Peppermint Patty Pudding Pops
Peppermint and Chocolate somehow really does cool you down on a hot summer day. I love my pudding recipe - it is made from scratch and tastes so much better than instant pudding (you may use instant if you prefer).
In the picture above I have taken a bite out of the Peppermint Patty Pudding Pop but on the right is a plain Pudding Pop.
|These are my Tuperware popsicle molds|
1/3 cup corn starch Printable Recipe
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
3 cups milk
3 egg yolks (slightly beaten)
dash of salt
2 tablespoons butter
5 or 6 Peppermint Patties (chopped)
In a medium saucepan - stir the dry ingredients (sugar, corn starch, cocoa powder & a pinch of salt) until combined. (see all 3 pictures below) Slowly add the milk while stirring. Now whisk in the egg yolks. Place on medium heat and continue stirring until it starts to boil (you will notice that it starts to thicken just before it boils). Continue stirring and boil for about 2 minutes (you might need to turn the heat down a little - so that it won't burn). Remove the pudding from the heat and stir in the butter until totally melted and combined.
Now it is time to add the chopped peppermint patties. There are 2 options: you can either add the peppermint patty chunks to the entire batch of pudding or add some chunks into each Popsicle mold (the second option you can save a few Popsicle molds to be plain pudding pops) (Also, the second way makes the patty chunks to be more solid and chewy - it's up to your taste). Place the filled molds in the freezer for at least 3 hours and then ENJOY!!
Note: If you have any extra pudding then you may place in the fridge and top with some whipped cream to eat as regular pudding or wait until you have eaten the popsicles and then refill the molds with the leftover pudding (keep in mind that the pudding will only last 5 days when kept in the fridge - however in the freezer it will last for weeks).
1. Any other candy or chocolate bar can be substituted for the peppermint patties (eg - Peanut butter cups, snickers, mounds etc.....)
2. If you like coconut flavor - then substitute coconut oil for the butter
3. Add some instant coffee (about 2 tablespoons) for a Mocha Pudding.
4. Add some jam or jelly (1/4 cup) - Raspberry is delicious!
5. And my all time favorite - Chocolate and Orange - a wonderful combination - just add 1 tablespoon fresh orange rind to the pudding mixture before cooking.