Thursday, January 16, 2014

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Popsicles

 I saw this recipe at Chocolate and Carrot and I knew I had it to try it out.  Such simple ingredients, and relatively healthy.  It tasted like chocolate covered strawberries, but what a great cold treat, or a fun variation to traditional Valentine's Strawberry gifts.
First, just blend 2 1/2 c. fresh strawberries and 1/3 c. water.  Pour it into a Popsicle mold with a stick (worst case scenario-a plastic cup) and freeze.  This made 10 Popsicles.  You could stop here, these are delicious, but...
 Who ever stops when chocolate is being discussed?  Mix 2 c. dark chocolate chips and 4 T coconut oil (if you want to be a little less healthy, Crisco works too).  Melt this in the microwave for about a minute/stir.  If it's not smooth, melt it at 20 second intervals between stirring.  Dip your pops.  I wrapped these individually in Saran wrap until I was ready to eat them.  Uhhh...yum.  Hard shelled strawberry pops?  Yes, please!