Candy Corn Popsicles: Healthy Halloween
We are awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Sandy here in New York. We spent today gathering candles and batteries, moving patio furniture into the garage, and taking stock of what kind of food we have to eat once the power goes out (as it inevitably does in a big storm). My son was amazingly patient and helpful today; he kept himself quite busy while we did all the not-very-fun stuff.
I'm not sure if we'll have much of a Halloween this year—Will the town festivities be cancelled due to the weather? Will we be too exhausted/cranky to actually attempt to go trick-or-treating?—so I wanted to make something special for my boy today. That's how these Candy Corn Popsicles were conceived!
I created the layers just as I had with my Homemade Bomb Pops. I used coconut milk for the white section, mango puree for the orange middle, and some organic lemonade for the yellow bottom. Are the colors as bright as in the classic, artificially-flavored candy? Nope. Did my four-year-old recognize right away that "Hey, that looks just like Candy Corn!" Yup. And I didn't even mind that he ate three of them.
Happy, healthy Halloween to all of you! Wishing you a safe and fun holiday...