Lolli-pops, candies and treats seem impossible to avoid as a parent trying to feed your children health-giving foods– apparently that cute little face just screams “give me a lolli-pop!” to others. Well avoiding refined sugars as much as possible is an important strategy in supporting immune, musculoskeletal, hormone and overall health in our kids (as well as ourselves!). These stand in lolli-pops are a better alternative to high fructose corn syrup-laden-nasty-dye candy. Wrap them each individually in colored cellophane and you’ll be really impressive!
– Bag of dried mission figs
– 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips (can use the allergen-free time like this brand )
– candy sticks (can get these from craft stores
Melt chocolate chips- Heat water in small sauce pan with a oven-safe bowl over it. Put chocolate chips in the bowl, the hot water underneath will gently melt chocolate chips without burning them.
Pull off stem of fig and push small stick half-way into fig.
Dip fig into melted chocolate to cover. Dry on parchment paper.
You’ll be amazed how tasty these chocolate covered figs are! Enjoy!