I told you guys popsicle recipes were coming, did I not?  A few weeks ago I finally got around to breaking in the popsicle mold I bought last summer and now I’m bursting with all kinds of flavor ideas.  Looking back on the (dozens? hundreds? of) popsicles, ice cream pops, and other frozen treats I adored as a child, I recalled really, really loving pudding pops.  I’ve also been on a peanut butter kick lately, and before I knew it the idea of this chocolate covered peanut butter pudding pop had formed in my mind.  There was no turning back, obviously.

Guys, these are good.  Like, if you don’t have a popsicle mold yet, go buy one this weekend kind of good.  They are definitely on the more indulgent side of the popsicle spectrum as compared to their much healthier predecessors, but these are so worth the splurge.  In our house once these were served…total silence, as we devoured them.  I wish I didn’t have to share the rest.


For the peanut butter center: 

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 5 tsp. cornstarch
  • Pinch of coarse salt
  • 1¾ cups low-fat milk (I used 2%)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

For the chocolate coating: 

  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 6 oz. (¾ cup) heavy cream
  • 2 tsp. light corn syrup
  • Chopped peanuts, for garnish (optional)


  • 01

    In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Whisk to blend. Gradually whisk in the milk and the heavy cream.   Heat over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil.  Continue to cook about 1 minute more, until the mixture has thickened.  Remove from the heat and whisk in the peanut butter and the vanilla until smooth.

  • 02

    Pour the pudding into the popsicle mold. Insert popsicle sticks, cover, and transfer to the refrigerator to set the pudding. Once set, transfer to the freezer to freeze completely.

  • 03

    When you are ready to dip the popsicles, cover a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and transfer to the freezer to chill.  Place the chopped chocolate in a narrow liquid measuring cup or bowl (to make the glaze deep enough for dipping).  Heat the cream in the microwave or in a small saucepan until just at a simmer.  Pour over the chopped chocolate and let stand about 2 minutes. Whisk together until a smooth ganache has formed. Whisk in the corn syrup.  Let the glaze cool briefly so that it is still liquid, but not hot enough to melt the popsicles.

  • 04

    Remove the popsicles one by one from the mold.  Dip each pop quickly in the ganache, then transfer to the chilled baking sheet and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Repeat with the remaining pops.  Immediately return the pan to the freezer and freeze until the glaze is fully set and the popsicles are frozen.


  • Yum!! I loved making popsicles as a child, but I don’t own a mould anymore. Will definitely have to run out and get some!

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}

    Definitely a splurge, but these look SO good!

  • Wow, how delicious! I love ice cream, it’s my favorite type of food actually…

  • Amelia

    Oh yum! I can only imagine all of the flavor combinations swirling through your head on what you will make next! ;) These definitely look amazing and way better than the junk that is in store bought Popsicles.

  • Helena

    Deb posted some wonderful looking popsicles on Smitten Kitchen last summer and if you are going to start as well then I simply ‘must’ get some popsicle moulds. I know what I’ll be doing this weekend! I love that they can range from healthy to indulgent with so many flavour possibilities.

  • stacym

    Yum! I saw this pinned before I even made it to your blog this morning. I will be pinning.

  • Angie

    My son broke our mold last year when he came across it, so I actually bought a new one a few days after your post when the Ice Cream man drove by and he wanted a popsicle. Making our own is much less creepy! (but of course I caved and let him buy one, it is a rite of passage, especially since his current favorite toy is a little die-cast ice cream truck).

  • Isabelle McWilliam

    Need to try these!!

  • These look fabulous. I usually buy straightforward vanilla ice lollies (as we call them in the UK) but when the weather starts to heat up I’ll be giving these a try!

  • Caroline and I are joining you in the popsicle obsession. We made some butterscotch pudding pops today, and I have a sneaking suspicion that these aren’t far behind :)

  • Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

    I am sad to say that my 3 sets of popsicle molds were foolishly put into storage while in limbo looking for a job. Why did I use PODS where I cannot access my stuff!! Must make these! Must buy more molds…

  • Vicki

    They sound and look delicious!! You had me at peanut butter and chocolate! And pudding gave you bonus points :D

    Xo Vicki

  • The Food Hound

    OMG, buying popsicle molds this weekend!!! These look amazing! My little one will do a happy dance!!

  • Teresa Copeck

    This looks delicious

  • So you’re telling me to make these and then hide them from the.boy (who will surely eat all of them in one sitting). Done.

  • Adele

    Made these…turned out great! Recipe worked like a charm, thanks!

  • Davey Pants

    umm, these sound yum and everything, but where in the world does the word ‘pudding’ have to do with them? the topic leads one to believe that this is a jazzed of version of a jell-o pudding pop with chocolate pudding and peanut butter etc, instead of all that naughty heavy heart attack cream:) at any rate, you’ve tricked THIS googleR.

  • annieseats

    The peanut butter mixture is homemade pudding. If you refrigerated it, it would be pudding. Frozen, it’s a pudding popsicle. So, not a trick but more of an accurate description of the recipe.

  • Davey Pants

    yeah i figured that out BUT still, if one googles ‘pudding pops’ and you click on all the make-at-home recipes that pop up, 90%+ of them use actual Jello pudding, thus easier and blah blah blah. [as in the kind we all made in school with dixie cups, and 18 billion times easier.] i’ll await with baited breath your final zinger-WINK.

  • OMG, there are almost no words for how tasty these things look!

  • Lauren Ochoa

    Wow. Maybe you should complain to google over this obvious travesty of justice.