The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Candy Corn Popsicles

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Candy Corn Popsicles

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Fruit juice and yogurt become a seasonal treat with these popsicles inspired by a fall favorite--CANDY CORN. These frozen pops serve as a nutritious alternative to the sugary candy while still being just as much FUN!
"Oh, mommy! They look just like candy corn."
"They really do, momma! They're like candy corn."
"And they are really good!"

There you have it! The proof is in the pudding. Or the yogurt in this case. My kids were absolutely delighted with these tasty, colorful treats!

In the midst of all the candies that are readily available during this time of year, it's refreshing for the whole family to indulge in a sweet treat that's on the healthier side. These candy corn popsicles are just as fun as the candies that inspired them, but they're a treat I can feel good about giving my kids. Don't get me wrong. The kids and I have still been enjoying a little of the real candy corn, but this is a fun and healthy alternative. It's all about balance. Right?!

I know the calendar says fall has arrived, but the weather has told a different story. Does it feel like fall where you live? Here in the Southeastern part of the United States, temperatures have been consistently rising into the 80's. That's not the weather that compels me to break out the cute cardigans and boots. I've been in a fall mood with temperatures that feel like summer. The answer? Popsicles inspired by fall's favorite candy!

To make these tasty candy corn popsicles, I used our Zoku Quick Pop Maker which freezes the popsicles in minutes! I used to use it all the time to make popsicles with my sister before she passed away. She was so good at coming up with fun popsicle recipes like these Bananaberry Quick Pops. Sometimes I find it hard to get back into doing the things I used to do with her. I know that probably sounds silly, but I'm still in that place where memories are raw and sensitive. Let's call pulling our Zoku out of storage a baby step. It's all a process. I'm sure she would have loved these pops because fall was her favorite time of year!

My Zoku Pop Maker really is the quickest way to make popsicles--especially when layers are involved. Each layer froze in minutes allowing me to quickly add the next layer. I have the single pop maker, but there is a triple pop maker which is what my sister owned. Although it's not essential, I put the pop maker back in the freezer after adding each layer to speed the process up even more. After a pop was completely finished I pulled it from the mold, wrapped it up, and placed it in the freezer until we were ready to eat it. Feel free to use any popsicle mold that you have. I just wanted to share with you what I used to make these fun frozen treats.
Candy Corn Popsicles
  • vanilla yogurt (Greek, non-dairy, or dairy--just use your favorite!)
  • mango juice
  • orange juice
  1. Start with the yogurt--your white layer. Use a long spoon to put yogurt in the very bottom of the popsicle mold. Tap the mold a few times to make sure it all moves to the bottom. Try not to get yogurt on the sides of the mold. Tip: I even put yogurt in a squeeze bottle intended for candy making to have better control of where the yogurt poured out in the mold. Place the popsicle stick into the mold and allow this layer to freeze. (If you are using a Zoku, it will be frozen in 1-2 minutes.)
  2. Pour mango juice over the yogurt layer to create the orange layer. Place the popsicle mold back into the freezer and allow it to freeze.
  3. Pour orange juice into the top space of the popsicle mold. This forms the yellow layer. Since fluids lighten in color when they freeze, it does end up looking more yellow than orange--especially against the much deeper orange of the mango juice.
  4. Place the popsicle mold into the freezer to set and freeze completely. Unmold and enjoy!
This simple recipe for Candy Corn Popsicles lends itself to so many variations. My youngest has a severe dairy allergy, so I used a non-dairy yogurt made with almond milk. You can use the vanilla yogurt that your family loves best for the white layer. I used Naked Mighty Mango Juice which is 100% juice with no added sugar for the orange layer. I also used a natural, no added sugar juice for the yellow layer. You can use whatever orange and yellow fruit juices you have handy in the refrigerator, though. Isn't it great how flexible you can be with this super cute treat? No matter what ingredients you choose, I hope your kids enjoy these frozen pops as much as my kids did!

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