If you're looking for a light chocolate treat to satisfy a sweet tooth, give these skinny vegan chocolate pops a try. They are naturally gluten-free, vegan, refined sugar-free, and paleo and raw (if you're ok with a few drops of liquid stevia). They can easily be made without the stevia too by substituting some additional liquid sweetener of your choice in place of stevia and a bit more cocoa powder. They're not quite a fudgicle (not creamy enough to be called a fudgicle in my books, but almost there), but they are very chocolatey and delicious.
If you make them exactly as per the recipe below, they're only 44 calories a pop! Adding in an additional tablespoon almond butter (for more creaminess) adds about 10 calories to each pop. Adding in an additional tablespoon cocoa powder adds about 2-3 calories a pop. Adding in an additional tablespoon maple syrup adds 5 calories per pop. So even if you added an extra tablespoon of each thing, you'll still be under 60 calories a popsicle. So next time your chocolate or sugar cravings are up, give these pops a go — they're definitely on the light side of desserts.Print
- 2 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk (I used vanilla almond milk)
- 2 tbsp almond butter
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder (more if not using chocolate stevia drops)
- 2 tbsp liquid sweetener of your choice (I used maple syrup)
- 2 drops chocolate flavored liquid stevia drops
- Blend all ingredients together in a blender.
- Pour into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.
I wrap mine individually in some plastic wrap after that and store in a container in the freezer for the next time I feel like indulging in a guilt-free chocolate treat.