DIY Magic Shell #Sponsored by Chocoley

In case you somehow missed the good news (I talked about it in my blogiversary post) I've been busy in the kitchen developing recipes for a summertime series sponsored by Chocoley. These delicious treats are sure to help you beat the summer heat.

Up first is one of those recipes I've come across that is so cool I knew I have to try it immediately— Magic Shell, made with only two ingredients! Various versions of this recipe have been floating around the internet for longer than I've been blogging, but I think this one is by far the simplest. Since it uses a 2:1 ratio you can easily make as much or as little as you need, just make sure to use twice as much chocolate as coconut oil. It's so simple I've been wondering why I waited so long to make it.

DIY Magic Shell Ice Cream Topping



200g Chocoley Semi Sweet Dark - Indulgence Ultra Couverture Dipping & Enrobing Chocolate
100g refined coconut oil (see notes)


12 ounce squeeze bottles



  •  Place coconut oil and chocolate in a microwave safe dish (I used a pint-sized Ball Canning Jar.) Heat on low power in 30 second increments until the chocolate has melted. Stir until smooth, then slowly drizzle over ice cream and watch it harden. 
  • Store remaining Magic Shell at room temperature until ready to use. If the Magic Shell has hardened (coconut oil will harden when stored at temperatures below 76°F) reheat on low power for 30 seconds and stir before use.

Where to Purchase

Chocoley Semi Sweet Dark - Indulgence Ultra Couverture Dipping & Enrobing Chocolate


Unlike virgin coconut oil, refined coconut oil has no coconut flavor, making it the better choice for this recipe. You can use virgin coconut oil, but your magic shell will have a distinct coconut flavor. 


Chocoley provided chocolate, sprinkles, and a squeeze bottle to help facilitate this project. All other supplies were purchased on my own.

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Healthy Mini Popsicles Perfect for Teething Tots! #FirstBites

There really is nothing quite like an icy cold popsicle on a hot summer day; they've always been my favorite summertime treat. My son clearly takes after me because he will happily eat his way through an entire box in one sitting if I'm not watching him closely. Since I live in a household with a couple of popsicle addicts I've been searching for healthier options that won't leave me feeling guilty when I give in to his huge puppy dog eyes and begging for more treats.

What can I say, I'm a pushover!

Healthy commercial options are in short supply, so I went on the hunt for tot-sized popsicle molds. They're harder to find than you would think, but I eventually stumbled across these Fill and Freeze Pops from Nuk. They make the perfect size popsicles for the smallest of tots and the handles are easy for small hands to hold. One of my favorite features is the drip guard which cuts down on the amount of popsicle juice that ends up in my lap!

I've been playing around with different recipes with varying degrees of success. The Greek yogurt pops I made last week were a complete fail, but my second attempt made with homemade applesauce were a huge hit. The Spiced Blueberry Applesauce recipe that I posted on Monday has been my son's favorite or you could try my recipes for Easy Crock-Pot Applesauce and Strawberry Applesauce. All three make popsicles that are bursting with flavor without the added sugar found in store bought popsicles. If you're already making your baby's food from scratch you can mix this up and use any flavor of fruit puree you have on hand. The possibilities with these healthy treats are endless and they have the added benefit of being a great way to soothe your baby or toddler while they're teething.

Today's recipe is part of OXO Tot's #FirstBites blogger outreach campaign. They have provided me with a set of tools from OXO and OXO Tot, but no other compensation was given for this post. Don't forget OXO Tot is hosting a giveaway so see below for more information on how to enter for a chance to win your own OXO Tot #FirstBites set and a Seedling High Chair!


Applesauce Pops
makes 4 tot-sized pops


4 ounces Applesauce or other fruit sauce


NUK Fill & Freeze Popsicle Mold (discontinued)
Nuby Fruitsicle Frozen Pop Tray or Munchkin Click Lock Freezer Pop Tray


  • In a blender puree fruit sauce until smooth. Fill popsicle molds and freeze for several hours.
  • When ready to serve run warm water around the base of the molds for several seconds and the pops should easily release. 


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