Banana Mummies- An easy, fun and healthier recipe to make with kids for Halloween!
My boys have been so into Halloween this year! I was excited to put up my decorations but I guess I forgot that I hardly had any. They requested I get more, especially spiders. So these last few days we have at least tripled our Halloween decor and there are plenty of spider decorations going on. The boys are happy and so am I!
In my recent issue of the Food Network Magazine (best birthday present ever! I received it 4 years ago and my sweet husband keeps on renewing it) there was this idea for Banana Mummies. So trying to be a fun mom and make this a Halloween the boys will love I made these for them yesterday. They loved helping me out and thought it was really cool! I love that it involves fruit too and is super cute.
I bought the candy eyes at Hobby Lobby. It took a while to find it but eventually found it in the sprinkle section. (fyi)
It’s so easy to make these banana mummies. Just cut however many bananas you want in half and freeze for an hour. Then dip in chocolate (or just spoon and spread it on) then place the eyes on, wrap with melted marshmallows and freeze until ready to serve! Super easy and so fun!
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- *semi-sweet chocolate
- **candy eyeballs
- large marshmallows
- skewers (candy sticks, cake pop sticks etc.)
- Peel bananas and cut in half. Insert a skewer into each half. Freeze until firm, about 1 hour.
- Microwave chopped semisweet chocolate (about 1 oz. per skewer) in 20-second intervals, stirring, until melted. Dip the bananas in the chocolate (or spread on with a spoon); press 2 candy eyeballs into each and let set, about 3-5 minutes.
- Microwave marshmallows (about 2 per skewer) until puffed, 10-15 seconds. Stir until smooth, let cool slightly. Using a spoon, scoop up some of the marshmallow (it will stretch into a thread) and wrap it around the bananas. Transfer to a parchment-lined plate and freeze until serving.
*You can find candy eyeballs at craft and party-supply stores.
*Adapted from Food Network Magazine, October 2014