Mickey Mouse Chocolate Fruit Pops Popsicles
You know you’re a tad bit Disney crazy when you spy an innocent picture of chocolate dipped fruit pops and you automatically see Mickey Mouse. So it happened when I came across the before mentioned a few weeks ago. I guess I now see hidden Mickey’s even where there aren’t any! These Mickey Mouse Chocolate Fruit Pops are not the easiest things to make, but boy are they super cute (and yummy)!
I made these using Zoku popsicle molds for the first time. Zoku awesomely provided me with original/classic style molds to try out as I have been wanting to try them For.Eve.R. I was not disappointed. I really liked them and will probably be using them quite often. These are NOT the Zoku Quick Pops. If you happen to have the Quick Pop Maker and /or Zoku Chracter Kit, you will be able to make these MUCH faster.
Again, these have quite a few steps. If my directions confuse you in anyway, feel free to comment and I will do my very best to reply quickly. I would suggest reading through all the steps before beginning. Once you’ve made these adorable Mickey Mouse popsicles, come back and share some pictures! I’d love to see them!
I’d say these were a hit (even the ones w/o chocolate 😉 )!
- 16 oz Strawberries
- 3 Bananas
- ~12 oz Round Chocolate Candy Melts (Milk or Dark Chocolate)
- Popsicle Molds
- Large Straw or other item to cut out circles
- Slice 1/2" circles from banana (2 per pop)
- Push the end of a large straw (or other item) into each banana circle making small round banana "buttons"
- Dip each small banana "button" in water and set 2 inside of each popsicle mold between the middle and base of each mold (or where you would like Mickey's pants' buttons to be) while mold is on it's side.
- Carefully lay mold, still on it's side, in freezer for at least 4 hours.
- Remove strawberry stems and banana peels.
- Puree Strawberries and remaining bananas well.
- Cover blended fruit and place in refrigerator.
- After the molds have been in the freezer 4+ hours, remove one at a time to fill with fruit mixture.
- Hold mold tilted with the banana buttons on the top side. Slowly pour in pureed fruit mixture to fill line.
- Add stick and place back in freezer as you normally would.
- Repeat for each Popsicle and keep in freezer 5+ hours.
- When frozen well, melt chocolate, reserving at least 2 chocolate circles per popsicle, in a glass cup or similar tall container with small diameter.
- One at a time, remove popsicles from freezer, run under warm water, remove mold, dip top 1/2 popsicle in the melted chocolate, lay flat on aluminum foil (I sprayed al. foil with cooking spray) and return to freezer keeping popsicle flat. Repeat for all. Wait 1-2 hours.
- Once chocolate has hardened, remelt remaining chocolate.
- Remove popsicles one at a time. Dip the very bottom of a chocolate circle in the melted chocolate and add to top of popsicle where you would like Mickey's ears to be. You will need to hold chocolate on or prop on plate for 5-10 mins. I was able to prop mine. I did one ear on each and then went back and did the other. Once both ears are "set", return to freezer, laying on side and on alum foil for a few minutes.
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