Healthy Dessert Idea: Brussels Sprouts Cake Pops!

Brussel Sprouts Cake Pops

yield: 10 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

Directions

1

Clean and trim Brussels sprouts. Boil them on the stove until tender for about 5 minutes. Drain and let dry & cool.

2

Insert the cake pop stick into the stem of each Brussels sprout.

3

Place candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 15-second intervals until melted, stirring between each round.

4

Dip each Brussels sprout in the melted candy, and tap off the excess. Add the sprinkles. Place each one upright in a piece of floral form or poke holes in a box like I did to stand them up.

5

Refrigerate for at least an hour to set, and enjoy!

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Consider making Brussels sprouts cake pops as a fun and delicious treat idea!

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White and milk chocolate dipped Brussels sprouts are my new favorite dessert vegetable and I know you’re gonna love these too.

Our recipe video has even gone viral!

What could be better than a chocolate-dipped tender Brussels sprout to nosh on?!

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Plus, I love that these are much easier and healthier than traditional homemade cake pops. This simple recipe only requires a few easy ingredients and there’s no rolling the cake into a ball, or worrying if they’ll roll off the stick. If you love easy recipes, this is definitely one to try.

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Tips for making the best Brussels Sprouts Cake Pops:

  • Boiling the Brussels sprouts is an optional step, but tastes so much better in my opinion, plus having them a bit tender makes it much easier to place them on the cake pop sticks!
  • Use candy melts! I actually tried melted white chocolate at first and it all came sliding right off sadly. The candy melts seemed to set up quickly and stayed on much better. I used a mix of chocolate and white chocolate candy melts and love the results!
  • You’ll need a way for the Brussels sprout cake pops to stay upright, so I poked holes in a box to set the sticks in and it worked well. Floral foam is also a great option. They will need a little time to set up in the fridge, so make sure to pre-plan for that.

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Brussel Sprouts Cake Pops

yield: 10 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

cook time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

Tender chocolate-dipped Brussels Sprouts with sprinkles as a dessert vegetable.

Directions

1

Clean and trim Brussels sprouts. Boil them on the stove until tender for about 5 minutes. Drain and let dry & cool.

2

Insert the cake pop stick into the stem of each Brussels sprout.

3

Place candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 15-second intervals until melted, stirring between each round.

4

Dip each Brussels sprout in the melted candy, and tap off the excess. Add the sprinkles. Place each one upright in a piece of floral form or poke holes in a box like I did to stand them up.

5

Refrigerate for at least an hour to set, and enjoy!

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My family LOVED this easy-to-make dessert vegetable!

I made these as a special birthday treat for one of my kids and they were a big hit! The tender, savory Brussels sprouts tasted great with the sweet flavor of the chocolate and sprinkles. Don’t miss out on this delicious idea, we gave it 5/5 stars!

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About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 18

  1. marykatz

    I bet you can’t each just one …Not!!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      ๐Ÿ˜†

  2. MamaDavis

    Ha, do love me some Brussel sprouts. Lol

  3. Marcia Fox

    Yummmmy!!!

  4. Lolie

    Omg! My kids would be hysterical if I pranked them with this.. ๐Ÿ˜‚

  5. SoCalLemon

    “I made these as a special birthday treat for one of my kids” HAHAHA, that was my favorite part.

    I’ve never actually had a brussel sprout, and think this recipe might actually be worth a try. Chocolate is on this planet for a reason! LOL.

  6. Jennifer

    Such a great prank idea

  7. Lana

    Lol! We did chocolate covered bouillon cubes for a prank years ago but this is even better!

  8. Mrs.W

    Ha ha I always look forward to April fools day on hip2save. Thank you for bringing us smiles.๐Ÿ˜ƒ

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome! ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ Thanks for joining us each year!

  9. Jill

    lol ๐Ÿ˜‚

  10. jodislemons@verizon.net

    ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ love April Fools Day on Hip2Save .. you make it look SO believable !

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      LOL! Thanks for the sweet comment and for stopping by for all the fun! ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ˜†

  11. Sandy Bottoms

    They look delicious.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing, brysgal! Too funny! I wonder how many people have been fooled with these “cake” pops today?! ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿซ

  12. Bridget

    I pranked my grandkids with this today, but I used froze the brussel sprouts and used Magic Shell ice cream topping. It makes it so much easier than melting chocolate.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      So fun! Glad you were able to fool your grandkids with this fun idea, Bridget. Thanks a bunch for sharing how you prepped them. ๐Ÿค—

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