Banana Pudding Pops
Where are my fellow children of the 80’s/90’s? If you just raised your hand, chances are you spent summers outside, at the pool or playing capture the flag and watching TGIF on Fridays and SNICK on Saturdays (if you had cable, which…we didn’t). Do any of these memories for you include JELL-O Pudding Pops? Pudding Pops were SUCH a treat for us. And we never got to choose our flavor; We were given one at random and we were so happy with whatever we got. If we got the swirl, even better! Looking back, I think I would have been ecstatic with one of Granny’s Banana Pudding Pops.
Sadly, JELL-O pudding pops no longer exist. Socially, neither does their spokesperson who I won’t even mention (google it if you don’t know who I mean). But, there’s no reason that we can’t enjoy these amazing Summer Treats here in a post Y2K world. And while we are at it, let’s elevate them a notch. Granny has a pretty great recipe for Banana Pudding (coming soon), which I thought could make a great popsicle. And I was not wrong. Banana Pudding Pops were so delicious! Of course, I also had to make the classics: chocolate, vanilla and combination.
I can’t encourage you enough to make these popsicles, and especially to give the Banana Pudding Pops a try. They were so, so easy and taste so much like the real thing. The child inside you will thank you for it. Hey, with all of the old TV revivals (Fuller House, Dynasty, Girl Meets World and Will & Grace), why not also revive some of our childhood’s favorite treats??
Banana Pudding Pops and other classic pudding pops are the summer snack you have been waiting for! Relive your youth with these amazing little treats.
- 2 pkgs Jell-O Pudding, I used 1 pkg of Vanilla and 1 pkg of Chocolate to make the combinations of popsicles pictured.
- 4 c milk
- 1-2 bananas, chopped or sliced
- 1-2 Pepperidge Farm Shortbread cookies, crumbled (optional)
Prepare pudding per package directions.
Add in banana to taste.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
To remove from the molds, run the popsicles under warm water for approximately 30 seconds. Once the popsicles are removed from the molds, roll in cookie crumbs.
If you are making regular pudding pops, you can omit the banana and cookies. All of the flavor combinations are delicious!