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Jul 04

Olympic Gold Medal Brownie Batter Hand Pies

Make some Olympic Gold Medal Hand Pies to get yourself in the mood for the Olympics!

Olympic Gold Medal Hand Pies | | The perfect way to celebrate for the Olympics!

I hope you all had a wonderful Fourth of July! We had a relaxing, easy day filled with swimming, barbecue, and guacamole. And a delish new drink I can’t wait to share with you soon!
America’s birthday might be over…but the Olympics are around the corner! Now, I’m not a sports person. You know that. But I love the summer Olympics.
When I was a kid, Nadia was my favorite movie everrrr. Like, I watched it constantly. I practically had it memorized.
All of my friends loved it too. At least, I thought they did, because I made them watch it with me.
One of my favorite playtime activities was spreading out a blue tarp on my front lawn and practicing the floor routine. I would become Nadia…except that all I could do was a cartwheel.
I seem to remember making my friends wear their bathing suits while doing all of this play.
Which may have made them hate me…since our front lawn was literally at the busiest four-way stop in town.
Gymnastics used to be the only sport I thought was worth it’s weight in Olympic gold. Now, as an adult, I appreciate more of the sports.
Like swimming. For the eye candy, of course.
When thinking of an Olympic themed treat, my mind of course went to the gold medal; the symbol of success at the Games.
{Okay, side note: I will also never hear “The Games” and think of the Olympics anymore…am I right?}
And hand pies go so well with medals. I mean, they’re round. Super perfect fit!
I was going to fill them with lemon curd or pie filling. Then I saw this post by Hayley and was intrigued. And then of course, there was brownie batter week…and my mind was made up.
The medals needed a strap, of course. I used Air Heads to mold some. You can use any colors…but I thought red and blue would be perfect.
You know, to root for America. But if you’re, say, Canadian…you could just use red.

Just watching the gymnastic trials has gotten me in the mood. I wish I could set up a tarp and pretend to be Nadia.

But then I’d probably break something.

Instead I’ll just sit and eat gold medals.

Way easier.

This post is proudly a part of the Olympic Party Roundup by Miss Candiquik!
Olympic Gold Medal Brownie Batter Hand Pies


  • 1 cup brownie mix (dry)
  • 1 tablspoon water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 box refrigerated pie crust (2 crusts)
  • Cherry and Blue Raspberry Airheads (from a pack of mini Airheads)
  • 1 package CandiQuik Candy Coating
  • Edible gold spray


    To Make Hand Pies:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Unroll pie crusts and cut small circles, re-rolling pie crust as necessary. (Depending in the size of cookie cutter, you will get about 24 circles per crust.)
  2. Mix brownie mix, water, and oil. Spoon ½ teaspoon of mix on 24 circles. Wet the edges of the pie crust and top with remaining circles. Pinch closed with the tines of a fork.
  3. Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet for about 8-10 minutes. Cool completely.
  4. To make the medals: Once hand pies are cool, melt your CandiQuik according to package directions. Dip each hand pie in the melts, covering completely. Tap off excess and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Chill or freeze to harden. Once the candy is hardened, spray with edible gold spray. Chill to dry.
  5. To make necklace:
  6. Cut each Airhead into three strips. (If you are using regular sized Airheads, cut them in half first, so you get six strips.)
  7. Heat one red and one blue strip in the microwave for 5 seconds. While warm, roll/stretch them to the desired length.
  8. Overlap the two colors slightly and roll with a rolling pin to seal them together. Repeat with two more strips and then press the two strips together to make a necklace.
  9. Place a small spoonful of white candy melts on the end of the necklace. Press a hand pie to the melted candy and hold until it sticks. Let dry before serving. Keep chilled, or they will stick.


**Other Hand Pie ideas: pie filling, cookie dough, lemon curd, chocolate chips, peanut butter, Nutella…


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