These Peanut Butter Chocolate Greek Yogurt Popsicles are a must! They’re easy to make – just three main ingredients– and the perfect healthier treat! You can even enjoy them with breakfast.
So I finally started reading The Book of Joy while up north on our mini 4th of July vacation. I say “finally” because I bought the books in the winter months of this year, and for whatever reason it has taken me this long to sit down with it and actually start reading it. Summertime brings out the book nerd in me. Although not as much anymore, unfortunately. Growing up I loved to read. In middle school Pal and I used to use our weekends to wander Barnes & Noble, searching through the Young Adults section. We had a really awesome librarian at our middle school who started a Girls and Books club–GAB for short–and always chose the best books for us to read. I’ll admit I still love some of those books, even though they are clearly meant for teenagers. I haven’t read a novel in quite some time actually. I always think about falling back to reading the Harry Potter series again because that never gets old for me.
But instead of getting lost in the HP series this summer, I decided I would dedicate some time to personal development. I think this year I have become more self aware than ever, and have much more gratitude in various areas of my life. But I’ve found if I don’t keep up with practicing gratitude, or reading (or listening to) subjects having to do with personal development, it’s much too easy to fall back into just going through the motions of life rather than finding joy in the little things and truly experiencing all that life has to offer. I’m not TOO far into The Book of Joy yet, but I am sure I will share with you what I learn along the way!
Okay, now let’s chat about these Peanut Butter Chocolate Greek Yogurt Popsicles because hot dayum are they good! This is actually only the second time I’ve used my popsicle mold – the first time I was trying to make some healthy smoothie popsicles and I’ll just come right out and say it: they were not good. So I was probably burying some feelings there and avoided making popsicles again until this recipe came along. But now that I’ve made these Greek yogurt popsicles I am a little obsessed again. I want to make all the pops!
Speaking of popsicles… what a great summer treat, eh? So many memories with popsicles around the pool. My mom and dad used to buy the huge 24 packs and oh my I bet you they only lasted about a week with all of us kids. We would fight over the best flavors (red and purple) while the green and orange were always left for the end. Between four or five of us having popsicles at any given moment, and then most definitely having at least two in one day. SAVAGES. I don’t know how my parents did it, ha.
Anyways, these popsicles are obviously nothing like the colored store-bought ones. These actually have some nutritious value to them with the Greek yogurt and peanut butter. And then we add a chocolate layer because it is just necessary. Chocolate + Peanut Butter = true love.
But have you made Greek yogurt popsicles before? Because they really are easy. All you need for this recipe is
creamy peanut butter
vanilla Greek yogurt
I used vanilla whole milk for extra creaminess and the best flavor. If you opt to do plain yogurt and add your own sweetener like honey, the mixture may not turn out as creamy and thick. I would just go for the flavored vanilla here.
I also added a little bit of granola at the bottom of the popsicles for a fun crunch to finish off the treat.
These Peanut Butter Chocolate Greek Yogurt Popsicles are basically healthy enough for breakfast 😉
1. In a medium bowl mix together 3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt with the 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter. Set aside.
2. In a separate medium bowl mix together 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt with cacao powder.
3. Place 3 tablespoons of chocolate chips in small microwave-proof bowl. Melt chocolate chips in 10-15 second increments stirring in between until fully melted. Add this mixture into chocolate Greek yogurt. If Greek yogurt mixture hardens slightly, just pop back in microwave for another 10 seconds and stir until smooth.
4. Start dividing peanut butter yogurt into popsicle molds (I actually used a plastic baggie and cut corner to “pipe” in). Once a third of the way full, repeat this process with chocolate yogurt. Then fill up the rest of the mold with the remaining peanut butter yogurt, leaving enough room for granola if you’d like.
5. Insert popsicle sticks into molds, then fill with granola and drizzle with a bit of honey so it sticks.
6. Place popsicles in freezer for 4-6 hours until completely frozen. Once ready to eat, run popsicle molds under hot water to remove.
7. If making chocolate drizzle, melt 2 TBS chocolate chips in small bowl for 10-15 seconds, until fully melted. Drizzle over frozen popsicles placed on baking sheet or parchment paper. Allow chocolate to set – enjoy!
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This recipe first appeared on Instagram in partnership with Chobani. This post is not sponsored or endorsed by Chobani.