various stages of making them. Cuz getting candy on the fridge ain’t purty! Or easy to clean!
Tip #5 is go easy on the frosting to adhere stuff to the pops. Seriously mine look like a 2-year-old made them. Apparently finesse is not my strong suit.
Tip # 6 is let someone else make the dang things. Seriously people, you can order them online and just pretend you made them. I’m doing that next year!
- ½ batch of brownies, cooked and crumbled
- ½ can of store bought icing
- White candy melts
- Edible eyeballs
- Confetti candies
- Black gel icing
- Red gel icing
- Take your brownies and crumble them into bits.
- Take about ½ the amount of icing and start mashing it into the brownies with a spoon. Add more icing till you get the desired consistency to form a ball.
- Form a ball, a small one people.
- Stick a cake pop-y thing into it.
- Pop it in the freezer to set.
- Take it out.
- Melt about ¼ of your candy melts. Check every 30 seconds so you don't over do it.
- Dunk the pop about ⅓ of the way into it.
- Pop back in fridge or freezer to set.
- Remove again.
- Melt the rest of your candy melts, checking every 30 seconds cuz they melt quick.
- Dunk the rest of the cake pop into it and swirl.
- Tap the excess gently.
- Pop in the fridge or freezer to set.
- Take out and decorate. Ugly like.
- Serve with a big old I made ugly monster bite cake pops smile.
If you’re looking for a brownie recipe you should totally check out my Best Brownies in the World. They are amazing. <shameless plug
So for our Sunday Supper theme this week it’s Trick or Treat Halloween Party. Our lovely host this week is Leslie Harris de Limon from La Cocina de Leslie. Huge thanks to Leslie for pulling off this spooktacular event. As always a huge thank you to our fearless Sunday Supper leader, Isabel Foodie of Family Foodie.
For more Halloween recipe ideas, be sure to check out the rest of the #SundaySupper line-up:
- Shrunken Heads in Cider – Girlichef
- Candy Corn Martini – The Messy Baker Blog
- Trick-or-Treat Wine Pairings for Halloween – ENOFYLZ
- Steak Bites with Bloody Mary Dipping Sauce – I Run for Wine
- Eggs in Purgatory – My Catholic Kitchen
- Mini Jack-o’-Lantern Sloppy Joe Pies – Small Wallet Big Appetite
- Baked Mummy Cheese Dogs – In the Kitchen with KP
- Meat Head – Ruffles & Truffles
- Goblin Eggs – Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Mummy Hot Dogs – Damn Delicious
- Spooky Kid Pizzas – Sustainable Dad
- Pumpkin Chili, Pumpkin Dip, & Wicken Witch’s Brew – Daddy Knows Less
- Monster Mash – Cindy’s Recipes & Writings
- Sloppy Worm Sandwiches – La Cocina de Leslie
- Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Biscoff Cream – The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- Spooky Ogre Eye Cookies – The Realistic Nutritionist
- Jack O’ Lantern Cookies – Magnolia Days
- Spooky Good Popcorn Snack Mix – The Weekend Gourment
- White Chocolate & Coconut Dipped Strawberry Ghosts – Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Vegan Halloween Sugar Cookies – Hezzi-D’s Books & Cooks
- Monster Cookies – Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
- Tunnel of Doom Cake – That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Candy-Stuffed Rice Crispy Treat Pumpkins – Chocolate Moosey
- Witch’s Fingers – Noshing with The Nolands
- Sweet Intestines with Broken Glass – The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Graveyard Brownies – The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Boo Candy Corn & Chocolate Chip Cookies – Hip Foodie Mom
- Bleeding Devil Cakes – Momma’s Meals
- Pumpkin Halloween Munch – Big Bear’s Wife
- Halloween Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cake Pops – Juanita’s Cocina
- Jack-O-Lantern Carrot Cake – Galactosemia in PDX
- Ghostly Chocolate Orange Tarts – Happy Baking Days
- Messy Monster Cookies – MarocMama
- Halloween Popcorn Cake – Pippis in the Kitchen Again
- Witches Morning Gruel – In the Kitchen with Audrey
- White Chocolate & Dulce de Leche Ghosts – Vintage Kitchen Notes
- Peanut Butter Candy Bar Cookies – The Cookie A Day Challenge
- Monster Cookie Revel Bars – Baker Street
- Halloween Cereal Bars – Basic N Delicious
- Ossi di Morti (Bones of the Dead Cookies) – Webicurean
- Pumpkin Pie Pinwheels – Midlife Road Trip
Thanks so much for stopping in. Heed my warnings people, cake pops are for pros like Bakerella. Now that is how you do cake pops folks. None of this ugly stuff I got going on over here. I shall attempt them again. Once my ego recovers.
Toodles and smoochies! xx