Looking for a quick and easy sweet treat you can whip up for yourself or the kiddos?
This PB&J popsicles recipe is the answer!
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There’s nothing better than licking some cold ice pops on a hot summer day, right? Well,
let’s make it better shall we? What if I told you there was a way to make those popsicles
Homemade PB&J Popsicles Recipe
These PB&J popsicles are just what they sound like- rich, creamy, and with the delicious
flavors of peanut butter and jelly in the most delightful form! Ready to go ahead and
give them a try? Here’s what you need to know before you do!
Are These Popsicles Healthy?
These popsicles are actually super healthy. They pack in the protein punch from the
peanut butter and also have the fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and all the goodness from
the strawberries. Make these on a weekend and you’ve got yourself a super healthy and
delicious treat that you can enjoy guilt-free.
And if you feel like taking things up a notch, you can always sneak in some more healthy
ingredients into the mix!
I Don’t Have Strawberries. What Else Can I Use?
If you don’t have strawberries, you can still whip up these PB&J popsicles. Swap with
any other frozen or fresh berries you have at hand. If you don’t have any berries, you
could use a fruit preserve or a concord jelly too. Just try to opt for a naturally sweetened
version and you’re sorted.
How Can I Soften the Popsicles?
If you’ve made popsicles before, you know how they often end up frozen and hard after
you’ve taken them out from the freezer. And that’s not how popsicles are supposed to be
right? They’re supposed to be juicy, syrupy, and soft! So how exactly do you make sure
Well, the trick is to make sure you add in a sweetener to lower the freezing point of the
popsicle mixture. You can use sugar of course, but if you’re trying to keep it healthy, you
can add in a natural sweetener like honey or agave or even just some chopped-up fruits
or a creamy ingredient like coconut milk.
What Other Flavors Can I Try with the Peanut Butter?
Peanut butter is super versatile and you can team it up with a ton of other ingredients in
your popsicles. Here are a few ideas to get you started. Add these to your homemade
popsicles and enjoy different variations.
● Chocolate: You can never go wrong with chocolate right? You can dip your
popsicles in some dark chocolate or sneak in some chocolate chips into the
● Coconut: Coconut milk, coconut cream, and coconut flakes can all be excellent to
consider pairing up with your peanut butter popsicles.
● Bananas: Got no berries? Just bananas can work fine too to pair up with your
peanut butter popsicle mixture.
● Nuts: Chopped nuts can add a nice textural difference to your popsicles, and they
are super healthy too. Chopped peanuts, almonds, and walnuts are great choices.
● Salted caramel: A pinch of sea salt or a sprinkle of salted caramel-covered
peanuts can make a world of difference!
- ½ c. Fresh sliced strawberries
- ½ Ripe Banana
- ⅛ c. Smooth peanut butter
- 1 c. Milk
- Additional Sliced strawberries for garnishing the popsicles
- Popsicle mold
- ¼ c. Sugar (optional)
- Place ½ cup of sliced strawberries into a blender.
- Add in 1 cup of milk to the blender.
- Put ½ of a sliced ripe banana into the mixture.
- Blend the mixture until smooth.
- Add in ⅛ of a cup of peanut butter, and blend until well combined.
- This recipe has natural flavoring from the fruit and peanut butter but if you would like additional sweetness, you can add ¼ cup of granulated sugar now, and blend until combined.
- Slice up some additional strawberries.
- Place some strawberries slices into the empty popsicle molds.
- Pour the popsicle mixture into the molds all of the way to the top of the molds.
- Place the tops on the popsicle mold, and place them in the freezer for at least 5 hours. If you have trouble removing the popsicles from the mold, place the bottom of the mold into a bowl of warm water for a few seconds to help release them.