Coming up with creative, healthy and delicious treats for the holidays is not always easy… and this one was a doozy. Sometimes you’re just married to an idea and determined to make it happen… like these chocolate-orange turkey pops for thanksgiving! Late last week, during a lull in my work day, I was glancing at pinterest for some Thanksgiving Inspiration. And I have to say, I’ve never seen Turkeys look so cute! While the turkey presentations impressed… I still felt like I was in need of a unique recipe with few ingredients and a healthy twist!
As much as I’d like to say I will eat everything in moderation this thanksgiving, I have a feeling that common sense will go right out the window when I’m at the dinner table… Let’s get real, I am probably going to eat my body weight in potatoes, stuffing and gravy… but hey, thanksgiving is only once a year right?! So I’ll try a healthier twist on a dessert whenever I can this season.
Here is what I came up with! … These turkeys are festive, sweet, and only require 4 ingredients.
Here’s what you do:
First you need a candy mold. Where can you get it?! You can get it at most craft stores as well as cooking stores… they’re super cheap and they come in all different mold styles.
Next– melt organic dark chocolate chips in a sauce pan and add an equal amount of orange juice. Mix together until well blended, and feel free to add even more orange juice for some real tang in flavor! Next add the zest of an orange for texture.
Once fully combined, pour into the molds and freeze.
Finally once frozen, attach clementines to the back of the pops with frosting or left over melted chocolate
The last special touch is to use frosting to create the face– adding chocolate chips as eyes! And viola– your healthier turkey treat is complete!
Happy Thanksgiving SFGs!
Will you try this treat this treat on Thanksgiving?! Let us know!