Best Candy Corn Popsicles Recipe

There's no better way to get into the fall and Halloween spirit than by enjoying anything and everything candy-corn inspired. The colors of candy corn just scream boot and sweater weather, and it totally gives us this warm and fuzzy feeling knowing the Halloween is just around the corner. These candy corn popsicles are very aesthetically pleasing, and they are definitely worthy of their own Instagram post, if you are into that kind of thing. Another plus about these colorful pops is that they're made with real fruit juice, making them perfect for anyone who wants a healthy, fun snack. Because, let's be honest: Who doesn't love a popsicle?

Recipe developer Miriam Hahn of YouCare-SelfCare has a knack for coming up with some of the most creative and delicious recipes, and this one is no exception. We think she hit a home run with this refreshing treat. "My favorite thing about this recipe is it is such a fun treat for Halloween that is actually healthy! [I am] always looking for an alternative to candy," Hahn raves. Keep reading to find out how to prepare these beautiful popsicles.

Gather the ingredients for candy corn popsicles

Before you do anything else, you need to take a trip to the store to gather all the necessary ingredients. For starters, you will need a can of coconut milk. It can either be regular or light-flavored. Then, pop by the juice aisle, and grab some orange juice and some pineapple juice. It's up to you what brand and kind, and then there's always the debate when it comes to orange juice — with or without pulp?

The last thing you will need is a popsicle mold and 10 popsicle sticks. "The popsicle mold I use is from Amazon," Hahn shares. "I recommend one that comes with a lid and the stick slots. [It] makes it so much easier."

Add the coconut milk to the popsicle mold, then freeze it

The end color in the candy corn color wheel is white, which means that it's time to add coconut milk first. Add 2 tablespoons to each popsicle mold, and then freeze for four hours. If there's another milk you like better, thats's also fine to use. "You can actually use any milk type. Coconut milk works well because it is super white in color, thick, and very opaque. I think oat milk or almond milk would also work well," Hahn shares. "The coconut milk is not very sweet, so you can always add a couple of drops of Stevia to it if you want to sweeten it up."

The benefits of coconut milk

Coconut milk is not a super common ingredient in many recipes, but it should be. This wonderful milk is filled with great health benefits, and Hahn explains it best! "Coconut milk has lots of minerals. It [is chock-full of] manganese, which is great for calcium absorption. I love it as an alternative to dairy milk, because you avoid the antibiotics and hormones that tend to be in regular milk," Hahn raves. "Coconut milk is pretty high in saturated fat, though, so people with heart issues should go easy on it." What's more to desire in a milk? 

Add the orange juice, freeze it, then insert the popsicle sticks

Okay, back to business. Once the coconut milk freezes, pop the mold out of the freezer, and then add ¼ cup orange juice in each slot. Repeat this with each of the remaining popsicles. By the way, orange juice is another excellent ingredient. "Orange juice is so full of vitamin C, which is great for your immune system," Hahn shares. "You can squeeze fresh oranges for this also to bump up the nutrition."

Next, put the lid back on the mold, and insert a popsicle stick in each slot. Freeze for another four hours.

Add the pineapple juice

Okay, after the second 4-hour freezing session is done, remove the mold from the freezer, and take the lid off of your popsicle mold. Now, go ahead and add 2 tablespoons of pineapple juice to each slot, just like you did for the other two liquids. Or, instead of measuring, you can just fill the molds to the top. Then, put the lid on top and freeze for another four hours.

Guess what? Pineapple juice is also great for you! "Pineapple juice is full of natural enzymes that help us digest our food and are also really good for our immune system," Hahn shares.

Remove the popsicles, loosen them, and serve

Once the third and final timer for four hours goes off, it's almost time to enjoy these tasty popsicles! Grab a large pot, and fill it with warm water. Then, immerse the mold in hot water for a minute or two. This will help to loosen the popsicles so that you can release them from the mold.

Now, you can enjoy these delicious treats! If you have leftovers, put them in a covered container in the freezer to store. "The popsicles will last up to three weeks just fine in the freezer," Hahn notes. We hope these are a big hit at your house for spooky season.

Best Candy Corn Popsicles Recipe
5 from 8 ratings
These candy corn popsicles are very aesthetically pleasing, and they are definitely worthy of their own Instagram post in honor of spooky season.
Prep Time
6
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
10
Popsicles
popsicles on counter
Total time: 6 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 can (15 ounces) coconut milk (regular or lite)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
Directions
  1. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut milk to each popsicle slot. Put the lid on the mold, and freeze for 4 hours.
  2. Remove the lid, and add in ¼ cup of orange juice in each slot. Put the lid on the mold, and insert a popsicle stick in each slot. Freeze for 4 hours.
  3. Remove the lid, and add 2 tablespoons of pineapple juice in each slot (or just fill to the top). Put the lid on the mold one last time, and freeze for 4 hours.
  4. To remove, fill a large pot with warm/hot water. Immerse the mold in for just 1 minute or 2, and it will loosen the popsicles so you can release them from the mold.
  5. Put them in a covered container in the freezer to store.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 108
Total Fat 9.2 g
Saturated Fat 8.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 7.0 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Total Sugars 4.6 g
Sodium 6.3 mg
Protein 1.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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