Smooth and creamy peanut butter popsicles, dipped in melted chocolate – It’s basically like eating a frozen Reese’s peanut butter cup!
Have I ever told you about the Reeses peanut butter cup phase I went through in middle school?
Many weekends when my friends and I would go to the movies, we’d stop at the grocery store beforehand to stock up on candy.
I was completely obsessed with Reeses peanut butter cups and would usually buy three or four packages, all for myself.
Honestly, I could eat so much sugar back then…
Toaster strudels or Eggos saturated with syrup at breakfast, chocolate bars packed in my lunch, large Baskin-Robbins milkshakes after school with friends…
My mother brought us up on a very healthy and balanced way of eating, with a variety of vegetables at every meal, and I counted broccoli and brussels sprouts among my favorite foods even as a child. But I’ve always been a person who eats dessert every day.
And any dessert that includes the combination of chocolate and peanut butter is especially difficult for me to resist.
I think I would eat my shoe if you covered it in chocolate and peanut butter.
These popsicles are smooth, creamy, rich, chocolatey – basically everything you could ever want in a dessert.
And yet they are also nutritious and filling at the same time, with just a few ingredients, keto and vegan options, no refined sugar, and none of the empty calories. They’re the perfect healthy indulgence to beat the summer heat.
Peanut Butter Pudding Pops
Adapted from Healthy Chocolate Fudgsicles
Peanut Butter Pudding Pops!
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 1/3 cup peanut butter OR allergy-friendly sub
- 1 1/2 ripe bananas, or 1/2 cup coconut butter or additional peanut butter
- scant 1/8 tsp salt
- sweetener to taste, such as pure maple syrup, sugar, or stevia
- chocolate coating, listed below
Blend all ingredients together until completely smooth. You want the liquid to taste a little too sweet, as it will become less sweet once frozen. Sweetener amount will depend on your tastebuds, ripeness of the bananas (if using), and your milk of choice. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
Chocolate Coating: Either melt chocolate chips to form a thin sauce OR stir together 1 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder, 1 tbsp melted coconut oil, and 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup or agave to form a sauce. Take one frozen popsicle from the freezer, dip in the sauce, then place on a sheet of wax paper and re-freeze. Repeat for remaining popsicles.
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