This giveaway is closed – congratulations to Susan on winning!
Everyone thinks of ice cream in the summer, but really I don’t think anything is more quintessentially summer than a popsicle.
It’s so inviting, with its portability and ease. You don’t need spoons or cups. No need to struggle with scooping ice cream that’s too hard and then melty because it’s too soft. You just grab a popsicle and go. Go for a walk. Go watch TV. Go sit on the deck. Go enjoy summer and life.
Popsicles last longer than ice cream too. I can demolish a scoop of vanilla in like five bite, but a popsicle makes you slow down and work for it. It’s the best job ever, really, calmly licking an icy cold treat.
The flavors are endless too. I’ve always been a huge fan of fruity popsicles and grew up on creamsicles, but I had never made my own. I was excited to have fun with one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations – peanut butter and marshmallow.
This is perhaps more like a pudding pop – a good thing, since it’s half ice cream half popsicle. The creamy peanut butter mixes with the gooey marshmallow and some Reese’s Pieces add a bit of crunch.
To make these even easier, I made them in Dixie cups. No need to go out and buy molds, just fill up the cups, stick a plastic spoon in the center, and freeze them. When you’re ready to eat, peel away the cup and you have a perfect popsicle.
My friends at Peanut Butter and Co have offered to give two jars of Smooth Operator Peanut Butter to one lucky reader.
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IMPORTANT: This giveaway is open to residents of the US only.
The giveaway ends Friday August 21, 2015, at 11:59 pm EST.
The winner will be chosen via the Random Number Generator on random.org. The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!
Disclaimer: I was provided with product and the giveaway, but all opinions, as always, are mine.
¾ cup Smooth Operator Peanut Butter
1 cup milk (I used almond, use what you love)
½ cup peanut butter chips
½ cup Reese’s Pieces
About 1 cup marshmallow fluff
8 disposable paper cups and plastic spoons for molds
In a medium bowl, whisk together the peanut butter and almond milk until fully emulsified. Stir in the peanut butter chips and Reese’s Pieces.
Place about a tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture in the bottom of each paper cup. Place a heaping tablespoon of marshmallow fluff on top of the peanut butter in each cup. Divide the remaining peanut butter mixture among the cups.
Place a spoon in the center of each cup. Place in freezer until firm, about 2 hours. When ready to eat, peel away the paper and enjoy.
Additional freezing time is necessary