Dark Chocolate Cherry Fudgesicles

It’s hot.  So, so hot, and these dark chocolate cherry fudgesicles are the perfect antidote to this heat wave we’re having.

Fudgesicles were my absolute favourite frozen treat as a child.  Actually, who am I kidding?  They’re my favourite now!  Cold, creamy chocolate, what could be better?  And these have some sweet bursts of frozen cherry in them as well to make them even better than the fudgesicle standby that we all know and love.

They take a little longer than the usual homemade popsicle where you blend some fruit and juice and toss it in the popsicle mold, but worth every second.  They are so awesome, that I’m pretty sure I won’t be able to share them with the kids.  Is that wrong?  Probably, but I may not care.  Try them and I’m sure you’ll agree that they are too good to want to share!Dark Chocolate Cherry Fudgesicles

Dark Chocolate Cherry Fudgesicles

Yield: 6 fudgesicles

Note: This made 6 in my popsicle mold, but the number you get will depend on the size of your mold.

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Ingredients

2 cups frozen cherries
1 teaspoon corn starch
1 1/2 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups milk (I used 2%)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons unsalted butter

Directions

  1. To make the cherry layer, toss the frozen cherries with 1 teaspoon of corn starch in a small saucepan and heat over medium low heat, stirring often, until the cherries have started to break down and the liquid is thickened, about 6-8 minutes. You may need to chop the cherries up a bit with a spoon so that the pieces aren’t huge.
  2. For the fudgesicle layer, melt the dark chocolate in a saucepan over low heat until melted, stirring often so it doesn’t burn. Add the sugar, corn starch and cocoa powder and stir until combined, it will be a crumbly mixture. Slowly whisk in the milk, continuing to whisk the mixture until it is smooth with no lumps remaining.
  3. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring often, for another 5-10 minutes, or until it starts to thicken. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the salt, vanilla and butter, stirring until completely combined. Let it cool for about 5 minutes.
  4. Layer the chocolate and cherries into the popsicle molds, filling about 1/3 full with chocolate, adding a scoop of cherries, then more chocolate until it’s about 2/3 full, another scoop of cherries, then filling to the top with chocolate. Add the sticks and freeze until solid. Enjoy!

Notes

Source: Adapted from Annie's Eats .

6.6.15
http://bakeeatrepeat.ca/dark-chocolate-cherry-fudgesicles-recipe/

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Comments

  1. says

    Hey Stacey! I just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. If you haven’t heard of it, you can google it or you can head over to my blog to get an idea of what this is all about. Hope you decide to participate and congratulations on becoming a FBC member too! :)

    By the way, I would eat one of these fudgesicles even if it wasn’t hot. They look amazing!

    • stacey says

      Hi Anna, thanks for the nomination! I haven’t heard of it before but I’ll look into it. I appreciate the thought! Congrats yourself on becoming an FBC member, I haven’t yet had a chance to check out the other blogs that just joined but am planning on doing that. And yes, I will definitely be eating these fudgesicles even if it’s cold out, they’re delicious. Thanks again! Good luck with your blog.

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