Recipe

Roasted rhubarb and balsamic popsicles

Cool off with these super healthy, super tasty roasted rhubarb and balsamic popsicles- a delicious and good-for-you treat.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 15 mins cooking
  • Makes 6
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Ingredients

Roasted rhubarb and balsamic popsicles
  • 6 trimmed stalks rhubarb (330g), chopped ino 8cm lengths
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthways, seeds scraped
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze
  • 1 tablespoon honey or pure maple syrup
  • 400 millilitre coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup (90g) honey or pure maple syrup, extra
  • 1/2 cup (80g) natural sliced almonds, chopped coarsely
Chocolate coating
  • 1/2 cup (100g) virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon honey or pure maple syrup

Method

Roasted rhubarb and balsamic popsicles
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C. Line oven tray with baking paper.
  • 2
    Place rhubarb, vanilla bean and seeds on oven tray. Drizzle with balsamic and honey. Roast for 15 minutes or until tender; stand until cool. Discard vanilla bean.
  • 3
    Process or blend the rhubarb mixture, coconut milk and extra honey until smooth; pour into ice-block mould. Cover mould with a double layer of plastic wrap (this will help keep the ice-block sticks upright.) Pierce plastic with a small knife, then push an ice-block stick into each hole. Freeze for 4 hours or until frozen.
  • 4
    When ready to coat, make chocolate coating: Place oil, sifted cocoa, extract and honey in a small saucepan over low heat; stir until oil is melted and mixture is combined. Remove from heat; stand at room temperature until cool.
  • 5
    Line an oven tray with baking paper and place in the freezer. Pour the chocolate coating into a small, deep bowl. Place nuts in another small bowl. Dip popsicle moulds very briefly in boiling water; remove popsicles. Dip the popsicles halfway into the chocolate coating, then dip into nuts. Place on the cold oven tray. Freeze for 5 minutes or until chocolate coating is set.

Notes

If the chocolate coating thickens too much while coating the popsicles, place it in a microwave-safe bowl and heat it on MEDIUM (50%) for 10 seconds to thin slightly. Don't worry if the chocolate coating has a slight whitish look to it, this is simply the coconut fat, but it won't affect the taste.

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