SALTED CARAMEL FUDGE BROWNIE POPS AND BON BONS
Ever wonder what to do with those left over brownies or brownie scraps. Most of you are probably saying “what left over brownies!” I know…. they usually don’t last long enough for left overs. Personally, I always have scraps left from cutting the sides off and putting them in their little wrappers. We wouldn’t want to throw those morsels of yumminess away. Here I used left overs from my salted caramel fudge brownies. All the scraps include both the brownie and the frosting. As I cut the scraps off I’m putting them into a bowl. I also throw in any extra brownies I might have. With my hands, I mix the brownie pieces and frosting together until I get almost a fudge like consistency. I take my small cookie scoop and form little balls. I then roll the balls so that they are tight and not crumbly. For bon bons, using a tooth pick dip each ball into melted chocolate or Wilton Candy Melts. Take a small amount of the chocolate on a spoon and fill in the toothpick hole on top and make a pretty little swirl. Wait a minute or two … When the chocolate is just starting to set, sprinkle with crumbs, nuts, jimmies, coconut or just leave it plain. Here I sprinkled with Maldon Sea Salt since these are caramel fudge brownies. I use Maldon Sea Salt when ever I can. It is such a pretty salt, and I don’t find it as strong as other forms of salt.
These are also very easy to turn into a brownie pop just by adding the stick in the same way you would when making cake pops.
If you don’t want to make the bon bons right away put the scaps into a freezer bag and store in the freezer up to 3 weeks. I suggest not mixing the brownie with the frosting prior to freezing. They dry out and aren’t as moist and delicious.
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