Spooky Cherry Halloween pops
I couldn’t get a pic of the pop on it’s own…these were eaten as quickly as they were made!
With Halloween coming up, I am always thinking of ways to sneak in some nutrition while sugar-overloading. I would never suggest to skip Halloween (team candy corn over here!), but there are ways to make the indulgences more beneficial.
My three-year-old daughter is always watching me make my own pops for our family, and told me she created a recipe of her own. I am always open to new ideas, so I gave her suggestion a whirl! Recipe is below: (Recipe makes four pops)
1/2 cup original Flax milk (we used Manitoba Milling flax milk) (Buy it here: https://manitobaflax.com/product/flax-milk/)
9 frozen black pitted cherries (she insisted we ONLY use nine cherries…she’s the boss!)
1/2 tsp honey
Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
Pour blended ingredients in popsicle mold and follow directions of whichever mold you use.
(I use Zoku molds so only let them set for 10 minutes before they are ready, but traditional pops usually take about 4 hours in the freezer)
Optional: Melt 1/4 cup chocolate chips (or dairy free chips) and drizzle on top of the pop. Add candy eyeballs to make them SPOOKY!!
Cherries are a fabulous antioxidant and give a nice boost of Vitamin C. To get a little nerdy on y’all, the red pigment in cherries provides flavonoids called anthocyanin. This compound is linked to benefits like reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, and may boost cognitive function. I’m happy to feed my family these spooky treats over sugar-packed junk any day!
Have a spooky and healthy Halloween!