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pop! goes my summer: “the munchies”

I’m a little upset.

munchies popsicles

If you recall, last year – while conducting “research” for my ice cream shop round-up, I discovered the “Munchies” ice cream from Ample Hills Creamery.

ample hills creamery munchies

Right?

I immediately had the idea of turning it into a popsicle for this series. And then immediately became overwhelmed at the prospect – I mean, how on earth would I recreate all that perfection?

And then How Sweet It Is shared a popsicle inspired by the same flavor, for her contribution to Wit & Vinegar’s Popsicle Week.

And it was perfection. And – as all of the recipes on her blog tend to be (this recipe is still one of my most-favorite, most-made dinners) – it was super easy too.

munchies popsicles

munchies popsicles

munchies popsicles

Now I had no excuse.

And now these popsicles are sitting in my freezer, basically daring me not to eat five more than one in a sitting.

munchies popsicles

Wanna come over? Like, RIGHT NOW???

munchies popsicles

“The Munchies” Popsicles
from How Sweet It Is

1 (15-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk (if you don’t care for coconut milk you can substitute 2 cups heavy cream)
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup half and half
1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste (or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract)
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (either store bought or from 2 full-sized crackers)
10 Ritz crackers, halved
10 – 15 small pretzel twists
6 peanut butter cups, chopped
1/2 cup (ish) mini M & M’s

Whisk the milks and vanilla bean paste in a large bowl – fold in the graham cracker crumbs. Transfer the mixture to a measuring cup and fill your popsicle molds about one-quarter of the way up. Add 1 – 2 of the cracker halves, pretzels and chopped peanut butter cups, along with a few M & M’s. Repeat layering 1 – 2 more times, till the molds are full.

Freeze for one hour, then add your popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.

To release the pops, hold molds briefly under hot water and return to the freezer till ready to serve.

(print this recipe)


This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver
http://sherisilver.com/2016/08/11/pop-goes-my-summer-the-munchies/

Want ALL the popsicles? Check out my Popsicles Pinterest board!

munchies popsicles

2 Comments

  1. Kaleena on August 11, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Um, yes to all of this!! I absolutely have to make this before summer is over.



    • sherisilver on August 12, 2016 at 6:53 am

      And even after summer’s over……….. 😉



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