Peanut Butter & Cherry Popsicles

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On a hot summer day, a popsicle is the perfect thing to cool you down and satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s just too bad that almost all of the store-bought popsicles are full of artificial colors and flavors and tons of sugar. Not a clean treat!

Rather than create a clean popsicle that’s just pure fruit, which is easy to do, but can act in your body like a sugar bomb, we decided to go back to our childhood roots and take one of our favorite kid foods – PB&J – and turn it into a popsicle that ROCKS!

We love peanut butter. It’s creamy and satisfying and reminds us of being a kid. Whether you put it in a smoothie, use it as a dip for your apples, or eat it straight out of the jar, it just puts you in a good mood 😉  For this recipe, we used Peanut Butter & Co.’s White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter, but you can substitute any type of nut or seed butter for the peanut butter and still have a delicious-tasting popsicle!

Of course, we couldn’t let well-enough alone. We had to go and throw in one of our favorite ingredients – chia seeds – for both texture and a nutritional boost. Chia seeds are rich in protein, fiber, and omega-3 fats. Plus, they help you stay full for a longer period of time!

Here’s the recipe. We hope you love it as much as we do 🙂

Recipe: Peanut Butter & Cherry Popsicles

Yield: 5 popsicles

Serving Size: 1 popsicle

Calories per serving: 94

Fat per serving: 3.9 (g)

Carbs per serving: 13.4 (g)

Protein per serving: 2.8 (g)

Sugar per serving: 9.4 (g)

Recipe: Peanut Butter & Cherry Popsicles

Ingredients

  • Cherry Layer:
  • 2 cups pitted cherries (we used fresh but you can use frozen and thawed)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • Peanut butter layer:
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter & Co. White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tbs. chia seeds

Instructions

  1. For the cherry layer: puree cherries with almond milk. Pour a small amount in the bottom of the popsicle mold (bottom third). Place in freezer 30 minutes. Add a layer of chia seeds.
  2. For the peanut butter layer: puree peanut butter, almond milk and almond extract. Pull the popsicle mold out of the freezer and add a layer on top of the chia seeds (next third). Place in freezer 30 minutes.
  3. Remove from freezer and add a small layer of chia seeds and then add the rest of the cherry mixture. Add popsicle sticks and freeze again for at least 2 hours.
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