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Robot Brownie Pops

August 08

CAN A ROBOT LEARN TO BAKE? Probably! Robotics is a huge eld of science and technology, with new models being created every year. My nickname is Robot, though it’s not because I’m a Cylon (I swear). R2-D2 from Star Wars, Data from Star Trek, and Bumblebee from Transformers are among some of my favorite ctional robots. This dessert will really get your gears turning! © 2015 by Rosanna Pansino from THE NERDY NUMMIES COOKBOOK published by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

  • serves Serves
  • time 80 mins


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch metal baking pan and line it with parchment paper.

  2. 2. Prepare two batches of the Brownie batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean, 38 to 40 minutes.
  3. 3. Let the brownies cool in the pan. Remove the brownies from the pan, peel of the parchment paper, and cut the brownies into 11/4 x 11/4-inch cubes. Pack the cubes gently with your hands to make them firmer and more condensed.
  4. 4. In the microwave or a double boiler, melt the white and black Candy Melts together to make a light gray color (I use a ratio of 9 white to 1 black).
  5. 5. Dip an end of each lollipop stick into the gray melts (it acts as an adhesive), then insert it halfway into a brownie cube. Place brownie pops in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to chill.
  6. 6. Dip the brownie pops into the gray melts, making sure to cover them completely. Stand the dipped squares in a foam block to dry.
  7. 7. Cut the red liquorice laces into 1/2-inch lengths. Using a dab of gray candy as an adhesive, attach the liquorice to the pops as mouths. Adhere the candy eyeballs to the pops with a dab of gray candy D .
  8. 8. Cut the jelly beans in half crosswise and use a dab of gray candy to stick the halves to the sides of the brownie pops for ears. Press a black licorice pastille into the top center of each pop. Attach one M&M’s Mini on top of the pastille as the antenna. I use red, green, and blue M&M’s.
  9. 9. Place the Life Savers Gummies onto the bottom of the pops as necks, using a dab of gray candy. I use red, green, and orange gummies.

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Makes a lot of pops:

Butter, for greasing the pan

2 batches brownie batter (try these without the frosting.)

1 bag (12 ounces) white candy melts (Wilton)

1 bag (12 ounces) black candy melts (Wilton)

Red liquorice laces

2 packages candy eyeballs (Wilton)

Black jelly beans (Jelly Belly)

Black liquorice pastilles

Small candy-coated chocolates (M&M’s Minis): red, blue, and green

Gummy rings (Life Savers Gummies): red, green, and orange


You'll Need

9 x 13-inch metal baking pan

70 lollipop sticks

Foam block