A few weeks ago I gave an idea on how to make applesauce bites and use those pouches of baby food that you have in your pantry for a tasty treat that didn’t involve a messy spoon. You can read that post on How to make applesauce toddler bites here and How to make Fruit Leather for Toddlers here.
Now they were such a hit with Phoenyx that I wanted to make larger more Popsicle type frozen treats and use up the rest of the pouches in my cabinet, so here is what I did.
I hope it serves as some inspiration for your cabinet!
All you need is a silicon pan. Any shape will probably do and I own a heart one. Here are some Silicone Pans On Amazon .
I added my squeezable pouches in (I layered two flavors here):
Put the pan into the freezer till they were solid ( this took a few hours, but will ultimately depend on how much food you layer) and then I popped them out. They come out super easy!
Now another way to do this would be to add little Popsicle stick handles in them or even use a thin apple slice (or carrot, celery, etc) as a handle so your child can pick it up without getting their fingers cold.
These frozen treats are a great alternative to grocery bought ice cream and you can control the fruit or vegis and it tastes just as good! They’re also nice for teething babies. And if you have a pantry full of left over baby food, it helps clear that up as well.
24 thoughts on “Applesauce Popsicle Toddler Treats (inspiration)”
how long do they stay frozen? I wonder about my baby making a mess of it in her hands ( and everything) before she actually eats it)
not too long, about 5-10 minutes if I remember correctly.
Awesome idea! My baby isn’t into the pouches so much anymore, but he loves “Popsicles” in his mesh feeder. I’m definitely going to give these a try!
I just cool up apples with j sprinkle of cinnamon then puree it then freeze in ice cubes then store in plastic container works so well
So excited to try these my granddaughter is teething and I’m hoping these will help!!!
Can you use homemade applesauce instead of the pouch?
I dont see why not? If you try it, let me know!
Great treats to have on hand when grab kids come for visits
After they are made and you take them out of the molds. Where do you store them? In the fridge or keep them in the freezer?
I keep them in the freezer in a little Tupperware.
Thank you! I’m so excited to try making these!!!
What a great idea… especially as Inkblot Mom, Kim said, for a teething baby.
I bet little P loves these, I would love to see him eating them.
Ooooh you clever.
Yummy! My kids would love these! Thanks for the great idea 🙂
I think my daughter would love these–a healthy alternative for those with a sweet tooth. Thanks for sharing!
I love this! Cute, simple and yummy!
Awesome idea, I have a sesame street mold that would work perfectly for this.
I love the last two photos 🙂
What a great idea – especially for a teething baby!! 🙂
I’m obsessed with making popsicles and this is perfect–no blending the fruit in advance! I love this idea. 🙂
Speaking as a person who’s had Lap band surgery and who still doesn’t eat large portions I’d like to say that this is a great idea for adults too, who just want a sweet little somethin somethin. I believe I shall try making these.
Those are a great idea, especially for summer. We buy the pouches for Emma but she just sucks the contents right from the pouch top.
I am afraid to leave P alone w/ a pouch…or to his own devices. It may not be pretty.
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