All of the kids got such a kick out of these treats, and all of them (except for the one year olds) were able to make their own without any help.
I could have had the kids cut up the bananas themselves, but I decided to prep the “pops” component for them this time, cutting bananas in half and inserting a popsicle stick in each half.
I showed the children an example banana ghost pop and gave them each a plate with unsweetened coconut shreds & three chocolate chips.
I made these “Banana Eyeballs” as a variation for the younger children who I wasn’t sure could handle the popsicle stick. The big kids also thought these were really cool and they would look pretty cool “floating” on top of a bowl of pudding or yogurt!
I loved how quickly this healthy snack came together, and how easy it was for the preschoolers to do it themselves. Now I just need to figure out fun twists so we can keep making variations of these after Hallowe’en!
For six Hallowe’en Ghost Pops, you will need:
- 3 bananas, peeled and cut in half
- 18 chocolate chips (or raisins if you prefer)
- 1/3 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
- 6 popsicle sticks
Place each banana half on a popsicle stick, spread the shredded coconut onto a flat surface and roll the banana through the coconut. Add three chocolate chips to make two eyes and a spooky mouth. Eat and repeat!
This recipe was such a hit, I’ll need to find a spooky ghost story to add to our 10 Favourite Hallowe’en books.
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What spooky treats will your children be enjoying for Hallowe’en?