First things first. Follow the instructions on your box of brownies and bake them. Then, take them out of the oven and let them cool for 5-10 minutes. You don’t want them completely cool…you want them warm.
Next is the fun part, using a melon scoop, (I used a 3/4 tablespoon sized scoop) scoop out the brownies and roll them into balls (in the palm of your hand). Just avoid any really hard crust parts…they don’t roll well. Set the balls on a piece of wax paper until your ready to do the next step.
We’ll start with the easiest brown balls first, and progressively get more difficult.
1. Sprinkle Brownie Balls
- While the ball is still warm, roll in sprinkles of your choice. Sugar sprinkles are the easiest to stick. The long sprinkles you see here are a little more tricky to get to latch on, but they’re doable….and make for great contrast!
2. Sugar Brownie Flats
- These are basically follow ups to the Sprinkle Brownie Balls. Take the balls and flatten them in the sprinkles until they stick on both sides! Easy peasy!
3. Nutella Thumbprint Brownies
- Using your thumb or a spoon, flatten a crater into the brownie balls.
- Fill them with about a teaspoon of Nutella. Mmmmm.
- Top with the sprinkles!
- Vanilla Icing
- Eyeball sprinkles
- Piping bag or ziploc bag
- Small circular piping tip
- Take your brownie balls, and stick an eyeball sprinkle on each on. If it doesn’t stick, put a tiny drop of icing underneath it.
- Using the piping tools, ice the blood vessels on.
5. Praline Covered Brownie Balls
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup skim milk
- 1 tablespoon light colored corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a small sauce pan (preferably all stainless steel…so the nonstick film doesn’t flake off into your praline), combine the sugar, milk, syrup, baking soda and salt.
- On low-medium heat, constantly stir the mixture until it starts to get airy and ultimately turns into a light brown/caramel color (this will take anywhere from 10-30 minutes).
- Take it off of the heat and let it sit for 3 minutes.
- Add the butter and vanilla extract and stir until it looses it’s shine.
- At this point, drop your brownie balls into the mixture QUICKLY and take them out to dry.
Servings: 6-10 covered balls