Salted Honey Butter Cornbread Brioche Burger Buns.
No, no wait.
Really, these need to be called The Best Damn Chocolate Fudge Popsicles.
Because they are.
And they only just happen to be vegan. I promise you though, these are so freaking good. Creamy, fudgey and extra chocolatey. Just the way they should be.
When I was younger my mom would buy those fudge popsicles from the store that were like sixty calories and fat free. Believe it or not, I totally thought those things were awesome. I think I just liked that they were cold and had a chocolate flavor.
I have not had one of those for a while, and these days I never buy any “diet” products, because um eew. I mean, whole food all they way if you ask me. Anyway, I was thinking about those pops a week or two ago. Thinking about how when I go to Florida in June those would be really awesome because Florida in June is really hot… Then I looked outside and started feeling kind of cold thinking about popsicles as I watched the snow fall. Today, well, I am currently blasting my little space heater because I am STILL cold and because it is STILL snowing AND because I made popsicles that scream from the freezer “EAT ME….even though is it snowing outside…. in the middle of MAY”.
But it’s ok because in my head, where I can use my imagination, things are all warm and sunny. So it’s all good, I am happy and I have popsicles.
And it’s Friday.
Life is definitely good… especially on a Friday.
Oh, did you catch the part where I said I am going to Florida in June? I am, I am! And I am so excited, just me and my grandma for a week of shopping, cheese and crackers, and sunshine. Cannot wait.
These popsicles though? Yes, they are vegan and yes, they are the easiest things ever AND you do not even have to have popsicles molds make them. You can use paper Dixie cups and then just peel the paper away.
Now, when you read the ingredients it might make you a little scared. I mean dates? Cashews? Kind of a weird mix, but I promise all you taste is chocolate, and the texture is creamy, silky and honestly incredible. I have to say, these totally shocked me. All those years of eating icy, bland fudge pops when I could have been eating these HEALTHY (YUP!) fudge pops? What a waste.
Seriously, if there is one thing you do this weekend, it’s got to be to make these. You can do it.
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Delish! Made them twice now, the chocolate shell really adds something! Super tasty 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!
I am so glad you love these! Thank you Lieke!
What oil could you use as a substitute? I’m reading more and more studies claiming that coconut oil isn’t as good as we think.
How necessary is it in this recipe?
Keep up the great work!
Made these a few weeks ago and they were delicious!! I feel you on using the cups–I used plastic molds and they were impossible to get out–next time paper cups!
I have to agree, paper cups are so much easier! I have that same issue all time!
O.M.G. This over the top deliciousness! I made these yesterday and had one today. These are out of this world 😮 I’m not a vegan perse, but i do appreciate a recipe being vegan. Also, this was super easy to make. The recipe states that it should yield 6 pops, but i guess my molds were a bit smaller because i had a lot left over (put in ice cube molds). No problem though. Thank you so much for this awesome recipe and for your recipes and beautiful blog in general!
Wow. These are amazing! I made them late last night as kind of a spur of the moment thing, and had one this morning, and they’re unlike any fudge pop I’ve ever had. I made a half batch, since I only have four molds that are slightly bigger than average, and added two more dates since I like things a little sweeter. But I’m in love. The best part is that they’re vegan, so they fit with my lifestyle, but they’re also paleo, which fits with other members of the house. Finally, something sweet we can all enjoy!
SO happy you loved them! THANK YOU!
If there’s one thing that I love more than popsicles, it’s fudgesicles (yeah, and gelato popbars). This looks and sounds absolutely amazing. What inspired you to add the dates? I’d love to know 🙂
Thanks!! I added the dates for sweetness.
These are so delicious! I just made them, and they’re really good, but FYI, the recipe is way too thick for a Zoku. I couldn’t get them out, so I’m eating them with a spoon, but I’ll try again next time with double the coconut milk.
Happy you loved these. THANKS! what is a Zoku?
I made these yesterday.. I’m sure I must have done something terribly wrong because it tastes way too coconutty 🙁
Ugh. Oh no! How did you make them?
I used ordinary dates instead of medjool dates (I used about 15, since they’re smaller), I used coconut milk from a carton instead of a can, and I used vanilla essence instead of vanilla extract… I’m not quite sure where I went wrong, as I followed the instructions everywhere else, it just didn’t work.
Instead of spraying the molds with oil, try running the outside under hot water to remove them!
Yes, I do that too! Thanks!