Brownie push pops
Skill level: Easy peasy
Costs: Cheap as chips
Push pops are great for kids' parties. You can make a real fuss when you bring them out as the children will really get excited as they're a little bit different to cupcakes and more fun to eat. They are made using gooey brownies sandwiched between white chocolate, so as well as being exciting to look at, they taste delicious too. Don't be frightened to give them a go if you've not made them before, as they are just as easy to make as a normal sponge and we promise you'll be pleased with the reception they get from the children.
- 150g dark chocolate
- 130g butter or margarine
- 200g soft brown sugar
- 130g plain flour
- 2 eggs
- 6 push pop containers
For added fun, top with more white chocolate and cover with sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 325°F/170°C/fan 150°C/gas mark 3. Grease a 20cm square tin.
- Break the chocolate and place it in a bowl with the butter and place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, ensuring the button of the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Allow the chocolate and butter to melt, stirring continuously.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar, then sift the flour and stir through the mix.
- Add the eggs and mix through, and pour into the tin.
- Bake for 40 minutes or until the top is flaky and crunchy, but is still soft when pressed gentle, then remove from the oven and allow to cool before removing from the tin. When they are cool you can build the push pops.
- Use a round cutter the same diameter as the push pop cut 18 discs from the brownie. Place 6 discs onto the work surface, and smooth with melted white chocolate. Place another disc on top of the White chocolate and repeat until you have stacks 3 brownie discs tall.
- Push the push pop tube over the stack, to fill the tube, then gently push the brownies down to the bottom of the tube.
- Drizzle the last of the white chocolate over the top and allow to set.