Yesterday was one of those “never saw it coming” days – one of my blog posts was featured by none other than the official Etsy facebook team! My lil’ blog link was sent to a third of a million facebook users. (Cue shrieking and bouncing around the house!)

I can’t even get my head around how many people that is, but the numbers I do have a grasp on don’t lie – I have quite a few new blog readers and facebook friends of my own today. So, welcome, super-cool Etsy peeps! I’m glad you decided to stick around! : )

Now, since you guys liked the cupcake fondue idea (you’re my dessert soulmates!), here’s another cool idea I’ve had up my sleeve for a little while – popsicle brownies. Holy cuteness, right??

Here’s what you need to make them:

– Brownies
Candy melts (available at Michael’s, JoAnn’s, etc.)
– Popsicle sticks
– Sprinkles

Instructions:

Prepare the brownies according to your favorite recipe and let cool. Cut them into bars and put them on a sheet of wax paper.

Melt the candy melts in a bowl in the microwave at 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.

Use the melted candy to frost the top and sides of the brownies (or, submerge the brownies entirely for an even better effect!). Add sprinkles and allow the candy to harden. Insert a popsicle stick before serving.

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The photos and tutorial were originally from Crazy Domestic, now on Somewhat Simple.


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  1. 1
    Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    Janegwen says:
    Hi! I am one of the many facebook/etsy folk that saw your cupcake fondue post and decided to follow your blog and was rewarded with another awesome idea, popsicle brownies. What a great idea for kids parties and bake sales. I am so pleased to have found you. Thanks for the inspiration!
    • 1.1
      Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 4:07 pm
      Heather - Chickabug says:
      That is so sweet of you to say, thank you!! : )
  2. 2
    Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 3:50 pm
    Mgarcia4806 says:
    Ditto to what Janegwen said! Thanks also to Etsy for helping us find you!
    • 2.1
      Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 4:08 pm
      Heather - Chickabug says:
      Aw, you're makin' me blush!! Thank you so much! : )
  3. 3
    Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 4:04 pm
    Anonymous says:
    Congrats Heather!
  4. 4
    Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 6:08 pm
    Christine @ Pure Joy Events says:
    I have to put these down on my "have to try" list. Love it! Congrats on the Etsy mention and feature on The Purple Pug.
  5. 5
    Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 6:27 pm
    Sweetmadys says:
    Those look heavenly!
  6. 6
    Tuesday, March 8th, 2011 at 9:15 pm
    gaby says:
    oh my gosh....what a great idea!!!
  7. 7
    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 3:38 am
    Homespunwithlove says:
    Love this idea! Anything on a stick is so much cuter! Great ideas!
  8. 8
    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    Maria says:
    How super cute are these!!! Sharing is awesome!!! Thanks much :0)
  9. 9
    Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    Laujones614 says:
    I don’t have a busy enough social life to be able to use all these cute ideas!!! Does a Wednesday night validate making these??? SOO CUTE!! Keep the cuteness coming!!
    • 9.1
      Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 4:17 pm
      Heather - Chickabug says:
      LOL!! I'm so with you, Lauren! Any excuse will do! ; )