Chocolate SunButter Crunch Pops

Chocolate SunButter Crunch Pops

Chocolate Sunbutter Crisp Pops

This winter, we took the kids to see the movie Creed and it’s been non-stop, all things Rocky since then. We have all watched & re-watched, every single movie over the past 2 months and even now, I’m sitting here with my daughter, watching as Rocky admits to Adrian that he is afraid to fight & lose everything shortly after Mickey’s death. As always, Adrian ends up encouraging him, telling him that she believes in him which leads to a more intensely driven training sequence. Enter “eye of the tiger”……..

This is seriously such a great movie series (Rocky V included)!  


Do you know what else is seriously good?  Nestle Crunch candy bars, or at least they use to one of my favorites when I was younger.  Something about the sweet chocolate with crispy rice in each bite, had me running to the corner store to spend what little money I had as a kid.

As an adult, things have changed a little, especially after food allergies hit.  I still enjoy the taste & texture of a crunch bar, but I cannot recall the last time I had one.  Typically I just buy an expensive vegan & nut-free bar when I get a craving, however, that’s not always practical or easy to find.  SOOOOOO, I decided to make it myself, but instead of creating a big chocolate bar, I thought I’d make a little Lollipop-like bar.  It’s the perfect bite-sized treat, plus, it’s super cute, a great size for kids and so much fun to serve at parties. Oh, and I forgot to mention that this little pop uses SunButter as its special mix-in.  WOW!  So much tastier than any bar I had as a child.

Chocolate Sunbutter Pops

For my Non-allergy friends, in case you haven’t heard of SunButter, let me take a moment to tell you all about it, because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this product! SunButter is a Nut free alternative made from Sunflower seeds.  This Sunbutter butter, provides a delicious solution for families with peanut and tree nut allergies and is our families #1 “go-to” and is safe for lunches (SB&J), snacks (bars, smoothies, etc.) and peanut and tree nut free recipes(cookies, cakes, breads, toppings, etc).  Just think about anywhere you would use peanut butter, and this will work the same way, but without the allergens.  And it is not just for families with peanut allergies – SunButter is a Top 8 Free, healthy treat packed with more nutritional benefits than peanut butter with a delicious roasted sunflower seed taste. It simply has just made our life easier and safer (and a little more delicious too!)

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Back to the delicious part and the reason you all are here….how to make these Chocolate Pops.

All you need is your dairy-free/vegan chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life dark chocolate mini chips), SunButter & a little puffed Flax cereal (feel free to use puffed rice cereal instead).  That’s it!  Only 3 ingredients & there is no baking required!

Melt your chocolate (usually a minute in the microwave), then stir until smooth. Stir in your SunButter then fold in your cereal.  I told you this was easy!

Line up your dessert sticks across parchment lined baking sheet and start dropping spoonful sizes over the top 1/4 of the stick.  I like to use a small ice cream scoop to make each size equal, but use what works for you. Place sheet in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes until set and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.Chocolate Sunbutter Crisp Pops

Here is a printable copy of the recipe….

Chocolate Sunbutter Crunch Pops

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Yield 24

A delicious, allergy-friendly, no-bake, Chocolate bar on a stick that melts in your mouth and not in your hands.

Ingredients

  • 1 C. dairy-free dark chocolate chips (Enjoy Life)
  • 1/2 C. SunButter
  • 1/2 C. Crispy cereal (Enjoy Life Flax)
  • Lollipop sticks

Instructions

  1. Line baking sheet with parchment. Arrange 24 lollipop sticks on paper, leaving at least 2" between.
  2. In a medium, microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips in 30 second intervals. Stir until smooth with a rubber spatula.
  3. Fold in the SunButter & crispy cereal (flax, chia or rice).
  4. Drop 1 tablespoon of the chocolate mixture on the top 1/4 of sticks.
  5. Repeat until all the mixture is used.
  6. Refrigerate 60 minutes and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Courses Dessert

Cuisine Kid Friendly

And in case you need a little more SunButter inspiration, here’s some other amazing treats for you to try:

 

 

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16 Comments
  • dixya @ food, pleasure, and health
    Posted at 19:48h, 09 March Reply

    crunch stll is my fav candy bar..i think its the texture that i enjoy. these healthier version looks equally good.and adorable!!!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 20:23h, 12 March Reply

      I love the texture as well, so this is a great way fix that craving without all the guilt (or maybe short term guilt)

  • Kelly @ TastingPage
    Posted at 10:17h, 10 March Reply

    I was just thinking about trying out sunbutter and now you’ve just given me a fabulous reason to do it. Thanks for the info and great recipe!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 20:22h, 12 March Reply

      Oh great! I love to hear that. Sunbutter is awesome!

  • Aimee / Wallflower Girl's Kitchen
    Posted at 10:52h, 10 March Reply

    Love these! So simple yet looks so so delicious 🙂

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 20:21h, 12 March Reply

      Super easy, thats the best type .

  • Donna
    Posted at 17:01h, 10 March Reply

    Oh I love these, and my kids would too! We have got some serious peanut butter obsessions going on in our house, and I need to start weaning them before they start school, or it will be horrible. I remember loving sunbutter, but haven’t tried it in so long – will have to seek some out again and try these super cute treats 🙂

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 20:20h, 12 March Reply

      My oldest were PB fans as well, but Sunbutter made for an easy transition for them. Thankfully, its easy to find now (yay Target). Plus, us allergy moms will LOVE you if your kids show up with PB-Free sandwiches.

  • Linda @ Veganosity
    Posted at 18:25h, 10 March Reply

    How fun are these! This is such a great recipe, I can’t wait to make these. Thanks for sharing. Yes to Rocky!!!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 20:18h, 12 March Reply

      Thanks Linda! I’d love to what you think and if you add any extras to it.

  • Gin
    Posted at 12:45h, 11 March Reply

    What a fun way to use Sunbutter! How cool that you got your youngsters turned on to Rocky, they’re great films!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 20:17h, 12 March Reply

      Always wonderful to know another Rocky fan 🙂 and I agree, it is so fun to be able to share things we loved with our kiddos, especially when you see them passing it on.

  • Lucie
    Posted at 16:57h, 11 March Reply

    So easy and delicious! I love that you make smaller pieces than a typical candy bar, this way I won’t be so tempted to eat as much 😉 because I can’t eat just half a candy bar (no idea how some people do that).

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 20:15h, 12 March Reply

      Thanks Lucie! I like the portion control side of it myself. Most times I show restraint, but other days are a little more difficult. Glad to know I’m not alone. 😉

  • Kathryn Martin
    Posted at 11:00h, 22 March Reply

    So cute and looks easy! I’d like to try these for Easter. Thank you from one allergy mom to another!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 12:02h, 24 March Reply

      I hope you do! Super easy and a great allergy-safe treat.

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