There is no shortage of chocolate and peanut butter recipes here on All Day I Dream About Food. I was actually tempted to go back through my archives and count all of my low carb chocolate and peanut butter recipes, but I think that would be a rather time-consuming process. Suffice it to say that they take up a good percentage of my recipe creation and I can’t see any end in sight. When it comes to this magical combination of sweet chocolate and salty/sweet ground peanuts, the possibilities are limitless. I don’t think I have ever met a chocolate peanut butter recipe I didn’t like and I see many, many more chocolate peanut butter recipes in my future. And yours, if you want to come along for the ride. I promise it will be a very tasty ride indeed!
I’ve had the idea for a chocolate dipped peanut butter popsicle for a while, and with the weather warming up here in New England, I decided the time was ripe. We are having a lovely spring so far, although I shouldn’t say that out loud, for fear of jinxing us and sending torrents of cold, wet, miserable weather our way. It’s not out of the realm of possibility! But one thing can be said for New Englanders – they never waste a beautiful spring day. The minute the sun shines and that needle gets above about 55 degrees, you’ll see people breaking out the shorts and t’s and sipping iced coffee with their faces turned to the sun. Like little sunflowers we are, following the arc of the sun through the sky, soaking up its warmth as much as we can.
So, back to the popsicles. If you are as much of a peanut butter and chocolate fan as I am, you already know these are good, but I am going to emphasize that point anyway. They are seriously good and every member of my household was a huge fan. The filling is very similar to that of both my Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Tarts and my Frozen Peanut Butter Pies, because why mess with perfection? It is quite thick, though and has to be really tapped down firmly into the popsicle molds to release the air bubbles. Once they’re frozen you simply melt some good, very dark chocolate and dip away. I suggest using the smaller popsicle molds if you have them because these are very rich and filling.