Sunday, July 27, 2008

Rocky Road Fudge Pops

In the summertime I like to keep my freezer stocked with Otter Pops for all of the kids that play around our house. When I spotted this recipe for Rocky Road Fudge Pops, I realized that this could be an alternative frozen treat that the kids could also help to make. We made a batch two weeks ago and they were such a big hit that we made another batch a few days ago.

Rocky Road Fudge Pops
original from Taste of Home

1 package (3.4 oz) cook-and-serve chocolate pudding mix
2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup marshmallow creme
12 popsicle sticks
12 disposable plastic cups (3 oz each)
optional mix-ins: chopped walnuts, chopped peanuts, mini marshmallows, mini m&ms, miniature semisweet chocolate chips

In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine pudding mix and milk. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 4-6 minutes or until bubbly and slightly thickened, stirring every 2 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap (make sure plastic wrap rests directly on the pudding to prevent skin from forming) and cool for 20 minutes, stirring a few times.

Stir marshmallow creme into pudding and set aside. Set out the mix-ins in small bowls.

Have the kids write their initials on their own cups to avoid arguments later.

Let each kid place 2 Tbsp of their choice of mix-ins into their little cups. Then pour in the pudding mixture and have the kids insert the popsicle sticks. (When I make mine I like to put a layer of mix-ins in the bottom, then a layer of pudding, then a few nuts and marshmallows, then fill to the top with pudding.)

Place cups on a tray and freeze. (Our fudge pops weren't ready to eat for about 4 hours.)


Lee and Sharon said...

wow! These look so yummy Andy.
I'll have to try them soon. I wish they didn't take so long to freeze up though.

Robyn said...

Yum and Yum!!!!

sweetfunkyvintage said...

These look amazing!

Andy said...

I bet ours took so long to freeze because a certain someone kept opening the freezer to check and see if they're ready to eat.

Dayna said...

such a tasty idea. I love that everyone can make their own ingredients!

Unknown said...

OK, Andy, you are genius, amazing and like the world's best mom. And you have such GORGEOUS food ALL THE TIME. Hmmph. Can we PLEASE get together more so that your greatness will rub off on me?

Unknown said...

my Grandkids are going to love theses <3 thanks for Sharing <3