I was on Showcase Minnesota yesterday making healthy kid snacks. I made Animal Crackers, Goldfish Crackers, Fruit Roll Ups and Peanut Butter Sushi. I chose to re-create pre-packaged snacks that have high fructose corn syrup and trans-fats. I still like my treats, just in a healthier way.
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Yikes, I like Fudgecicles, but the ingredients are a bit scary: Sugar, Modified Food Starch, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Carboxymethyl Cellulose Polysorbate, Polysorbate 8, Carrageenan, Sodium Chloride, Artificial Flavor
Try these instead. Super easy and no oven needed!
1 cup chocolate (or vanilla) unsweetened almond milk
2 tsp of Swerve or a drop of stevia glycerite (to desired sweetness)
3 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
OPTIONAL: 2 oz cream cheese or coconut cream for extra creaminess!
Mix all together and place in popsicle makers. To find my favorite popsicle molds, click HERE. OR make into soft serve ice cream with this awesome ice cream maker: Yonanas 902 Ice Cream Treat Maker. Serves 4
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Fudgesicle Brand = 90 calories, 2g fat, 2g protein, 17 carbs, trace fiber
"Healthified" Fudgesicle = 19 calories, 1.4g fat, 1g protein, 2.7g carbs, 1.6g fiber (1.1 effective carbs)
"Healthified" with Cream Cheese = 69 calories, 6g fat, 2.1g protein, 3.1 carbs, 1.6 fiber (1.5 effective carbs)