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Guilt-Free Summer Treat: Vegan Dark Chocolate Fudge Pop Recipe

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Mmm, fudgesicles: The ultimate childhood summer sweet. And who's to say you can't enjoy them as an adult, too? Not Blisstree. But if you buy the packaged kind, you're likely getting a mouthful of high fructose corn syrup, palm oil, aspartame and/or artificial flavoring (plus dairy, making them off-limits for vegans). You can make your own fudgesicles, though, with cacao powder, coconut oil, agave nectar and pop molds. Add a little sea salt and chili powder, and you've got a gourmet fudge-pop that's both 100% raw and vegan and puts those packaged bars of yore to shame.

Dark Chocolate Fudge Pop Recipe

Yields: About 6 pops

1 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 cup raw coconut oil
2 tablespoons raw agave nectar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon sea salt


In mixing bowl, combine cacao powder, coconut oil, chili powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and sea salt (I used a coarse, Himalayan pink kind). You want the coconut oil to be closer to liquid than solid, to make for easier mixing; if it's solid, set the jar in a pan of hot water or near another heat source to liquefy a bit.

Stir mixture until everything is smooth, then divvy the mix into pop molds.

Freeze for at least one hour, and enjoy!