This summer I have been addicted to cherries. As in, I’ve eaten a 1+ pound bag of them in a single sitting. (My stomach wasn’t as happy about the idea as my mouth.) There are tons of desserts and snacks I want to make with these, but I since I’m trying to keep things as healthy as possible, I settled on these popsicles.
The verdict? They are crazy good. Disclaimer: If you don’t like any spice, this isn’t the dessert for you, and I can accept that we can still be friends. But the spiciness with the sweet cherries, and the chocolate? It’s a menage a trois made in heaven. Plus it only has 4 ingredients and is seriously easy to make.
I’ve been away in Cape May and my only problem with these popsicles? I don’t want to share!
Now, I took fresh cherries and pitted them, which was slightly time consuming – but totally worth it. 75% of this popsicle is pureed cherry, so you probably want quality here, and nothing beats a sweet, ripe summer cherry. But, if you don’t have that time a quick cheat: just use frozen pitted cherries from the supermarket. If you do that the prep work involved in these popsicles drops to less than 20 minutes. (And everyone has an extra 20 minutes to make popsicles!)
Also, if you want to keep these really healthy? Skip the chocolate shell. The cherry sriracha flavor is definitely great on it’s own – the chocolate just adds some delicious oopmh. As much as I’ve been trying to lose weight, I will not be skipping out on the chocolate!Now, confession time: For these pictures, I dipped the popsicle half way in the chocolate, because I thought it would look prettier, and I wanted you too see the yummy cherry filling! But after the pictures? I went and dunked the rest of the popsicle in chocolate. Did it look like a slightly less sophisticated dessert? Yes. But every bite was a delicious mix of chocolate, cherries and sriracha and I have no regrets!
If you are making this as a dessert for kids (and if you are, I’m way impressed by your kids sophisticated eating habits), you can always reduce the amount of sriracha so that it has just a hint of kick. I didn’t make these overly spicy, but it would still be delicious with slightly less.
I’ve definitely loved being down here on Cape May – running, going to the beach, and cooking up a storm from my Pinterest boards! More to share when I get back.
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- 5 Cups Chopped Cherries
- 2 teaspoons Sriracha
- 16 Ounces Dark Chocolate
- 4 teaspoons Coconut OIl
- In a food processor, mix cherries and sriracha and fill in your popsicle moulds, and let freeze.
- Once solid, heat chocolate and coconut oil in a sauté pan. Stir until well mixed and then let cool to the touch.
- Dip popsicles in chocolate and place on wax paper to harden. Put back in the freezer for 10 more minutes to chill, and then eat when desired!