Chocolate Covered Candy Cane Brownie Lollipops

Ingredients:

  • 1 package brownie mix
    (plus ingredients to make brownies)
  • 24 candy canes
  • 10 oz. chocolate
    (melted with slices of paraffin wax mixed in)
  • Paper baking cups
    (small)

Directions:

  • Line 9×13 inch pan with a piece of parchment paper. Lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Bake about 30 minutes, or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached. You do not want the brownies to be completely done. Remove to a cooling rack and let cool about 20 minutes or until just slightly warm.
  • While the brownies are baking, cut the straight ends of candy canes off to form 4½-inch sticks. Place the remaining candy cane tops into a plastic bag, and crush into small pieces.
  • Roll brownies into 1-2 inch balls. You can use a scoop or just eyeball it. Insert the candy cane sticks into centers of balls, molding brownie around each stick.
  • Melt the paraffin wax and chocolate in a double broiler or slowly in the microwave. Dip the brownies in the melted chocolate, turning to coat completely. Allow excess chocolate to drip off and then place on the paper baking cup. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes over the chocolate before it
    sets. Repeat with remaining chocolate, lollipops and crushed candy. Let stand in the refrigerator until set.