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Going Nuts Over Yummy (and Healthy) Popsicles
It ain’t over ‘til it’s over — summer, that is. The sizzling season may be over soon, but that doesn’t mean you need to give up on frozen treats just yet. And if you've been steering clear of store-bought ice creams so you can still squeeze into that swimsuit, we've found a tasty solution that lets you have it both ways. READ: How to Make Peanut Butter and Banana Bonbons For those who can’t get enough of crunchy almonds, you’re especially in luck, because there are several mouthwatering ways you can add them to homemade, drool-worthy desserts that won’t pack on the pounds. We've got everything from delish chocolatey almond bars to pops made with simple ingredients you've already got in your fridge, like Greek yogurt and fresh fruit. For some decadent-yet-nutritious popsicles you can enjoy with the family (or solo), check out some of our favorite recipes below:
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(The Almond Board of California)

AB&J (Almond Butter & Jelly)

Makes four 4-oz. pops. Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh raspberries or sliced strawberries 2 tsps. sugar 5 Tbsps. unsalted almond butter 1/2 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 2 Tbsps. honey Directions Toss the berries and sugar together in a cup. Set aside to macerate. In a blender, combine the almond butter, yogurt, almond milk and honey. Blend until smooth. Spoon the berries and juices into pop molds, dividing them equally. Pour the almond butter mixture on top. Add sticks and freeze for 6 to 8 hours or overnight before unmolding. Optional: Increase raspberries by another 1/2 cup and blend all ingredients together before pouring into molds.
(The Almond Board of California)

Nutty Fudge Bars

Makes four 4-oz. pops. Ingredients 1/2 cup slivered almonds 1/3 cup unsalted almond butter 1/2 cup unsweetened or vanilla almond milk 1/2 cup thick chocolate syrup Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the almonds on a baking sheet and toast them for 8 to 10 minutes, until light brown. Set aside to cool. In a blender, combine the almond butter, almond milk and chocolate syrup. Blend until smooth. Stir in the toasted almonds. Pour or funnel the mixture into pop molds and add sticks. Freeze for 6 to 8 hours or overnight before unmolding.
(The Almond Board of California)

Almond Joysicles

Makes four 4-oz. pops. Ingredients 1/3 cup chopped almonds 1 cup unsweetened or vanilla almond milk 1/4 cup sweetened cream of coconut 1/4 cup thick chocolate syrup 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the almond on a baking sheet and toast them for 8 to 10 minutes, until light brown. Set aside to cool. In a blender, combine the almond milk, cream of coconut and chocolate syrup. Blend until smooth. Stir in the shredded coconut. Pour the mixture into pop molds. Add sticks and freeze for 6 to 8 hours. To eat, spread the toasted almonds on a plate. Unmold the pops and let them sit at room temperature for 1 minute. Roll and press them into the nuts to coat the outside of the pops. Eat immediately or freeze again until needed.
(The Almond Board of California)

Peach-Basil Pops

Makes four 4-oz. pops. Ingredients 1 medium peach, ripe 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk 1/4 cup plain 2% Greek yogurt 1/4 cup honey 1 1/2 tsps. chopped fresh basil Directions In a blender, combine the peach, almond milk, yogurt, honey and basil. Blend until smooth. Pour into pop molds or re-sealable plastic pop bags. Freeze for 4 to 6 hours or overnight before unmolding.
(The Almond Board of California)

Going Nuts Over Yummy (and Healthy) Popsicles

It ain’t over ‘til it’s over — summer, that is. The sizzling season may be over soon, but that doesn’t mean you need to give up on frozen treats just yet. And if you've been steering clear of store-bought ice creams so you can still squeeze into that swimsuit, we've found a tasty solution that lets you have it both ways. READ: How to Make Peanut Butter and Banana Bonbons For those who can’t get enough of crunchy almonds, you’re especially in luck, because there are several mouthwatering ways you can add them to homemade, drool-worthy desserts that won’t pack on the pounds. We've got everything from delish chocolatey almond bars to pops made with simple ingredients you've already got in your fridge, like Greek yogurt and fresh fruit. For some decadent-yet-nutritious popsicles you can enjoy with the family (or solo), check out some of our favorite recipes below:

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