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Bittersweet Chocolate-Bourbon Pops


Yields 8 pops.

  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 100

Dark chocolate and bourbon make for a truly decadent frozen treat. Since the bourbon doesn't get cooked, it's worth splurging on the high-end stuff.

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  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3-1/2 oz. bittersweet chocolate (70% to 72%), chopped
  • 2 Tbs. Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp. table salt
  • 2 Tbs. good-quality bourbon (like Knob Creek)

Put the sugar, chocolate, cocoa powder, salt, and 2 cups water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Transfer to a 4-cup glass measure (or any container with a spout for easy pouring). Let cool at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Stir in the bourbon and divide the mixture among eight 3-oz. pop molds or wax-lined paper cups. Freeze until just set, about 3 hours. Insert craft sticks and freeze until completely set, about 4 hours more. When ready to serve, unmold or peel off the paper cups.

Make Ahead Tips

The pops can be frozen for up to 3 days.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 120; Fat (g): fat g 6; Fat Calories (kcal): 50; Saturated Fat (g): sat fat g 2.5; Protein (g): protein g 1; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 0; Carbohydrates (g): carbs g 19; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0; Sodium (mg): sodium mg 35; Cholesterol (mg): cholesterol mg 0; Fiber (g): fiber g 1;

Photo: Scott Phillips

Wicked good!!! Super easy.

Great flavor! Use a upscale bourbon! Very easy -- except the long wait 'till frozen!

Easy and really good. A great gluten-free, dairy free treat.

Made these adult fudge-icles for a friend's BBQ two weeks ago and everyone raved! Excellent and SO easy! Will definitely make again...and again!

Very simple to make, and I love the decadent taste and texture! This is my new go-to recipe for summer entertaining!

Super good, easy to make. Simple to leave out bourbon for kids. Gave me lots of ideas for other pops.

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