Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Graham Fudge Pops

I used to love Fudgsicles when I was a kid, and got into the Low Fat and No-Sugar Added versions when I was in high school and college.

They never tasted as good as this homemade 80 calorie version though.

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Graham Fudge Pops - Only 80 Calories! Easy Recipe at averiecooks.com

I wasn’t trying to create a skinny or lower calorie treat. I was just trying to create something tasty with what I had in my hot little kitchen in Aruba.

But after I made them, I realized that they were probably fairly healthy.

As healthy as peanut butter and chocolate are.

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Graham Fudge Pops - Only 80 Calories! Easy Recipe at averiecooks.com

I inputted the major ingredients into this recipe calculator and it said 80 calories each.

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Graham Fudge Pops - Only 80 Calories! Easy Recipe at averiecooks.com Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Graham Fudge Pops - Only 80 Calories! Easy Recipe at averiecooks.com

They’re vegan and gluten-free until the cereal is added. If it’s a concern, omit the cereal or use your favorite cereal that meets your dietary needs.

The cereal softens in the chocolate-peanut butter sauce and biting into it is like discovering buried treasures amidst the smooth, creamy fudge pop base.

The homemade fudgiscles are very chocolaty, rich, and taste much more decadent than their 80 calories would have you believe.

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Graham Fudge Pops - Only 80 Calories! Easy Recipe at averiecooks.com

The peanut butter flavor is present, but it’s the full-on chocolate punch that will keep you extra satisfied, as you’re licking them as fast as you can before they melt. In Aruba, that’s literally seconds after taking them out of the freezer.

But a little chocolate-peanut butter sauce running down my hands isn’t the worst thing in the world.

While I’ve already seen pumpkin, apple, and fall-themed recipes on blogs, I’m milking summertime as long as I can with some drippy, chocolate and peanut butter action.

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Graham Fudge Pops - Only 80 Calories! Easy Recipe at averiecooks.com

The mixture for the fudge pops comes together in a blender or food processor in about 30 seconds before pouring into molds and freezing. I use this Progressive International Freezer Pop Maker.

If you don’t have molds, just pour the mixture into bowls, freeze, and eat it like ice cream.

There’s really no better combination on earth than chocolate and peanut butter.

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Graham Fudge Pops - Only 80 Calories! Easy Recipe at averiecooks.com

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Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Graham Fudge Pops (vegan, gluten-free*)

These homemade fudgiscles are very chocolaty, rich, and taste much more decadent than their 80 calories would have you believe. The peanut butter flavor is present, but it's the chocolate punch that will leave you extremely satisfied. They're so easy to make, taking just minutes to blend the mixture together. The hardest part of the recipe is waiting for them to freeze solid. If you don't have a popsicle mold, freeze in bowls and eat like ice cream.

Yield: about 10 large pops

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: about 3 hours, or until frozen solid

Ingredients:

about 12 ounces milk (about 1 1/2 cups, I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
1/2 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter (Nutella may be substituted)
sweetener, to taste (to keep skinny, use no-calorie sweetener such as liquid vanilla stevia drops, white stevia powder, Splenda; or about 1/3 cup granulated sugar, to taste. Using real granulated sugar only adds about 20 calories per pop)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 heaping cup Golden Grahams cereal (to keep vegan and/or gluten-free*, use your favorite cereal that meets your dietary needs)

Directions:

  1. To the canister of a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients except cereal and blend until smooth.
  2. Add the cereal and pulse a couple times to incorporate. Some pieces will be whole, some will be crushed.
  3. Pour mixture into a popsicle mold, insert sticks according to manufacturer's directions, and freeze until solid. If you don't have molds, pour into freezer-safe bowls and eat like ice cream. Alternatively, pour into paper cups like Dixie cups, cover each cup with plasticwrap, freeze for about an hour, insert wooden sticks into the semi-frozen mixture, and the plasticwrap will help to hold sticks upright; freeze until solid.
  4. Fudge pops will keep for at least 2 months in the freezer.

