Dairy-Free Maple Chocolate Chip Popsicles {Nut-Free}
 
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Just 5, easy ingredients are needed to make these Dairy-Free Maple Chocolate Chip Popsicles and 4 if you don't count the water! These popsicles are heaven on earth! Loaded with healthy fats, electrolytes and probiotics, this recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, paleo friendly and nut-free!
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup unsweetened plain coconut yogurt (I used Anita's)
  • ½ + ⅛ cup filtered water
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup + 1 handful dark chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
  • 30 semi-sweet chocolate chip chunks
  • ¾ cup raw coconut water ( I used Harmless Harvest)
Instructions
  1. In a high speed blender mix together the coconut yogurt, the filtered water and the maple syrup till well blended. Then pour mixture into a measuring cup and set aside.
  2. Layer 1: Pour about ¼ of the coconut yogurt mixture into each mold and then add 5-7 chips to each mold.
  3. Freeze for about 45 minutes without the popsicle sticks.
  4. Layer 2: Then remove from the freezer, and add an additional ¼ coconut yogurt mixture into each mold, and again add a few chips and 3 chocolate chunks. **Remember, you will need room for popsicle stick placement, so you may need to mix this layer with a spoon to make room for the stick.
  5. Freeze again for 30 minutes without the popsicle stick.
  6. Remove from the freezer and add popsicle sticks to each mold and freeze for another 45 minutes.
  7. Layer 3: Then remove from the freezer and add the coconut water layer to each mold and freeze overnight.
  8. Once frozen, run hot water at the bottom of the mold to loosen each popsicle. Then run water on the sides of each mold. This is the fastest way to get the popsicles out of their molds. Then add them to a zip lock safe bag and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Notes
---If you are allergic to coconut, and cannot use coconut yogurt, simply replace with any other plant-based yogurt or if you can have dairy, try the Greek (dairy) yogurt. ---If you cannot have coconut water, simply omit it, and revise the recipe to using 1 full cup of coconut yogurt and 1 full cup of filtered water instead of the recipe listed. -----As for coconut yogurt brands, my all time favorite is Anita's because it has only 2 ingredients, and only 1 natural gram of sugar. It's the cleanest, additive-free and filler-free coconut based yogurt I have ever come across. And the taste is super tart, which I love. It is available at most Whole Foods and other select locations. If you cannot access this yogurt, you can still make this recipe with another type of coconut yogurt or any other yogurt out there, unsweetened. You can also use a sweetened yogurt, but understand it will contain a higher sugar content. ---For the chocolate chips and chunks, I use Enjoy Life. They are sweetened with cane sugar, so It's not Paleo friendly. If you want to make this treat Paleo, simply use a chocolate chip that is sweetened with a different type of sugar. The reason I use Enjoy Life is because they are free of the top 8 allergens, and made in a dedicated gluten-free facility. I trust this brand for safety, and it also tastes delish too. ---If you don't have the time to wait so long in between each round of chocolate chip adds and freezer time, you can shorten the time, and get more of a loose Chevron pattern instead. Instead of 45 minute freezer time intervals between layers, you can reduce the time to 20-30 minutes. And adding the sticks in last at layer 3. By doing so you will notice that the coconut water layer (layer 3) does not stay straight like a stripe, and instead you will get a loose Chevron pattern instead. Each popsicle will come out differently. Both are equally delicious. The only difference is the appearance/presentation. The taste is not altered. See below picture for the marbled zig zag look.
Recipe by ​Goodie Goodie Gluten-Free at https://goodiegoodieglutenfree.com/dairy-free-maple-chocolate-chip-popsicles/