Dear Jell-O or Dear Mr. Cosby…I can’t remember exactly how I opened my letter to the Jell-O company, the summer between my third and fourth-grade year, asking them to make a banana and chocolate pudding pops. I have always been intrigued by food combinations and was surprised that they didn’t carry this flavor combination at the time. They wrote me back with sweet note (mannerly customer service) telling me the flavor combination was in testing and enclosed a Jell-O cookbook.
Since I have a memory like a steel trap (not always a plus in Mr. Lockard’s eyes) and equal the determination, last week I revisited this combination and set out to make my very own. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Step 1. Make the pudding. In honor of swimsuit season I use Jell-O’s sugar free/fat free chocolate pudding. However if you want to make the real deal here’s Martha Stewart’s chocolate pudding recipe that works just as well.
Step 2 Put thinly sliced bananas into the popsicle molds followed by the pudding – this gives the pops that marble look. Note: be careful not to fill the molds too full or you will have a chocolate explosion on your hands – literally.
Step 3: Next put on the top on, stick the handles in and pop them in the freezer!
Mr. Cosby, I challenge you to a friendly pudding pop throw down! These are Y.U.M.M-O!