Brownie Bite Pudding Pops with Salted Caramel

If you are a regular reader of this blog, than you can probably tell that I love summer. I love everything about it – the beach several days a week, the pool, baseball, camping, road trips, you name it. And it all comes down to time with my family – quality time, out in the fresh air, enjoying every blessed moment with my wife, kids and extended family. And during those warm summer days nothing beats a cool treat, be that a smoothie, a fruit drink, a cocktail, or especially a pudding pop! And these Brownie Bite Pudding Pops with Salted Caramel are my absolute favorite to date.

Brownie Pudding Pops | Real Food by Dad

With summer on my mind lately, I have been on a pudding pop roll. My Oreo and Butterfinger versions were huge hits. And any time I make something that goes over so well here, I figure, why stop there? What else do the kids love that I can incorporate into a refreshing treat? Brownies and salted caramel! And to me, the best part about using brownie bites is the fact that with every bite, you get that consistent outer crunch, which I love, and they hold better when mixed too. And the salted caramel adds that little salty flavor that always pairs well with anything sweet, like chocolate. You can’t go wrong!

Brownie Pudding Pops | Real Food by Dad

So when you’re out at the pool, at the beach or family picnic or BBQ this summer, make these ahead of time, pack them in the cooler with lots of ice, and enjoy every smile as you watch your family and friends gobble this down bite after bite. It’s the perfect summer treat!

Matt and Cole 05.27.14

Brownie Bite Pudding Pops with Salted Caramel

Brownie Pudding Pops from Real Food by Dad

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  • Yield: 14-16 Servings

If you are a regular reader of this blog, than you can probably tell that I love summer. I love everything about it – the beach …

Ingredients

  • 1 5.1 oz Instant chocolate pudding (not cook and serve)
  • 1 3.4 instant vanilla pudding (not cook and serve)
  • 5 cups milk, divided use
  • 1 cup brownie bites, chopped (homemade or store bought)
  • 3/4 cup salted caramel (homemade or store bought) mm

Instructions

  1. Mix the chocolate and vanilla pudding according to the package.
  2. Fold brownie bites into chocolate pudding and salted caramel into vanilla pudding, Layer each popsicle well starting with chocolate pudding mixture, then salted caramel mixture and finishing with chocolate pudding mixture. Insert popsicle stick and let freeze until solid, 3-4 hours.
  3. **Notes** (1) This recipe can easily be halved. (2) Freeze time will vary according to freezer settings and how full your freezer is.

  • http://simplyhappenstance.com Simply Happenstance

    I think I’m on day 51 of no sugar and processed food… so this is sort of killing me! Haha!! These look simply amazing! The salted caramel gets me every time!!! Counting down the days until I can try it!!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Good for you! I’m jealous, wish I had that willpower. No way I could do that! If you had these in front of you, they would be hard to resist and I would feel guilty:)

  • Tutti Dolci

    These might be my favorite pudding pop yet, love that salted caramel ribbon!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Laura, I totally agree! The brownie bites are really good, but once you get down to the salted caramel, forget about it!

  • http://www.applesandsparkle.com/ Crystal S.(Apples & Sparkle)

    Your cold treats are to die for!! I especially love the idea of the brownie bites in here! I will be definitely trying these out on my fam this summer. = )

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Crystal! I’ve got to chill on these for a while (no pun intended), but I can’t help myself. So fun and the perfect time of year to make them:)

  • http://clubnarwhal.blogspot.com/ Amy | Club Narwhal

    Oh man, you just can’t go wrong with these pops! I mean, salted caramel and brownies? That is pretty much perfection in pop form :) I have yet to make popsicles but this summer I am definitely giving it a go!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      I hope you do, Amy. So easy to make too. Thanks for stopping by!

  • HalfBakedHarvest

    These look and sound so good! I love the caramel swirl! And the Photo of you and Cole is the best, it screams summer fun!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks, Tieghan! Can you tell the kid loves the camera??

  • http://girlinafoodfrenzy.com Alice Lau

    Salted caramel & brownie pops to boot! I think your family is in popsicle heaven! (and Strawberry Smore heaven,) judging by Naomi’s G+ feed too! I’m missing summer already!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Alice! Yes, were are a little out of control here. Fattening up our neighbors more than anyone!

  • http://www.lacuisinehelene.com La Cuisine d’Helene

    I am a bit fan of homemade frozen treat. This month I made two ice cream sandwiches recipes, that I shared on the blog, and they were so good. I am a salted caramel lover and would indulge in one of these. So glad we finally have some warm days, here in Ottawa. I am an outdoor person. Enjoy with the little ones, they are so cute when you bring them to the beach.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Helene! Get me outdoors too, as much as possible! Glad it is warming up there, my favorite time of year for sure:)

  • http://www.edibleperspective.com/ Ashley

    Awww, that photo of you two!! So cute! And these sound completely insane. I would like one for all the days of summer.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Ashley! Cole sure loves being in front of a camera, huh? He’s a natural.