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79 Responses to “Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Graham Fudge Pops”

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    Jayne — August 22, 2013 at 12:09 am

    You know what? I’d lick up all that melted mess anyday. Helps a ton that these aren’t as calorific as other fudge popsicles are. Do you recommend any particular peanut butter brand?

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 12:49 am

      For recipes like this, any type of storebought, classic-style PB will do…Jif, Skippy, Peter Pan, or just the storebrand. Enjoy!

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    Ellen — August 22, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Wow wow wow, I think I’ll be making thing and pouring it into a bowl to eat with a spoon! Which is sometimes how I like my chocolate and peanut butter, anyway;)

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 2:35 am

      As I was eating a drippy, melty, bowl-full, I was thinking that I liked that the best anyway :)

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    Diane @ Vintage Zest — August 22, 2013 at 2:05 am

    These look so great! I would use real sugar, but I’m amazed that it would still clock in at about 100 calories. I’m definitely making this one before the fall weather starts to catch up with us, which hopefully won’t be for a while!

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    Jamie@Milk N Cookies — August 22, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Oh yum — this looks like a candy bar in popsicle form! Peanut butter chocolate fudge has always been my favorite, but these might give the fudge a run for its money!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 4:07 am

      Candy bar in popsicle form – it tastes like it! Without the guilt :)

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    Paula — August 22, 2013 at 3:39 am

    I use that same basic mixture and freeze it it ice cube trays, pop them out and re-blend in the vita! The PB keeps it from freezing too hard and getting icy. It’s my other quick, go to ice cream besides frozen bananas. I should try some cereal in there for texture–graham cracker anything sounds good with chocolate and PB!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 4:06 am

      The PB keeps it from freezing too hard and getting icy <– I agree and at first I thought it was either my sub-par Aruba freezer OR the fact that it’s 90F with major humidity, but no, it’s the PB so they don’t ever get rock hard. I put a recipe like this in my cookbook but it was more basic. Love the little Golden Grahams in this version.

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    Madison — August 22, 2013 at 4:00 am

    I love fudge pops and actually had one last night! These look super creamy and I love the calorie count. Just need to buy a popsicle pan for this one. Thanks for sharing!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 4:05 am

      Or just freeze the mixture in bowls liks I mentioned in the recipe and you’re golden!

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?! — August 22, 2013 at 4:04 am

    It’s been quite hot and humid this week in Boston – I would kill for a few of these to just appear in my freezer ;) Lovely recipe!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 4:05 am

      They are the best little beat-the-heat treats!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 22, 2013 at 5:00 am

    I am definitely all over these! YUM!

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    Tieghan — August 22, 2013 at 5:19 am

    I need a popsicle mold. I have been saying this all summer, but you really just sold me. This has got to be my favorite flavor yet and it happens to be healthy? Yes!! Chocolate and peanut butter and graham crackers? My favorite!! Love these!

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    Laura Dembowski — August 22, 2013 at 5:43 am

    There’s no way I’m giving up summer yet – no pumpkin or apple recipes on my blog! These look creamy and perfectly melty and summer in a dessert. Love!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 6:30 am

      I’m not ready to give it up, either! Where you live especially it’s SUCH a short season. Milk it for all you can!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — August 22, 2013 at 5:58 am

    MY HERO! I love fudge pops, but think a lot of the store bought low cals taste totally unsatisfying. I can’t wait to try yours Averie!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 6:31 am

      I know what you mean about storebought. The homemade aree are SO very satisfying!

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    Lisa @ Wine & Glue — August 22, 2013 at 6:06 am

    OMG. These look amazing Averie!! I LOVE chocolate and pb, and at 80 calories a pop, I’m in!! Pinning!

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    Heather (Where's the Beach) — August 22, 2013 at 6:13 am

    Annnddd pinned! YUM these look so fantastic. I could have definitely eaten 2 or 3 after this morning’s hot run!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 6:30 am

      Thanks for pinning and I can only imagine how hot your run was!

