BANANA GHOST POPS
A fun twist on Halloween treats!
Halloween is such a fun time of year, especially for kids. But with all the parties and trick or treating…there is A LOT of candy and sugary treats around. I think it is perfectly ok to allow your kids to have candy for Halloween, but you can also try some healthy Halloween snacks to balance it out. These treats are fun to make and eat! Snacks can be sweet AND healthy!
- shredded coconut
- chocolate chips
Substitution options- try crushed cereal or graham crackers if your kids do not like coconut! The coconut is yummy and healthy, but also gives it a fun texture! Can use raisins instead of chocolate chips.
Freeze your bananas. Peel and then lay them flat on a small cookie sheet. (It usually takes a couple hours for them to freeze). Once they are frozen, cut each banana into thirds.
Place a toothpick or popsicle stick in one end of each banana. Dip it in the yogurt and cover it all the way around.
Next, roll it in coconut on all sides.
Once it is covered in coconut, put 2 chocolate chips on for eyes (push them in good so they will stay). You can also use raisins. If you aren’t going to eat them right away, place them on a cookie sheet and put them back in the freezer.
ENJOY your healthy Halloween treat!
Janaelle Humberd, Registered Dietitian, LDN
Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant / Health Coach