These scary ghosts are a nice alternative to the sugar-laden treats that are so plentiful on Halloween. Great for a kids' Halloween party. Kids love to help with this one ... but if they do, be sure to have an extra banana or two ready since they will want to eat some right away! Serve this fun snack any time of year!
The Kid Kritics had so much fun making these. Here's what they had to say, "It was Out of this World ... Kid all around the world can try and taste these because they are healthy, not really a popsicle. Its good – so good for you ...Try these healthy Ghost Banana Pops. They are good for your blood, bones, brain, lungs and more ... When I tasted it, I was as happy as Santa is with a life-time supply of cookies!"
5 minutes plus time to freeze if you wish
2 Ghost Pops
1 BananaPeel and cut in half crosswise. Insert popsicle stick about halfway into each banana piece.
4-5 oz Greek yogurt, low fat, vanilla or plain (such as Cabot Creamery)Roll or dip each banana in yogurt about 3/4 of the way. Use a spoon if needed to fully coat banana halves. (It's kind of fun to leave the bottom of the banana showing with drips of yogurt ... looks like the bottom of the ghost!)
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconutSprinkle the coconut on the yogurt-covered banana.
6 raisinsPlace the raisins in the position of eyes and mouth. Press lightly to make sure they adhere to the yogurt. Place pops on a plate and freeze for a few hours or enjoy right away! They taste great either way.
Try mini chocolate chips for the eyes! Want the pops to be frozen but know your kids won't have the patience to wait for them to freeze? Insert the popsicle sticks then freeze banana halves ahead of time. Thay way your kids can decorate them and enjoy right away! Your kids don't like coconut? Just leave it off...they are still good coated in yogurt. You may use wooden skewers (watch out for pointed end!) or lollipop sticks in place of popsicle sticks, but the bananas don't stay on as well.