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Super Food Cake Pops Recipe
July 23, 2015 | Home >Healthy Kids > Best Recipes >Super Food Cake Pops Recipe

Super Food Cake Pops Recipe

Super Food Cake Pops. Let your kids make their own with these yummy and super healthy options! www.superhealthykids.com

While planning a backyard picnic with a diverse group of friends I encountered what may be a party planner’s worst nightmare. The problem went something like this: Sally is allergic to nuts, Tom is lactose intolerant and allergic to nuts and Karen hates the taste of coconut. 

Oh, and I found this out just a few hours before the picnic was supposed to begin. My first thought was to ditch dessert (I mean who needs it anyway!?). My sweet tooth was quick to banish the idea of a picnic sans desert and gently reminded me that I could indeed come up with a tasty and nourishing solution to my picnic predicament.

Instead of preparing different dishes to suit everyone’s dietary needs (or worse, forgoing dessert altogether) I decided to serve these easy and healthy super food cake pops. The great thing about these little gems are their versatility. Plus, they’re really easy to make and can double very nicely as both picnic food and a nutritious snack for tired and hungry little ones who’ve spent hours playing in the summer heat. You can use whatever fruit you have on hand and really have fun with it. I used figs and berries in my Super Food Cake Pops Recipe but you can use whatever fruits you like. There are countless combinations and decoration options for these simple treats.

Due to the aforementioned constraints, I decided to make four “true” cake pops with a yogurt variation and a coconut cream variation. The “true” cake pop is modeled after raw & vegan cakes and is made with a date crust and a cashew filling. The “knock-off” cake pops for Sally and Tom were simply made with the same date crust but instead filled with either yogurt or coconut cream. I made four yogurt pops and four coconut pops. If you’re not allergic to nuts, you can easily double or triple the true cake pop recipe.

Super Food Cake Pops. Let your kids make their own with these yummy and super healthy options! www.superhealthykids.com Super Food Cake Pops. Let your kids make their own with these yummy and super healthy options! www.superhealthykids.com Super Food Cake Pops Recipe

Kari writes at Cooking with Toddlers a blog dedicated to sharing the love of cooking and eating wholesome foods with little folks. She has two boys under three.

Super Food Cake Pops Recipe

Cake Pops Serves 4

Ingredients:
  • 8-10 Pitted MedJool Dates
  • 1/4 cup of flaxseed, ground.
  • 1 cup-Unsalted and raw cashews, soaked for at least 6 hours in water.
  • 1 tbs-Coconut Cream
  • 2 tbs-Maple Syrup
  • Chia Seeds ( optional) for garnish.
  • 3 Fresh Figs
  • 4 Dixie Cups, 3 OZ
  • 4 Popsicle Sticks
Directions
  • Blend cashews, coconut cream, maple syrup and figs together.
  • Blend the chopped dates in a food processor until a ball forms around the edge of the blender.
  • In a bowl combine the processed dates and ground flax seed together. Knead well with your hands.
  • Press roughly 1 oz of the date mixture into the base of the dixie cup, working around with your thumbs to achieve a smooth consistency.
  • Fill in the remainder of the dixie cup with the cashew mix.
  • Sprinkle Chia seeds on the top for decoration.
  • Insert a popsicle stick and freeze for 4 hours.
  • Let stand at room temperature a few minutes before serving.
Yogurt Alternative
Serves 4
Ingredients:
  • 8-10 Pitted MedJool Dates
  • 1/4 cup of flaxseed, ground.
  • 8 OZ of yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fruit of your choice
  • 4 Dixie Cups, 3 OZ
  • 4 Popsicle Sticks
Directions:
  • Blend the chopped dates in a food processor until a ball forms around the edge of the blender.
  • In a bowl combine the processed dates and ground flax seed together. Knead well with your hands.
  • Press roughly 1 oz of the date mixture into the base of the dixie cup, working around with your thumbs to achieve a smooth consistency.
  • You can either blend the fruit and yogurt together OR simply add the fruit with the yogurt and fill up the dixie cups.
  • Insert a popsicle stick and freeze for 4 hours
  • Let stand at room temperature a few minutes before serving.
Coconut Cream Alternative
Serves 4
Ingredients:
  • 8-10 Pitted MedJool Dates
  • 1/4 cup of flaxseed, ground.
  • 8 OZ of Coconut Cream.
  • 1/2 cup fruit of your choice
  • 4 Dixie Cups, 3 OZ
  • 4 Popsicle Sticks
Directions:
  • Blend the chopped dates in a food processor until a ball forms around the edge of the blender.
  • In a bowl combine the processed dates and ground flax seed together. Knead well with your hands.
  • Press roughly 1 oz of the date mixture into the base of the dixie cup, working around with your thumbs to achieve a smooth consistency.
  • You can either blend the fruit and coconut cream together OR simply add the fruit with the coconut cream and fill up the dixie cups.
  • Insert a popsicle stick and freeze for 4 hours.
  • Let stand at room temperature a few minutes before serving.
written by
Kari Sandoval

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