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!

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PB & J Pops (Makes 4 pops)

Prep Time: 2 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

dairy free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter, smooth
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Cup Milk, divided (any type of milk will work)
  • 1/2 Cup Your Favorite Fruit Preserves (I used Raspberry)

Preparation

1. Combine the peanut butter, honey and 1/2 cup of milk in a bowl and whisk until smooth.
2. Whisk the preserves and the remaining milk in a separate bowl to combine.
3. Pour both mixtures into 2 separate liquid measuring cups for easy pouring.
4. Pour 2 tbsp of the peanut butter mixture into each Dixie cup, followed by 3 tbsp of the fruit preserves mixture.
5. Freeze for 30 minutes.
6. Pour the remaining peanut butter mixture on top. Pok a popsicle stick in the middle of the cups.
7. Freeze for at least 6 hours or more.
8. Serve.
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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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31 comments

  • Kristine

    I made something similar to these with yogurt (no milk). My 2 year old gobbled them up. Yummy!

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  • HereticPrincess

    Those look delicious! I would maybe make them with just peanut butter or with strawberry jelly.

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  • Diane

    Very interesting! What do you think about substituting sunflower butter for the peanut butter and rice milk for the dairy milk? Our children have food allergies.

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    • Catherine

      Sunflower butter and rice milk would be amazing in these. I made them with vanilla rice milk once and they were delicious!

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    • Wendy R

      I was thinking the same thing...glad to hear that someone else has done it. I might have experimented anyway. I love Sunbutter so much. I'll substitute it in ANY peanut butter recipe.

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  • Terri Anton

    Sounds good, i think I will try it with chopped bananas mixed in instead of the jelly. Thanks for the recipe!

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  • Kristi Reis

    Yummy! But like Diane I can't use peanut butter anymore. :( my 17 month old is allergic. I think I'll try this with sunflower seed butter. I'm sure it'll come. Well, I hope it does.

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  • Brenda

    Thinking Nutella would be really good using bananas.....

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    • Catherine

      Nutella with anything is amazing in my opinion ;)

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  • Courtney

    Almond butter freezes well. You would be able to substitute it with no problem!

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  • Maryea Happy Healthy Mama

    How could these not be delicious? Thanks for the great idea!

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  • Happy Homemaker

    This is brilliant! I pinned it so I could give it a try!

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  • Angela

    Any reason not to make these in my pop molds? They sound amazing!!

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    • An Obsessed Mom

      I made them in my molds and they turned out great, and a little smaller for my little one's mouth.

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  • Nicole Broome

    These sound yummy! Do they pop out easily from the cups?

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    • Awesome

      Yes, they do pop out easily. My kids loved them and I did too! YUMMM<3

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  • Christy

    Yumm. I think my daughter will love these. Thanks.

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  • Katie M

    I can't find the image from the bottom of the post...

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  • Bakeca

    A very good and informative article indeed . It helps me a lot to enhance my knowledge, I really like the way the writer presented his views.Bye!!

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  • Leah

    Sadly, these aren't vegan as they contain honey. Honey isn't vegan. :-(

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    • CJ Honza

      Actually, they DO make vegan honey as well as other similar sweeteners. Also could use almond or soy milk, etc.

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  • Christy

    Making these now!

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  • Jen

    Could you remove the vegan tag as it contains animal products, namely honey and milk. Thank you!

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    • CJ Honza

      Actually, they DO make vegan honey as well as other similar sweeteners. Also could use almond or soy milk, etc.

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  • Emily

    Yummy! My look good (although not as pretty as yours!) they're in the freezer right now. Can't wait to eat them!!! :)

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  • Ruth

    I thought these were either going to be really good or really gross, and was very happy that they fell into the really good category! Of all the ice pop varieties we've made, the 5-yr old ate the most of this one (almost all of a 2 oz pop - he loves the concept of popsicles but just isn't all that into the reality...), that says a lot for how yummy these are! Plus they don't freeze as hard and slippery (texture-wise) as other recipes.

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