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Pudding Pops were one of my favorite frozen treats when I was a kid. As a certified chocoholic, when the other kids were reaching for Dreamsicles and Bomb Pops, I was clamoring for a creamy, fudgey, Pudding Pop. It was a sad day when they were discontinued.
These days, I love making my own version to share with the kids as a nostalgic (and secretly nutritious) treat. My super rich homemade Chocolate Coconut Chia Pudding Pops are just as amazing as my beloved childhood treat but made with homemade chocolate coconut chia seed pudding for a superfood twist.
The base for this amazing dessert is a rich, delicious chocolate coconut pudding. Simply combine dark chocolate chips and cocoa powder with unsweetened coconut milk, honey and a dab of coconut oil in a saucepan over low heat. Stir until the mixture is melted and smooth, then add your chia seeds and vanilla. Set the mixture in the fridge for a few hours and when you come back those chia seeds will have thickened it to a perfect, rich pudding consistency.
In addition to their magical thickening properties, chia seeds are also a rich source of fiber, omega-3 fats, protein and vitamins. Combine them with dark chocolate, which is known for its antioxidant properties, and you’ve got a decadent treat thats deliciously good for you!
Quite frankly, you could stop right here and have an amazingly delicious pudding dessert but we’re going to take it a few steps further by freezing it into molds.
You could eat them as soon as they’re frozen of course — they’re rich and creamy and delicious as-is. But to make them even more rich and decadent, I drizzle them with homemade chocolate shell—this magical combination of rich dark chocolate and coconut oil freezes solid moments after hitting the popsicles— leaving just enough time to sprinkle on a few crunchy yummy toppings for even more delicious, nutritious fun.
My favorite topping is chopped pistachios, which add a salty, nutty crunch, but my daughter is more of a purist —- coconut and chocolate all the way. No matter how you eat them this is one cool treat thats sure to bring back some warm memories.
Makes 3/4 cup