Mexican Chocolate Pops

Mexican Chocolate Pops #popsicles #chocolate

by Amy Flanigan on August 16, 2014 · 13 comments

So, um. These were delicious!

And they made my lips tingle a little bit.

“Always fun when your body parts tingle.” <<< Seriously. That’s a quote from the 6YO. Granted, it was right after he’d been sitting on bent legs for a half hour and they fell asleep. But I think we can agree that this applies to many other things.

Mexican Chocolate Pops #popsicles #chocolate

Ahem.

What? 

Oh, these popsicles. If the cayenne scares you, just leave it out. You’ll still have a really good frozen chocolate treat!

Mexican Chocolate Pops
Makes 6
Prep time: 15 minutes
Freeze time: 6 hours

Ingredients
• 3/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 2 cups half-n-half

Directions
Put the chocolate, brown sugar, cinnamon, and cayenne in a heat-proof medium bowl.

In a small saucepan, bring the half-n-half to a simmer over medium heat. Pour over the chocolate and whisk until melted and the mixture is well combined.

Carefully pour the liquid mixture into popsicle molds.

Freeze for 1 hour, place sticks in the molds, and continue to freeze for at least 5 hours.

To remove pops, run hot water over the outsides of the molds for a few seconds, then gently pull the sticks.

Note: this popsicle recipe was created using a standard bar-shaped mold, each holding about 1/3 cup. If you are using a different mold, you might need to adjust the ingredients.

(slightly adapted from Perfect Pops)

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Joy September 2, 2014 at 7:57 pm

1st time visiting your website. WOW! Awesome & easy recipes—my way of cooking. Will be visiting frequently!

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Amy @Very Culinary September 2, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Happy to hear it, Joy! Thank you!

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Carla August 22, 2014 at 5:25 pm

Oh I love the sound of these! Chili powder (in this case cayenne) and chocolate really do go well together.

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Joanne August 20, 2014 at 12:36 pm

I just totally started hardcore blushing in lab while reading this.

Only you!

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Alice // Hip Foodie Mom August 20, 2014 at 5:49 am

LOVE these pops! I love Mexican chocolate cake so I know these pops are fabulous. . love the heat!!

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Stephanie August 18, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Bahaha, your kiddos, I swear! At least you weren’t in public! I absolutely LOVE anything that involved Mexican chocolate. I must go find popsicle molds. NOW.

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Dani H August 17, 2014 at 12:51 am

LOL! Out of the mouths of babes….

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Amanda August 16, 2014 at 5:49 pm

What a fun treat!

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Sara August 16, 2014 at 11:10 am

These look delicious. I’m always looking for popsicle recipes that have less sugar than the store bought varieties. Where is a good place to get a mold like the one you are using in the above photo?

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Amy @Very Culinary August 16, 2014 at 11:21 am
Kim August 16, 2014 at 6:24 am

Cayenne and chocolate?!!! My heart leaps a bit. And tingles! I love this idea– this will be my next batch, but I may have to sub on the half and half. That would make my hips sway… ;-)

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Debbie Caraballo August 16, 2014 at 6:13 am

Don’t you just love the profound statements kids can come up with? I so enjoy the things my grandkids say at times.
Popsicles look delish – sans cayenne- definitely will have to try them!
Thanks, Amy!

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Amy @Very Culinary August 16, 2014 at 9:30 am

For sure, Debbie. You just can’t make this stuff up!

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