Maple Butter Pecan Popsicles

by Marla on August 17, 2012 · 40 comments

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When I was a kid I did not understand the flavor Butter Pecan. It was something my dad craved all the time. I was more of a chocolate or cookies and cream kind of gal. Now that I am a big kid (that’s right, I’ll never grow up thank you very much) I am nuts for nuts so this flavor is among my all time favorites.

What could be more tempting than pecans sautéed with rich butter and pure maple syrup? I mixed all that with Redwood Hill Farm plain goat milk yogurt.

Sweet meets nutty, tangy & buttery…. all in a pop!

Maple Butter Pecan Popsicles | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com
I honestly feel that in the way a girl cannot have enough pairs of shoes, she cannot have enough popsicle makers.

Maple Butter Pecan Popsicles | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Isn’t this one cute?! I love the size and the fact that it is silicone.

Maple Butter Pecan Popsicles | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Don’t fret though, regular Dixie cups can work too.

Maple Butter Pecan Popsicles | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

There are many good reasons why this goat yogurt wins awards. I am thrilled that I got to visit Redwood Hill Farm first hand.

Not only did I meet the cutest goats ever, but I got to taste all of their amazing products.

Maple Butter Pecan Popsicles | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

In addition to making these pops with the plain unsweetened goat yogurt,  you can also buy some of their flavored ones.

Wildflower Honey, Blueberry, Cranberry Orange…..those would taste great frozen into popsicles too!

Knowing that this yogurt comes from such a pretty place makes it all the more special!

Redwood Hill Farm | a lovely place to visit in Northern California | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Besides the great flavors the other thing I love about these yogurts is the fact that there is no refined sugars in them at all. The vanilla is sweetened with maple syrup and the fruity flavors are naturally sweetened with fruit juice concentrates and clover honey.

Since I like to handle my own sweetness, I generally prefer plain everything. But to have options is always best!

Maple Butter Pecan Popsicles | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

These pops are great poolside or for an after school snack. If your kids are anything like mine they come in from the pool or after a long day of school starving.

This healthy treat will tempt, delight and not cause yucky energy crashes later on.

Maple Butter Pecan Popsicles | recipe on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Do you like butter pecan? What unique popsicles flavors have you tried recently?

Butter Pecan Popsicles

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 4 small pops

Butter Pecan Popsicles

Ingredients

Method

    Roast Pecans
  • Nuts always taste better when roasted. So simple!
  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Put nuts on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Roast for about 10 minutes or until fragrant. Let cool and serve.
  • Popsicles
  • Have some pop molds ready. Melt butter in a small sauté pan. Add maple syrup, salt and 1/2 of the chopped pecans. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 1 minute until mixture thickens a bit. Let mixture cool a bit. In a bowl combine yogurt and maple, butter pecan mixture.
  • Pour into pop molds and top some with the remaining chopped pecans. Freeze for at least 3 hours or until solid.
  • Notes
  • You can simple double or triple this recipe to make larger pops or as many as you need!
http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2012/08/17/maple-butter-pecan-popsicles-recipe/

Butter Pecan Recipe Links

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FamilyFreshCooking.com disclosure: I am working with Green Valley Organics and Redwood Hill Farm on a series of blog posts. Thoughts, opinions and the photos are entirely my own. I hope you enjoy learning about these great brands as much as I enjoy sharing them with you!


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{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Rosa August 17, 2012 at 8:06 am

Terrific! Those popsicles are so original.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 susan August 17, 2012 at 8:38 am

5 ingredients – you gotta love that! love the idea of adding pecans to these – looks yummy!

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3 Marla August 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Thanks Susan! Simple, easy + tasty. Just the way you and I like to prepare our food.

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4 Kelly - Two Kids Cooking & More August 17, 2012 at 8:56 am

These look so good! Although, my kids probably would think they were weird, I think they’d try ‘em…I know I’d love them.

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5 Marla August 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Kelly, it’s worth a try with the kids ~ but yes, certainly a more mature pop ;)

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6 Deliciously Organic August 17, 2012 at 9:05 am

So creative Marla! I can’t wait to try these!

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7 Averie @ Averie Cooks August 17, 2012 at 10:10 am

STELLAR recipe! and of course, gorgeous pics and love your too many popsicle molds/shoes analogy. Totally true and these are possibly my faves of your b/c you can liberally apply nuts (or sprinkles!!)

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8 Marla August 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Averie, I figured you would have caught onto my shoe analogy ;) Love the idea of the sprinkles.

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9 Heather (Heather's Dish) August 17, 2012 at 10:29 am

i never understood the butter pecan thing either until i finally learned that i liked the flavor of roasted pecans! now i can’t get enough…this is definitely one dangerous pop :)

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10 Squash Blossom Babies August 17, 2012 at 10:58 am

Those are SO cute!

