The kids and I made these healthy and adorable treats last Halloween— and have been making them ever since! If you need a Halloween themed treat for a kids party, or just for the kid in you, these are delicious and easy! In our house they are affectionately referred to as BOO-nanas (by our 7-yr old) and Banana Ghosts (by our 5-yr old)…..and our 11-yr old just gobbles them up 🙂

This past Halloween, I saw the email from our daughter’s preschool at 9:00 pm about the Halloween themed treat I needed to send her with the following day! Thus, Boo-nana Ghost version #2, was created— making an already simple recipe, even easier!


Halloween Boo-nana Ghosts
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(version #1)
by Debbie Steinbock

Ingredients:
Ripe bananas, peeled
1 Tbsp. – 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips*, depending on quantity of bananas used.
Popsicle sticks, cake pop sticks, or bamboo forks
Toothpick or fine paint brush (never used with paint!)

Method:

  1. Cut each banana into 3 or 4 equal-sized pieces; place a popsicle stick in the bottom of each piece.
  2. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate chips until smooth. (When we are making a small batch and just need 1 Tbsp. of chocolate chips, we will microwave it in a ramekin.)
  3. Using the melted chocolate, create ghost faces on each banana—now called a BOO-nana –using a toothpick or fine paint brush.
  4. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and into the freezer overnight. Serve frozen.

*We use enjoy life chocolate chips because they are gluten/dairy/soy free.


Halloween Boo-nana Ghosts
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(version #2)
by Debbie Steinbock

Ingredients:
Ripe bananas, peeled
1-2 Tbsps. of two sizes of chocolate chips*, one smaller (for eyes) and one larger (for mouths).
Popsicle sticks, cake pop sticks, or bamboo forks

Method:

  1. Cut each banana into 3 or 4 equal-sized pieces; place a popsicle stick in the bottom of each piece.
  2. In each banana, use two small chips to make eyes and one large chip to make a mouth, by simply pressing the chips firmly into the banana (but being gentle enough to not break the banana).
  3. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and into the freezer overnight. Serve frozen.

*We use Enjoy Life chocolate chips for the small and Chocolove chocolate chips for the large.

About Debbie Steinbock, HHC

After years of being told that she had an "incurable" chronic health condition, Debbie turned to her diet to help her understand her disease, restore her body, and regain control of her health. Her personal journey has given her the knowledge and compassion necessary to help her clients take an active role in their own healing. Since starting her practice in 2000, Debbie has successfully helped hundreds of people across the country to improve their diet, enhance their current state of health, and eliminate a variety of health conditions.

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