Healthy fudgesicles that are super creamy, rich and full of good-for-you ingredients! Can be made paleo and vegan.
I’ve never been a fan of popsicles. Especially not chocolate popsicles or fudgesicles or whatever they’re called. They’re too icy, not creamy, and taste artificial.
But homemade fudgesicles? A totally different story! They’re not only delicious but pretty darn healthy.
So what’s in them? Bananas are almost a given, right? :) Sorry if you hate bananas!
Then there’s yogurt. You can use whatever type you’d like. If you can have dairy, Greek yogurt is great (I like the thickness). If not, any kind of non-dairy yogurt works just as well. I like coconut milk yogurt.
And there’s avocado. I promise that you can’t taste it! All you taste is super fudgy chocolate and banana.
I really doubt that a more creamy, non-ice cream popsicle exists. If there is, I want to know about them!
The only issue I had with these chocolate fudgesicles is that the mixture was so thick, even after using a spoon to make sure the entire popsicle mold surface was covered, that there were still little holes here and there.
If that bothers you, add some milk. But I really don’t think anyone will mind.
I used coconut sugar to sweeten them as just banana wasn’t enough. I think probably any sweetener would work.
Even liquid ones. They’ll just be less creamy because of the extra liquid. I’m normally like “NO! NO! NO! Don’t make subs!” but… they’re just popsicles. ;) Do whatever you want!
For some more kid-friendly treats, try these healthy muffins for kids or zucchini brownies. And if it’s too hot to bake, try these protein balls or no-bake chocolate cookies.
Also, these taste better than they look! They look quite icy because they’re sitting on ice. But once they’re out of the freezer for a few minutes (or you start licking them), they start melting quickly.
They were just really difficult to photograph. There were approximately 2 minutes in which to get photos between the icy-looking and melting stages. I hope you’ll try them, anyway!
If you’re in the mood for something more fruity, try these fruit popsicles. And for a more traditional chocolate treat, try these chocolate popsicles!
Chocolate Popsicles (paleo, vegan)
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- Yield: 8 3-oz popsicles
- 200 grams avocado flesh (about 1 1/2 avocados)
- 7 1/2 ounces (220 grams) plain or vanilla yogurt (make sure to use dairy-free / vegan / paleo yogurt if needed)
- 1/4 cup (32 grams) cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (60 grams) coconut sugar (or whatever sweetener you want)
- 2 medium (220 grams total, out of peel) bananas
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Blend everything together in a food processor or a very good blender until thoroughly combined.
- Pour into 8 3-oz popsicle molds and prepare according to your popsicle mold's instructions. For me, I covered the molds with the plastic lid and then inserted the popsicle sticks.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- To unmold, carefully run lukewarm water against the sides of the mold.
- Keep covered in the freezer until serving.
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Hehe I remember fudgiscles. I used to get them all the time in elementary school. Of course back then I didn’t even know was HFCS even was, nor did I really care. What a nice blast from the past 🙂 They look almost exactly the same as the ones I used to eat way back when, so I’ll have to give them a try for some nice nostalgia
I’m happy it brought back some memories for you! :) I hope that you’ll enjoy them if you try them out! And fudgesicles in elementary school?! Oh my word. The 80s and 90s, right? ;) Thanks for your comment!
I loved how creamy these pops are. We had to make another batch.
Oh, yay! I’m glad you liked them! Thanks for your feedback. :)
My kids are gonna love these…. and I love that they’re so packed with fruit!
I hope you’ll love them, too! :)
Thanks for this recipe. My 3 year old who will not touch an avocado begs for these. Don’t feel guilty letting him indulge.
So happy that you’re able to get some avocados into your little guy with these! Thanks for the feedback. :)
They are delicious! I used “European” plain yogurt, full fat, instead of greek yogurt and added another tablespoon of coconut sugar. My almost 3 year old loved it (didn’t tell her about avocado). Thank you!
So happy you and your daughter liked them! And full fat yogurt sounds good to me. That’s unfortunately all we have over here in Germany (at least in the Greek variety). 10%, even! Thanks a bunch for the feedback. :)
I LOVE how creamy and delicious these look Erin! Yum!! I might eat the whole batch! And I love hidden healthy ingredients like the avocado. Sign me up!
Why thank you, Carla! I’d love for you to eat the whole batch. Clear up some freezer space for me. ;)
I was never a fan of chocolate popsicles either, but avocado is just too enticing! I’ll have two, please. (It’s super-humid today!) :D
Yes, these are so unlike those other chocolate popsicles. Much, much better. I swear! :)
Oh I bet these are really creamy and good Erin. Nice job incorporating some goodness of avocados in there. I’m needing a popsicle right about now :)
Thanks! And um, I have like 22 popsicles in my freezer right now. 5 different types. Come on over! ;)
These look just plain old amazing, wow, who would think they were healthy? You did a brilliant job!
