This Halloween fruit recipe is a wonderful way to give your kids a spooky, yet healthy treat that they will love. Made with bananas and yogurt, these banana ghosts are a wholesome alternative to sugar-filled Halloween treats.
As a parent, it can be challenging to find sweet treats for the little ones that aren’t packed with sugar or food additives. Often times, the healthier choices don’t look as “cool” or enticing to kids as the colorful, playfully-designed, processed treats that line grocery store shelves.
This Halloween fruit idea, however, challenges that notion and produces you a perfectly spooky, delicious, and healthy treat that even kids will adore. Better yet, you can get your kids involved with this recipe by having them help out in the assembly process.
The kids will love that they can be a part of this fun recipe activity and will be even more eager to enjoy the fruits of their labor. All you have to do to make these festive banana ghosts is pierce the bananas with popsicle sticks, dip them in yogurt, then adorn them with mini chocolate chips before freezing them.
For an alternative twist, you can also warm some peanut butter to the point where you can drizzle it over the frozen yogurt bananas and create “mummified” bananas. The kids will love the flavors and decorating options with this tasty Halloween fruit idea!
Cook time: 0 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
Idle time: 90 minutes
- 4 large fresh bananas firm and not too ripe
- 1 cup nonfat Greek vanilla yogurt
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- Mini chocolate chips for eyes
- 8 popsicle sticks
- Line a baking sheet with a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper. Peel the bananas and cut them in half. Insert a popsicle stick into the flat end of each banana half. Freeze the bananas on the baking sheet for 30 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine the frozen yogurt with the powdered sugar. Dip the frozen bananas into the yogurt mixture then transfer them to your prepared baking sheet.
- Adorn each banana with 2 mini chocolate chips for the ghost's eyes. Place the baking sheet in the freezer and chill for another hour or until the yogurt is set.
Recipe adapted from wellplated.com