July 23, 2014

Healthy Banana Fudgsicles

Easy homemade healthy fudgsicles

Easy homemade healthy fudgsicles


Since we're basically living on the face of the sun this summer in Arizona, you can imagine that popsicles are making many appearances around here.

I made these a lot a few years ago, and then couldn't find the recipe. I finally stumbled upon it again a week or so ago, and when Bart was having some major chocolate cravings, these were a big hit.

Easy homemade healthy fudgsicles

And it makes me really happy when I can give the girls an afternoon snack that isn't totally jammed with sugars and fake ingredients. (Not that we aren't getting our fair share of sugar and fakeness elsewhere).

I haven't had a real Fudgsicle in probably 20 years, so I can't really compare, but I think these taste fairly close. Even Bart, who can be a tough critic of healthier treats, was a fan.

By the way, I'm super in love with these IKEA molds. They aren't too big, which means my girls can actually eat an entire popsicle before it melts all over their clothing (this NEVER happens with a big commercial popsicle. They are always disgusting after I let them have one). Also, there are holes in the stick so the popsicle doesn't do that obnoxious thing where it splits in half down the stick and you have to balance it on that tiny wooden stick. And. . . $1.99 per set. So. I love these things.

Easy homemade healthy fudgsicles


Healthy Banana Fudgsicles
(slightly adapted from Chocolate-Covered Katie)

Makes 6 small popsicles (perfect for my mold)

1/2 cup canned coconut milk
2 Tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
2 ripe bananas, peeled
1/2 tsp vanilla
(optional) 1-2 Tablespoons granulated sugar


Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Add sugar to taste if needed. Pour into molds and freeze until solid.

Easy homemade healthy fudgsicles


Easy homemade healthy fudgsicles

6 comments:

  1. Yum! Definitely trying these today!

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  2. I just bought those Ikea popsicle molds on Monday! They are awesome. My first batch of popsicles in them were double chocolate peppermint fudgesicles, which were amazing, of course, but not very healthy (although that certainly didn't stop me from eating 4 in one day--so I tried to make up for it with my 2nd batch: a fruit and yogurt smoothie blend.). I'll have to give these a try next!

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  3. Tuesday night I made a mental note to make popsicles with my boys on Wednesday. When I woke up, this post was in my Bloglovin' feed. It was the healthiest of the homemade popsicles in the chocolate variety I have seen and the timing couldn't have been more perfect. I already had all the ingredients in my house (minus coconut milk which I exchanged for regular milk to keep things simple), so we made them yesterday and they turned out great. I was surprised how a banana mimicked the consistency of a Fudgsicle so well! Thanks for the great idea. I am sure it will be back in our plans later this summer again.

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  4. So cute. And these fudgsicles are so perfect for summer.

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  5. I can't wait to try these! I happen to have that exact same mold. I love them for my little one too.

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