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.)