Ice Pop Giveaway Week continues, and it’s finally the last day of school for my little ones. Schedules can be put to rest for a while, they can play all day, until they are so tuckered out, I will be begging them to sit and watch a movie for a while, just so they get a rest in. I mentioned the idea of Summertime Bucket Lists to them, a list of things they’d like to complete during this summer, hoping that would motivate them to actually DO things with the short two months off. They each have a short list, but we’ll see if we can keep motivated to keep adding new things as items are crossed off the list. Hopefully we’ll all have some fun adventures along the way. Do any of you do Summertime Bucket Lists, or a “I’m Bored” jar, filled with silly ideas for the kids to do when those awful words are uttered? I’d love to hear your ideas to keep the kids busy during summer holidays!
Now onto the pops – these creamy pops are loaded with peanut butter flavour, dipped in a chocolate coating, and sprinkled with salted peanuts. A flavour match made in Heaven. I LOVE all things peanut butter. I think during the summer months, the kids & I will devour all things peanut butter, since they have a nut free school, and haven’t been able to indulge in PB & J sandwiches much the last 10 months. I just bought a large container of peanut butter – Bring on summer, I’m ready!
Peanut Butter Popsicles
- 2/3 cup peanut butter (I used Kraft Smooth peanut butter)
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1/3 cup finely chopped peanuts
- Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into ice pop molds or paper cups. Insert sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
- Run molds briefly under warm water to release pops.
- Place pops on wax paper lined baking sheet and place in freezer while preparing the chocolate coating.
- In microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and butter at 50% power in 1 minute increments, stirring in between, until completely melted. Stir in the peanut butter. Place melted chocolate mixture into a narrow bowl.
- Remove five of the pops from the freezer, and dip the top of the pop in the melted chocolate. Immediately sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Return dipped pops to the freezer until chocolate has set. Repeat with the remaining pops.
If the chocolate becomes to thick to work with, you can reheat it in the microwave (at 50 percent power), and add a teaspoon of oil until the chocolate has the consistency you require to dip.
See, aren’t these fun? Now you can
enter to WIN a Summertime prize pack, so you can make your own frozen pops too! (Contest is now closed)
One winner will win a Norpro Ice Pop Maker, 200 Wooden Treat Sticks to get you going, and either “Top Pops” by Emily Zaiden, a book with 55 all-natural frozen treat recipes OR “The Everything Guide to Living Gluten-Free” written by me.
I bought myself these items, and will provide them to ONE lucky winner in either the US or Canada. I’ve begun using the ice pop mold a few weeks ago, and LOVE it. I love the classic look, the lid that hold the wooden sticks in place, and the size of the pops, similar to store-bought pops. Plus, since the pops use wooden sticks instead of plastic ones, you don’t have to wait until you’ve eaten them all before making another batch. The book, “Top Pops,” contains 55 simple recipes for you to make frozen treats at home. Not only is there a variety of recipes, but they can also serve as a great starting point for creating your own recipes. You have the choice of either the “Top Pops” book, or the book that I wrote while sitting beside the pool last summer, “The Everything Guide to Living Gluten-free.”
In case you’re looking for MORE frozen treat ideas, check out my Gluten-Free Frozen Treats PINTEREST board. So many amazing flavour combinations, the possibilities are endless.
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