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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudgsicles

I’m totally out of my element today. Guys, I’ve never made homemade popsicles until now. This was my first attempt and success with these tricky little treats. Since I love the combo of chocolate and peanut butter, I really wanted my first popsicle to be something decadent like a these dark chocolate peanut butter cup fudgsicles!

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudgsicles

As part of the Peanut Butter & Co’s Yum Squad, I was challenged to use one of their yummy peanut butters in a popsicle recipe. I had so many ideas but finally opted for a version of one of my favorite candies: peanut butter cups. I used their Dark Chocolate Dreams in the base, their Smooth Operator for a peanut butter swirl (p.s. they both can be found at Target) and then chopped up chunks of dark chocolate peanut butter cups. Sounds delicious, right?!

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudgsicles

Since I had never really experimented with my mold, I wasn’t quite sure what to do to get the popsicles to release and come out looking perfect. While they may not be the prettiest fudgsicles ever, their flavor totally makes up for it 🙂

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudgsicles

So are you ready to see what goes into these bad boys? The list of ingredients is surprisingly short! The base consists of: dark chocolate peanut butter, granulated sugar, pinch of salt, whole milk and heavy cream. Super simple and straightforward. I heated my mixture on the stovetop until the sugar had dissolved and the mixture became really smooth. If you don’t feel like cooking it you can always process it in a blender, just know that the texture will be slightly different.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudgsicles

I let the mixture cool down a bit and then added the plain peanut butter for the swirl. Using a knife I moved it around so it wouldn’t be in one big clump. As soon as the mixture had cooled to the point where it wouldn’t melt chocolate, I poured it in each mold and then sprinkled the chunks of peanut butter cup into each mold. Again, I used a knife to push them down a bit so they’d be evenly distributed.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudgsicles

After a few hours of freezing I pulled them out and our little family devoured them! They were creamy, chocolatey and most important, full of crazy good peanut butter flavor! I can’t wait to whip up some more popsicles before the summer ends, they’re such a fun, easy & quick treat!

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudgsicles

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudgsicles Recipe

These creamy dark chocolate peanut butter cup fudgsicles are a quick and easy treat that the whole family will love!
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Course: Dessert, Ice Cream & Frozen Treats
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 8 mins
Freeze: 2 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 10 fudgsicles
Calories: 286kcal
Author: Life Made Simple Team
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
mix-ins
  • 1/4 cup Smooth Operator peanut butter
  • 4 dark chocolate peanut butter cups - chopped into 1/4" (or less) chunks

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add the chocolate peanut butter, sugar, salt, milk and cream. As the mixture heats, whisk until smooth. Turn the heat up to medium and continue cooking until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the smooth peanut butter and swirl with a knife. Let cool for another 5 minutes or so. Pour into the molds and then add in the peanut butter cup chunks. Using a knife, push them down into the mold so that they are evenly distributed.
  • Freeze for 30 minutes, then add the popsicle sticks. Freeze for an additional 2-3 hours or until the popsicles are solid and you can remove them without pulling out the stick. You may need to run them under a bit of warm water for an easy release (depending on the mold you have).
  • Store individual fudgsicles in a ziploc bag- freeze up to 1 month.

NOTES

You could also do a white chocolate version using their White Chocolate Wonderful and white chocolate peanut butter cups!
Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudgsicles Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
286
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
22
g
34
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
10
g
Cholesterol
 
14
mg
5
%
Sodium
 
244
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
271
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
16
g
5
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
10
g
20
%
Vitamin A
 
160
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
52
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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