about 1 year ago
Chocolate, mint, cold, what's not to love?
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
Measure water and sugar into a saucepan. Stir, and bring to a boil.
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.
Chop chocolates 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.
Whisk the chocolate mixture until all pieces have melted completely, then stir in the Crème de Cacao.
Place the bowl over an ice water bath. Stir occasionally with a spatula until thickened and very cool.
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.
- 287 calories
- 10g total fat
- 6g saturated fat
- 0mg cholesterol
- 8mg sodium
- 54g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 49g sugar)
- 2g protein