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Many Latin American countries celebrate ‘Children’s Day ‘ (Dia das Crianças in Portuguese, or El Día de los Niños in Spanish) on different dates. It is a celebration that was part of my childhood — and my children’s as well, since we have carried on this tradition in our family here. This year we will be celebrating with these 4-ingredient, healthy, refreshing, and super delicious key lime pie popsicles. They are both fun and easy to prepare — including with kids! 🙂 And yes, they taste like key lime pie, but on a stick!!!
Growing up in Brazil with searing temperatures, I used to snack on many frozen fruit treats. One of my favorite was lime popsicles. Moving to the USA as an adult, I was introduced to key lime pie — and boy, how I loved having that amazing lime flavor in a creamy form. Of course, I passed on to my children a love for lime-flavored everything, the tradition of ‘Children’s Day,’ and the importance of snacking on healthy treats.
These Key Lime Pie Popsicles serve all of these purposes, yet are simple to make by blending frozen vanilla yogurt, frozen limeade or fresh key lime juice, and key lime zest… and then sprinkling inside and out with Honey Maid Low Fat Honey Graham cracker crumbs.
And here is the trick: with practically the same ingredients, you can cleverly save time by making both these key lime pie popsicles and Honey Maid Frozen Lime Bars together. Yet, the kids will think that they are completely different treats. These are refreshing recipes perfect for the Spring season, too!
Our popsicles are great served as a frozen dessert… and especially to snack on in the afternoon. So when Nabisco invited me to celebrate Children’s Day by putting my own spin on its frozen lime bars, it put a big smile on my face and I happily said yes!!!! I also appreciate the fact that Nabisco is providing a variety of fun and delicious Latino-inspired recipes that are just right for family treats on El Día del Niño (Dia das crianças) — helping me and other Latina moms to share the traditions of merienda (lanche) that we grew up with.
All these recipes are easy-to-make and feature the family’s Nabisco favorites: Oreo, Chips Ahoy!, Ritz and of course, Honey Maid. They are a new Nabisco spin on traditional favorites. Visit this great Dia del Niño Pinterest board for other delicious snack ideas. But this is not all! Nabisco and I are also sharing a coupon with you.
In Brazil we celebrate ‘Children’s Day’ every October 12th, and this includes giving toy presents to children and also delicious snacks… In both Mexico and the United States, it falls on April 30th. On what date is it celebrated in your country and what are some of your traditions around this day?
Enjoy our Key Lime Pie Popsicles, and Happy Children’s Day!
Healthy Key Lime Pie Popsicles
- 4 cups frozen vanilla yogurt softened
- 1 cup frozen limeade concentrate thawed (or 1 cup of fresh key lime juice)
- Zest of 4 key limes
- 8 Honey Maid Low Fat Honey Graham finely crushed
In a blender, blend the softened yogurt, limeade, and lime zest together well until obtaining a creamy, homogeneous mixture. Fill popsicle molds halfway with blended mixture, place one tablespoon of the crumbs into each mold, and then finish by filling the molds with more of the blended mixture. Insert a popsicle stick into the center of each mold and freeze for at least 6-8 hours.
Unmold and serve with the remaining crumbs sprinkled all around the popsicles. Enjoy!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nabisco. The opinions and text are all mine.