Thursday, April 19, 2012

Improv Cooking Challenge: Peanut Butter Banana and Strawberry Jelly Pops

This month's Improv Challenge is for my little lovebug.

She loves peanut butter more than the average person should ... I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, right?

She's never been big on popsicles, but I got her to eat one when peanut butter was involved :)
This was such a simple recipe ... and it's creamy and delicious!  Love this twist on pb and j!
Best dishes and yummy dreams!

Peanut Butter Banana and Strawberry Jelly Pops
Recipe adapted from:

Make 4 popsicles

4 Dixie cups
4 popsicle sticks

1/2 c. smooth peanut butter
2 tbsp. honey
1 c. milk, divided
1/2 c. strawberry jelly or jam
1/2 diced banana
4 sliced strawberries

1.  Combine the peanut butter, honey, and 1/2 c. milk in a small bowl.  Whisk until smooth, then add bananas.

2.  Whisk the jelly and 1/2 c. milk in another small bowl until combined.  Add the strawberries when combined.
3.  Pour 2 tbsp. of peanut butter mixture into the Dixie cups.
4.  Add 3 tbsp. of the fruit mixture into the cups.  
5.  Put a popsicle stick into the middle of each Dixie cup and place the cups in the freezer for 30 minutes.
6.  Add the rest of the peanut butter mixture to the cups and then freeze overnight.

Thanks for reading!  Enjoy xoxo


Kristen said...

Love this healthy idea and your Easter "bunny" looks so cute, too :-)

Cookaholic Wife said...

Such a cute idea! I would have never thought of a peanut butter popsicle.

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

What a great treat for summer! I'll have to remember this one. :)

Crunchy Creamy Sweet said...

I love this idea! I have three little ones who would go crazy for these! YUM! Happy to be your newest follower!

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

What a great recipe! Can't wait to try it. It looks so refreshing. Your little cutie is adorable!

Tara @ Crock-Pot Ladies said...

Ooh those look great! Your daughter is adorable. I am going to see if my little one will make these with me. I have to get her to eat more fruit and she likes strawberries and honey. MMM.

Wendy said...

The heck with kids -- I'd like this for myself.

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

So creative and I know my 4 yr old will love.

Desi said...

I love this! It just sounds so refreshing and perfect for kids... and me!

Desi said...

oh, and that is one absolute cutie!!!!!

beti said...

what a perfect way of making healthy ice cream pops, they look amazing and she looks really cute!

Cathy Wiechert said...

What a sweetie--and so lucky to have you to make her these great treats! Great use of your improv ingredients!

Lesa @Edesias Notebook said...

Very creative! They look so yummy! Great choice!