Good morning everyone! I generally don’t post a lot of “treat” like recipes however, Halloween is just around the corner and my friend Kelly over at Paleo Girls Kitchen has created a recipe just for you. Kelly is also the author of Paleo Happy Hour: Appetizers, Small Plates & Drinks which will be released tomorrow October 8th. This book is definitely worth checking out and would make a great holiday gift as there is something in this book for everyone! Please check out Kelly’s Candy Corn Popsicle recipe below.
(From Kelly at Paleo Girls Kitchen)
Halloween is one of my favorite times of year. I always love dressing up in costumes, carving pumpkins and passing out candy. It is one of the harder holidays for a Paleo family. With all the of the
candy and treats around every corner, it would be a challenge to decide what to allow your kids to participate in.
I made this next recipe to help ease the pain for kids and adults alike. These are my “Candy Corn” popsicles. While they taste nothing like the classic candy corns, their cute colors are perfect for feeling included in the Halloween fun. I made this recipe with some variations so you can decide how much extra sugar you want. If you have been Paleo for a while and your palate is sensitive to sweet, then the lesser amount is probably perfect. If you still love extra sweet treats, add a little extra honey to really feel like this is dessert. Also, feel free to do variations on this. For white you can use banana or honey dew melon if you prefer!
“Candy Corn” Popsicles
Prep time: 10 minutes
Freeze time: 10 hours
1 1/2 cup coconut milk
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon coconut extract
1/8-1/3 cup honey
1 mango, peeled
1 orange, peeled
2-4 tablespoons honey
1-3 tablespoons water
**Natural Food Coloring** Red and Yellow
1 1/2 cups pineapple with juice (canned or fresh)
1-3 tablespoons water
1. In a blender, combine the coconut milk, vanilla extract, coconut extract and honey (depending on desired sweetness and more or less. Blend on high. Put a small amount of the coconut layer in the bottom of each popsicle. Freeze for 2-3 hours until the surface is partially frozen.
2. In a blender, blend the peeled and pitted mango, the peeled orange, desired amount of honey and 1 tablespoon of water. blend on high. If the mixture is too thick to pour. Add 1 tablespoon at a time of water and continue to blend. Then pour or scoop this mixture in each popsicle mold.
3. Blend the pineapple with any excess juice with 1 tablespoon water on high. Add additional water is it is very thick. Spoon or pour this on top of the mango/orange layer. Push the popsicle sticks into each mold and freeze for 8 hours. Then enjoy!
**Depending on the colors of your fruit, your layers may be a little pale. If this is the case you can buy natural food coloring add a small amount of red and yellow to your orange layer, and a small amount of yellow to your pineapple layer.