Addie is very into Dora the Explorer these days. She even requests to watch the Dora television show on a daily basis. Addie received a workbook, Dora's Healthy Habits, as a present earlier this year from a family member. The book talks about how kids should exercise, eat right and stay clean. One of the pages inside the publication also included a recipe for banana pops. This definitely caught the attention of my 3-year old and she kept asking to make these pops.
Since Dora's recipe called for the bananas to be dipped into peanut butter (which I don't eat), I decided to dip them in chocolate instead. I found an easy recipe that she and I could try one morning and enjoy later on in the day.
We covered our pops in rainbow sprinkles but also tried regular sized M&M candies too. The M&M candies were actually too heavy and kept sliding off the chocolate. If you decide to go the M&M route, try the mini M&Ms instead.
Addie had a blast making these with me, and she had an even more fun time eating them. This is definitely a fun (and somewhat healthy) treat to make with kids and is absolutely toddler-approved.
Frozen banana pops
- 4 ounces semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1 TBSP flavorless oil (corn, vegetable, canola, safflower, a light olive oil or coconut oil)
- 2 large ripe bananas