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Homemade Fudge Ice Pops Recipe

Homemade Fudge Ice Pops Recipe

On hot summer days, these are my kids' favorite frozen treats. They're healthy and economical, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing YIELD:20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 20 freezer pop molds or 20 paper cups (3 ounces each) and wooden pop sticks

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Stir in the brown sugar, cocoa and salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool for 20 minutes, stirring several times.
  • 3. Pour 1/4 cup mixture into molds or paper cups. Top molds with holders. If using cups, top with foil and insert sticks through foil. Freeze until firm. Yield: 20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 121 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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Dandiloin User ID: 6612743 209038
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

"Really good. All of my family loves it."

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farmerswife75 User ID: 1803597 106399
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2012

"Made this with my five year old, simple enough for her to help out extensively. We put ours in shaped ice cube trays for smaller servings. We jab a toothpick into the pop when it's time to eat it. Much less meltage that way."

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tamaraann1978 User ID: 4440938 154762
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"Made these for my 3 year old yesterday & we tried them today. We're not fans. Followed the recipe exactly, and maybe this is how they're supposed to be, but they were very chewy. More like eating hardened pudding. What a waste of ingredients & money. Will just buy them from now."

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Muttilou User ID: 2064438 167052
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"Horrible, my 11 yr gson wouldn't even eat them. I followed the recipe exactly. Left a film in your mouth, butter maybe."

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sdeb User ID: 5934110 96474
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2011

"I've never eaten a fudge pop that didn't taste like frozen pudding! mmmmmmm"

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Joy01 User ID: 259306 166373
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"Has anyone tried this with soy or coconut milk? We're a non-dairy household."

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Chef4 User ID: 2748650 152579
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2010

"After tweaking this recipe a bit, I would give it five stars. I cut down on the brown sugar, adding only 1/2 packed cup and also omitted the salt. When putting "batter" into cups, I swirled in peanut butter. I am looking forward to making this recipe again!"

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ruthsblack User ID: 2148739 152651
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2010

"These taste like pudding that has hardened"

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freestyle User ID: 1001932 96473
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2009

"Made these with my Special Needs class and they were a huge hit. Easy to do and tasty too!!!"

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dwernberg User ID: 2392927 98016
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"I made the fudge pops for my grandchildren and friends little ones. I tried one and they are so tasty, they will be a repeat treat in our house."

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bunnerb User ID: 794538 168417
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"ParoGirl: Reduce the flour how much and how much half and half? I measure exactly."

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bunnerb User ID: 794538 171364
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"Mlf23: How much brown sugar would you use?"

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Mlf23 User ID: 3173231 98014
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"Very good! I would probably use less brown sugar next time because they were a little too sweet for me. Will make again for sure."

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ParoGirl User ID: 1666337 152650
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"We liked this alot! But next time I think I may make it less 'pudding' like by reducing the flour and adding a bit of half and half."

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piglover7722 User ID: 4286035 154761
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2009

"that is cool that there is 20 servings because i have a family of 7!"

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edseevers User ID: 3247487 152649
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

" Maybe to avoid all the preservatives, artificial colors and flavorings? I try to avoid as much artificial color and flavoring as I can. "

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mstrohl User ID: 3681949 96501
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"Hi, PatriciaQ How did the homemade fudge pops with the Splenda brown sugar blend? Thanks Im Diabetic. MarS"

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PatriciaQ User ID: 2691956 166984
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"I am going to try using skim milk and Splenda Brown Sugar Blend to bring the calories and carbohydrates down. I'll let you know how it turns out."

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tcavman15 User ID: 1537577 209037
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

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crusingrandma User ID: 1452208 96499
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"The ones you buy have fewer calories, less carbs and are fat free. They are also better for diabetics as they don't have added sugar!!!"

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Jennyblue55 User ID: 2057099 171361
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"why go to all the trouble when you can buy them. And they are less calories."

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Mamasuejean User ID: 1786018 166882
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"Can light butter be used instead of regular butter?"

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doodlebug56 User ID: 3072950 96462
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"To add to the above comment... can Splenda be used for sugar free diets?"

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wanttobehealthy User ID: 2836254 209036
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2009

"oh these look so good & sure to be a big hit, thanks for keep coming up with light desserts"

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clspg95 User ID: 387459 96461
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2008

"can lo-calorie brown sugar be substituted for the regular brown sugar?"

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