You won’t find the need to stop your kids from eating these healthy lollipops.
Keeping kids away from chocolates and candy is almost next to impossible. They just can’t settle with fresh fruits or digestive bars like us adults. They definitely need healthy substitutes that also taste yummy. I tried this Indian version of Lotte Choco Pie a few days back and it’s quite a hit even among picky eaters. This recipe of chocolate and oats lollipop is also going to be your kids’ favourite as it is sweet, chocolaty and has the crunch from roasted oats. The walnuts and dates in the recipe are packed with essential vitamins and minerals and hence make this a nutritious dessert. Even adults can cheat with one, once in a while.
- ¾ cup oats, roasted
- ½ cup dates, chopped
- 3 tbsp walnuts, chopped
- 150gms dark chocolate, chopped
- 150gms white chocolate, chopped
- Lollipop sticks
- Lollipop wrappers
- Prepare a base sheet of thermocol and cover it with foil so that you can place all your lollipops on it after coating it with chocolate. This will also prevent the mess that is created with dripping chocolate.
- In a mixer grinder, add oats, chopped walnuts and dates. Grind it to a fine consistency.
- Remove in a bowl. Grease your hands with ghee or clarified butter and roll balls of desired size from the coarse powder.
- In a double boiler, melt dark chocolate and white chocolate separately. Allow them to cool till they attain room temperature. Keep stirring in between to prevent lumps.
- Now insert the lollipop sticks in the oats balls. Dip them in the chocolate and coat them evenly.
- Pierce them on the thermocol board and place all the lollipops in the refrigerator immediately.
- Once set, clean the sticks of any dripping chocolate and cover them with wrappers.
Serve it at kids’ parties, birthdays or put them in your kids’ snack box as a surprise treat.
You can also try one of these healthy recipes for kids.
You can follow this video for the step-by-step procedure: