Sunday, October 30, 2011

Boo-nana Ghost Pops! A healthy Halloween treat!

I’m always on the hunt for healthy snacks for my kids. That doesn’t mean that they have to have tasteless food! I LOVE reading the blog Skinny Taste for ideas on slimmed down flavorful food. I happened upon these cute little guys! Happy Halloween!

1 Cup of White Chocolate Chips
Mini Chocolate Chips
Popsicle Sticks (wooden or reusable)

First you’ll cut your bananas in half and then take those halves and cut them in half again lengthwise. From there you’ll place them on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and put the sheet in the freezer. Keep them in the freezer for a little while.

While you’re waiting for the bananas to freeze you can get started on melting your white chocolate. You’ll want to do this in the microwave, setting the microwave for thirty seconds on high power, stirring the chocolate at the end of thirty seconds until the chocolate is melted.

If you try to hurry the process like I did you’ll get burned white chocolate and yes, it does turn brown!

After the chocolate’s melted take the bananas out of the freezer and dip them into the melted chocolate. Then scrape the excess white chocolate off the back of the banana and place them onto the cookie sheet. Quickly place two mini chocolate chips on the top of the banana so that they look like little ghost eyes. Put your finished pops back into the freezer and let them freeze.
Once they’re finished give these yummy snacks to your kids! Happy Halloween friendly ghosts!

You can check out the original recipe from Skinny Taste here

Elizabeth (aka Bert) Anderson married her college sweetheart in 2005, and started her journey into motherhood in 2008 with the birth of her son.  She started blogging in 2009 as a way to keep track of her thoughts on being a first time mom, especially her struggle with postpartum depression, and as a way of reaching out to other moms who are struggling with the same things.  This June, Bert had another first in her motherhood travels - a little girl!  Even though she's newly a mother of two, Bert maintains that no matter how many children you have you will always be a "first time mom" because there's a first time for everything!  Visit her blog, at FTM. Bert is a contributor for She Thinks Media.


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