The Pin Junkie: Copy-Cat Outshine Strawberry Popsicle Recipe

Copy-Cat Outshine Strawberry Popsicle Recipe

Copy-Cat Outshine Strawberry Popsicle Recipe
Copy-Cat Outshine Strawberry Popsicle Recipe

Have you ever had an Outshine fruit bar?  They are one of my favorite summertime desserts, especially the strawberry ones.  I really love them, but don't like paying $5.00 a box.  I got the idea to make frozen fruit popsicles from Pinterest and came up with this copy-cat recipe purely by accident.  The popsicle recipes I pinned used blueberries and raspberries, but I decided to go with strawberries because they're my favorite and I got a great deal - four pounds of strawberries for $7.00.  These strawberries were perfectly ripe and already deliciously sweet so they didn't need a lot of extra sugar.  Besides being low in sugar, these homemade strawberry popsicles, which are really more like fruit bars, are easy to make, don't have any artificial ingredients and are perfectly refreshing on a hot summer day!  Here's what you'll need: 

Ingredients:
4 pounds fresh strawberries
1 cup water
1/2 sugar

Heat one cup water and and stir in 1/2 cup sugar to make a simple syrup.  Allow the sugar water to cool. (You can leave out the sugar if you'd like, but you'll still need water.)

Wash and hull the strawberries.  Place the strawberries and simple syrup in the blender.  (I only used 3/4 cup of the simple syrup.)  If you can't fit all four pounds of strawberries in your blender, blend it in two batches.

Copy-Cat Outshine Strawberry Popsicle Recipe 
 
 Blend as much or as little as you want depending on how smooth or chunky you want your popsicles to be.

Copy-Cat Outshine Strawberry Popsicle Recipe

Pour the blended strawberries into popsicle molds.

Copy-Cat Outshine Strawberry Popsicle Recipe

Add the popsicle sticks and the lid.  
Put them in the freezer for a few hours until frozen.

Copy-Cat Outshine Strawberry Popsicle Recipe

And then sit back and enjoy some delicious homemade popsicles that taste exactly like Dreyer's strawberry fruit bars!

Copy-Cat Outshine Strawberry Popsicle Recipe


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42 comments:

  1. I never thought of making those popsicles myself! I will have to try it out after we go strawberry picking this week.

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  2. I need to invest in some popsicle molds. I keep seeing tasty recipes for them!

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    1. I got mine at Amazon.com. They have several different kinds to choose from.

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  3. YUM! These look great, pinning this recipe! thanks for sharing.

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  4. Stopping by from Mommy Monday's...Strawberry popsicle, a perfect summertime treat, looks delicious! I would love it if you could stop by Wonderful Wednesday's Blog Hop and share. The party starts at 7pm EST. Hope to see you there!
    Blessings,
    Shari
    http://puregracefarms.com/2014/06/wonderful-wednesday-blog-hop-79/

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  5. Oh I want one! They look so delicious. My boys need to eat some pizzas so I can have room in freezer . . .

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  6. I found your blog through too cute Tuesday link up. I love making Popsicles, specially for hot summer days. These look delicious and yummy!

    -Rosy
    A Joyful Kind of Life

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  7. Those look so tasty and pretty healthy when you only need to add 1/2 cup sugar. The temperature high today for us was 108 degrees. I think its time to make some Popsicles! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. You've got me beat! It was only 101 today for me. Stay cool Shonee!

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  8. These look amazing! I wish I had one now.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.
    Angel

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  9. I have got a box of strawberries sitting in my refrigerator that need to be consumed before we leave for the vacation day after tomorrow. Now I know how to use them :D :D

    -Tanya
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/

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  10. I love those popsicles.. I bet mixing a little condensed milk in there could make a yummy "strawberries and creamsicle"! Found you on the Tuesday Pin-spiration linkup :)

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    1. Great idea Kelly! I'll have to try that next time.

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  11. I can't wait to try these! I love the Dreyers ones, and I bet these are even better! Found this at the Wonderful Wednesday Linkup

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  12. I think I will make these this weekend...thanks so much for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop! Happy 4th!

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  13. My kiddos and I are definitely trying these! YUM! I'm featuring them tomorrow in my Friday Features. Thanks for joining this week's Inspire Me Monday.

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    1. Thanks for the feature Maryann! I appreciate it!

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  14. OH wow! That is extremely easy. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

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  15. Just found your blog on the July weekend retreat and these strawberry bars look terrific!

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  16. Pinned! Yum, I cannot wait to try!
    xoxo
    Thanks for sharing via Mommy Monday
    http://www.mrsaokaworkinprogress.com

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  17. I'm pretty sure I could eat 20 of these! YUM!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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  18. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks refreshing and delicious. My granddaughter will love helping me make them.

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  19. Yum!! These look so good, exactly like the store bought popsicles! I would love it if you linked this up to my Motivate Me Monday linky party at IT'S A ginger SNAP.

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  20. It is so hot here in NY right now wish I had one of your pops. Pinned thanks for bringing them to foodie friday.

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  21. I love Outshine bars so I am so glad you shared this on Dare to Share. You are today's Dare to Share Feature of the Day.

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    1. Thanks for the feature Pam! I appreciate it!

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  22. I am pinning this and will have to try them. Just picked and froze tons of strawberries so this will be great. Stopped by from Crafty Allie link up.

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  23. Hi Bonnie, I agree I love those strawberry pops but, $5. a box isn't what we like to spend either. I'd really like to get molds and make some. Thanks for sharing your recipe at the party! I'll be sharing this at the party this week! Theresa @DearCreatives

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  24. I just bought mini popsicle molds for a smaller portion popsicle! I'm so making these! I may even try them with stevia?!? Thanks so much!
    Jessica from www.sparklesandglue.com

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  25. Mmmm, definitely going to have to try this. We love Outshine Fruit Bars too. I love how simple this recipe is. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week's issue.

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  26. This looks easy enough for even ME to try!

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  27. Oh, btw, stopping by from The Weekend re-Treat!

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  28. Stopping by from G'day Saturday Linky Party. Pinning these for sure!

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  29. What a sweet and healthy way to cool off this summer! Pinning for sure, and would love for you to share at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  30. These look so good! I know my boys will love them, strawberries season is almost over here, but we will have to make some of these up before they are gone. :-)
    Thanks for linking up in the Bloggers Brags Weekly Pinterest Party, I hope you come back again this coming week!

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  31. We are so going to have to do this! I am featuring these tomorrow on Creative K Kids' Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. Thanks for linking up last week!

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  32. They look delicious Bonnie! Thanks for sharing at Do Tell Tuesday--they're one of my features tonight!

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    1. Thanks for the feature Stephanie! I appreciate it!

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  33. Yum, looks delicious! Thanks for linking up a Worthwhile Wednesdays!
    ~ Allie @ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com

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  34. Wow great recipe I'm a type2 diabetic and i cut the sugar in half so it wouldn't be to sweet for me and now my husbandeat all of them before I can lol just saying

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