Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Peppermint Patty Pudding Pops



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)
Popsicle molds

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).


VARIATIONS:  There are endless variations to this pudding recipe but here are some of my favorite ideas:
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.


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18 comments:

  1. Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Yummy! These are great for summertime. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    Duni - via Etsy Blog Team

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  3. This looks delicious. I've printed it to prepare for my guests! Thank you!

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  4. I love pudding pops! What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  5. Yummo!! What a great idea. Rachel x

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  6. this is great. Found you via the live laugh linky. I have linked in a beef dish. Have a super day.

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  7. My youngest daughter would love these...I'm pinning them.. Thanks for sharing...

    Thank you for linking up to the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!!!

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  8. These look so good. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/06/natural-hair-gel-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

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    1. Thank you so much for linking with "Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop". These look so good. Hope you link again this Wednesday.
      Debi Bolocofsky
      www.adornedfromabove.com

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  9. These look delicious. My hubby would love them he is a peppermint patty freak. A must try for sure!

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  10. Very cool, pardon the pun. Does Tupperware still make popsicle molds? I remember those from when I was a kid. lol I did get some other molds for my son. I've been looking for ideas to make him popsicles. You know, other than frozen Kool Aid.

    Stopping by from the All Star Block Party.

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  11. Such a awesome dessert! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining in my blog. Have to come back to check your other post!

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  12. Oh my gosh, I love pudding pops...and I've been meaning to look for a good recipe - such a throwback! I bet my daughter would love this variety as she is a peppermint patty fiend. I hope you'll drop by and share them with my Summer of the Popsicle (http://www.girlichef.com/2012/05/summer-of-popsicle-2012.html)!

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  13. Peppermint patties... really different. I love it. Thanks for sharing your pops on foodie friday.

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  14. I am loving this I need to get me some popsicle molds

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  15. Peppermint patty pudding pops look awesome and scrumptious,. I am sure these can be perfect for my birthday next week. I appreciate you for creating this wonderful post

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