Is there anything more cheerful, more playful, more absolutely happy-licious than the taste of peanut butter? If you’re a peanut butter addict like me, these No Sugar Added Peanut Butter Pops are sure to add a little cool, creamy brightness to your day. Easy to make and chock full of dee-lightful peanut butter flavor, they’ll make you feel like a kid again, and that’s a feeling it’s hard to get enough of – especially at 132 calories per pop!
Even if you’re not vegan, I recommend making your pops with light soymilk. It adds a creamy richness you just can’t duplicate with other light milks. If you have vanilla soymilk on hand, it’ll work fine; just reduce the vanilla in the recipe to 1/2 teaspoon.
No Sugar Added Peanut Butter Pops
makes 2 cups of peanut butter cream
1/3 – 1/2 cup Stevia In The Raw® (go with 1/2 cup if you like your sweets really sweet)
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 1/2 cups light soymilk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
sticks to match
2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens. Continue to cook for about three minutes longer, until the mixture has the consistency of a slightly runny pudding.
3. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the vanilla and peanut butter. Let the peanut butter cream cool to room temperature, then pour or spoon it into your molds. Add your sticks (the cream should be thick enough to hold them nicely in place) and freeze for at least two hours. Let the pops thaw for about 10-15 minutes for easy unmolding, or if you’re feeling impatient, run them under hot water for a few seconds. Either store the pops in their molds, or unmolded and contained in zippered freezer bags.
Per pop: 132 calories; 8g fat (1.5g sat); 0mg cholesterol; 116mg sodium; 9.9g carbohydrates; 1.3g fiber; 6.1g protein