Healthy Summer Treat: Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Ice Pops

Don't feel too guilty about indulging in these rich, creamy treats — they're made with unsweetened almond milk, natural peanut butter and unsweetened cocoa powder, plus banana and a few dark chocolate chips for a guilt-free hint of sweetness.

Healthy Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Ice Pops

Healthy Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Ice Pops

Don't feel too guilty about indulging in these rich, creamy treats — they're made with unsweetened almond milk, natural peanut butter and unsweetened cocoa powder, plus banana and a few dark chocolate chips for a guilt-free hint of sweetness.

Photo by: Shannon Petrie

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Yield: 8-10 ice pops

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup natural, unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Materials

  • ice pop molds
  • ice pop sticks
  • blender

Instructions

1: In a blender, combine banana, almond milk, peanut butter and cocoa powder. Blend until smooth.

2: Pour mixture into ice pop molds, leaving about 1 inch of space at the top of each mold.

3: Drop a few chocolate chips and chopped peanuts into each mold, using a knife or spoon to distribute them throughout the molds if needed. Leave about 1/4 inch of space at the top of each mold. (The mixture will expand as it freezes.)

4: Insert ice pop sticks, freeze for at least four hours, then enjoy! If the pops are difficult to remove from the molds, run hot water over the mold for 15-30 seconds.

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