Make this beautiful Pretty in Pink Brownie Bouquet for a gift the recipient will never forget! Featuring delicious chocolate-coated brownies in a vase made of incredible cookie sticks, this is a treat that will bring a smile to anyone’s face!
Pretty in Pink Brownie Bouquet Recipe
Ingredients you will need:
- 10″ x 15″ jelly roll pan
- 1 (18.3 oz.) package brownie mix
- Eggs, vegetable oil, and water as directed on the package
- Poster board (cut 15″ by 5″)
- Pink shredded paper
- 2 thin rubber bands
- 2 13 oz. containers rolled wafer cookies (we used Pepperidge Farms Pirouette cookies)
- Wide decorative ribbon
- Flower-shaped cookie cutter (2 1/2″ to 3″)
- 7 (8″) white lollipop sticks
- 1 (16 oz.) package chocolate candy coating or chocolate almond bark
- 1/2 cup pink candy wafers or 2 squares white almond bark tinted pink with food coloring
- Pastry bag fitted with small round tips
Prepare a 18.3 oz package of brownie mix in a 10″ x 15″ pan according to package instructions. Set aside. Measuring carefully, cut a 15″ by 5″ piece of poster board.
Wrap the poster board into a cylinder.
Tape thoroughly, holding it together in the cylinder shape. Prepare several pieces of Styrofoam cut to a size where they’ll fit securely in the poster board cylinder. Do not put the Styrofoam in just yet.
Wrap the Styrofoam in foil so that it won’t touch any of the brownies.
Wrap the top of the cylinder with wax paper, taping it together.
Fold the wax paper inside the cylinder.
Place wrapped Styrofoam into cylinder.
Using a flower-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 6 or so brownies.
Place brownies on sheet.
Gently place lollipop sticks in brownies, going about halfway up. Be careful, as they are not yet secured to the stick.
Place 1 package chocolate candy coating or almond bark in microwave-safe bowl. Melt in microwave.
After coating is melted, coat the exposed side of the brownies with chocolate. Allow 30 minutes to cool.
Once brownies have cooled, carefully lip them over. Reheat chocolate.
Coat the remaining side with melted chocolate. Allow another 30 minutes to cool.
In a microwave-safe bowl, place 2 squares white chocolate almond bark. Melt in microwave.
Add pink food coloring to melted white chocolate almond bark.
Stir thoroughly until white chocolate almond bark is pink.
Add melted white chocolate almond bark to pastry bag fitted with small round tips.
Decorate the brownies with the white chocolate almond bark.
Place 2 thin rubber bands across paper cylinder.
Carefully place rolled wafer cookies inside rubber band, holding them together.
Do so until all of the cylinder is concealed by wafer cookies.
Add pink shredded paper to top of tin foil.
Once pink shredded paper has covered foil, begin to insert brownie sticks. Do so carefully.
Give as a gift to someone you care about or use it as a delightful display at a gathering!
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Pretty in Pink Brownie Bouquet Video Instructions
Brownie Bouquet Video Transcript
Hi, Kristy in the Rada Kitchen, and today I want to show you how to make this Pretty in Pink Brownie Bouquet. It’s brownies coated in chocolate and with hazelnut sticks around them. First you’ll need to get a 18.5 ounce box of brownie mix. Mix it up according to the package directions. Make sure you put them in this 11 x 15 inch pan. It’s going to be easier to get them out. Bake them about 16 to 18 minutes. You’ll want to let them completely cool and then set them aside for now.
You’ll need some Styrofoam. I just have this scrap piece. Maybe a computer came in it. I like to recycle so I’m going to use some scraps. You’ll need a piece of posterboard or heavy paper. You’ll want to cut a 15 inch long and 5 inch wide strip. You cut them out with the scissors and then you have a piece like that. Once you have your cutout you want about a 5 inch circle. You just wrap that around and tape it really well. Tape the outside and the inside.
Now we have our little cylinder. Then we need some Styrofoam that will fit in there. So with my pieces I’m going to layer it up. You want it about an inch blow here so you’re going to need about 4 inches of Styrofoam. Then I’m cutting with this Rada Bagel Knife. It lets you cut and shape like you’re carving.
I have my Styrofoam cut. You don’t really want it touching your food so we’re going to cover that in tinfoil, which will also hold it together better. Then we’re going to put food around our cardboard so I’m going to take a piece of wax paper and tape it on there. Then we just fold it down, it’s really easy. Now the tinfoil will slide right into that. We have about an inch from the top, perfect. So there’s our base.
I’m going to cut out the brownies. You’re probably going to have enough to make 2 bouquets if you want. What I have here is a flower-shaped cookie cutter. I made this size and then a couple small ones. It’s up to you how big to make them. To get these out of the pan I’m going to take this Rada Mini-Server and just slip it under there.
Insert a lollipop stick into the pieces. Don’t try to hold it yet, because it’s the chocolate that’s actually going to secure it to the stick. You want to go about halfway into the brownie. I laid down wax paper and am going to put a cooling rack over that. Then I’m going to take some chocolate almond bark. You can use candy coating. I’m going to melt that in the microwave from 30 seconds to a minute. Then we’re going to put our lollipop brownies on this rack. We’re going to put the chocolate over it. You’re going to need about a pound of chocolate to do this. You kind of want it to run over the sides. Now you want to let these sit and cool for 30 minutes.
After they’ve cooled you can turn them over. We’re going to repeat that process after reheating the chocolate. While the second side is cooling I’m going to make our decoration frosting. We’ll put this in the microwave from 30 seconds to a minute. This is nicely melted and I’m going to add pink food coloring. We’ll use about 2 drops and mix. Again this is just vanilla almond bark or you can use pink candy coating. Then you just need our little round tip and cake decorator bag.
We have all the petals on. You can just touch it a little bit and we’re going to make dots. While our pink decoration is drying I’m going to show you how to put these wafer cookies around the edge. I think you can get Oreo sticks, too. You just need a couple rubber bands. I’m going to put them a little more than halfway up. Then you decide what ribbon you’re going to use. The purpose of the ribbon is to cover up construction. Then you just gently slide the cookie in there. So not only our the flowers edible, but the base is, too.
You’ll need some shredded paper that you’ll want to put on the side. This is just shredded tissue paper. Then you’re ready to start putting your brownies in. Guide it in with your bottom hand. These first ones you’ll want to put in lower than the back ones. Then you’ll want to use a ribbon to cover those rubber bands. And there’s how you create your own Pretty in Pink Brownie Bouquet!
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