Have a Ball! Bakerella’s Confetti Brownie Bon Bons

03/21/2014 at 04:24 PM ET

Bakerella Brownie Bon Bons
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Angie Dudley, a.k.a Bakerella, is the author of the New York Times best-selling book Cake Pops and creator of Bakerella.com. Visit PEOPLE.com on Fridays for her sweet spin on celebrity recipes and more.

These brownie bon bons started in the kitchen of John Elway’s Steakhouse in Denver, Colorado. No, the former Denver Broncos quarterback doesn’t sprinkle his desserts with rainbow confetti. But he does make a mean brownie — with a twist. He uses coffee extract in the batter, which adds a deeper flavor to every bite.

I made these big-boy brownies straight from his recipe, but then I couldn’t resist turning them into cute confetti-covered confections.

Bakerella Brownie Bon Bons
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This photo made possible by the willpower to pause long enough after one bite.

Bakerella Brownie Bon Bons
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Bake John Elway's Chocolate Brownies in an 8×8-inch pan and then cut them into 25 small squares.

Bakerella Brownie Bon Bons
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Try not to eat them all. Trust me, this is difficult.

You can eat one, I guess. Then you’ll still be left with two dozen.

Bakerella Brownie Bon Bons
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Since brownies are so fudgy, it’s easy to turn them into small balls. Just shape them with your hands until they’re round. Then chill in the refrigerator for a few minutes until firm.

Bakerella Brownie Bon Bons
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Now, here’s where the party starts. Have some pastel confetti sprinkles handy.

Bakerella Brownie Bon Bons
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Dip each brownie ball into melted white candy coating.

Place on a wax paper-covered baking sheet and sprinkle one at a time with colorful confetti.

Party perfect! Even for a party of one… Enjoy!

Bakerella Brownie Bon Bons
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Confetti Brownie Bon Bons
Makes 24

1 batch John Elway's Chocolate Brownies
16 oz. vanilla candy coating
Confetti sprinkles

1. Bake brownies and cut into 25 even squares. Gently shape each square into a round ball and place on a wax-paper-covered baking sheet.

2. Chill in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Prepare another wax-paper-covered baking sheet.

3. When brownie balls are ready to coat, heat vanilla coating in the microwave on low for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until melted and smooth.

4. Remove a few brownie balls from the refrigerator. One at a time, place in the bowl of coating. Use the spoon to cover the top of the ball with coating and then gently lift the ball out. Tap off any excess coating and let ball slide to the end of the spoon and then slowly slide off onto the second wax-paper-covered baking sheet.

5. While the coating is still wet, add confetti sprinkles on top.

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Jen DC on

Google “John Elway’s Brownie Recipe” and, well, it comes up without the need for a subscription.

Thanks, Al Gore! (jk)

Pam on

Where’s the recipe for the brownies? How dumb to write an article on them and not include it!

Jaynes on

Good idea, I never thought about rolling brownies, but I’d roll and coat them in melted chocolate them role them in nuts, yum!

jenny on

I found the brownie recipe: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20668232,00.html

jenny on

ethan on

these are making me hungry.

T on

You guys are pieces of S***. NO, I wont be paying your subscription fee to get the rest of the recipe. You will have to be satisfied with the traffic revenue that you get from me. With all of the traffic you get I am sure it is substantial revenue. Jerks!

Heide M. on

Will have to try this.

kelly on

Wow T! A little bit of an anger problem? The whole recipe is available, for free. I am making these right now, with my nine year old daughter and two of her friends. Bakerella rocks!!!

T on

No Kelly, no anger problem. What I have a problem with is People trying to upsell their product by using someone else’s intellectual property. It just boils down to the fact that they make PLENTY of cash from ad revenue due to the # of visitors to this site. It is just greedy. It is a cheap pathetic ploy and I hope not too many people fall for it. I hope that content creators see my message and realize for every 1 of me that comments there are probably 10,000 that find it tacky too.

T on

John Elway’s Chocolate Brownies
Makes 12 brownies
• ½ cup all-purpose flour
• ¼ tsp. baking powder
• ½ cup butter, cubed
• ½ cup cocoa
• ¼ tsp. coffee extract
• 2 eggs
• ¼ tsp. salt
• ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
• ½ cup sugar
• ½ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
• Vanilla ice cream (optional)
• Chocolate or caramel sauce (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350º. Sift together flour and baking powder; set aside.
2. Combine butter, cocoa and coffee extract in heat-proof bowl over simmering water, stirring until melted; set aside to cool.
3. Beat eggs, salt, vanilla and sugars on low speed with electric mixer until thickened; gradually add cocoa mixture. Gently fold flour mixture into batter. Spread in a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until top is beginning to puff and center is just set. Cool on a wire rack.
4. Cut brownies into 12 squares. When ready to serve, rewarm brownies in oven at 350º for 1 minute, or microwave on high 10 to 15 seconds. Top with vanilla ice cream and chocolate and caramel sauces if desired. Serve immediately.

Angela on

I’m sure a box of brownie mix will work just fine. Simmer down people.

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