Necessity is the mother of invention. Some might say that a sweet treat is not a necessity, but some (like my daughter) would beg to differ. On the heels of making a salted chocolate sauce for the ice cream sandwiches we made last week, I passed a molded tray in the kitchen and had an idea. Maybe if I made a chocolate sauce, we could pour it into the molds and make a little something nice. It doesn't matter that the tray is Halloween themed with witches and pumpkins and we are in the middle of August, right? Right!
While the kiddoes played Just Dance, I made a salted chocolate sauce much like the one from last week, without the chocolate chips. When the sauce was done, I poured it into the molds and while it cooled, I dropped in for a little dance with the kids myself. I also used the leftover sauce for an ice cold chocolate drink (add more almond milk, some sugar and ice into a blender and there you have it)! Afterwards, I placed it in the freezer and a few hours later, we had little fudgesicle bites! We popped the cold little witches into our mouths where they melted with a little salty and a little sweet goodness! The invention was approved and I'll most likely triple the recipe when we get a few popsicle molds soon.
Salted Chocolate Sauce
3/4 c. unsweetened almond milk
3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp. sea salt (I used applewood smoked sea salt)
2 tbsp. white sugar
Add all ingredients in a small sauce pot over medium/low heat. Mix until sauce is smooth (feel free to sample. You may like the sauce sweeter or saltier. Pour into molds and let cool for about 15-20 minutes. Place tray into freezer (I put mine in a Ziploc first) and wait for at least 3 hours. Pop them out of tray and enjoy immediately :)
Pretend you don't see that big blob of sauce on the left hand side. That never happened, ahem...