  • marlafamilyfreshcooking

    Oh boy! We both have frosty pops on the brain! Love these & the photo of you & your son :)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much, Marla. Yeah, I’ve got to stop, it’s becoming an obsession of mine lately. Isn’t Cole the cutest? Such a ham for the camera.

  • http://omnivorescookbook.com/ Maggie Zhu

    I love summer too, when I can wear prettier dress again ;)

    I found out you’re really good at creating crazy easy and delicious recipes! Adding brownie bites and salted caramel are just lovely. I have to save the recipe to impress my friends next time.

    By the way, you both have great smiles, and nice photo! :)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thank you Maggie! These are indeed so fun and super easy. And my little guy, isn’t he just the cutest? Looks just like his mom!

  • http://www.savorysimple.net Savory Simple

    Such a great photo! I would give anything to have one of these right now.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks, Jennifer!! Somebody stop me with these! :)

  • Beth @ bethcakes

    These pops look so great and I love the salted carmel + brownie combo you went with! I’m trying to imagine biting into a popsicle that has brownies in it. :) Also the photo of you and your son is too cute!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Beth! I think because they are brownie bites, they really held their texture well. I loved these!

  • http://hipfoodiemom.com/ Alice Choi

    Matt, oh my gawd. . I love summer too and I love these! These and the butterfinger pudding pops are happening soon!!! love the photo of you and your son. . so cute!!!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Alice! Does he look just like his mom or what??

  • Nancy

    Matt, you are KILLING it with the summery popsicles lately. Damn, I want to eat every amazing flavour combination you’ve come up with, especially this brownie salted caramel duo. Great photo of you and your son. You and Naomi have a ridiculously gorgeous family!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      You are too sweet, Nancy. Thanks so much. Is Cole not the cutest kid? So happy too. I am on a pudding pop roll lately, but they are so easy and fun:)

  • Maria Nelson

    Good gracious those are gorgeous! Those would not last 10 minutes in my house of hungry teenage boys..

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      I totally agree Maria, we have handfuls of teens here sometimes and nothing lasts! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Claire@ALittleClaireification

    Holy. Cow. Matt these look and sound amazing. You are seriously “The Popsicle Ninja”.
    Thanks for the recipe – pinned!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Haha, I love that title, Claire. Thanks so much!!

  • http://neighborfoodblog.com/ Courtney @ Neighborfood

    You are KILLING me with all these pudding pops. It’s about a million percent humidity here in Ohio today and this is just what I need to kill the heat AND my sweet tooth.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      They are perfect for that weather, Courtney! It’s been warm here, so it’s my excuse:) Thanks so much!

  • Mike @TheIronYou

    I’m there with you buddy: summer is the best!
    Warm weather, staying outdoors, BBQs, fishing, camping…there’s nothing quite like it!

    And you are quite the King of Pops my fruend, those look amazing. Great job!

    PS the picture of you and your little one is great, you guys look awesome!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Mike! King of Pops, love that! Cole is my little pal, my shadow. And the anointed taste-tester here too.

  • azestybite

    I absolutely love summer as well. These pops would be perfect for our whole family or maybe I won’t share.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Meagan, totally agree!

  • Kate@Diethood

    OMG! CUTENESSSSSS OVERLOAD! He is BE-yond! Yes, the Pops are BEYOND as well!! :-)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Isn’t he? Thanks Kate! Oh…yeah, and the pops are pretty darn cool too:)

  • Tina @ Tina’s Chic

    I love summer too and these look like the perfect dessert treat for it. :) Love the pic of you and the little guy!
    Tina at http://www.tinaschic.com

  • Paula

    You hit a home run with these pops and by the looks of it you guys enjoyed them too! Love summer and this recipe, I think the salted caramel puts it over the top!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      That ended up being my favorite part of these too, Paula. Thanks!

  • ami@naivecookcooks

    These are such good looking pops. I have never thought of putting brownie in popsicles! genius! Your little boy is too cute!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much, Ami!

  • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

    Thank you, Tina! It was such a fun treat to make, perfect for a warm day. And my little guy, he’s the greatest, thanks!

  • Heather @FrenchPress

    seriously, I’m dying here! these have got to be the best ever pudding pops

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Heather, they are my favorites so far!

  • Archana@The Perfect Zest

    Never thought of brownie bites in pops – this is brilliant. Salted Caramel has to be my most favorite flavor so this is such a winner for me. I think I might make these for the weekend when I’m taking my 3 yr old son to the beach park with his friend. It will make for a great surprise treat..

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      You should make these for your boy for sure, Archana! If you do, let me know how they turn out. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • http://cakecrustandsugardust.com Alyssa

    Ok talk about a gourmet pudding pop! I don’t think I’ll ever eat a regular popsicle again!! These are amazing!!!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      I love hearing that, thanks Alyssa!!

  • http://bakingamoment.com/ Allie|Baking a Moment

    Oh my gosh, Matt! These are so over the top and I love it! Brownies and ice cream is a killer combo, and you’ve added salted caramel?!? I’m dying over here ;)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Allie! That salted caramel totally makes this!

