If you’re looking for the dessert of the summer, look no further than these peanut butter greek yogurt popsicles.
TBH, these greek yogurt popsicles taste almost like peanut butter cups (but they’re a healthier alternative)!
Why you’ll love these peanut butter greek yogurt popsicles
They’re quick & easy to make! All you’re going to be doing to make these popsicles is mixing, freezing, and enjoying. They don’t take long to freeze, either!
They’re super refreshing. I’m not sure where you live, but I’m in Texas and the summers here are hot! While I love a hot chocolate chip skillet cookie, it’s the last thing I crave on a warm summer day. These frozen homemade popsicles though? Yeah, I want those!
You get both sweet and salty flavors! I’m sure you know the Hannah Montana “Best of Both Worlds” song… and, whether you like the song or not, that’s how you’ll feel when eating these peanut butter greek yogurt popsicles. They’re salty, sweet, and so damn delicious.
To make these peanut butter greek yogurt popsicles, you’ll need:
- Peanut butter – The star of the show! I will say, if you have a peanut allergy you can 100% sub the peanut butter for another nut butter. Sun butter, almond butter, whatever you have!
- Greek yogurt – More specifically, plain greek yogurt. If you were making a fruit and yogurt style popsicle, I’d use a flavored yogurt with frozen fruit. But for this recipe, stick with plain yogurt (or vanilla)!
- Maple syrup – Totally optional, but the maple syrup helps to sweeten these greek yogurt popsicles and I love the flavor it brings. Feel free to sub with honey or skip the maple syrup altogether!
- Crushed peanuts – Again, peanuts are totally optional. I really enjoy the crunch they bring to these popsicles though (so I’d recommend using them).
- Chocolate – Feel free to use milk or dark chocolate with these peanut butter greek yogurt popsicles! I used dark chocolate because I like it so much better than milk chocolate, but you do you!
- Coconut oil – I add a small amount of coconut oil to the melted chocolate because it helps the chocolate firm up a bit more in the freezer. Totally optional, but I will say you won’t taste the coconut oil if you choose to use it!
And that’s it!
With six ingredients and three of them optional, you really can’t go wrong with these greek yogurt popsicles.
Now, you may be wondering “Do I need a popsicle mold to make these yogurt popsicles?”. The answer to that is not at all. In fact, I didn’t use one for these peanut butter yogurt popsicles and they turned out great.
If you’re after a good popsicle mold to use in the future though, I recommend grabbing a durable one like these Baffect Metal Popsicle Moulds. This has been one of the best popsicle molds I have used (AKA nothing sticks inside of the mold and you get the entire popsicle to come out of it).
But truthfully all you need is a mixing bowl, a spoon, parchment paper, and a plate to make these peanut butter greek yogurt popsicles.
How to make peanut butter greek yogurt popsicles
Mix together the peanut butter, greek yogurt, and maple syrup in a medium sized mixing bowl. Once incorporated, set the bowl to the side and line a plate with some parchment paper.
Plop about three spoonfuls of the yogurt mixture onto the parchment paper. Feel free to shape it however you’d like! Top with some peanuts, add on the popsicle sticks, and place in the freezer to set for 15 minutes.
In a small, microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate and coconut oil together. Remove the popsicles from the freezer and gently dip them into the chocolate. Alternatively, you can drizzle the chocolate on top.
Once all of the yogurt popsicles have been covered with chocolate, place them back into the freezer for another 15 minutes. Enjoy right away or keep in the freezer until you’re ready to eat them!
Frequently asked questions
Have a question not answered below? Feel free to leave a comment and I’ll do my best to answer it for you!
Are greek yogurt popsicles good for you?
I wouldn’t say that these greek yogurt popsicles are good for you, but they’re much better for you than your typical ice cream dessert.
Plain greek yogurt is loaded with protein and probiotics which does make these a healthier alternative, but adding peanut butter and chocolate makes them slightly less healthy than fruit and yogurt popsicles (like strawberry yogurt popsicles)!
What is the best yogurt for popsicles?
You won’t find a better yogurt for popsicles than greek yogurt. Whether you use full fat greek yogurt, unsweetened greek yogurt, plain greek yogurt, or flavored greek yogurt – you’re in for a delicious treat.
How long will these peanut butter greek yogurt popsicles last?
That truly depends on how quickly you’ll eat them! But, they should last for up to two months in the freezer.
With that said, if you know that you’re making these to enjoy throughout the month, I would wait to put the chocolate shell on until you’re ready to eat them. It’s okay to put on the shell and leave it in the freezer for a few days but it can get freezer burn (which no one wants)!
What are the best toppings for homemade popsicles?
If you’re making these peanut butter popsicles, I’d stick with chocolate and peanuts!
If you’re after a different greek yogurt popsicles recipe, I’d use fresh fruit (frozen fruit works great too), chocolate chips, fresh strawberries, fresh cherries, fresh berries… the options are truly endless! Use what you’ve got – it’ll be good regardless.
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Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Popsicles
What’s better than ice cream on a hot summer day? These peanut butter greek yogurt popsicles – that’s what! They’re sweet, salty, and topped with chocolate. What more could you want?
- Prep Time: 10 Minutes
- Time Spent Freezing: 30 Minutes
- Total Time: 40 Minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- 1 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 2 TBSP maple syrup
- 1 Ghirardelli 60% chocolate bar, melted
- 2 TBSP coconut oil
- Handful of peanuts for topping
- Mix together the peanut butter, greek yogurt, and maple syrup in a medium sized mixing bowl. Once incorporated, set the bowl to the side and line a plate with some parchment paper.
- Plop about three spoonfuls of the yogurt mixture onto the parchment paper. Feel free to shape it however you’d like! Top with some peanuts, add on the popsicle sticks, and place in the freezer to set for 15 minutes.
- In a small, microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate and coconut oil together. Remove the popsicles from the freezer and gently dip them into the chocolate. Alternatively, you can drizzle the chocolate on top.
- Once all of the yogurt popsicles have been covered with chocolate, place them back into the freezer for another 15 minutes. Enjoy right away or keep in the freezer until you’re ready to eat them!
* The time spent freezing includes the 15 minutes to set before adding the chocolate as well as the 15 minutes to set with the chocolate.