If you loved the homemade fudge popsicles, you’re going to love today’s recipe.
Meet the peanut butter fudge pop. The popsicle you need to make and try at least once this summer.
This recipe was inspired by the fudge popsicles that went up on the blog a few weeks ago. The fudge pops have quickly become a summertime staple in our freezer. Piper is obsessed with the fudge popsicles. Londyn, on the other hand, isn’t a chocolate popsicle fan so she’s been asking us to make other flavors.
We’ve made plenty of fruit and yogurt popsicles in the past (just yogurt, frozen fruit, and a touch of honey blended together), so this time I wanted to come up with a popsicle that was more on the decadent, dessert side of the flavor scale. A popsicle that resembled the creamy, fudgy goodness of a chocolate fudge pop, without the chocolate. Peanut butter was the obvious choice.
Using the fudge popsicle recipe as a base, I worked my recipe testing/perfecting magic–substituting the cocoa powder for a few scoops of natural peanut butter. And holy moly, what an excellent choice. The end result was a peanut buttery, fudgy, and slightly sweet and salty treat . A treat that I’ve been so incredibly excited to share with you.
I’m going to keep our chat on the short side today, because summer awaits. And there are only four weeks that remain of this awaiting summer. What? Where did time go?
If you need me, I’ll be playing with the kids outside, and enjoying the sweet pleasure of a homemade popsicle dripping down my hot, sweaty hands.
(PS: If you’re starting to think about back to school planning–raises hand–check out my post from last year highlighting my favorite lunch gear).
Peanut Butter Fudge Popsicles
- 1 13.5 ounce can full-fat unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/3 cup natural (creamy) peanut butter check the ingredient list, should be minimal (1-3 ingredients)*
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 ripe banana preferably with a few brown spots on the peel
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt just a pinch!
- 1/2 hass avocado (optional)**
- Add all the ingredients to a blender jar. Pulse to combine the ingredients (about 60 seconds).
- Fill the popsicle molds with the blended mixture. I use this popsicle mold set from Tovolo. I've had this set for a few years now. I've also heard good things about this set.
- Freeze the popsicles for at least 6 hours.
- Rinse the outside of the molds with warm water to help easily release the popsicles from the molds. Store any leftover popsicles in an air-tight container in the freezer.
Ok, I’ll try that. Thanks again for sharing a healthier but delicious recipe.
Hi, I love the recipe. I was just checking in to see if you had one that also included Coco/chocolate with peanut butter? I found your blog post because I was looking for a peanut butter and fudge recipe, but your recipe posted above just has the peanut butter. Thanks so much.
Hey Aly, I don’t, but you could use cocoa powder in this recipe. Here’s the chocolate fudgesicle recipe you could use as inspiration: https://livesimply.me/2017/07/03/homemade-fudge-popsicles-dairy-free/
These sound delicious! Would skipping the banana still work?
Hey Andrea, It should!
Hi Kristin, I love those retro style grooves in your pops! I looked up the Tovolo molds, and while they are around $8 in the US, over here they are about $19. So I ordered a different/cheaper brand that looks exactly the same, but… unfortunately the grooves are only on the outside of the molds, kind of an optical illusion, really.
I sent them back but before I order the pricier Tovolo ones I was wondering if all kinds of ice cream (e.g. made from yogurt) will produce those grooves.
Hey Kiki, So far every popsicle I’ve made with my molds comes out with the grooves.
🙂 Thank you!
Ahh these look so good! And we just bought a blender! I’m definitely gonna give these a try 🙂
Awesome, Melanie! Enjoy!
Read my mind. Whole thing. Lol. Can’t wait to try these. Only 2 1/2 weeks left of summer here and it makes me so sad. Think anyone would notice if 3 kiddos started school a month late? ?
Woah, Brandi, two weeks?? That’s just crazy! Lol, I think you have a good plan ;). My kiddos start at the beginning of August and that just feels too soon. I’m not ready for early mornings and car lines again.