Pumpkin Pie Popsicles

October 30, 2014

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‘Tis the month of pumpkin, we all know. And if you live in the south, you also know that our weather is a roller coaster of chilly and warm days. One day we’re freezing in boots and jackets and the next day we’re sweating in short sleeves and jeans – and not quite convinced to bring the shorts back out.

These popsicles were conceived on one of those warm days. I had way too much pumpkin on hand that needed using up and broke out the blender to make a pumpkin pie smoothie. That’s what it hit me that I could turn my smoothie into autumn popsicles. The seasons were getting as blended as the smoothie itself! But really, who doesn’t love a popsicle year round?

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For the yogurt part of the pops I actually used a Siggi’s Coconut yogurt (which rocked!) but any kind will do – vanilla, plain, pumpkin.

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See it’s a smoothie! The smoothie is actually quite nice in texture – very fluffy! You could make it and stop there.

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Right before I started to pour the pops I had the idea to add in some Halloween treats. I mean, why not!? I had a few candy corn that had arrived in a care package from Minted (along with the Trick or Treat sign!) and retrieved my seasonal sprinkles from the pantry. Also in the mix: marshmallows and dark chocolate. And you can bet if I’d had any graham crackers they would have joined the party too!

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I put a little in each popsicle mold and then poured my smoothie on top.

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Once your toppings are in, you’ll want to bang the set on the table a few times to really let the smoothie sink down in there and around the toppings. Let those air bubbles come out. And another note: mini marshmallows would be ideal. Mine were a little too big to get all around, and thus one of my six pops didn’t quite come out!

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A little more sprinkles to jazz things up on the bottom as well –

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Ready to rock and roll in the freezer

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A few hours later…

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Pumpkin Pie Popsicles with candy surprise

Pumpkin Pie Popsicles

Ingredients (6 pops)

  • 1 cup canned pumpkin (the plain unsweet kind)
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice (I used whole milk)
  • 1 5.3 ounce cup of yogurt (I used coconut)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Optional Toppings

  • Candy corn
  • Dark chocolate
  • Graham crackers
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Blend together first 5 ingredients.
  2. Add toppings to the bottom of a popsicle mold if using. Be careful to keep pieces small and not use too much or your pops won’t come all the way out.
  3. Pour pumpkin mixture on top of toppings
  4. Bang the mold on the table a few times to ensure the pumpkin mix gets all the way to the bottom and air bubbles come out.
  5. Freeze for a few hours minimum.
  6. Allow to thaw for a few minutes at room temperature and then remove from mold and enjoy!

Of course these are great plain, but they are extra fun with a treat at the top! I almost put a plastic spider in one, but I figured that was too much trick : )

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