Cool down when the weather gets hot with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudgesicles, which taste like you’re eating a peanut butter cup on a stick! Fudgy, decadent, and a little messy – everything you want in a summer dessert.
One of my favorite activities I love to do on the weekends is go thrift shopping. I’ve been shopping at thrift stores ever since I can remember, way before Macklemore’s Thrift Shop song became popular. I have no shame in wearing gently used clothes. In fact, some of my favorite shirts are from a secondhand store. For some reason, I have better luck finding shirts from a thrift store than from the mall plus I’m only spending $5 on a shirt rather than $50 (pants are a different story though – why are pants so freaking difficult to find??). Lately though I haven’t been shopping for clothes but rather food props for my photography; the first section I always hit is the kitchen section. One time the cashier asked what I was doing with all of these plates since they were mismatching plates and not a whole dining set. If only she knew! I also look at antique shops, but wow are they expensive. Several plates that I loved have been $20-$30. No thanks. Are these plates really that valuable or are they charging more because it’s an “antique”? I love the antique look but not the antique prices. However, once in a while I find a great gem for a decent price, like the oval plate you see in these photos. It was even on sale! I didn’t know antique stores did sales, but it was 30 percent off. Win.
As I was figuring out how to style these Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudgesicles, I kept staring at that plate; I just knew I wanted to use it for this recipe. But enough about my plate – let’s talk about these fudgesicles! I’ve made copycat fudgesicles last year, but this year I got the idea to make them even better by adding peanut butter and then layering them so you can see a peanut butter stripe. It’s like a peanut butter cup on a stick! Very fudgy, very decadent, and very uh messy.
There’s something nostalgic about eating fudgesicles, probably because I’ve eaten at least one each summer ever since I can remember. Actually I’ve probably eaten more as an adult than as a child now that I figured out how to make them at home. I have several fudgesicle variations I want to make this summer, and these peanut butter ones are just the first idea on the list.
I used this popsicle mold so they would look just like the fudgesicles you buy from the store. Rather than making a traditional ice cream custard, you pretty much make a really quick pudding. That also means the mixture will be a little thick, so you may need to spoon it rather than pour it into the molds. I wanted to do layers with the peanut butter so you knew they were peanut butter fudgesicles and not just regular fudgesicles.
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