Sometimes you just need to indulge. Do you ever have those days where you seriously just NEED chocolate? Ha. You know those days where your kids have been fighting, and whiny, and destroyers of the universe? Those are the days when you need one of these fudgesicles. They are creamy……..chocolatey…………smooth……….and will melt all your troubles away. I wish. But they are delicious and will temporarily make you feel better. This Homemade Peanut Butter Fudgesicle Recipe only has 4 ingredients and is dairy free!
You will need about 5 minutes to makes these. Literally all you do is blend coconut milk, cocoa powder, honey and peanut butter together. And if you have a Zoku, then you will need about 12 minutes total until you are ready to indulge. The only problem will be making enough so that your kids don’t eat them all before you get one!
While we mostly promote eating fruits and veggies, we also believe it is ok for kids to have a treat once in a while. These are sweetened with a small amount of honey, and the sugar content per pop is quite low. These are a great way to satisfy your kids’ sweet tooth while helping them develop a taste for things that are less sweet.
We love using cocoa powder because it provides a chocolatey flavor in recipes, and also has health benefits. Just 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder contains a significant amount of iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc. In addition to carrying oxygen, iron helps make red blood cells and is essential for your immune system. Manganese is a component of enzymes that form cartilage and bones, metabolize nutrients and function as antioxidants inside every cell in your body. Magnesium helps produce energy and maintain a normal heart rhythm. Zinc is vital for the production and development of new cells, including immune system cells. Without enough zinc, the number of bacteria-fighting cells goes down and you become more susceptible to illness.
Making your own treats at home allows kids to feel like they can eat sweet things, and also provides a way for you to control ingredients and boost nutrition in the foods they love to eat!