Secret Recipe Club- Chocolate Pudding Pops

 

I’m having a blast as a member of the Secret Recipe Club.  It’s a unique opportunity for me to gain exposure to other food blogs, their authors, and the plethora of recipes specific to each site.  Reveal day is exciting.  Today I finally get to showcase the secret recipe I’ve chosen to cook from my April food blog assignment:  Chocolates and Dreams.

Starting my SRC assignments, I always read about the author prior to perusing the recipe section of the blog. It’s important to get an understanding of the mission and passion fueling so many of the recipes. I find I immediately create a virtual connection with the author.  This time, my connection felt out of my tiny world, literally!  Chocolates and Dreams hails all the way from Delhi, India. I immediately thought of Mom and how different her early culinary journeys would have been with access to the internet.  Forget index cards with handwritten recipes. To have the ability to virtually trade recipes and notes with someone halfway across the world in real time is (still) unfathomable.

The recipe selection in Chocolates and Dreams is quite vast.  From celebrated Indian dishes like: Achari Murgh (Chicken in Pickled Spices) and Magur Mach (Indian Catfish Curry) to traditional American faves like Carrot Cake and Cinnamon Buns, each selection boasts step-by-step photos and personal commentary along the way.

I earmarked many of the flavor-rich Indian recipes on the blog I‘m curious to try but, I know my audience. With picky kid eaters, sticking to some of the more “basic” recipes is definitely a safer, more predictable route (for now).   I found a recipe for pudding pops that peaked my interest but I knew I would to tweak it to make it kid-friendly (in place of coffee and rum I added in some pure vanilla). Jello Pudding Pops were my childhood fave so, why not try to create something similar from scratch at home? Plus, the recipe is quick and easy (all the ingredients can be found in your well-stocked pantry)—another seamless opportunity to involve the kids.

We spent a rainy afternoon dedicated to our “Pudding Pop Experiment “ where the pudding base (cocoa and sugar and milk ) was mixed and whipped by my mad scientists. The recipe is simple (requiring no real culinary skill) so both kids were able to make their own “pop potions” with very little guidance (except for the microwave — I was the designated “heat helper” here).

Mixing the milk and cocoa and sugar

Pudding mixture post microwave

Preparing the pudding molds for the freezer

 We poured the chocolate pudding into ice pop molds, placed them in the freezer, and waited for our molds to transform into frozen pudding pops.

My kids had been waiting an hour to test out their product so they were beyond eager to start taste testing their pops. Unfortunately, we had a little trouble wrangling the frozen pops out of their molds.  Lesson learned- make sure to place your popsicle sticks into your molds before you pour in your liquid prior to freezing.  We eventually realized we could loosen the pops by running warm water around the outside of the molds.  Success!

These pops are frozen chocolate pudding on a stick.  Their coolness is refreshing  yet. their taste and consistency are more substantial than any fruit or ice pop.  Your head will crave another pop but your stomach will tell you otherwise–these are completely filling.

Our “Pudding Pop Experiment” was a success.  We’ll be making these again….and again…and again…

I will be visiting Chocolates and Dreams again very soon and hope you do too!

 



Comments

  1. Those look exactly like the pudding pops from my childhood! How neat.

  2. There is nothing better than a fudge pop to bring me back to my childhood.

    Great SRC post <3

  3. Joan@Chocolateandmore says:

    Yum, found your via Inside Brucrew and the SRC. Love that you made these from scratch and not a box pudding mix. Can’t wait to try this recipe. New fan now!

  4. Thanks for such a lovely write up. I am glad the kid enjoyed the pudding pops. What could be a better way to spend a raining day.

  5. Great pic for SRC! I’ve been wanting to try to make pudding pops for awhile…great to know they turned out good!

  6. Popping over from Secret Recipe Club, these look yummy and I love that they are made with real ingredients in my pantry! I can’t wait to make them for a hot summer day.

  7. I grew up eating pudding pops and haven’t had one in forever … I do believe these are going on my “to make” list for next week! So yummy! Great choice for SRC!

  8. YUMMY! These would be perfect for summer

  9. I’m visiting from Group D, and love what you did this month! My kids will adore these pops.

  10. I love fudgesicles, but I’ve never made them. I will definitely have to give these a try this summer!

  11. Definitely pinning this one to make for my family soon. Pudding on a stick. what’s not to love?

  12. What fun.. especially for a summer birthday party for kids :)!

  13. what a fun idea! i loved pudding pops growing up + would love to recreate them at home. so fun!

  14. Visiting from SRC Group B..

    Who doesn’t love chocolate pudding pops!! Can’t wait to try these for my grandchildren..

  15. what a clever idea! i wonder if they would freeze the same with some baileys or something in them? i’m thinking for a future Summer dinner party…

  16. Fudgy and delicious! I have to get myself some of those silicone molds. Where did you get yours? It looks like a great thing to have for the summer months coming up. Nice post and yummy pops!

  17. Found you through the SRiC. What a fantastic blog. I’d never have guessed your lack of culinary skill as addressed in your “about me” from the wack of great recipes you have on your blog. Do pop over and say hello.

  18. Those ice pop molds are great! Where did you find those? Love the party!

  19. I have a similar recipe for choc pudding in the microwave, but have never thought to freeze it. Won’t my grandkids be surprised this summer to enjoy such a tasty treat. Thanks for sharing this great recipe – I was happy to find you at Fit & Fabulous Friday.

  20. thanks for linking to tasty tuesday! I’m pretty sure if I made these that none of them would make it to the kids. I would eat them all!

  21. These pudding pops look delicious. I love how they taste just like pudding, but just frozen. This is a great treat for a summer day! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday

  22. Can’t wait to eat one of these on a warm summer day! They look delicious! We’re so glad you joined us for “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Thanks and come back soon!! -The Sisters

  23. I just got some pop maker/holder/container things, so I will definitely have to try this recipe soon! Stopping by from Something Swanky and pinned to share 🙂

  24. I love when a blogger does such a nice write-up about the assignment, so of course I had a blast reading your post… you picked a great recipe, I am a little intimidated by popsickles, feel that I would probably end up with anything but a straight-looking product in the end… 😉

    they do look absolutely amazing!

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