Ingredients

Brownie

  • 90 grams (6.35 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 75 grams (2.65 ounces) bittersweet chocolate
  • 2 large eggs
  • 110 grams (0.55 cups) granulated sugar
  • 95 grams (0.75 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 150 grams (1 cup) cherries, pitted and without juice

Glaze

  • 50 grams (3.5 tablespoons) cherry juice
  • 100 grams (3.5 ounces) white chocolate
  • 15 grams (1 tablespoon) vegetable oil

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowls

    Various sizes will be needed for combining ingredients. Stainless steel is recommended for easy cleaning.

  • Whisk

    Great for whipping eggs and ensuring a smooth batter.

  • Popsicle Molds

    Silicone molds are ideal as they make it easier to remove the popsicles once frozen.

  • Pastry Bag

    Helps in transferring the brownie batter neatly into the molds.

  • Freezer

    Essential for setting the brownies before adding the glaze.

Instructions

Step 1

1. In a heatproof bowl, melt the bittersweet chocolate and butter together until smooth and fully combined. In another bowl, lightly beat the eggs and sugar until just combined. Gradually mix the chocolate-butter mixture into the eggs and sugar. Stir in the all-purpose flour until the batter is well-mixed. Transfer the batter into a pastry bag. Use a microwave or double boiler to melt the chocolate and butter for more control and to prevent overheating.

Step 2

2. Prepare popsicle molds by lightly greasing them if necessary. Fill each mold with batter, leaving about 2-3mm from the top. Insert sticks into the molds, then press cherries into the batter, ensuring they are evenly distributed. Bake in a preheated oven at 320°F (160°C) for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Make sure not to overfill the molds to allow room for the batter to rise.

Step 3

3. Once baked, let the brownies cool completely, then place them in the freezer for at least 3 hours to firm up. Freezing helps the brownies hold their shape when dipped in the glaze.

Step 4

1. For the glaze, bring the cherry juice to a boil in a small saucepan. Pour the hot juice over the white chocolate and vegetable oil, stirring constantly until the chocolate is fully melted and the mixture is smooth. If the chocolate doesn't melt completely, you can gently heat it in the microwave in short intervals, stirring in between.

Step 5

2. Remove the brownies from the freezer. Dip each brownie popsicle into the glaze, ensuring it is fully coated. Optional: sprinkle freeze-dried berries or any other desired toppings on top of the glaze. Set them back on a parchment-lined tray and let the glaze set. Work quickly when dipping the brownies to ensure an even coating before the glaze hardens.

Step 6

This recipe should yield approximately 5 brownie popsicles. Enjoy your delicious treats!

Servings

These brownie popsicles 🧁 are not only delicious but versatile in their presentation.

Classic Tea Time: Pair these delightful treats with a cup of hot tea or coffee for an afternoon pick-me-up. The combination of warm and cold will be a delightful surprise for your taste buds!

Dessert Delight: Serve them as the grand finale of a dinner party. Arrange the popsicles on a beautiful tray with a sprinkle of freeze-dried berries to add a pop of color and texture. 🍒✨

Picnic Pleaser: Pack these brownie popsicles in a cooler for your next picnic. They are a fun and unique dessert that everyone will love. Pair them with fresh fruit and a refreshing lemonade. 🍋🥤

Variations

Looking to make this recipe gluten-free or vegan? No problem! 🌱

Gluten-Free Variation: Simply swap out the regular flour for a gluten-free all-purpose flour blend. Ensure your baking powder is also gluten-free, and you're good to go!

Vegan Variation: Substitute the butter with a plant-based butter, and replace the eggs with flaxseed eggs (1 tablespoon ground flaxseed mixed with 2.5 tablespoons water per egg). Use dairy-free chocolate for both the brownie batter and the glaze.

Faq

  • How do I melt chocolate without burning it?

    Melt the chocolate gently in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over simmering water, stirring constantly until melted.

  • Can I use frozen cherries for this recipe?

    Fresh cherries are best, but if using frozen, thaw them completely and drain any excess liquid before adding to the batter.

  • How do I know when the brownies are done baking?

    The brownies should be set around the edges and slightly soft in the middle. A toothpick inserted should come out with a few moist crumbs.

  • Can I make the brownies ahead of time?

    Yes, you can bake the brownies a day ahead and freeze them. Just apply the glaze before serving.

  • How do I achieve a smooth glaze?

    Ensure the chocolate is fully melted and the mixture is thoroughly combined. If the glaze is too thick, you can add a bit of oil to thin it out.

  • Do I need to refrigerate the popsicles after glazing?

    Yes, it’s best to keep the glazed popsicles in the refrigerator until serving to ensure the glaze sets properly and the brownies remain firm.

Nutrition facts

Brownie with cherries
Recipe Yield:5 servings
Calories:Approximately 275 calories per serving
Calories (Min - Max):250 - 300
Total Fat:15g
Saturated Fat:8g
Protein:4g
Total Carbohydrate:32g
Total Sugars:20g