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These homemade fudgesicles are so easy to make and they taste even better than the fudgesicles you can get at the store. And, no weird ingredients - plus no dairy! Hooray. :D

You could even add some gelatin or essential oils to get super fancy fudgesicles, but I like this basic recipe so much I decided to keep it simple.

I found this recipe on the Splendid Table website - I swear the ladies that run it are just the gods of food.
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Step 1: Ingredients:

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  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • pinch of salt
Very simple, so that means the higher quality of cocoa powder you use, the better they'll be. :D

Also, since I've got a few questions about them there are the molds I'm using:
Zoku Mini Pops
Zoku Round Pops

Step 2: Cooking

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Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and cook until the sugar dissolves. 

Then add in the cocoa powder, salt and vanilla and whisk like crazy. You'll want to cook this mix for 3-5 minutes or until it thickens slightly. 

The first photo is right after the cocoa powder was added, the second is once it's cooked.

Step 3: Filling + chilling

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Pour the mixture from the saucepan into a measuring cup - it will be easier to pour that way.

Put it directly into the molds and pop in the freezer. :D

Because it's so hot when it comes out of the pan, it will take a while to freeze. It can take up to 5-6 hours depending on the size of your molds. 

You can also put this into small ramekins for delicious little cups of sorbet-like chocolate! 
EyeWander1 year ago
Yummmy, I am getting fat just reading your recipes

I'm definitely going to try this one. .after we finish the batch of strawberry Popsicles I just made (I really need to buy more moulds!)
HollyMann1 year ago
This looks delicious - love fudgesicles and those molds are adorable - saw them on amazon!
honeymoo1 year ago
yum yum yum like the molds too! will give feed-back in 7-8 hrs.
Rimwulf1 year ago
Where do you get the popsicle trays and the ice trays?
would also love to hear where the molds are from. Are they silicone?
It doesn't have to go into the freezer hot does it? I'd rather not pour a hot mixture into plastic cups. I was thinking of letting it cool at least to room temp first.
jessyratfink (author)  naomiandtom1 year ago
You can definitely do that, but it will thicken quite a bit when it cools, so you might need to whisk the hell out of it. :D
artfulann1 year ago
Must. Have. Right. Now!
Yummm, thanks for the post!
Never even knew they existed!
I'm so going to try them right now. :D
emmakrazy1 year ago
Wow I wish I had this recipe years ago for my kids but now I can make them for the grands, thanks for sharing :))
fozzy131 year ago
I left too early. I want these. I love fudge pops : (
jessyratfink (author)  fozzy131 year ago
You did leave too early! I barely got to feed you, haha

But I promise these are super easy to make :D
Delicious and addictive! Thanks for an amazing dessert! And for everything, Jessy!