It’s Halloween week, and I don’t know about you, but between Trick or Treat, I’m firmly in the TREAT camp 🍭, so it’s always the TRICKiest time of the year to stay away from sugary goodies.
The internet offers a lot of fun ideas for healthier Halloween snacks so I headed to the kitchen and put my own spin on the popular ghost banana popsicles, adding some yogurt and coconut flakes for extra nutrition and flair
Four ingredients and some wooden popsicle sticks are all you need to craft this fun party and kid-friendly dessert. Impress your guests and your kids with this simple kitchen craft
4 ripe bananas
1 cup of your favorite yogurt - just keep in mind that if the yogurt is not white, the color of the pops will change. I recommend vanilla yogurt
A pack of mini chocolate chips
wooden popsicle sticks
First of all, make sure you have space in your freezer for a baking tray or pan!
Prepare in advance by decanting yogurt in one bowl, shredded coconut in another, and lining a tray with baking paper (you can also use waxed paper or a reusable pastry mat)
Peel your bananas, cut them in half, at an angle
Insert one popsicle stick into the end of each banana (on the side you cut) - gently push them about halfway up the banana pieces
Put the yogurt into a bowl. Roll each banana piece into the bowl, making sure you get all sides
Sprinkle shredded coconut on each pop
Carefully place the banana pops in your tray.
To make eyes for your ghosts: push two chocolate chips in the banana. Optionally, you can add a mouth with a third choc chip for extra boo 👻
Freeze the pops for at least 3 hours
Remove the pops from the freezer and trim away any yogurt that may have frozen on the sides with a knife
Enjoy your spooky treats, and have a happy Halloween 🎃