Thanks, Chris! I do love making naughty stuff healthy. ;)
Ah, when I read ‘secret ingredient’ I was hoping that it’d be avocado! I’m growing to love the chocolate and avocado combination. I was initially very skeptical but the creaminess works so, so well! These popsicles look gorgeous. I wish it was warm enough for them over here at the moment… we’re currently getting freezing cold days and rainy, icy nights. I’ll bookmark this for the first signs of summer! Thanks lovely Erin! xx
Thank you, Laura! And right?! The creaminess thing with avocados is just awesome. And I have to be honest… it must stink reading a bunch of American food blogs which post a lot of goodies with peaches, berries, and other yummy summer stuff. Sorry to contribute to that. :(
These remind me of the ones I made a while back. I love the combo of bananas and avocado. They look yummy and very creamy. I need to make some when I get back to the US :-) My kids will love them.
Have you posted them? I can’t find them! And I hope you make them when you get back. So yummy!
Wow! These sound awesome! Have you ever read the label for store-bought fudgsicles? It’s like a science experiment! I’ll take homemade (with air bubbles), please!!! :)
Aww, thanks, Christina! The thing with the store-bought ones is that they’re not even good. I had a few as a kid and remember them being like watered down chocolate on a stick. Eww.
These look so creamy and fudgy, you may have just convinced me to try the avocado ;).
YES! Laura, you have to try the chocolate avocado thing. And start with this recipe! You can’t taste the avocado. :)
I make a chocolate avocado frosting that is sooo good so I know these are amazing!! And your photos are gorgeous– even with the little microscopic air pockets :)
Ooh! Have you posted the recipe? I’ve tried one such recipe but it wasn’t that good. And thank you for the photo compliment. :) I really hated dealing with these!
Oh wow! With the avocados and bananas, I bet these are sooo creamy and delicious. These are my kind of chocolate pops for sure! Love it, Erin.
Thanks, Georgia! And yup. I just loaded all the healthy creamy stuff together in one popsicle. It’s all downhill from here. ;)
These chocolate popsicles are so much better than the others I’ve tried! I shared the batch I made and they were all gone in a flash. My family loves this recipe.
You’ve already made them?! That’s awesome. Thanks so much for letting me know how they came out and for the rating! :)
I think this looks and sounds super delicious and I love popsicles, I will just have to get me a mold when I can afford one. Thanks for sharing.
I hope you can get one soon, Jackie! The one I got from Amazon was $13.70 but do they have them at Hobby Lobby at Michael’s? If they do, you can usually find 50% off coupons for Michael’s online and 30% for Hobby Lobby. And when you do get your mold, I hope you’ll enjoy these! :)
Chocolate and avocado are secret lovers, that’s all there is to it. These pops look so fudgey and delicious!
Hehe. Agreed! :) And thanks, Ashley!
Can they be made without the bananas? We have to drive 140 miles to get the non-GMO, non-Monsanto ones (and yes, even the organic, if they are the long yellow ones, are Monsanto, GMO bananas)…..Would also rather use anything other than Greek Yogurt- do not care for the non-fat milk process used. What’s a real foody to do???
They can be made without bananas. I linked to a banana free and dairy-free version (so no Greek yogurt :)) at the end of my post. I imagine it wouldn’t be nearly as creamy but still yummy.
I love a good popsicle party!!! Seriously, I need to get myself one of these molds. Looks d-lish and I don’t mind the holes one bit :-)
Thanks, Erin! And yeah… you’ve gotta get yourself a mold! :)
Homemade popsicles really are the best! I haven’t tried the avocado in chocolate trick yet, but I’m so intrigued. These look super creamy!
You have to join the chocolate avocado party! :)
These sound totally delicious! I don’t mind a thick popsicle batter. Mmmm.
Oooooh, the Greek yogurt and bananas in yours sound perfect!! And of course I can honestly tell you the avocado is amazing in popsicles :D Yum! I just got a similar popscle mold too… I like the one I usually use but sometimes I don’t want the yellow handles and I think they look weird when I use wooden sticks in place of the regular handles. Plus the individual popsicles are a little smaller with this one which I like. I can’t wait to try it out, I might have to remake some popsicles I made recently :)
I like yours too but can see how the bright yellow wouldn’t always fit with everything. But with the avocado popsicles it was beautiful! :) And yes. Make more popsicles! May I suggest these? ;)
Mmmm…I love this idea! Chocolate and avocado is a great combo!
Isn’t it?! Can’t wait to make more!
Love a super creamy and chocolatey frozen treats. As a general rule they are all to icy (even ice creams). These look perfect!
Erin, you have to try these. Really… they aren’t icy!
I looooove homemade popsicles. And they just happen to be my toddler’s favorite food group ;)
Haha. Feed these to him! They’re healthy but he won’t know that. :D
These sound pretty tasty! I’ve made fudge pops with coconut milk, but using banana would definitely help keep the calories in check.
Oooh. That’s a great idea! I’ll have to try. Thanks! :)
I’m so intrigued to try these popsicles, they look like they would be a great way to cool down!
I can tell you that they’re also a great breakfast. ;)