Homemade Fudge Pops

I’ve been making popsicles lately, and I thought that the fruit was going over so well, so it was time to introduce chocolate to my molds.  I scoured the net for a few different recipes, and I took from a few, but made quite a few changes.  Here’s what I came up with:

Homemade Fudge Popsicles

1/4 C chocolate chips
3 T honey
2 T cornstarch
1 1/2 T cocoa
1 large can of condensed milk (looking for about 14oz, or at least 300ml)
Pinch of salt
1/2 t vanilla
1/2 T butter or margarine
1/4 C greek yogourt

Method:

1.  In a sauce pan, melt the chocolate chips and honey over low heat.  Once the mixture is smooth, whisk in the cornstarch, cocoa, milk and salt, and turn your heat up to medium (it needs to get hot to activate the cornstarch).  Continue to whisk until it is thickened, for at least 5 minutes.  Once thickened, add the vanilla and butter and stir until combined.  Let stand.

2.  Once the liquid has cooled, add in the yogourt.  Freeze for 30 minutes, then insert the sticks, and freeze until it is completely frozen.

Yield: 5 popsicles (+1 tablespoon for putting in a dixie cup to try yourself before serving… yum!)

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They were delicious.  Chocolatey, fudgy, everything you could ask for.  One thing to watch out for – the melt quite quickly, and were a pain to get out of the molds.  I’m going to see if doubling the cornstarch will make them firmer.

**Edit** I changed the original recipe from 1T cornstarch to 2.  The 2T worked much better.  They were firmer, and slid out of the molds easier, and none were ruined, unlike the first batch.  Two didn’t come out of the molds, just the sticks.

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