Let's talk candy corn for a minute. I saw a graphic on Facebook recently that said something like: "How to Eat Candy Corn: Throw It Out." I laughed out loud. Too dang funny. Do you know what candy corn is made of? According to Tanis Confectionery, "Candy corn is made primarily from sugar, corn syrup, confectioners wax, artificial coloring and binders." Ick. So I've taken the candy corn idea and made it healthy for you. First was my Tropical Candy Corn Parfait. Can you tell I'm a fan of the tropics? Take me there now! I love that you can take traditional Halloween sweet treats and give them a healthy twist.
I'm new to popsicles this year on Tried and Tasty, and I love them. First my sweet and tart strawberry lemon popsicles and then my peach mango lemonade popsicles. I couldn't get my hands on my Norpro Ice Pop Maker fast enough. It makes perfect popsicles every time. Just look at those babies. Don't you just want to sink your teeth right in to them? They aren't just for summertime. If you ask me, they're perfect any time! Ask me again when there's three feet of snow outside. I might change my mind. For now, the weather has been gorgeous and I'm enjoying my tropical popsicles, dang it — and I think you should, too.
This candy-corn-inspired treat is a healthy variation for all of your guilt-free treat needs. Perfectly tropical with the flavors of coconut, pineapple, and orange, your taste buds will say, "Thank you!"
- 1 cup coconut yogurt ( I used Noosa brand, it's one of my favorites)
- 1/4 cup coconut puree
- 1 3/4 cup orange juice
- 1/4 cup mandarin puree
- 1 cup pineapple orange juice
- Mix together coconut yogurt and coconut puree.
- Pour enough of coconut mixture to fill a each popsicle mold a little less than 1/3 full.
- Place in freezer for 15 minutes until almost solid.
- In another bowl, mix together orange juice and mandarin puree.
- Remove mold from freezer; add about 1/3 cup or so of orange juice mix to molds. Place in freezer for 10 minutes.
- Insert wooden sticks into popsicle mold.
- Freeze for another 10 minutes.
- Add pineapple orange juice to reach just under the top of the mold.
- Return the mold to freezer.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours to fully set.
- Desserts, Frozen
- Serves 10
- Cook Time
- 4 hout 30 minutes