One of my fave smoothies made into fun and refreshing popsicles! The combination of Chocolate and Salted Caramel is so decadent that no one will realize that it is actually healthy! The Salted Caramel Smoothie recipe is from My 5 Fave Smoothie Recipes FREE download.
Make the Salted Caramel Smoothie, but without ice, as per the instructions in My 5 Fave Smoothie Recipes FREE download (linked above).
Pour the smoothie into the popsicle molds. Insert the popsicle stick into the popsicle and click into place to ensure a secure seal.
Freeze the popsicles till firm, approx 8 hours or overnight.
Prepare a small tray lined with a non-stick mat or parchment paper. You will use this tray to rest the dipped popsicles on.
When ready to coat the popsicles in chocolate, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a small microwave safe bowl, in 20-30 second increments, stirring well between heating periods. Ensure the chocolate chips and coconut oil are well combined and the chocolate mixture is totally smooth.
Transfer the chocolate mixture into a tall, thin glass or cup so you can easily dip the popsicles into it. Ensure that the mouth of the glass/cup will be big enough for the width of the popsicle.
Carefully remove a popsicle from the mold. You will likely have to dip the bottom of the popsicle mold into warm water to release it from the mold.
Dip the popsicle into the melted chocolate mixture to cover all sides. Since the popsicle is very cold, the chocolate coating should start setting up very quickly.
Place the dipped popsicle on the prepared tray and quickly sprinkle on the toppings you like such as colorful sprinkles or a pinch of salt.
Repeat the last two steps until all your popsicles are coated and toppings added.
If needed, return the tray to the freezer to finish setting up the chocolate coating.
Serve the popsicles on a hot day to cool you off!
Keep remaining popsicles in an airtight container in the freezer.