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11 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction August 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

I love these flavors (and the molds!)!! Great popsicles!

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12 Laura @ Gluten Free Pantry August 17, 2012 at 11:04 am

I am a huge fan of goat yogurt and never thought to put them in popsicles-brilliant idea! This recipe looks scrumptious and I love that you gave us the option to use ghee.

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13 Marla August 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm

Laura, I always have a pot of organic ghee on the kitchen counter. Love it! It adds flavor to just about everything :) You will enjoy the goat yogurt in your frozen yogurt pops!

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14 Marina@Picnic at Marina August 17, 2012 at 11:10 am

Marla, thanks for the farm tour. Your photos are brilliant, love the colors: it definitely made my day! Now I just need to make some goat milk youghurt, then some popsicles with nuts (Oh dear, this family is so nuts about nuts!) :)

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15 Marla August 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Marina, awesome that you are gonna make your own goat milk yogurt! I bet it is so tasty. Hope you get to try these pops really soon :)

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16 aida mollenkamp August 17, 2012 at 1:18 pm

This is my kind of grown-up pop!

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17 Laura (Tutti Dolci) August 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm

What a creative popsicle, I love anything butter pecan!

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18 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 17, 2012 at 1:40 pm

These sound so fabulous! And look pretty too. Love it!

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19 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers August 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm

What a creative Popsicle! It sounds delish! I have to bookmark this recipe and make them this weekend! Time to dig up the Popsicle molds,

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20 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen August 17, 2012 at 3:04 pm

I love those molds, just like old fashioned ice cream bars!

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21 Marla August 18, 2012 at 6:23 am

Sylvie, I had not thought of that. Perhaps that is why I am drawn to these molds ~ for that old fashioned styling :)

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22 Carla @ Carla's Confections August 17, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Such beautiful photos. I have never tasted butter pecan! *gasp* but these look really good! That silicone mold is so cute too!!

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23 Marla August 18, 2012 at 6:22 am

Carla, I am obsessed with that little mold. There are endless possibilities! You gotta try butter pecan when you can ~ if you are a nut lover it will become a quick obsession!

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24 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] August 17, 2012 at 9:45 pm

These look so refreshing! I love that there are such few ingredients. Super natural and wholesome.

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25 Minnie(@thelady8home) August 17, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Fabulous!!!!!!! This is simply awesome. Great idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

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26 Sweetsugarbelle August 18, 2012 at 12:33 am

Marla!!!! These look sooo good!

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27 danielle August 18, 2012 at 7:06 am

I am definitely going to try these – they look and sound delicious.

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28 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. August 18, 2012 at 7:27 am

These look great Marla! Hope you have a great weekend!

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29 Nutmeg Nanny August 18, 2012 at 8:49 pm

What a refreshing and delicious summer treat!

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30 Jean (lemons and anchovies) August 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Wow, these popsicles are truly special. I didn’t appreciate ice cream flavors other than chocolate as a kid but like you, my taste buds have since broadened their ice cream horizons. Love this!

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31 Cara August 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm

I’ve always been a chocolate girl myself but I could definitely be swayed with these – especially with the goat milk yogurt!

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32 Marie August 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Hi Marla, Found your blog through your link to my Banana Buttermilk Pecan Muffins. Thanks. Your photos are beautiful!
Marie

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33 Jen @ Savory Simple August 20, 2012 at 4:54 am

This sounds like the perfect pop!

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34 Esi August 20, 2012 at 7:43 am

These are so fun

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35 Redwood Hill Farm & Creamery August 20, 2012 at 9:01 am

OOh, how exciting! These look fabulous, Marla! What a great idea. I love toasted nuts – they’re like an entirely different flavor when toasted, right? It’s so fun to have people like you coming up with creative new ways to use our yogurt. Thanks for interspersing the pics from the farm, too! Can’t wait to try this right away!

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36 Marla August 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

It s always a pleasure to work with your fine products! Yes, the toasted nuts are essential in my life – I put them on everything :)

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37 Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen August 21, 2012 at 9:21 am

These popsicles look insanely delicious! I love the toasted nuts mixed in! :)

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38 brighteyedbaker August 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm

The flavor combination in these popsicles sounds to-die-for. Buttery and nutty and sweet… YUM!

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39 Sam September 6, 2012 at 7:55 am

I made these using greek yogurt and an ice cube tray, they were delicious! I used to love Butter Pecan ice cream, but over the years I find it hard to eat more than a couple spoons of something so sweet. This was the perfect remedy! Thank you!!

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40 The Higley Kitchen November 10, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Oh my gosh, I could eat so many of those.
They sound amazing.

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