I don’t know if Fat Elvis is just a Wisconsin thing or if there are Fat Elvis foods everywhere, but back in Madison, there was a restaurant that served Fat Elvis cake and an ice cream shop that made Fat Elvis ice cream. Although one might expect bacon to be involved somehow, the Fat Elvis combo is chocolate, peanut butter, and banana. Any two of these ingredients go well together, but combining all three makes for a trifecta of deliciousness (and yes, I just wrote about my love of this combination in my dessert panini recipe).
I’ve been making these pudding pops for a while (remember back in January when I was begging everyone to vote for them in the ZenSoy recipe contest?) and they’re always a favorite of ours. I made a few adjustments to the recipe to make these pudding pops work better with my Zoku Quick Pop Maker. If you have the accessory kit, use it to put a few thin banana slices on the sides of the pops.
Of course, if you don’t have a Zoku, you can make these in regular molds too–the chocolate banana mixture is thick enough that you should still be able to get the layers to work. Oh, and I’m not using natural peanut butter to be snobby and pretentious–you need to be able to pour the peanut butter into the molds and the regular peanut butter doesn’t soften at room temperature the way the natural kind does.
Fat Elvis Pudding Pops combine chocolate pudding, bananas, and peanut butter--really, is there any better flavor combination? I don't think so! These can be made in a Zoku Quick Pop Maker or traditional popsicle molds.
- 1 banana, sliced
- 1/4 c. chocolate milk (I use soymilk)
- 2 chocolate pudding cups (I use ZenSoy)
- 3 tbsp. natural peanut butter, room temperature
- Combine first three ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour 1/3 of chocolate mixture in molds, top with 1/2 of the softened peanut butter, another 1/3 of the chocolate mixture, the remaining peanut butter, and finally the last third of the chocolate mixture. These take about 15 minutes to set in the Zoku--if you're not using the Zoku, freeze until solid.