Cannabis-infused Christmas tree brownie pops

Published Dec 22, 2021 02:00 p.m. ET
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With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to get out those cookbooks and prepare to serve a massive feast that traditionally ends with something sweet. Pies are nice, but when you’re ready to switch things up a bit, and looking for a higher experience, then it might be time to consider brownie pops. Weed brownies are a classic, and this fresh, new look and twist are all you really need to really dress them up, so they’re crowd-pleasing with minimal work.

What are brownie pops?

Brownie pops are a whole lot like cake pops, only instead of a tonne of super sweet icing, you’ve got rich, decadent brownies for a base. There’s no rolling anything by hand and they can be any size you want, though we highly recommend sticking to regular serving sizes to discourage guests from going overboard.

Christmas tree brownie pops

This Christmas recipe is perfect for beginners and experienced chefs alike because at this time of year, who really has the time to waste? It’s easy to toss together, fun to decorate, and delicious once the job is done. They can also be topped with your choice of additions and that’s great when you want to personalize each person's dessert according to what they like.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Calories: 295

Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup cannabis-infused icing
  • 500g bag M&Ms (or your preferred topping)

Tools

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon
  • Brownie pan
  • 12 popsicle sticks (or candy canes)
  • Piping bag (with narrow tip)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  2. Combine the brownie mix, egg, and cooking oil in a large mixing bowl.

  3. Cook the brownie batter for 15 minutes, or until you can press a toothpick into the center that comes out clean.

  4. Leave the brownie to cool completely before moving on to the next step.

  5. Flip the brownie out of the pan onto a clean work surface, and then use a sharp knife to cut the rectangle into 12 small Christmas trees (triangles).

  6. Now is the time to install the handles of these treats by inserting the ends of either popsicle sticks or candy canes into the base of each of the trees to form a trunk.

  7. Lay the brownie pops flat on a clean surface, and then get out the icing and feed it into a piping bag with a narrow writing tip.

  8. Use the icing to attach the M&Ms or whatever topping you prefer, as if they are decorations on a Christmas tree. Make individual ornaments or entire strands of tinsel. So, whatever your heart desires!

  9. Leave the icing to harden for a few minutes before packing these delicious desserts away or serving them.

Are you looking to add some kick to this recipe?

Take these brownie tree pops to the next level by melting down some chocolate (infused or otherwise) and using it to dip each of the treats, which will coat them all in a crunchy layer that adds a delightful texture, and extra sweet taste.

Serving/storage

One of the best things about brownie pops is that they’re ideal for storage. In fact, some might say they taste even better after spending a bit of time in the fridge, which makes them chewier. However, they do need to be stored properly if you want to avoid having them dry out before you’re ready to serve them up to guests. The fridge isn’t a bad place to be, especially if you opt for perishable toppings for decoration, but they must be kept in an airtight container or wrapper to seal in the freshness, which should buy your treats an average of five days shelf life.

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