Paletas de Cajeta y Nuez (Caramel-Pecan Paletas) {She Made/Ella Hace}

With summer just around the corner, my foodie BFF girlichef and I thought it only fitting that we make paletas for this month's She Made/Ella Hace. Both Heather (girlichef) and I both have a fondness for paletas. I think they are the perfect summer dessert, so cool, sweet, and refreshing. And they look so cute on those little wooden sticks. I don't know about you, but I've always thought foods on a stick just taste better than foods not on a stick.

Again, girlichef and I were on the same wavelength with this month's theme. She made Dulce de Leche Paletas and I made Caramel Pecan Paletas with cajeta (a Mexican caramel sauce). These paletas were inspired by one of my favorite snacks: plain yogurt with a sprinkling of chopped pecans and cajeta drizzled on top. As much as I enjoy my mid-morning snack, I love these Caramel Pecan Paletas even more! The tartness of the yogurt, the sweet creaminess of the cajeta, and the crunchy nutty flavor of the pecans combine together to make the perfect summer dessert.

Caramel Pecan Paletas -

Caramel Pecan Paletas

  • 3 cups plain or Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup Mexican cajeta 
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans 

In a medium bowl stir together the yogurt, cajeta, and pecans until completely combined. Fill popsicle molds or small plastic cups with the yogurt mixture. Insert wooden popsicle sticks, if desired. Freeze paletas for at least 3 hours or until completely frozen. Enjoy!

Receta en español 

Paletas de Cajeta y Nuez -

Now be sure to visit girlichef's blog to check out her Dulce de Leche Paletas!

1 comment

  1. I love that our wavelengths stretch all the way from one country to the next ;). And I LOOOOOVE the sound of these simple, yet entirely perfect! I have everything to make them, too!