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Ghost Banana Pops

Make a nutritious  and delicious banana treat that looks just like a ghost. For my 4 year old class I cut the banana into thirds. I used a paring knife to shape the middle piece so all three pieces had the same shape. To make 9 ghosts you need 3 firm bananas. For older children, you could cut the banana in half.

You will need:  Wooden sticks, firm bananas,mini chocolate chips and white chocolate. Optional: a piece of 1 inch thick styrofoam for placing pops in when they are finished.

Directions: Cut the banana into thirds so each piece is about 2 inches.

Melt the white chocolate in a container that is microwave safe and tall enough to dip the banana pieces in.

Push the wooden stick into the banana so that it is halfway into the banana piece. Lay it on a piece of wax paper and place into the freezer.

Repeat with all the banana pieces. Leave in the freezer for 20 minutes or so.

Remove banana pops from the freezer one at a time while you work with them. Kids hold the banana pop by the stick and dip into the white chocolate. Hold over the bowl of white chocolate to allow it to drip. Kids place two mini chocolate chips on the ghost pop for eyes.

Place finished pops in a piece of styrofoam about 1 inch thick and place back in the freezer. If you don’t have a piece of styrofoam, you can poke a small hole in the bottom of a small paper cup. Turn the cup upside down and place into the freezer. Poke the pop stick into the hole.

Questions about chocolate? See the recipe section on melting and working with chocolate.

See disappearing ghost story for another ghost activity and ghost footprint for a craft activity. Great way to celebrate letter Gg.


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