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — August 22, 2013 at 6:17 am

    Saving this for week ahead! About to get my teeth out and i need comforting pops like this! No wonder they are so low calories but I do not car as long i can eat more of them. Would these work with other nut butters too?

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 6:29 am

      I’m sure they would work with other nut butter but I prefer PB (or Nutella) to just about anything!

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — August 22, 2013 at 6:17 am

    I finally have a popsicle mold so I can make these. Hooray! (and thanks for mentioning that Nutella can be substitute for weirdos like me who don’t eat peanut butter)

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — August 22, 2013 at 6:24 am

    I need these!! Fab recipe, Averie! :)

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    Karly — August 22, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Ooh, so melty and delicious! I need these immediately!

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    bev@bevcooks — August 22, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Give them to meeeeee.

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    Jackie {Domestic Fits} — August 22, 2013 at 7:39 am

    80 calories??! You are brilliant. Plus, to do this in a limited kitchen in Aruba is just so impressive.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 11:45 am

      The most brilliant thing was literally RUNNING!!!! back and forth between the freezer and my table/setup to take the pics. There were literally *melting on contact* with the warm air in the house. I have never in 4.5 yrs ever had a photo shoot like it :) Scramble much? lol

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    Melanie (Reasons to Skip The Housework) — August 22, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Wow…these look yummy, and so do all of your other recipes! Found you on Pinterest! We’d love for you to come over to our newest link party over at The Inspiration Network: DELISH- a desserts only link party. Bring your desserts and let’s party!!
    http://theinspiration-network.com/delish-dessert-link-party-no-1/

    Smiles,
    Melanie and Diana
    The Inspiration Network

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    Kristi — August 22, 2013 at 11:01 am

    This post just made me really hungry!

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    Dan from Platter Talk — August 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I loved fudgesicles as a kid – the thought of ever being able to make them myself never crossed my mind!! What a great idea and you make it seem so easy – wonderful idea and another great post from you!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      Thanks and glad you like the DIY version!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 22, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    Love the sound of homemade fudge pops!

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout — August 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    80 calories??? Sold! Pinned too :)

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — August 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I love popsicles and I love these have peanut butter and graham crackers (which I can’t get enough of!) – Yum! I made some chocolate Nutella popsicles this summer so I’d love to give these a try now! Thanks!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 5:40 pm

      I love freezing things with PB or Nutella in them – your pops sound great!

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    Eva | Adventures in Cooking — August 22, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Yessss, these look amazing!!! I don’t know what’s going on with my body but I have been craving and eating peanut butter nonstop all week. Freezing them with some fudge is an EXCELLENT idea. And they look so pretty, too! I think i will make some tonight :D

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      I crave PB all the time. Hence, my cookbook about it :) But seriously if you do try these, LMK!

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    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance — August 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I love that you used almond milk in these! They look like such a refreshing summer treat.

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    vanillasugarblog — August 22, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Almond milk!
    OK, that would work.
    Love the added crunch!

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    Heather @ French Press — August 22, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    fudgsicles have got to be one of summer’s greatest treats! LOVE themelty pictures :)

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      They were melting ON CONTACT with the air. The whole photo shoot was over and done in about 6 mins. Fastest photos I’ve ever (had to) take!

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    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl — August 22, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    So awesome, Averie! I JUST bought one of these popsicle molds – I think these skinny fudge pops are the first kinds I’m going to have to make!

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    Ashley Parrish — August 22, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    I am currently sitting here drooling over all your pictures! These look so yummy and I just wanted to drop a little note saying how much I love looking at all the food you make! And trying my hand at it as well :) Excited to try these!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 8:42 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Ashley! These are definitely NOT my finest images – but things were melting on contact with the warm air. I dont think I’ve ever had such a rush-job of a photo shoot in all my 4.5 yrs of blogging!

