Homemade Fudge Pops!

15 Reviews / 4.5 Average
Who doesn't love a frozen fudge pop? I was a BIG fan of them when I was younger so I worried that a knock-off "real food" version wouldn't taste as good as what I remembered...but, oh was I wrong!
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Who doesn’t love a frozen fudge pop? I was a BIG fan of them when I was younger so I worried that a knock-off “real food” version wouldn’t taste as good as what I remembered…but, oh was I wrong! And in case we need any proof my 8-year-old actually told me I was “acting like a kid” while we were eating them together for the first time. Oops – I must have gotten a little messy and proclaimed how good it was one too many times. :)

Real Food Fudge Pops

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  1. 5 stars
    These were so very easy to make. The kids loved them and so did I! We used dark chocolate and they were perfect.

  2. 2 stars
    Man. I so wanted to love these but I just didn’t. Maybe too much tang from the 1 cup of plain yogurt? I don’t know. bummer!

  3. I just discovered this in your book that just came in the mail today (gorgeous book btw, and some great recipe ideas, looking forward to trying many of em out as I start my real food journey more seriously), and was wondering, will honey work with this too? Or is maple syrup the best choice to use for it to be liquid enough and set properly?

    1. I just saw going back through comments that this was asked before and I guess you can lol, that answers that lol. Can’t wait to try these in any case…and again love the book, great job on it! :)

  4. My daughter is allergic to dairy. Can the milk in this recipe be subbed with rice milk and the yogurt substituted with the rice milk also? She is also allergic to coconut. If subbing rice milk in place of those won’t work, what would you recommend?

  5. My daughter has a dairy allergy…do you think the coconut milk yogurt would make a noticeable difference? And do you suggest Greek style or regular style yogurt? Thank you!

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi there. I’ve made these with regular coconut milk yogurt and they turned out well.

  6. 5 stars
    So good! I did reduce the maple syrup to a 1/3 cup, plus 1 tbsp. The amount of sweetness was perfect for us. I also wanted to mention that before adding the milk & yogurt, I took a taste and thought it would be perfect for chocolate icing!

  7. 5 stars
    These were amazing! Added half a teaspoon of cinnamon but kept everything else the same. Very rich, my 3 year old loved it.

  8. Hello,
    I love your cookbook and this site! My daughter does not like yogurt, do you think sour cream would work in its place? Thanks

  9. Thoughts on using an already sweetened and flavored vanilla (stonyfield farms) yogurt? Then you would only need 3 ingredients – yogurt, cocoa, and milk.

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Deanna. Lisa doesn’t use sweetened or flavored yogurts. You can, of course, but you are looking at more ingredients (in the yogurt) and a lot of added sugar.

      1. Gotcha! Just wondering, is nutrition info available for this recipe? 2/3 cup of maple syrup is a lot, and I was wondering how many grams of sugar that would be. I looked it up and it is approximately 140 grams of sugar, but I wasn’t sure if I got that right. The yogurt I was considering using (Stonyfield Farms) is organic and only has 30 grams of sugar for 1 cup of yogurt. I wonder if I would need to add something to make the pops sweeter since it has less sugar than the maple syrup.

      2. Thanks for asking Deanna, I am curious too, I just made Lisa’s homemade ice cream tonight and for the chocolate I used 8 Tablespoons of pure maple syrup and 4 Tablespoons of cocoa powder to 1 and 1/4 cup whole milk and 1 and 1/4 cup heavy cream, it was delicious but not overly sweet or overly chocolatey. I can see where making the “fudge” bars would require the amount of maple syrup. The original fudge pop has 80 calories and 5 grams of sugar per pop, this would be over 14 grams of sugar per pop.

      3. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

        Hi again. So, you want to sub it for the maple syrup. I read the comment too fast. :) Yes, maple syrup has about 14 grams of sugar per tablespoon so it does add up to a lot of sugar over-all. We’ve not tried to use just a sweetened yogurt but I would suspect that the end product might not be quite sweet enough. Let us know if you give it a try.

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi Traci. Just click on the picture and it will link you to the product on Amazon.

      1. The link is to different smoothie molds. It isn’t for the Popsicle molds pictured

  10. I am going to try them with almond milk and fair trade organic cocoa powder when we get home from camping.

  11. 5 stars
    OH MY. I just made these and put them in the freezer for a treat for tomorrow (for the KIDS of course) and there was a little extra that wouldn’t fit in the popsicle mold. It just didn’t seem morally or environmentally right to throw it out, so I put it in a fancy glass and downed it. My kids are going to go NUTS for these! Thanks!

  12. Hi! I made these and they turned out nicely. One question – When I went to buy “special dark” variety cacao powder (as suggested) the only one I could find said “processed with alkali”. Is this the kind she uses (it was Hershey’s brand) or is there another special dark variety that doesn’t process with alkali?
    Thank you!

    1. Assistant to 100 Days (Amy)

      Hi Patty. Lisa does use Hershey’s Special Dark. As far as I know there is only one variety. ~Amy