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How to Make Browniesicles: Easy 3-Ingredient Recipe

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Simple 3-Ingredient Recipe for Chocolate-Covered Browniesicles

make browniesicles using 3 simple ingredients

These easy-to-make desserts are a chocolate-lover’s dream come true!  A chewy fudge brownie covered in a chocolate shell on a stick, you won’t believe these treats are made of just 3 simple ingredients!  Learn how easy they are to make with our step-by-step instructions and video tutorial. 

What is a Browniesicle?

A browniesicle is a chewy brownie encased in a chocolate coating served on a stick in a popsicle shape.  It’s sort of like a cakesicle but with a brownie filling, and, in our opinion, easier to make. 

Served on a stick, these chocolate rich treats are party-ready and great for gatherings-no plates or utensils needed.  They can also be easily wrapped in treat bags to give as gifts or favors.  Browniesicles are easy to serve and easy to make.   

For another easy to serve party-friendly dessert option, check out our pizza cake!

browniesicles are an egg-free dessert

This browniesicle recipe consists of 3 ingredients:

  1. A box of brownie mix
  2. 1 can of Cream Soda Dr Pepper
  3. chocolate melting wafers

That’s it!  That’s all you need.  Brownie mix and Dr Pepper? Sounds weird right?  Well, it is weird.  But these 2 simple ingredients create the perfect chewy, gooey, chocolatey texture that is just right for a browniesicle.  

A chewy center is a key component of this treat-brownies that are too crumbly or cakey won’t pair well with the chocolate coating shell.  (The whole thing may crack and fall apart.)  We love keeping things easy and quick, and it doesn’t get much quicker than mixing together just 2 ingredients.  

browniesicles have a chewy gooey brownie filling center

This also means that this dessert is a great option for those with an egg allergy.  Baked goods without eggs can be hard to come by, and these egg-free browniesicles are an awesome remedy for an egg allergy concern.  

The shell couldn’t be easier to make-just melt some chocolate melting wafers or candy melts and brush onto the mold to create the popsicle shape. 

We use these silicone popsicle molds for our browniesicles.  They are slightly smaller than a standard popsicle size, but we find they are just right for a browniesicle.  Using these molds with this recipe will yield about 22 browniesicles.

The chocolate coating looks beautiful and adds a nice texture contrast to the soft center.  Besides, the only thing better than chocolate is MORE chocolate.  😉  Browniesicles are definitely a chocolate lover’s dream!  

easy recipe for browniesicles

Good to Know Before You Get Started

  • The key to a delicious browniesicle is a soft, chewy, gooey brownie center.  Brownies on the crumbly or cakey side won’t hold up as well underneath the chocolate coating.  Our go-to mix is the Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge brownie mix.  We find it makes the perfect chewy texture for a browniesicle.
  • We like to use Cream Soda Dr Pepper for this recipe.  It adds a hint of creamy flavor to the brownies.  If you can’t find this flavor, a regular Dr Pepper and one tsp of vanilla extract will do the trick!
  • Ghirardelli Melting Wafers are our favorite for this dessert.  We tend to see less cracks in our browniesicles using this brand.  Feel free to try a different brand or chocolate almond bark.
  • All ovens are different-keep an eye on your brownies and adjust the baking time if need be.
  • Remember to use food grade brushes & popsicle sticks, NOT regular ol’ craft supplies.  They ARE different.  Nobody wants brush hairs or stick splinters in their food.
  • Warming Trays: to make this process quicker and easier, we place our bowl of melted chocolate on a warming tray.  It keeps the chocolate smooth and warm so we don’t have to keep reheating it in between coatings and batches. 

