Fudgsicles All Grown Up

By • July 2, 2012 • 8 Comments



Author Notes: Peanut butter and jelly. Steak and frites. Scotch and ice. Some pairings are iconic. Like chocolate and mint. With a little something extra.boulangere

Makes 4 bars

  • 4 ounces water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup loosely piled mint leaves
  • 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 ounce Crème de Cacao
  1. To freeze these, you'll need a 4-chambered popsicle mold with stems.
  2. Measure water and sugar into a saucepan. Stir, and bring to a boil.
  3. While sugar mixture is heating, wash the mint leaves and pat them dry on a towel. mound them in the center of a couple of paper towels, wrap them up, and roll them back and forth between your palms to bruise them. When sugar mixture comes to a boil, remove from heat and stir in the mint leaves. Cover the pan, and let steep for 20 minutes.
  4. Chop chocolates (I used Ghirardelli) into small pieces of relatively the same size. Place them in a mixing bowl. When mint is finished steeping, hold a strainer over the bowl containing the chocolates, and pour the sugar solution through it. Discard the mint leaves.
  5. Whisk the chocolate mixture until all pieces have melted completely, then whisk in the Crème de Cacao.
  6. Place the bowl over an ice water bath. Stir occasionally with a spatula until thickened and very cool.
  7. Divide among the popsicle molds, insert the stems, and freeze. Depending on how cold your freezer is, the fudgesicles should be ready to cool you off in about 2-3 hours, though letting them freeze overnight will give you the best results.
  8. These make a heavenly dessert on a summer evening. To serve, run the molds under warm water and pull gently on the stem.
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about 2 years ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

I have all of the ingredients AND a Zoku pop maker on hand! Hurrah!

Dscn2212

about 2 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Oh, lucky you! I kind of lust after one of those.

Gator_cake

about 2 years ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Love the double punch of mint in these! I definitely need to get some popsicle molds.

Dscn2212

about 2 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Thank you! I still use the ones I had when the son and the daughter were children. I kept them, thinking they'd come in handy one day. ;0))

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about 2 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Really love this, fudgsicles were one of my favorite frozen treats. The creme de cacao makes these all grown up, and mint and chocolate are of course heavenly.

Dscn2212

about 2 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Thank you, sdb!

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about 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Love these!

Dscn2212

about 2 years ago boulangere

Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Thank you, Pat!