Here's the post I did for Honey Bear Lane last week. I thought I'd share it here too!
Hello ladies! I hope you have a great 4th of July. After a big holiday my kids and I always go through a post-holiday funk. Cousins are gone, fireworks are over, and laundry seems to be coming out of the woodwork...post-holiday funks are the worst! In an effort to ease the real-life reality I've got a fun and simple recipe to share with you today. A little chocolate goes a long way, doesn't it?
Slightly Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker
¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
⅔ cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
2 ½ cups whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Popsicle molds or 3 ounce cups, wooden popsicle sticks, and aluminum foil
Combine the chocolate chips, sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently and let the mixture cook until the chocolate chips melt. Let the mixture cook until slightly thickened and well combined, about 10 minutes.
Let the mixture cool for 10 minutes and then pour it into your popsicle molds. If you you don't have popsicle molds place 9 cups in the the bottom of a round cake pan. Evenly distribute the chocolate mixture between the cups. Place a piece of aluminum foil over the top of the cups and press down slightly so that you can see the top of the cups. Poke a wooden popsicle stick through the foil near the center of each cup and let the foil hold the stick up. Freeze completely (overnight) before serving.
You might notice the "layered" look of the pops pictured. This was my third time making them and of course, they didn't turn out for the pictures. I didn't let the mixture heat and thicken long enough and so things settled and separated when put in the freezer. They still tasted great, and yours will all be one beautiful chocolaty color.
I would LOVE for you to stop by and say hi. I'm Melissa and I'm blogging over at Bless This Mess.
I'm newer to blogging, but am in love with the whole thing. We are living in a train-wreck of a house while remodeling, I just finished an 8.5 month stint of washing dishes in a bucket for my family of 5 and acquired my first brood of backyard chickens. I share amazing things we've found in the walls of our house, my favorite recipes, furniture re-dos, and my thoughts on life. I love meeting new people, so introduce yourself 🙂
Heidi- Thanks for having me. I'm super excited to be here and have already started planning my future recipes to share 🙂
Proof of the popsicle mess: