September 13, 2011
I was scouring some of my cookbooks recently trying to find a recipe for a peanut butter and jelly popsicle. Oh yeah, I said it: a PB & J pop. Nothing. Ziltch. How was that possible? OK, maybe there is a recipe for one out there, but I certainly couldn't find it or get the thought of making them out of my head.
Coincidentally, cut to me discovering a box of 100 Dixie cups in the bathroom cabinet later that day. "When did I buy these," I asked myself. The box must have been in there for over a year, but not a single cup had been used. Ah ha! Why not make my PB & J popsicles in them!
I headed back to the kitchen and played around until I came up with what seemed like the perfect mixture and then began the layering and freezing process.
An hour later, Kenya opened the freezer and accidentally dumped the tray of pops all over, my little experiment pouring all over (if you've never tried cleaning peanut butter out of a freezer, trust me, it's not a ton of fun). After we made a new batch and let them freeze completely (check out the image at the end of this post) there were two kids (and a mom) who happily dug into these PB & J pops, loving every last bite. I don't know if I am the first person who has ever made a popsicle out of peanut butter and jelly, but I certainly hope I'm not the last!