Meal Planning Monday – Chocolate Covered Strawberry Popsicles

We. Love. Chocolate.

We really, really do.

And by “we,” I mean me. And sometimes Dylan. It depends on the day. Like most of the food he “eats.”

We also just discovered a love for popsicles. Ever since I made our watermelon yogurt popsicles, I’ve pretty much been turning any fruit into a popsicle as it’s about to go bad. Either that, or a bake of some sort.

Enter, strawberries.

Now, if I’m being totally honest, this took a few tries. First, I tried to line our silicone popsicle molds with the chocolate first and then add the strawberry puree. This seemed awesome in theory, but the strawberry puree did not stick to the chocolate. So it was a mess. A delicious, chocolatey mess. I thoroughly enjoyed eating it over the sink. But it definitely was NOT blog worthy.

So, back to the drawing board. I realized the only real fool proof way to do this was to make the popsicle and then dip it into the chocolate right before enjoying.

So I had to go out and buy a plastic popsicle mold because even though I love the silicone molds, it just wasn’t realistic to pop them out and cover them with chocolate because you would have to put them back in. And that’s just crazy.

So this is super simple (obviously).

*Strawberry puree (mine was a pound of strawberries mixed with about a cup of apple juice)
*1 cup chocolate chips
*1 tablespoon coconut oil

Divide your puree up into the molds and freeze.

Before serving, melt the chocolate and oil in the microwave in 20 second increments. Stir each time.

Dip the popsicles in the chocolate and let it harden before enjoying.

Dylan LOVED them. Reagan was fussing when I was eating mine, so I ate off the chocolate and gave her the strawberry part (the sacrifices we make for our children). She devoured it and her clothes went right into the wash.

That was right before I had to pry it out of her hands. I thought she was going to bite my finger off.

I just left the leftover chocolate in the fridge and when I want to have the other 4 popsicles, I just warm up the chocolate.

SO. YUM. And so easy!

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