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Easy Halloween Treats (Healthy BOO-sicles!)

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This is part 2 of my easy Halloween treats mini series!  To see part 1 click here.  These BOO-sicles were so fun to make, eat, and serve to my kiddos.  They loved the fact that they were ghosts, and had a fun time biting their faces off (🙈)!

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These easy Halloween treats are simple to make AND I made them THREE different ways to account for different food sensitivities and diet preferences – happy dance!  Pick what sounds the best to you, or try all three!  There’s something for everyone.

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For these easy Halloween BOO-sicles, you’ll  need a popsicle mold like this one.  Having the popsicles laying down flat while freezing, allows you to make a perfect ghost face with the chocolate chips.  


 

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A common popsicle mold is one that freezes vertically like this one.  I own one of these as well, and they’re great – just not for these BOO-sicles.

If you have a vertical mold and don’t want to purchase a new one, you could make the ghost face by melting down some chocolate chips, and piping on the ghost face after you’ve released the popsicles from their mold.  Or just using a spoon to draw them on.

That’s all that I can think of anyway – but maybe you can come up with something more clever.  😅

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What you’ll need for these easy Halloween treats

As stated above, I made these BOO-sicles 3 different ways to accommodate different tastes and diet preferences.  Let’s go through the ingredients for each recipe:

Recipe 1 Ingredients

Recipe 2 Ingredients

  • Plain yogurt (I use goat milk yogurt because I tolerate it well, and it’s way easier to digest than cow’s milk yogurt – but just use your favorite.  Options include greek yogurt, almond yogurt, and coconut yogurt)
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Raw honey
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Regular sized chocolate chips

Recipe 3 Ingredients

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How to make BOO-sicles (easy Halloween treats!)

Recipe 1 Method

This method definitely has the least ingredients.  There are so many dairy free options out there for ice cream or if you can tolerate dairy, just buy your favorite store bought vanilla ice cream.  You could even use your favorite homemade ice cream recipe. 

Gently melt down 2 cups of the vanilla ice cream.  No need to simmer or boil it.  Just melt it over low heat until it turns to a liquid.  Next, carefully pour it into your molds and place into the freezer.  Keep an eye on the Boo-sicles as you’ll need them to set up a bit before placing in the chocolate chips.  Just don’t allow the mixture to freeze too much, or you won’t be able to add the chocolate chip ghost face.  Once the chocolate chips are in, freeze the boo-sicles for another 6-8 hours before removing from the mold. 

Recipe 2 Method

Blend all the ingredients together in a blender and pour into your mold.  Place into the freezer to set up.  Watch it carefully for the first 2 -3 hours.  You’ll need the mixture to set up a bit to be able to place the chocolate chips in, but it can’t be too frozen or you won’t be able to push them in.  Once you’ve made the ghost face, allow the boo-sicles to freeze for another 6-8 hours. 

Recipe 3 Method

Same as recipe 2.

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Tips for making these easy Halloween treat BOO-sicles

Tip 1:

The main thing to remember with this recipe, is that you’ll have to freeze the boo-sicles anywhere from 1-3 hours before adding on the chocolate chip ghost face.  The reason for this is that the chocolate chips will sink to the bottom if the white mixture hasn’t set up yet.  

Because everyone’s freezers are different, I would just recommend you keep a good eye on them during the initial freezing time.  You can gently touch the bottom of the boo-sicle with your finger, to see if it’s set up enough to hold the weight of the chocolate chips. 

Then, just return them to the freezer so they can continue to set up.  

Tip 2:

After melting down the ice cream, or blending the ingredients in the blender, there may be a layer of froth on the top.  You have a few options to deal with the froth: you can scoop it out with a spoon, let the mixture sit for a while to see if the froth will soak back into the main mixture, or just pour it into the molds knowing you’ll have some bubbles on the top of your ghosts.  It’s up to you!

 

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BOO-sicles (Easy Halloween Treat!)

These Halloween BOO-Sicles can be made 3 different ways! They're a perfect healthy Halloween treat and kids think they're so fun!
Prep Time8 hrs
Servings: 5
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious

Ingredients

Recipe 1 - Ice Cream BOO-sicles

  • 2 cups melted vanilla ice cream dairy or dairy free
  • 10 mini chocolate chips for the ghost eyes
  • 5 normal sized chocolate chips for the ghost mouth

Recipe 2 - Yogurt BOO-sicles

  • 1 3/4 cup plain yogurt I used goat milk yogurt but dairy free yogurt will work too
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 2-3 lemons
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey or more to taste
  • 10 mini chocolate chips for the ghost eyes
  • 5 normal sized chocolate chips for the ghost mouth

Recipe 3 - Smoothie BOO-sicles

  • 1 ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 ripe banana fresh or frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple fresh or frozen
  • 10 mini chocolate chips for the ghost eyes
  • 5 normal sized chocolate chips for the ghost mouth

Instructions

For the Ice Cream BOO-sicles

  • Place your popsicle mold onto a baking sheet or 9x13 pan. This will make it easier to transfer in and out of the freezer.
  • Insert the popsicle sticks,
  • Gently melt down 2 cups of the vanilla ice cream until it turns into a liquid.
  • Carefully pour it into your molds and place into the freezer.
  • Keep an eye on the Boo-sicles as you'll need them to set up a bit before placing the chocolate chip eyes and mouth.  Just don't allow the mixture to freeze too much, or you won't be able to add the chocolate chips.
  • Once the chocolate chips are in, freeze the boo-sicles for another 8 hours before removing from the mold. 

For the Yogurt BOO-sicles

  • Place your popsicle mold onto a baking sheet or 9x13 pan. This will make it easier to transfer in and out of the freezer.
  • Insert the popsicle sticks.
  • Blend all the ingredients together in a blender and pour into your mold.  Place into the freezer to set up.
     
  • Keep an eye on the Boo-sicles as you'll need them to set up a bit before placing the chocolate chip eyes and mouth.  Just don't allow the mixture to freeze too much, or you won't be able to add the chocolate chips.
  • Once the chocolate chips are in, freeze the boo-sicles for another 8 hours before removing from the mold. 

For the Smoothie BOO-sicles

  • Place your popsicle mold onto a baking sheet or 9x13 pan. This will make it easier to transfer in and out of the freezer.
  • Insert the popsicle sticks.
  • Blend all the ingredients together in a blender and pour into your mold.  Place into the freezer to set up.
  • Keep an eye on the Boo-sicles as you'll need them to set up a bit before placing the chocolate chip eyes and mouth.  Just don't allow the mixture to freeze too much, or you won't be able to add the chocolate chips.
  • Once the chocolate chips are in, freeze the boo-sicles for another 8 hours before removing from the mold. 

Notes

Don't forget - you'll need popsicle sticks for this recipe!
This popsicle mold will work best for this recipe.  See the post for alternative ideas.
This mini popsicle mold would be super cute too!
If you use a different popsicle mold, you may have to adjust the measurements of the ingredients.
Get creative!  If there's a drink or smoothie you love that's white in color, you can totally turn it into a BOO-sicle!  
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