September 6, 2014

Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles



I am so ready for cooler weather. It has been hot, sticky, and nasty humid here for months. Luckily the weather is supposed to cool down into the high 70's next week, which I am so looking forward towards. One thing I do love about summer are the thunderstorms. There is something so refreshing about a great summer thunderstorm. Everything becomes quiet, the temps drop, and for a few minutes everything is still. It's peaceful, calming, and a great refresher during a busy day. Thunderstorms might just be my favorite thing about summer.

With hot weather comes cold desserts and drinks. My kids are in love with popsicles and they are so easy to make at home and cost a fraction of the cost of store bought. Plus you can use whole ingredients making them a delicious summer treat. The following is my recipe for Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles.

Adapted from Kroger mymagazine mailer.



Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles

Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles


Recipe Type: Dessert
Preparation Time: 0h, 5m
Total Time: 4h, 5m
Yield: Serves 8

A simple summer dessert using fresh bananas and peanut butter. Only takes minutes to make. 

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
Cooking Directions
  1. Cut bananas into 1-inch chunks. 
  2. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 
  3. Stir wet ingredients into dry and mix until just combined (do not over mix).
  4. Spoon into an 8-serving popsicle mold and freeze until set, approximately 4 hours. 
Tips: 
  • If you don't have a blender a food processor would also work. 
  • I know a lot of people avoid granulated and brown sugar. I haven't personally tried this recipe with honey, agave etc., but I would love to hear if anyone tries and how it turns out! 
  • Run the popsicle mold under hot water to loosen the popsicles and they should pop right out. 
  • I have tried this recipe with whole and non-fat milk and they both set beautifully. I have not tried it with soy, almond, or coconut milk, but you are free to try and tell me if it works. 
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