There are so many delicious game day snack recipes out there, but not enough football themed desserts. I was getting groceries at Walmart and spotted brownie mix in the baking aisle. I stocked up on Pillsbury™ brownie mix to make these delicious and adorable brownie bites that look like pom pons!
Watch this quick video to see how I made these cheerful treats or scroll down for the step out photos. If you like this video, hop over to my YouTube channel and subscribe. That way you won’t miss any of my fun videos — I publish two each week!
First, bake the brownies according to the package directions. After the brownies are baked and cooled enough to handle, scoop all the brownies into a large bowl. Grab some brownies and squish and roll them into one inch spheres. This is a fantastic activity to do with your kids. You don’t have to be worried about the occasional snitched treat either, since these brownies are fully cooked.
Put the brownie bites onto a baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes. Bring the brownies back out and insert a candy stick into each bite, squeezing the brownie bites to secure them to the sticks. Freeze for another 15 minutes.
While the brownies are in the freezer, pour a cup of shredded coconut into a zipper bag. Add a few drops of food coloring (in team colors) to the bag, zip it shut, and shake to color the coconut. Pour the coconut onto a piece of wax paper or a large plate to dry the coconut out a bit before using. Then melt a package of white candy melts according to package directions.
Set up an assembly line of brownie bites on sticks, candy melts, colored coconut, and another baking sheet. Take each brownie bite and dip it into the candy melt, letting the excess drip off over the bowl.
Quickly roll the brownie bite in the colored coconut to cover it. Then transfer the brownie pom pon to the baking sheet. Repeat with all the brownies. Refrigerate until game time.
I loved sharing these treats with my kids. Anything on a stick is fun to eat, and it’s especially fun when they look like pom pons!
They are also really tasty!
I had so much fun using Pillsbury brownie mix for my game day party, that I already have plans to use it for a Valentine’s dessert I will have coming up in a few weeks. Keep an eye out for that!
If you make your own brownie pom pons, use this coupon to save a little cash. Check out the Pillsbury™ website for other ways to mix up a moment with your family. You can also follow the #MixUpaMoment for more great ideas.
Make sure to click back to see all the other game day DIYs I have shared this week. You might like these other fun party desserts:
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