chocolate peanut butter coffee pops

by Kristina Sloggett

in Dessert,Gluten Free,recipes,snacks,summertime,Vegan

Summer may not officially be here, but the temperatures in Portland are good enough for me – we have been enjoying consecutive days of perfect 75-85 degree sunshine.

Wanting both a brisk bite and a caffeine charge, these creamy cool pops satisfy both! Jason has been out of town all week, and I already made a second batch last night. I told him he better hurry home if he wants one.

The recipe amounts filled 6 of my (favorite!) popsicle molds – adjust amounts according to your own.

chocolate peanut butter coffee pops

gluten, dairy and soy free, vegan

makes 6 standard size popsicles 

4 shots espresso
~3 cups water (add enough water for 3 cups total with espresso)
1-2 droppers Cocoa Bean Extract (or sweetener of choice)
2 tablespoons peanut butter powder
1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter*

In blender, combine espresso shots with enough water to make 3 cups total liquid (adjust to number/size of popsicles made). Blend on high, adding sweetener, peanut butter powder and (optional) peanut butter as you blend. Pour into popsicle molds, place in freezer several hours or overnight. 

*Omit for a low fat option.

Pour remaining over ice, for a chocolate peanut butter iced coffee…

picasion

Is it acting like summer where you are? What is your favorite popsicle flavor?

 

{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Heather (Where's the Beach) May 17, 2012 at 5:15 am

Oh awesome! Seriously how fun would those be to serve at a BBQ or pool party. And great use for the Cocoa Bean too.

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2 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 8:46 am

VERY fun. as it is, I’ve just been buzzing on them all week, all by myself! ;) I love the cocoa bean!

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3 Monika {wcv} May 17, 2012 at 6:17 am

These look delicious! I make an espresso-peanut butter-cacao-banana smoothie a couple of times a week, but never thought to freeze the mixture as pops! I may have to give this a try over the weekend.

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4 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 8:45 am

oh, do… the banana would make it even creamier – YUM.

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5 Char @ www.charskitchen.ca May 17, 2012 at 8:42 am

omg, yes!! I need to go buy popsicle molds just for this recipe! :D

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6 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 8:44 am

DO IT. ;) actually, if you do have to buy some pop molds, look for the Tovolo brand, like these are… I have no affiliation with them, they are my favorite kind… great quality and fun looking too. Cheers!

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7 Lindsay May 17, 2012 at 8:56 am

These sound fantastic!

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8 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm

and they are! (trying to say that in the most humble way possible?) :D

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9 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 17, 2012 at 9:09 am

I just bought popsicle molds two weeks ago…I need to get crackin’ on making something.

This looks delicious!!!! all of my fave flavors in one!

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10 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

it’s definitely that time of year…

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11 jobo May 17, 2012 at 10:55 am

Yum!!!!!!!!

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12 cookingrookie May 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

Yum! Great pops!
Love the “movie” :-). Spabettie studios inc :-)
By the way, if I omit peanut butter and use Nutella instead, will it still count as low fat? ;-).

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13 spabettie May 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

haaa, no. ;) but just as delicious. Spabettie Studios, I love it! I have had 3 paying photography gigs recently, perhaps I should have a separate dba? :D

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14 Stephanie May 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm

Um, you just created a popsicle from my 3 favorite things. Can’t wait to make!

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15 spabettie May 21, 2012 at 7:48 pm

hey, those are MY favorite things! MAKE them! now! :D

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16 Cara May 17, 2012 at 8:50 pm

I am buying TONS of popsicle holders (yeah, like a girl needs more than one style) and I cannot wait to start making popsicles!! Maybe I will start off with this creation. But more importantly, LOVE that last pic friend :)

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17 spabettie May 21, 2012 at 7:42 pm

but you DO need several styles! ;) I just bought 3 kinds of the same set… I would totally do it differently next time ;) and when you make these, DO make sure to make enough for an iced coffee… something to keep you occupied while you wait for these to set up. ;)

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18 Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen May 17, 2012 at 11:13 pm

I should make popsicle ice cubes! And I don’t mind just drinking it with ice! “he better hurry home if he wants one” Haha.. I’m going to use that.

