These easy to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Yogurt Pops need to be in your freezer at all times during the summer! Made with simple ingredients, they’re perfect for snacking or dessert!
If you love the chocolate and peanut butter combo, try these peanut butter mocha energy bites!
This post has been updated since it was originally published on 7/5/2015
Why you’ll love them
Cold and creamy – There’s nothing better on a hot day than grabbing something sweet and frozen to snack on. The chocolate peanut butter popsicles will satisfy your sweet tooth and I love their creamy texture thanks to the Greek yogurt.
Healthy snack or dessert – If you’re looking for a healthier dessert option, these yogurt pops check all the boxes. They’re naturally sweetened from the banana and maple syrup and the peanut butter and Greek yogurt give them a boost of protein and fat.
Kid-friendly – Most kids love popsicles as much as they love chocolate. These are a great option for kids to snack on.
Use for over-ripe bananas – Usually people make banana bread with over-ripe bananas, but this is another great way to use them.
- Bananas – Use ripe bananas for these popsicles. It will give you a sweeter, more banana forward flavor.
- Peanut butter – I use natural peanut butter (just peanuts and salt) for the popsicles. Creamy or chunky can be used since all of the ingredients go into the blender.
- Cocoa powder – Unsweetened cocoa powder give the popsicles the chocolate flavor.
- Milk – Any type of milk can be used.
- Greek yogurt – Plain Greek yogurt adds creaminess, protein, and a little tart yogurt tang to the popsicles. Full fat Greek yogurt will yield the creamiest texture.
- Maple syrup – Used to sweeten the popsicles. Honey can be used as well.
- Vanilla extract – Vanilla extract or paste will boost the flavor of the chocolate.
- Dark chocolate – This is optional and you’ll only need it if you plan to drizzle or dip the yogurt pops with melted chocolate after they’ve been frozen.
How to make chocolate peanut butter banana yogurt pops
Add all of the ingredients to a regular or high speed blender. Blend them until smooth. You’ll want to scrape down the sides of the blender once to make sure that everything is incorporated.
Pour the mixture into popsicle molds. I use one similar to this, but a silicone mold would work well too. Put the lid on and insert the popsicle sticks. Freeze until solid.
To release the popsicles, run the mold under hot water for 10-15 seconds until the popsicles release.
If you’re drizzling them with melted chocolate, place the unmolded popsicles on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Drizzle on the chocolate and then place the popsicles back into the freezer for another 5-10 minutes so that the chocolate hardens.
Chocolate peanut butter popsicle variations
- If you can’t have peanut butter substitute with almond butter or chocolate hazelnut butter.
- For a sweeter popsicle use vanilla Greek yogurt.
- Make them salty sweet and sprinkle with crushed pretzels or salty peanuts after you drizzle with the melted chocolate.
Can I use frozen bananas to make the popsicles?
Yes. If you’re like me and freeze over ripe bananas feel free to use those instead.
Can I make this recipe without a popsicle mold?
Yes, although a popsicle mold makes it easier. You can use small paper cups, such as Dixie cups. Fill the cups about 3/4 of the way full and then freeze them for about 30 minutes. Add the popsicle sticks to the center of the cup and then freeze until hard.
How long do popsicles take to freeze?
The popsicles take about 4-6 hours to freeze. I usually just freeze them overnight to ensure they’re frozen solid.
How long will the popsicles keep?
The popsicles will keep either in the popsicle mold or an airtight container or freezer bag for 1-2 months. Although, I’ve never made them last that long because they taste too good!
More Popsicle Recipes
Did you make these chocolate peanut butter banana yogurt pops? I’d love if you’d leave a recipe rating and review below.
- 1 cup milk of choice
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, whole milk or 2% work best
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Melted chocolate for drizzling over frozen popsicles (optional)
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks. Freeze the popsicles until they are frozen solid, at least 4-6 hours, overnight is best.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 92Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 33mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 4g
Nutritional information is an estimate. Please consult a registered dietician for the most accurate nutritional information.