We used to be all about Pink, but now we're all about Tink and all things Green! So, I'm in the kitchen creating some Tinkerbell fun (I figured I could use her picture since I don't sell anything on here:)). You don't need any special tools, you can use any ice cube mold or a mini-muffin pan.
Don't be fooled by these little treats--they're made of peas! I was seriously skeptical, I must admit, but my kids ate them ALL in one sitting! They taste like mint chocolate chip ice cream! These Minty Pea Pops are from the Toddler Cafe, Jennifer is a genius at fun, tasty, and healthy food for kids. Who knew that peas could be so de-licious?!
I happen to have these fun star molds from Fred. (You can also grab star-shaped ice cube molds at the dollar store in the summertime). But, like I said above, you don't need a special ice cube tray, and regular one will do or you can use a mini-muffin tin.
• 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese (not nonfat), at room temperature
• 1/2 cup frozen petite green peas, defrosted (preferably unsalted)
• 1/4 cup sugar (scant)
• 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
• 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate mini morsels
• wooden craft sticks or flexible straws
• Ice Cube tray or Mini-Muffin pan
• Ziploc Baggie
Have ready 6 to 8 popsicle or wooden craft sticks or straws (I used straws cut into 3 pieces eacy) and a clean ice cube tray or mini muffin pan.
Combine the cream cheese, peas and sugar in a food processor or blender. Pulse/puree until smooth. Scrape down the sides as needed and add the peppermint extract; pulse or puree to mix well. Add the mini chocolate morsels by hand, stirring to combine. Transfer the mixture to a resealable plastic food storage bag; cut off 1/2 inch from a bottom corner of the bag and squeeze the mixture into the wells of the ice cube tray or muffin pan. Insert a popsicle/wooden stick into the center of each. Freeze the tray/pan for at least 3 hours or until firm (it actually works best if you let them freeze overnight).
When the pops are frozen, remove them from the molds and freeze in an airtight container for up to 1 month.