{This is just a little "spin off" of my PoeFam blog that is a home for my domestic attempts...recipes, house stuff and more! It's named after my mom's mom, Miriam Elizabeth Davis...better known as "Gackey!" She was a lovely lady and oh so domestic. So, follow me as I try to fill her shoes...or, better yet, wear her apron!}

Saturday, December 4, 2010

You’re Never Too Old for a Candy Cane

I feel like when I think of Candy Canes, I think of kids enjoying them at Christmastime. But, who said they were just for kids!!! I love them too. And, for our Advent Devotional Party, my friend Carrie made these for all of us to enjoy! And they were YUMMMMMMYYYY and oh so cute! I have a feeling I’ll be making them again! …I love them for the kid in all of us! :) beg. of Dec 007Candy Cane Brownie Lollipops

1 pkg (18-21 oz) fudge brownie mix (plus ingredients to make brownies)
24 candy canes
10 oz chocolate-flavored almond bark
Additional decorations such as red sprinkles/crushed candy canes

1. Line Medium Sheet Pan (or 9-in. by 13-in. metal pan) with a 13-in. piece of Parchment Paper; lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions; pour batter into pan.Bake 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached. Remove from oven; cool 20 minutes or until still slightly warm.

2. Meanwhile, cut straight ends of candy canes off to form 4½-in. sticks. Place candy cane tops into baggie and crush; set aside.

3. Scoop brownie into 24 rounded scoops, packing brownie into scoop using hands.
(Entire brownie will be used.) Roll brownie scoops into smooth balls. Insert candy cane sticks into centers of balls, mounding brownie around each stick to secure. Pinch each brownie ball where candy cane and top of ball meet.

4. Place almond bark into bowl, microwave according to package directions until smooth. Spoon
melted bark evenly over each brownie ball, turning to coat completely. Be sure to coat where candy cane stick meets brownie ball. Allow excess bark to drip off. Dip into reserved crushed candy canes or sprinkles and stand upright on a piece of Parchment Paper. Repeat with remaining almond bark, lollipops and crushed candy. Let stand until set. Place into miniature cupcake liners.

beg. of Dec 008

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