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19 spabettie May 21, 2012 at 7:29 pm

yes, if you make these, you MUST make enough for a leftover iced coffee. also? I had to make another batch. they didn’t last until he got home… ;)

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20 Purabi Naha May 18, 2012 at 2:17 am

These popsicles not only look nice, but also I loved the fact that these are gluten-free, soy-free and vegan! Loved this recipe!!

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21 spabettie May 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm

thank you, Purabi! they are free of all those things, but FULL of flavor! (okay, cheesy time over…) ;)

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22 Ashley F. May 18, 2012 at 6:37 am

Wish I could do caffeine because I’d whip these up asap! Love the flavor combos though and may have to try it with some decaffeinated coffee!

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23 spabettie May 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm

you should try decaf – the coffee is a nice flavor addition.

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24 Carolyn Jung May 18, 2012 at 9:05 am

The addition of coffee to the usual PB and chocolate is genius. Looks like a perfect pick-me-up for anytime of day.

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25 spabettie May 21, 2012 at 7:26 pm

thanks Carolyn! it definitely adds a nice boost – I made another batch of these this weekend, even though our temperatures have cooled. It only took a week for me to look forward to the afternoon caffeine pop!

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26 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free May 19, 2012 at 5:12 am

THis is brilliant!!! I love it :D I’m just getting on the popsicle craze :D

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27 spabettie May 21, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I love this time of year, it means popsicles :D I hope you try these – SO good!

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28 Kim - Liv Life May 19, 2012 at 7:33 am

FAbulous!! I can’t even begin to say how much I would love these beauties!! Your weather has been better than ours here in San Diego… I’m ready for summer!

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29 spabettie May 21, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I made another batch this weekend, Kim! the temps have cooled, but I still like these for the wake up! :D

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30 Jenna May 19, 2012 at 1:56 pm

these look so good!!

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31 Baker Street May 21, 2012 at 7:43 pm

What a fantastic combination for a pop! Love the idea. :)

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32 spabettie May 21, 2012 at 8:19 pm

it is my new favorite! these will be around ALL summer long!

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33 Kath (My Funny Little Life) May 22, 2012 at 3:23 am

Ooooohhh, I used to make popsicles as a child! With fruit juice or yoghurt. My favorite summer sweet! :D

I love your new animated pics!

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34 Heather @girlichef May 30, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Oh my gosh, YES, it is totally acting like summer here. I’m in Northwestern Indiana and it hit 99 degrees this past Sunday. What. Ever!! These sound amazing…I’m totally loving the chocolate-pb-coffee combo and know I’ll be trying it soon. If you get a sec, I’d love it if you’d link up these tasty pops at “my” the Summer of the Popsicle post http://www.girlichef.com/2012/05/summer-of-popsicle-2012.html ! :)

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35 Heather @girlichef May 30, 2012 at 12:43 pm

…um, I don’t know why I put “my” in “quotes”. Duh.

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36 spabettie May 31, 2012 at 10:26 am

hee hee…

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37 spabettie May 31, 2012 at 10:26 am

I saw your Summer of the Popsicle declaration the other day, and LOVED it. Totally made me think of Summer of George… ;)

…and I’ll head over there soon to submit! XO

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38 David December 4, 2012 at 12:16 am

I just read your ingredients, just wondering if you thought about doing the same thing as your popsicles routine but filling an ice tray up with it not popsicles but cubed styles so they are like reesees cup style? that would have been my crazy idea so it would be bite sized.

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39 Kristina Sloggett December 4, 2012 at 11:45 am

YES, that would not only work that would be amazing! everyone loves a bite sized treat…

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40 David December 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm

if you want you can try it out and see how it works out then if it does work you can have that idea to put with the rest of your recipe’s. later

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