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Peanut butter popsicles are made with five ingredients—peanut butter, banana, yogurt, maple syrup and chocolate. Dip them in chocolate and sprinkle with peanuts for extra flavor!
We’re in the thick of summer here in Connecticut and when I say thick, I mean humid and 90+ degrees. I’ve been spending a lot of time outside swimming and hiking with my dog Hudson. When I get home I need an easy treat to help cool down. Chocolate-covered peanut butter popsicles require only 5 ingredients and take minutes to make!
Popsicles are easy to make and even easier to find the ingredients for at my local grocery store Stop & Shop. I spend a lot of time at Stop & Shop and finding what I need is always effortless. The aisles and products are arranged so I can get in and out of the store quickly and back to my summer activities. Popsicle sticks were right where I expected them to be—in the baking aisle with all the cooking utensils!
How to make homemade popsicles
After picking up your ingredients at Stop & Shop, you’ll need a blender and popsicle mold. Place the yogurt, banana, peanut butter and maple syrup in the blender and blend until smooth (about 1 minute).
From there all you have to do is pour the mixture into the popsicle mold and insert the popsicle sticks! Be sure to leave a little room at the top since the mixture will expand slightly when frozen.
I suggest freezing the popsicles for at least 24 hours before removing them from the mold. This will insure they are 100% frozen and keep their shape. You can eat the popsicles as is or add chocolate and crushed peanuts for more flavor!
Chocolate Dipped Popsicles
For those of you who need a little bit of chocolate with their dessert, I have some tips on how to dip popsicles in chocolate! You can use chocolate syrup or, my favorite, magic chocolate shell. You can find both at Stop & Shop.
Pour the magic chocolate shell (or syrup), in a tall glass that is wide enough to dip the popsicle in. It’s okay if the chocolate doesn’t fill the glass all the way. Dip the popsicle in the glass, tilt the glass to the side and turn the popsicle until the chocolate coats all the sides. Set the popsicles on a baking sheet lined with wax paper and return to the freezer to set.
Peanut Butter Popsicles for Dogs
If I’m being honest, what really inspired this recipe is my pup, Hudson. He is a golden retriever who loves to swim, hike and run. I have to keep up with him and we both get hot and tired. Well, guess what? These popsicles are can be enjoyed by both you and your pup! Simply leave a few popsicles without chocolate and share them with your dog.
Peanut butter is a great source of protein and healthy fats for dogs while banana provides potassium and magnesium. Plain yogurt has probiotics that keep puppy stomachs happy while maple syrup is a natural sugar that is okay for dogs in small quantities. Always check with your veterinarian for any dietary restrictions for your dog.
Hudson can easily enjoy a small popsicle, but if you have a petite pup, I suggest picking up an ice cube tray at Stop & Shop to make smaller portions for your dog!
If you’re in search for an easy, breezy treat during these dog days of summer, make peanut butter popsicles. Share with your friends, family or even your dog! Fellow New Englanders, you can find all these ingredients (and more!) at Stop & Shop.
Peanut Butter Popsicle Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups (340 g or 12 ounces) unsweetened. plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup (125 g) creamy peanut butter
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 cup (340 g or 12 ounces) Magic chocolate shell (or chocolate syrup)
- Crushed peanuts optional
- In the container of a blender, add the yogurt, peanut butter, banana and maple syrup. Blend until smooth, about 90 seconds.
- Pour mixture into popsicle mold until almost full. Leave about 1/2-inch of room at the top for popsicles to expand when frozen. Insert wooden popsicle sticks and place popsicle mold in the freezer for 24 hours.
- Pour chocolate shell or syrup in a tall glass that is wide enough to dip the popsicles in. Have crushed peanuts handy if you choose to use them. Time to work quickly!
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Remove popsicles from mold and place on prepared baking sheet. You may have to run mold under warm water to help loosen the popsicles from the mold.
- Dip the popsicles in the mold and allow any excess chocolate to drip off. Place the popsicle back on the prepared sheet and immediately sprinkle with peanuts if desired. Repeat with remaining popsicles.
- Return popsicles to the freezer for 20 more minutes to set. Enjoy!
- If you choose to make these popsicles for your dog, do not dip them in chocolate. Consult your pet’s veterinarian regarding possible allergies your dog may have.
- If well wrapped, popsicles will keep in the freezer for up to 4 weeks.