Serve this delicious and nutritious frozen treat in place of the sugar-filled, nutrient-devoid alternatives. These frozen banana pops are simple enough for young children to make and so tasty they are sure to be a hit. Show your child how healthy foods can be fun to make and enjoyable to eat! Have them for dessert or as a sweet afternoon snack.
What You Need:
- Your child's favorite yogurt
- Wax paper
- Chopped nuts or granola (optional)
What You Do:
- Help your child peel the bananas and remove all the strings.
- Slice the bananas into rounds about 1"-2" thick. Since bananas are very soft, you can even let your child cut them himself using a child-safe knife (with your supervision, of course).
- Have your child carefully insert a toothpick into each banana round. Have him push the toothpick in as far as it will go.
- Pour the yogurt into a shallow bowl.
- Help your child pick up a banana round by the toothpick and dip it into the yogurt. Have a spoon handy for rescuing banana rounds that have fallen in the yogurt. If you're using chopped nuts or granola, pour some onto a plate in a shallow layer and roll the yogurt-dipped banana in it.
- Place the yogurt-dipped banana on a plate covered with wax paper. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until all the banana rounds have been dipped in yogurt. Make sure you work fairly quickly; if the fnished banans sit too long on the plate, the yogurt will begin to run off.
- Place the plate of bananas in the freezer. Let the banana pops freeze until the yogurt hardens, about 2-3 hours.
Remove from the freezer, and enjoy! You can also make this treat with whole bananas and kabob sticks or bamboo skewers in place of the toothpicks.