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Holding up some delicious desserts!
Not everyone owns real popsicle molds, and if they do, they don't necessarily have a lot of them....so when I decided to have friends over for dinner and saw this pin on Pinterest for some strawberry shortcake popsicles, I was so excited! No molds necessary, just a bunch of Dixie cups and popsicle sticks. :D

The original recipe is fairly simple and straight forward, but for the sake of my health, I substituted a few of the ingredients. For example, I thus far haven't found any box of Nilla wafers that I'm willing to eat, so I used fat-free graham crackers instead. Also, the recipe called for whole milk yogurt...what?! WHOLE MILK yogurt?! Who does that anymore anyways? So I definitely replaced that with greek yogurt (in my case, Fage 0% (fat-free) plain). I considered using stevia instead of the honey, but I ended up going with agave instead because I didn't want to change the consistency of the pops. BUT, if someone out there decides to use a granular stevia instead, let me know how it turns out! (^_^)


Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles

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Popsicles setting up in the freezer!
Makes 12 popsicles

Ingredients:
  • 2 C fresh strawberries, washed & hulled
  • 1/2 C crushed low-fat/fat-free graham crackers (or Nilla Wafers)
  • 2 C plain fat-free greek yogurt
  • 1/3 C honey/agave/sweetener of choice

You'll also need:
  • 12 6oz. Dixie cups (I sadly could only find larger ones that I'm now stuck with...hopefully you have better luck)
  • 12 popsicle sticks

Directions:
  1. In medium sized bowl, mix graham crackers, honey, and yogurt.
  2. Fill each Dixie cup with only 2 tbsp of yogurt mix. Let them set in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  3. Puree strawberries in a blender/food processor. Divide the puree evenly amongst all Dixie cups and freeze another 30 minutes.
  4. Divide remaining yogurt mix among the cups and add a popsicle stick to the center of each one. Freeze completely, several hours or more.
  5. Cut or tear off the Dixie cups before serving.

(Original recipe can be found here)

10/31/2014 03:24:00 pm

I didn't want to change the consistency of the pops. BUT, if someone out there decides to use a granular stevia instead, let me know how it turns out! (^_^)

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2/20/2015 02:37:57 pm

Puree strawberries in a blender/food processor. Divide the puree evenly amongst all Dixie cups and freeze another 30 minutes.

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