         We have a few of these that we inherited from our Grandma-hence the 70s vibe! If you work  with chocolate, we highly recommend investing in one of these.  After our ancient ones finally give out, we’re looking at this warming tray on Amazon.  We’re also interested in the Wilton Melting Pot, which has good reviews as well.  

make browniesicles with this simple recipe

How to Make Browniesicles

What You’ll Need

Ingredients:

Brownie Filling:

  • 1 box of brownie mix: our favorite-Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge
  • 1 can of Cream Soda Dr Pepper OR 1 can of Dr Pepper + 1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Coating:

  • chocolate melting wafers: our favorite-Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Flavored Melting Wafers

Supplies:

Brownie Filling:

  • mixing bowl
  • spatula
  • baking pan
  • cooking spray
  • food gloves (recommended)

Chocolate Coating & Assembly:

  • microwave-safe bowl
  • spatulas/spoons
  • silicone popsicle mold
  • cutting board/baking sheet
  • food grade brush
  • food grade popsicle sticks
  • food gloves (recommended)
  • warming tray (optional)
browniesicles are a brownie on a stick covered with a chocolate coating

Bake the Brownie Filling

1.Preheat oven to 375͒. 

2.In a mixing bowl, stir brownie mix and Dr Pepper until well blended. (Will be quite runny.)

3.Pour mixture into a baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.

to make the brownie filling, mix together a box of brownie mix and one can of cream soda Dr Pepper

4. Bake for 30-35 minutes until gooey.  *Inserted toothpick in the middle of the pan should come out with some brownie mix on it.   

5. Allow brownies to cool completely.

6. Cut away edges of brownies and discard.  Wearing food gloves, break up the brownie mixture and mush together.

* Here’s an Idea:  Put the brownie edges in a bag/container and use them for toppings on ice cream!

Melt the Chocolate

1.Pour a small amount of melting wafers into a microwave-safe bowl.

2.Microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power for 20-30 seconds and stir.

3.Continue heating for 15-20 second intervals at 50% power until melted through. 

supplies for making browniesicles

Fill the Molds

1.Place the silicone mold on a cutting board/baking sheet.  If using a warming tray, place the bowl of melted chocolate on top of the tray.

2.Use a food grade brush to apply the base coating of chocolate to the mold, making sure to cover the entire surface.  

*Helpful Tip: Dip your brush in a glass of warm water to clean it in between coatings.

3.Insert a popsicle stick into the slot of the mold.

4.Place in the freezer and allow to harden for about 5 minutes.

5.Remove from the freezer and brush on a second coat of chocolate just like the first.  This time, brush the chocolate on pretty thick around the popsicle stick-this will strengthen the hold of the stick inside the browniesicle.  *Two chocolate coatings prevent cracking of the chocolate shell.

brush the silicone mold with two layers of melting chocolate

6.Place the mold back in the freezer for another 5 minutes to allow the second coat to harden.  

7.Remove from the freezer.  You may want to use gloves for this step!  Grab some brownie mixture (work with about a Tbsp at a time), and begin to fill the mold, gently pressing it into the chocolate shell and around the stick.  *Hold onto the stick with your other hand while filling in the cavity with brownie mixture.

fill the silicone popsicle mold with brownie mixture

Fill with brownie mixture just shy of full.  You’ll want to leave a little space at the top to brush with more chocolate coating.  This does 2 things:

~prevents cracks and seams in the chocolate shell 

~will produce a coating that will fully encase the browniesicle.

8.Spoon some chocolate on top of the brownie mixture and brush it on, making sure to brush to the edges of the mold.

brush the brownie mixture with melted chocolate

9.Place back in the freezer for another 5 minutes to harden.  

10.Gently remove the browniesicles from the mold.  Starting at the top of the mold (opposite the stick end) peel back the mold.  Once the browniesicle is free of the mold, slide the stick out and there you have it!

use a knife to trim rough edges of the browniesicles for a smooth finish

*Helpful Tip:  To clean up the edges of the browniesicles so they have a nice smooth finish, we use this little trick: trim the edges with a sharp knife, and then slightly melt the edges of the browniesicle by running it along a hot plate.

How to Decorate Browniesicles

When it comes to decorating browniesicles, the possibilities are endless really!  One of the easiest ways to dress up these treats is with a quick drizzle of colored chocolate with a splash of sprinkles.  

hide cracks in the chocolate shell with drizzle and sprinkles

Use chocolate melting wafers, or candy melts as they are sometimes called, to achieve this look.  They come in an array of colors and can be found at Walmart, Amazon, and most craft supply stores.  

