Peanut Butter Pudding Pops


I created this recipe after my daughter's pediatrician bugged me about her being too skinny! That was 8 years ago, but the kids still love to eat these rich and creamy pops. Watch out - not only are they pretty high in fat and calories, they should probably be eaten outdoors or with a wash cloth handy!!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 1 ½ cups whole milk

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup peanut butter


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, heat milk until bubbles form at edges. In a bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add 1/4 cup of the hot milk to the cornstarch mixture, then whisk well until all the liquid is incorporated and there are no lumps. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the milk, whisking to combine. Continue to cook and stir until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a metal spoon, about 8 to 10 minutes. Do not boil. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract and peanut butter.

  2. Pour the pudding into the pop molds to within 1/4 of the top, leaving room for the pudding to expand. Place the tops on the mold and freeze until frozen solid, about 4 hours. To remove from molds, run under hot water to slightly melt the side of the pudding pop, then twist the stem top and remove.

Cook's Note

If you really want to fatten up a skinny kid, make up a batch of vanilla Carnation Instant Breakfast (milk with the powder), then use that in place of the plain milk. Wow! Talk about rich taste and high calories!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

197 Calories
14g Fat
13g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 197
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 130mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 8g
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 223mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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