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Last updated on December 12th, 2023 at 12:56 pm

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Christmas Brownie Pops Recipe

Christmas Brownie Pops is a super easy and delicious recipe for the holiday season, perfect to have fun and decorate with the kids. Start a new fun family tradition. Let the kids help you. They love sprinkles! You should also try making these cute Melted Snowman Cookies, or try your hand at these easy Christmas tree-shaped recipes.

Some foodies claim that brownies were invented in 1893 by Bertha Palmer whose husband owned the Palmer Hotel in Chicago. She asked her chef for a cake-like dessert that could be put into lunch boxes and the brownie was born. However, the first recipe for brownies was in the 1896 Boston Cooking School Cook Book written by Fannie Farmer. 

Ingredients needed:

  • Brownie box – plus the ingredients listed on the box or your favorite brownie recipe.
  • Royal icing – or you can use store-bought icing or buttercream.
  • Sprinkles and candies

How to make Christmas brownie pops from scratch?

  1. Preheat oven: First, preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Prep the pan: In the meantime, prepare a round cake pan or baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper.
  3. Make the brownies: Now, prep the brownies according to the package instructions.
  4. Cool or chill: Last, cool the brownies to room temperature before removing them and placing them on a wire rack to cool completely. If you are in a hurry, put them in the freezer to chill for about 45 minutes.
  5. Decorate and serve: Finally, once the brownies are completely cool, decorate and serve.

Recipe variations:

  • Brownie balls: Make chocolate-covered brownie balls instead. Just cook the brownie batter and bake in a prepared baking dish. Then, slice into 16 pieces and roll them into balls. Stick a candy cane or popsicle stick in one end of each brownie ball and you can coat it with frosting or icing, and dip in decorations as you like.
  • Snowmen brownies: Similarly, you can use brownie balls stacked on top of each other to make snowmen. Just dip them into melted white chocolate.
  • Salted butter: If you use salted butter, be sure to omit the salt from the recipe.
  • Other flavors: Feel free to experiment with flavors. You can try using chocolate caramel brownies, white chocolate brownies, or even peanut butter brownies.
  • Make shapes: Instead of cutting the brownies into triangles, use cookie cutters to shape them into gingerbread men, snowmen, stars, and candy canes.
  • No candy canes: Alternatively, you can use candy cane sticks or even cake pop sticks.

Frequently asked questions

How do I decorate these?

You can use green frosting and fun sprinkles to make them look like a Christmas tree or use white chocolate frosting to make snowmen. Also, you can scoop a small amount of frosting into a zipper bag and cut off the end to make fun Christmas decorations. You can also use other ingredients like M&M’s, Reese’s minis, marshmallows, and even whipped cream.

Why are my brownies runny?

If the middle of your brownies is not cooking all the way, it could be a temperature thing. Some ovens run cooler than others. Use a thermometer to check the temperature to see if yours needs to be adjusted. Also, make sure you preheat the oven and do not remove them until they pass the toothpick test.

How can I fix runny brownies?

If the batter is still runny, try adding a little more flour and mixing it in with a whisk. You can also try cooking it longer. Just cover the edges with aluminum foil so they do not get burnt. One other idea is to turn the temperature down to 300 degrees F, cover them with aluminum foil, and cook them for another 10 minutes.

How to store leftovers:

  • Store: You can store leftover Christmas brownie pops in an airtight container or gallon-size zip baggie for up to three days in the fridge.
  • Freeze: It is also safe to freeze your Christmas brownie pops in a freezer bag. However, wrap them in plastic wrap first to prevent freezer burn.
  • Thaw: Be sure to thaw your leftovers overnight before serving for the best texture and flavor.

More Christmas recipes to try:

Christmas Brownie Pops

  • Prep Time40 MIN
  • Cook Time20 MIN
  • Servings 8 pops


  • 18.3 oz brownie mix box plus ingredients listed on the box - or your favorite homemade brownie recipe
  • 3 cups Royal icing in different colors, or store-bought icing
  • Sprinkles
  • Candies
  • Pretzels
  • Mini marshmallows


  • First, preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Prepare a round cake pan or baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or parchment paper. Set it aside.
  • Next, prep the brownies according to the package instructions.
    brownie batter in a round pan
  • Cool the brownies to room temperature before removing them from the pan and placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.
    round brownie cake
  • In the meantime prepare your royal icing in different colors.
  • Finally, once the brownies are completely cool, decorate like in the photos and serve.
    making a gift box pattern on a brownie slice

Nutrition Facts

Recipe tips:

  • Shorten prep time by using a fudgy brownie mix from the grocery store and colored icing and frosting. Then, just make brownie mix according to the box or package directions.
  • If you are short on time, just buy a tray of prepared brownies from the store and use them instead of making your own.
  • You can make each brownie pop differently or make them all the same. It is up to you.
  • Or just make the brownies and set up the decorations. Let your kids or grandkids decorate their brownie pops.
  • Place the cooled brownies onto a baking sheet when decorating to prevent messes.
  • These fun brownies make adorable desserts for the holidays or any time. You can decorate them in other ways for other holidays like red hearts for Valentine’s Day and green faces and shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day. Or just slather on some frosting and eat it.

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katerina @

katerina @

Love how these Brownie Pops are not only delicious but also look incredibly festive!

Beti | easyweeknightrecipes

Beti | easyweeknightrecipes

Such a fun and easy treat to make for the holidays!! My kids would love these!



This is such a fun treat for Christmas! My kids enjoyed making and eating them!

Monidipa Dutta

Monidipa Dutta

Your Christmas Brownie Pops recipe was a hit! The step-by-step instructions were easy to follow, and the pops turned out deliciously festive. The creative touch with sprinkles and holiday-themed decorations added a delightful flair. Thanks for making our holiday celebrations extra special!

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