Since we’re basically living on the face of the sun this summer in Arizona, you can imagine that popsicles are making many appearances around here.
I made these a lot a few years ago, and then couldn’t find the recipe. I finally stumbled upon it again a week or so ago, and when Bart was having some major chocolate cravings, these were a big hit.
And it makes me really happy when I can give the girls an afternoon snack that isn’t totally jammed with sugars and fake ingredients. (Not that we aren’t getting our fair share of sugar and fakeness elsewhere).
I haven’t had a real Fudgsicle in probably 20 years, so I can’t really compare, but I think these taste fairly close. Even Bart, who can be a tough critic of healthier treats, was a fan.
By the way, I’m super in love with these IKEA molds. They aren’t too big, which means my girls can actually eat an entire popsicle before it melts all over their clothing (this NEVER happens with a big commercial popsicle. They are always disgusting after I let them have one). Also, there are holes in the stick so the popsicle doesn’t do that obnoxious thing where it splits in half down the stick and you have to balance it on that tiny wooden stick. And. . . $1.99 per set. So. I love these things.
Healthy Banana Fudgsicles
(slightly adapted from Chocolate-Covered Katie)
Makes 6 small popsicles (perfect for my mold)
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
2 ripe bananas, peeled
1/2 tsp vanilla
(optional) 1-2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add sugar to taste if needed. Pour into molds and freeze until solid.