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!


PB & J Pops

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 2 minutes


  • 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)



    Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a 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. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


    1. […] These cute treats can be made with Dixie cups (if you don’t have anything fancier) and a freezer. And patience. I mean, 6 hours isn’t a long time if you really think about it – but when you know that a PB&J goodie is waiting for you, those hours might morph into months. […]

    2. 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.

    3. […] 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. Makes 4 pops. Source: […]

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

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

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

    7. 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!!

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

    9. 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.

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

    11. 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.

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

    13. 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.

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

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

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