Sunday, April 1, 2012

Fudge Popcicles

2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1-1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/4 cups whole milk
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter

In the bottom of a medium saucepan over very low heat, gently melt the chocolate chips, stirring constantly until smooth. Stir in sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, milk and salt and raise heat to medium. Cook mixture, stirring frequently until it thickens, anywhere between 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat, add vanilla and butter and stir until combined.

Set aside to cool slightly then pour into popsicle molds. Freeze 30 minutes, then insert popsicle sticks. Freeze the rest of the way before serving.

Makes 4 standard-sized 3oz popcicles.

Notes: I doubled the recipe and don't own any popcicle molds. As you can see, I got creative. Doubling the recipe filled 4 6oz yogurt cups. I also had just thrown away a bunch of popcicle sticks that Matt was going to use to build something with Kayleigh about two years ago, so dug out some bigger craft sticks. It worked. The 6oz fudgecicles seemed kind of big, so next time I'll probably try to find a smaller container to use.

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