Popsicles for Summer Family Fun

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Fruttare, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV A DIY popsicle topping bar for your next summer party! #ad #FruttareMusic #PMedia // www.cupcakesandcutlery.comAh, summer.  To my family, it means long days of playing, finding new adventures and spending tons of time with our extended family.  Our local cousins moved in to a new house with a pool a few months ago so we end up hosting a lot of family gatherings and swimming playdates there.  Mostly the kids don’t want to get out of the water for snacks – which is CRAZY, since when at home, all my kids do is ask for snacks. But you can always entice a kid with a popsicle.  These Fruttare Fruit and Juice Bars have become a favorite of all of us, kids and adults alike.  So on our latest family swim day, I decided to bring out some toppings so everyone could boost their bars.  Fruttare Fruit and Juice Bars are the perfect treat for your summer swim parties!  #ad #FruttareMusic #PMedia // www.cupcakesandcutlery.comMy mom had been talking up these bars to me for weeks.  She loved that the have a real fruit flavor and that the ones with milk are super creamy and refreshing.  I finally checked them out and was bowled over at how many choices there were for flavors.  I had to get Strawberry and Milk, duh, you ALWAYS have to get strawberry but also grabbed a box of the Black Cherry because I knew my boys would be all over those.   Have a family swimming party to kick off summer!  #ad #FruttareMusic #PMedia  // www.cupcakesandcutlery.comWhile the kids swam (PHOTO BOMB!)  I got the toppings together to create an easy little DIY bar “bar.”  Set up a popsicle "bar" for your next family get together.  Provide Fruttare Pops and then let each person add their own "toppings".  #ad #FruttareMusic #PMedia // www.cupcakesandcutlery.comI had never tried this idea before but it sounded good.  So through some trial and error, each kid picked their favorite bar and jazzed it up with yummy topping options.  NOTE:  On a hot day, these bars melt quick.  It worked best to keep them in the freezer (which is where you can find them at your local grocery store.  I found mine at Ralphs, or Kroger to you non West coasters) and have each kid make theirs one at a time. Kick your usual popsicle up a notch by adding toppings! #ad #FruttareMusic #PMedia // www.cupcakesandcutlery.comWe tried several ways of adding the toppings.  We tried dipping the bar in water and then adding the toppings to a cup and trying to shake them on the bar.  The water was not needed.  The popsicle, as it warms up, was tacky enough to get the smaller toppings to stick to it. Dip your Fruttare Bar in to dark chocolate chips for a super yummy treat this summer! #ad #FruttareMusic #PMedia // www.cupcakesandcutlery.comAnd because I am mess averse, the way I liked best for the kids was to give them a cup with a handful of the toppings that they wanted and then they could just dip the bar in a little at a time. Have each kid add their own toppings to their Fruttare Fruit and Juice Bar for a DIY dessert! #ad #FruttareMusic #PMedia // www.cupcakesandcutlery.comAnd then we realized that when the bars got smaller, you couldn’t reach the toppings in the tall cup.  So we turned to smaller bowls.  This kid certainly wanted his bar covered… Customize popsicles with delicious toppings at your next family party! #ad #FruttareMusic #PMedia // www.cupcakesandcutlery.comAnd I’ve never known popsicles to need a plate to be eaten off of but… Popsicles and pools.  The perfect way to have summer family fun.  #ad #FruttareMusic #PMedia // www.cupcakesandcutlery.comBut the best thing about these bars is that they are really great on their own.  The kids loved the black cherry flavor and I’m glad I demanded a bite of one before they were all gone.  Celebrate summer with family and popsicles.  #ad #FruttareMusic #PMedia  // www.cupcakesandcutlery.comThese Fruttare bars were the perfect refreshing treat for this hot summer day. Nothing says summer like eating popsicles in the pool! #ad #FruttareMusic #PMedia // www.cupcakesandcutlery.comThis guy had never had food in the pool before.  You’re welcome, sister-in-law.  I’ve just corrupted your son.  Just wait until he experiences his first swim up bar!  His head might explode.  I know mine did.   Popsicles are the perfect treat for your next summer family get together! #ad #FruttareMusic #PMedia // www.cupcakesandcutlery.comThis DIY popsicle topping bar was a super fun thing to try out but really the star of the show was the fruit bar itself.  Fruttare has a really fun summer promotion going on right now where you can find a special code on the boxes which can be redeemed for a $4 music reward where you can download music.  See full details on their site.  Codes available through July 31, 2014 and are available while supplies last.  Follow Fruttare on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about this awesome summer treat!

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Comments

  1. I’m all about dipping fruit bars – yum!

  2. Love the idea of adding toppings :) Beautiful pics too!

  3. This is totally genius! I want to go buy some of these popsicles just to add whatever I want to them. :)

  4. Such a fun idea! Especially for a pool party!

  5. These bars are so delicious. My kids keep asking for more.

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