Last weekend, I was browsing through my Instagram feed and came across BBC Good Food's frozen banana ghosts photo. Since we have bananas in the house, I thought it would be fun to make these Halloween treats with/for my kids.
Mummy (M): Baby C, let's make some Halloween ghosts.
C: Ghosts? Will it be very scary?
M: You be the judge later.
After making the ghosts....
C: Mummy, I thought Halloween is supposed to be scary... but these ghosts are so cute! And they're so YUMMY too!
Regardless of whether your kids find it scary or not, these frozen banana ghost pops are really easy and fun to make. All you need is 5 ingredients, followed by melting the chocolate and coating the bananas with the chocolate and coconut. And you'll have some really delicious treats for Halloween... or any day of the year if your kids love them! One way of adding fruit into your kid's diet. Spookily enough, it does taste like creamy banana ice cream.
Happy Halloween to all - enjoy dressing up and have a spook-tacular time!
Any guesses to what this is - looks like scary fingers right!
Halloween Frozen Banana Ghost Pops
Recipe by Baby Sumo, adapted from BBC Good Food
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Makes 8 ghosts
150g bar white chocolate, broken into small chunks
2 tbsp whipping cream
4 medium-large, ripe bananas
1/2 cup desiccated coconut (you won’t use it all)
A handful dark chocolate chips
1. Place chocolate in a small bowl and gently melt the chocolate either in the microwave (in short bursts on high) or over a pan of simmering water (make sure the bowl isn’t touching the water). If you find that the chocolate is a bit thick, then add some whipping cream to a liquid consistency.
2. Peel the bananas, cut in half, and push a lolly stick into the middle of each piece. Line a large baking tray with baking parchment, and make sure there is room for the tray in the freezer.
3. Spread the coconut out in a shallow bowl or plate. Using a pastry brush, coat each banana in chocolate, letting excess drip away. Sprinkle with plenty of the coconut until coated, then set it on the prepared sheet. Now add two chocolate eyes and a mouth, and if you like, cut a few little eyebrows from the chocolate drops too. Freeze the lollies for at least 4 hrs, and up to a week.
Let's try to make them as scary-looking as we can!
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