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.
Yield: 8-10 ice pops
- 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
- ice pop molds
- ice pop sticks
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.