There is so much to love about summer! A more relaxed schedule, family trips, cookouts, and yummy treats are just a few of our favorite summer traditions. If I had to choose one tradition that always ranks high as a favorite for my girls, it would be making popsicles–and eating them, of course!
Today I’m thrilled to share a new popsicle recipe we’ve been trying out so far this summer–candy bar popsicles! I was compensated by Dixie ® to bring you this sponsored post, so you can thank them for inspiring this yummy treat! The recipe and all opinions expressed are my own.
Candy Bar Popsicle Recipe
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup Cool Whip
- 2 Tbsp vanilla
- Candy bar of your choice (We used approximately six Fun Size bars per batch.)
- Dixie ® 5 oz all-purpose cups (8-10 per batch)
- Bamboo lollipop sticks
Because these popsicles are so easy to prepare, they are a great treat to make with kids. To make your own, gather your ingredients and a blender. Work together with little ones to measure and pour all of the edible ingredients into the blender. Mix everything together until the candy bar pieces are chopped up to your liking. My girls love to play with the blender, so our candy bars are in teeny tiny pieces. 🙂
Place your Dixie ® cups on a tray that can be easily transferred to the freezer. Pour the popsicle mixture into the cups. Those yummy candy bar bits will likely settle to the bottom of your blender, so be sure to leave a little extra room in each cup. Then you can top each cup off at the end with those bits of candy bar. You may need a spoon to scoop some of them out of the blender, but it’s worth it to get them all!
Place the tray in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes so the mixture firms up just a bit. Then insert a bamboo lollipop stick into the center of each popsicle. Place the popsicles back into the freezer, and let them freeze.
When you are ready to enjoy your candy bar popsicles, remove them from the freezer. They melt quickly so if you wait a minute or two–especially outdoors in the summer sun, you will probably be able to pull them right out of the cup. If they don’t seem to be coming out easily, you can place the cup in a dish of warm water. Just don’t wait too long…remember they start to melt quickly.
I told you my girls love popsicles. One lick and my daughter couldn’t wait to eat the whole popsicle. This face says it all!
Cold popsicles on a hot day with family and friends…that is definitely how we savor summer![amd-yrecipe-recipe:5]
Are popsicles a part of your family’s summer traditions? What are your favorite popsicles to make together?