      If you try any of the recipes, LMK what you think!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — August 22, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I can’t believe your cooking, or should i say making treats while in Aruba!! The Popsicles look amazing! I would so love them!!!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 22nd, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      Well the show goes on, even when we’re on vacation :) Mama’s gotta pay for said vacation :)

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    Sheila @ Sweet Baked Life — August 22, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    You’ve done it again! These look soooo good!

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    Katie — August 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I have both popsicle molds and an ice cream maker and haven’t busted either of them out yet this summer. And it is still summer, I don’t care to hear about pumpkin and/or apples yet.

    These look so delicious and drippy and just….yum.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 22, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    So it’s 80 calories, chocolatey, and peanut buttery?

    Oh, Averie. I love you. If you got leftovers, I’m coming over!

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    Rochelle Hutchinson — August 23, 2013 at 1:34 am

    I love the sound of these. You could add some marshmallows and totally transform these in pb smores pops

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 23rd, 2013 at 2:07 am

      EXACTLY! My Sunday/Monday post is all about Smores :)

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — August 23, 2013 at 7:26 am

    IN LOVE! I probably can’t make these in my Zoku quick pop maker, though huh? I’m bookmarking it either way ;)

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 23rd, 2013 at 12:14 pm

      Someone else just said she was going to try them in the Zoku! LMK if you do too!

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    Ash-foodfashionparty — August 23, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Did I read the calories right..Ok, then I can eat 3 of these without any guilt. Love fudge pops.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 23rd, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      Exactly! The more, the merrier :)

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — August 23, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Ooh, I’m going to have to try these in my Zoku! I’ve been so busy this summer, I haven’t had the chance to make popsicles yet…

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    Norma @ Allspice and Nutmeg — August 23, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I love the simplicity of this recipe and that an ice cream maker is not needed. I love chocolate fudge popsicles.

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — August 23, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    Okay, these are awesome! And even better that you used golden grahams. I’m addicted to those!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 23rd, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      May as well break out the kiddie cereal for a nostalgic treat :)

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    Heather @ Sugar Dish Me — August 24, 2013 at 5:08 am

    Accidental health food! That is totally the best kind. I love fudgesicles, but more than that I used to love eating Puddin’ Pops with my grandpa as a kid and these look like those! I think I am the last person in the world to get on the homemade popsicle train. I need to get on it with these! Also– I absolutely love that melty popsicle shot towards then end. Take that! summer heat and cold food photography! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 24th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      I used to eat Puddin’ Pops at my grandparent’s house as a kid. Oh the memories!! And the melty pics were just…the way it was with a hot Aruban house and they were melting on contact with the air! lol

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — August 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Oh heavens yes. These fudge pops are everything I need right now! I’ve never attempted popsicles at home before, but you better believe my first batch would be PB+Fudge+ Skinny. Obviously! I lived on those no-sugar-added pops as well, would eat 3-4 at a time. Go through a box in like 2 days. These look and sound WAY better – and cheaper too! I could down so many of these gorgeous pops, it’d be scary.

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 24th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

      Girl this was by far and away, the most CRAZY photo shoot I have ever, ever done. In 5 yrs and 2 books. I would take them out of the freezer, they would literally start melting in thin air. I would run some back to the freezer and shoot other for 1-2 mins, then swap out. I did that a few times, and it was 5-7 mins of sheer CHAOS while I was shooting these. Had NO IDEA they would melt THAT fast in my Aruban kitchen, but they did and were. It’s truly amazing I got any pics b/c seconds after I shut my camera off, they turned into puddles and we ate them like bowls of soup. The best soup of my life :)

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    Valerie — August 24, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Peanut butter and Golden Grahams cereal are two of my fav things in the entire universe! Brilliant creation!

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    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — August 27, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I used to LOVE fudgsicles!!! And I still do! You’re so amazing!

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    Jocelyn@BruCrew Life — August 27, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I love the cereal in these!! And 80 calories?! Sign me up right now!!!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 30, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I so love that you added golden grahams to this :) goodness, it looks incredible!

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    • Averie Sunshine replied: — August 30th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      They get kind of soft, like softened cereal does in milk, just at that perfect softness point :)

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