  • http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/ Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I’m obsessed with frozen treats and love how creamy these are! Brownie + salted caramel = the best combination ever!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thank you Ashley!

  • http://www.chocolatewithgrace.com Mallory | Chocolate with Grace

    Caramel and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations. And with all the beautiful warm weather, these would be amazing!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      They are so perfect for a warm day, Mallory. Thanks!

  • http://lifemadesweeter.com/ Kelly @ Life made Sweeter

    Family fun time in the summer is the best :) And so are these pops – whoa, I can’t believe how many great things are stuffed in here. Chocolate and salted caramel are already a hit but then you added brownie bites too? Genius! My lil guy would love these – pinning – and love the photo of you and your lil man, he’s adorable :)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Kelly! And my little guy Cole is definitely a ham for that camera!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

    I agree-summer is THE BEST!! And so are brownies + salted caramel in popsicle form!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      The best for sure, Kayle! Thanks so much for stopping by!

      • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

        OH MY GOSH-random but, I just realized that you’re married to Bakers Royale (AKA Naomi)! She was one of the first food blogs I ever started reading!

        • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

          I sure am, Kayle. She taught me everything I know, I’m so lucky:)

          • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

            awwwwww!

  • Shaina Olmanson

    Pudding pops are my favorite, by far. I remember eating them as a kid. These look incredible.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much, Shaina!

  • http://www.happyfoodhealthylife.com/ Holly Waterfall

    You are just killin it with these pops! Seriously – I am loving them. Your kids are lucky to get these amazing treats all summer :)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Holly! As long as I find a balance with these treats and other more healthy ones, I won’t feel guilty. Moderation! Thanks so much for stopping by.

  • CrazyforCrust

    Yes. 10000000x yes. These are perfect!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Dorothy!

  • Deborah @Taste and Tell

    My kids will go crazy for these!! And I’m not going to lie – I will probably go crazy for them, too! ;)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      I was the same way, Deborah! Thanks!

  • http://thekitchenmccabe.com Kayley McCabe

    Wow, Matt! These pudding pops just get better and better(if that’s possible). This version sounds just ridiculous! Yum!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Somebody stop me! Haha. Thanks Kayley!

  • kellyjanke2

    Well well, Matt does it again folks! Another pudding pop that goes viral! Saw this on instagram and couldn’t stop thinking about it. Probably won’t get off my mind until I actually make it! I don’t have Popsicle molds…so I guess i’ll have to change that ASAP! Pudding pops remind me of fudge-sicles which were probably my favorite frozen treat for years when I was a kid!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Kelly! They remind me of those too, which happened every summer for us as kids. So imagine those, taken to a whole new level. These were so good!

  • ITheeCook

    Totally digging all these pudding pops!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Rina!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    I hope these are not the last pudding pops we will see on your blog, Matt! These ROCK! Shared!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      I’m sure they won’t be, kind of an obsession lately. Thanks Anna!

  • http://atasteofmadness.blogspot.com/ ATasteOfMadness

    These look fantastic! I HAVE a Popsicle mold, but for some reason have never used it. Need to dust it off this summer!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      You definitely need to do that, Cathleen! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Lemons for Lulu

    I grew up eating pudding pops, they were the perfect summertime treat. And now THESE are the perfect summertime treat! Holy moly brownie bites AND salted caramel? Doesn’t get better than that.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thank you Tanya!

  • http://wickedspatula.com Lauren

    Matt! You nailed it with these, I’m dying to have one right now. Nothing screams summer like popsicles and these look perfect!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Lauren! They’re so easy to make, you should try them!

  • simplygloria1

    Brownies are a must and a weekly treat in our house.. so these would be really fun to make! Awesome recipe, and pinned!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Gloria, same here! These are really so easy too, the kids can even help:)

  • The vegan 8

    These look so decadent!! What a great combo! Yum.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thank you so much! Super easy too:)

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  • Tessa Lindow Huff

    Right after I finish typing this, I am digging out my popsicle molds so I can make these immediately. OMG!! Yummmm

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      I hope you do, they are the perfect treat for the kids, especially if it’s warm out. Hope you have an awesome weekend, Tessa!

  • grandbabycakes

    These are seriously incredible!!!! I am definitely going to be making these right away!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thank you Jocelyn! Hope you love them!

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  • Sandra Garth

    Time to buy some molds!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      You have to Sandra, it’s so worth it! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

  • http://www.culinaryhill.com/ Meggan Hill

    You do such fun things with pudding! This is an amazing combo, salted caramel and brownies and pudding! Love. I have some molds but I just have to find them. I know Calvin would love these, and my husband Jim too. Chocolate lovers, the lot of them. And me too, of course. :)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      I will clean my BBQ, you find your molds, deal? Calvin and Jim will go crazy for these!

  • http://www.isugarcoatit.com/ I Sugar Coat It!

    I make a lot of Popsicles and have been craving these since I saw them on your twitter feed. Now that I am back from my wilderness trek, these will be molded.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Jacquee, let me know how they turn out if they do. So glad you stopped by!

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