Simply melt the wafers according to the package instructions.  The mixture can be poured into a piping bag or a plastic bag with the tip cut off, and then apply light pressure with a sweeping motion to get a drizzled effect.

easy browniesicles recipe

*Helpful Tip: If topping with sprinkles, make sure to add them BEFORE the chocolate drizzle hardens or they won’t stick!

Another quick and easy way to spruce up plain browniesicles is to dip them in the melted colored candy melt mixture.  This creates a cool two-toned look.  Add sprinkles, of course, to give them an extra pop!

Let us know in the comments if you try this recipe, and what creative ways you come up with to decorate your browniesicles!

Questions or comments? Let us know  in the comments below!

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browniesicles have a chewy gooey brownie filling center

Browniesicles

These easy-to-make desserts are a chocolate-lover’s dream come true!  A chewy fudge brownie covered in a chocolate shell on a stick, you won’t believe these treats are made of just 3 simple ingredients!  
Course Dessert
Servings 22 browniesicles

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • spatulas/spoons
  • baking pan
  • cooking spray
  • food gloves (recommended)
  • Microwave Safe Bowl
  • silicone popsicle mold
  • cutting board/baking sheet
  • food grade brush
  • food grade popsicle sticks
  • warming tray (optional)

Ingredients
  

Brownie Filling

  • 1 box brownie mix our favorite: Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge
  • 1 can Cream Soda Dr Pepper or 1 can Dr Pepper + 1 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Coating

  • chocolate melting wafers our favorite: Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Flavored Melting Wafers

Instructions
 

Bake the Brownie Filling

  • Preheat oven to 375͒. 
  • In a mixing bowl, stir brownie mix and Dr Pepper until well blended. (Will be quite runny.)
  • Pour mixture into a baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until gooey.  *Inserted toothpick in the middle of the pan should come out with some brownie mix on it.  
  • Allow brownies to cool completely.
  • Cut away edges of brownies and discard.  Wearing food gloves, break up the brownie mixture and mush together.

Melt the Chocolate

  • Pour a small amount of melting wafers into a microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave for 30 seconds at 50% power for 20-30 seconds and stir.
  • Continue heating for 15-20 second intervals at 50% power until melted through. 

Fill the Molds

  • Place the silicone mold on a cutting board/baking sheet.  If using a warming tray, place the bowl of melted chocolate on top of the tray.
  • Use a food grade brush to apply the base coating of chocolate to the mold, making sure to cover the entire surface.  
  • *Helpful Tip: Dip your brush in a glass of warm water to clean it in between coatings.
  • Insert a popsicle stick into the slot of the mold.
  • Place in the freezer and allow to harden for about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the freezer and brush on a second coat of chocolate just like the first.  This time, brush the chocolate on pretty thick around the popsicle stick-this will strengthen the hold of the stick inside the browniesicle.  *Two chocolate coatings prevent cracking of the chocolate shell.
  • Place the mold back in the freezer for another 5 minutes to allow the second coat to harden.  
  • Remove from the freezer.  You may want to use gloves for this step!  Grab some brownie mixture (work with about a Tbsp at a time), and begin to fill the mold, gently pressing it into the chocolate shell and around the stick.  *Hold onto the stick with your other hand while filling in the cavity with brownie mixture.
  • Fill with brownie mixture just shy of full.  You’ll want to leave a little space at the top to brush with more chocolate coating. 
  • Spoon some chocolate on top of the brownie mixture and brush it on, making sure to brush to the edges of the mold.
  • .Place back in the freezer for another 5 minutes to harden.  
  • Gently remove the browniesicles from the mold.  Starting at the top of the mold (opposite the stick end) peel back the mold.  Once the browniesicle is free of the mold, slide the stick out and there you have it!
  • *Helpful Tip:  To clean up the edges of the browniesicles so they have a nice smooth finish, we use this little trick: trim the edges with a sharp knife, and then slightly melt the edges of the browniesicle by running it along a hot plate.

Notes

  • Any brand melting wafers or almond bark will work for this recipe.

How to Make Browniesicles: Easy 3-Ingredient Recipe

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