I hope you’re currently experiencing a heat wave, there is ample space in your freezer and you’ve got your favorite popsicle molds at the ready (since everyone always asks me, this is mine). Because it’s officially Popsicle Week! The (unofficial) best week of the Summer!
This is the fifth installment of Popsicle Week, an event organized by Billy from Wit & Vinegar. Last year, bloggers contributed over 100 creative and unique popsicle recipes. And from the sound of things, this year is shaping up to be just as big and delicious as years past.
You can find links to ALL the popsicles from this year and the previous four years HERE!
Seriously. I wasn’t kidding when I said you need to make space in your freezer.
Two years ago, I made these Spicy Tequila Sunrise Popsicles and these Green Smoothie Breakfast Popsicles. And last year, I made these Prosecco Raspberry Popsicles. I figured for this year, it was time to go a little more indulgent.
Please silence your phones and take notice of the emergency exits. Because today’s screening of Movie Theater Candy Cheesecake Popsicles is about to start.
At my core, I’m a huge candy lover. But I don’t allow myself to buy it at the grocery store. Because if it’s in my house, I’ll devour the entire bag/box/bar/whatever at an alarming rate. Instead, I treat myself to all the classic candies that I love when I go out to the movies. It’s my time to indulge.
I decided to gather up a few of my favorite movie theater candies and freeze them into smooth, creamy cheesecake popsicles for the ultimate Summer treat. I choose Kit Kats, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Butterfingers and York Peppermint Patties, but you could use whatever candy is your favorite (although, I might stay away from candies with a hard outer shell, for fear of cracking a tooth). Just chop them up small and drop them into the cheesecake popsicle base. Easy peasy.
I also used only one type of candy per popsicles, but you could definitely mix and match your candies to take these popsicles even more over the top. Why not, right?
Remember to keep tabs on Billy’s Popsicle Week webpage for all the popsicle recipes. You can also follow along on social media with the hashtag #popsicleweek. And most importantly, stay cool!
In an effort to sell you on this milkshake, I was tempted to write something like “this milkshake would be a great way to use up leftover Halloween candy”. But then I reconsidered that statement. Because who really has leftover Halloween candy. Not me. I just eat it right up. I don’t need any tricky ways to try to consume it all. It somehow manages to disappear just fine all on it’s own.
So instead, I want you to make this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkin Milkshake for one reason and one reason only: it’s delicious.
I’m sure you know that peanut butter, chocolate and ice cream are already excellent friends. The pumpkin purée in here just kicks things up an extra notch. It makes you think “hey, what else is in this milkshake?”, and then forces you to take another sip to try and figure it out. It’s highly addicting. You’ve been warned.
In addition to slurping down a couple of these milkshakes (recipe testing = tough job!), I also indulged my sweet tooth this past weekend at the famous Chocolate Bar at The Langham in Boston. Abby and Sara came up to visit me, and we decided that an entire restaurant dedicated to chocolate was just the kind of place that three food-obsessed bloggers should dine at. It was a good decision. The photos of our table spread should be evidence enough.
Definitely check it out if you’re ever in the area. And in the meantime, DEFINITELY make yourself a Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Pumpkin Milkshake. No leftovers required. In fact, you should probably go out and purchase extra peanut butter cups (hello day after Halloween candy sales!) just so that you are sure to have enough.