Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Homemade Fudge Pops

I found some popsicles molds at the dollar store the other day and was excited to use them. Each tray makes 8 small popsicles. This recipe will make 2 trays full, 16 pops in total. The daycare kids were excited to measure, mix and pour! 

Fudge Pops
1/4 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of cornstarch
3 tablespoons of cocoa powder
2 cups of milk
1 teaspoon of vanilla 
1 tablespoon of butter 
(if you are using unsalted butter, throw in a dash or 2 of salt)

Melt chocolate chips over low heat in a saucepan, stirring the whole time.
Stir in sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, milk (and salt) and kick up the heat to medium. 
*Tip- I pre-measure the dry ingredients that go in after the chocolate chips are melted and put them together in a bowl. This saves time during the cooking process so I won't burn my chocolate. 

Stir the mixture and cook for about 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat and add vanilla and butter. 

Stir until butter is melted in. Let cool for a few minutes. Then pour into popsicle molds. (I used a funnel) Freeze the popsicles overnight. 
Run popsicles molds under hot water for a few seconds to release the pops from the mold. Enjoy! 

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