Bake with Betty These School Holidays!

The winter school holidays present a great time to get in to the warm kitchen and get your bake on! When it’s cold out, the smell of some delicious baking wafting from a cosy kitchen will linger in your children’s memories.

Pre-empt the back to school lunch box blues and take the opportunity to stock up the freezer with lunch box goodies. Cupcakes, cookies and cakes can all be baked, wrapped and frozen for the school weeks ahead.

Getting the kids involved is a great way to help kids learn about numbers and measurement. They’ll love being involved and are more likely to remember number skills if they’re having fun along the way! They are also more likely to eat (or share!) what they have baked.

Even though it’s cold out, you can still enjoy a trip out. Whip up a batch of brownies or cupcakes, fill a thermos with hot chocolate and get the kids rugged up and head out to enjoy a mid-winter afternoon snack at a local playground or park.

These yummy Brownie Pops will keep the kids busy these school holidays. They are fun to make, delicious to eat! Just cut the brownies, add a lollipop stick, dip into chocolate and decorate.

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4 from 3 votes

Brownie Pops

The kids will love making these yummy Brownie Pops. Simple to make and delicious to eat!

Course: Snack
Keyword: cake
Servings: 12


  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Triple Chocolate Brownie Mix
  • 125 grams Butter melted
  • 2 large Eggs


  • 125 grams dark or milk chocolate broken into pieces
  • 125 grams white chocolate broken into pieces
  • 100’s and 1000’s
  • dried apricots and/or cranberries finely chopped
  • Mixed nuts chopped and toasted
  • Dessicated coconut coloured if desired
  • 12 wooden craft or lollopop sticks


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C for fan forced ovens). Lightly grease and line the base and two sides of a 20cm square cake pan with baking parchment. Open the brownie mix box, remove enclosed frosting sachet and reserve for another use. Make, bake and cool brownie mix as directed on box.
  • Place pan of brownies in freezer 30 minutes. Remove brownies from pan, and peel away parchment. Cut into 12 bars. Gently insert wooden craft stick or lollipop stick into end of each brownie. Place on baking sheet, and freeze 30 minutes.
  • Line baking sheet with foil. Melt dark or milk chocolate in heatproof bowl set over saucepan of simmering water. Melt white chocolate the same way. Dip 6 of the brownies into dark or milk chocolate to coat just over halfway, and the remaining 6 brownies into white chocolate.
  • Place on baking sheet; sprinkle with remaining ingredients. Leave in cool place until chocolate has set.


The decorations are just suggestions - you can get creative and put your favourite toppings on!

What are your favourite recipes to cook with your children during the holidays?

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  1. Alezandra 02/08/2019 at 10:32 pm

    This recipe looks so yum and the ingredients are easy to get. Brownies are always a great dessert and treat. I’m a Betty Crocker fan and have used its cake mixes – the ones that come with icing and it’s quick, easy and tastes good too.

  2. candyjanenz 02/08/2019 at 5:04 pm

    Had not thought of dipping the brownies in chocolate -sounds delicious,must try this soon. At home we like making brownies, cookies and homemade pizzas which the boys can help with from a young age.

  3. MuddledUpMolly 30/07/2019 at 10:04 pm

    We would have loved to be chosen to review some of the Betty Crocker packs! We love baking as a family, both from scratch and using baking packs. I often use the Betty Crocker cakes for birthdays and they are a delicious hit every time.

  4. SarahBlair 22/07/2019 at 1:48 pm

    We love Betty Crocker baking mixes and often have them in our pantry, they are so handy and make baking a treat with the kids enjoyable rather than a messy headache! I love the sound ouf the Brownie Pops and I think that they will be our next kitchen endeavour!

  5. Shorrty4life1 18/07/2019 at 5:02 pm

    My nanas scone recipe is always a yummy favourite that we love baking for lunch in the school holidays between that pikelets. I love the idea of the triple chocolate brownie pops they sound ideal for school lunches wish I had thought of this sooner. I also liked the idea of freezing baking so it lasts for school lunches this is better than having it all eaten in a day.

  6. Micht 17/07/2019 at 12:57 am

    4 stars
    Sounds wonderful and looks amazing…will definitely get the girls to make these up as presents for their teachers…they love making treats and sharing them… one to look forward to and a great take on the traditional way of doing brownies…

  7. Mands1980 16/07/2019 at 5:44 pm

    4 stars
    We have actually been making brownies and made chocolate chip muffins yesterday as my daughter really felt like them. We love baking this sounds like a fun yummy brownie to make and easier with Betty Crocker packet mix and the added extra bits to add lots of sweetness.

  8. Jen_Wiig 08/07/2019 at 9:34 pm

    4 stars
    This recipe sounds amazing and super kid friendly which is awesome. Like that it’s a twist on a already created recipe and the Betty’s box ingredients super easy to get hold of . We use these and the Edmonds quite Abit but will often mix it up Abit , unless I’m baking with my littlest guy then will stick to the recipe so he can easily help out and learn as we go. I love the Fact with Betty’s ones the things you can bake are fun and little out of the ordinary like the triple chocolate muffins …yummm they are so good!

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