These Frozen Ghost Bananas, or as my kids call them “Boo”nanas, take minutes to make and are a great way to get into the spooky festivities! All you need is bananas, yogurt and a few chocolate chips to make this fun Halloween treat!

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Frozen Ghost Bananas

My girls squealed with glee when they saw these festive “Boo”nanas 👻!.. I think I blew their little minds 🤯!

These Frozen Ghost Bananas are so easy to make and can be served as a super healthy 🍌🥛 snack, breakfast or treat. Which makes for a nice change from the candy overload 🍫🍭🍬 we’ve been already having over at my house 🙈.

To make these frozen bananas you only need 3 ingredients – bananas, yogurt and chocolate chips, and about 5 minutes of your time. They look super “Pinterest worthy” without actually taking any effort.. which is my kind of holiday treat 👊!

Reasons to Love these Frozen Bananas

  • toddler, kid and adult-friendly
  • easy to make – less than 5 minutes
  • healthy snack, breakfast or treat
  • great for a fun Halloween snack or dessert
  • can be made dairy-free or vegan
  • naturally gluten-free
  • only 3-ingredients
  • delicious
  • make ahead
Spread of ingredients for frozen ghost bananas.

Ingredients

Bananas: Use firm bananas so that they hold their shape. Bananas are a great source of potassium and fiber as well as vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Yogurt: Use vanilla yogurt or add 2-3 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey to plain yogurt. You can use any plant-based yogurt you wish – almond, cashew, oat, etc.
Chocolate chips: I used both mini and regular size for my ghosts, but you can use any combo you have on hand. Use dairy-free chocolate chips for a vegan option.

Tray of frozen ghost bananas for toddler and kids.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet
  • Cut the banans in half at a slight diagonal.
  • Thread the straw, lollipop stick or popsicle stick into the base of the banana until it almost reaches the top and feels secure.
  • Place the bananas on the baking sheet, and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  • Pour the yogurt into a tall glass. You want to be able to dip the entire banana into the yogurt. Dip each banana into the yogurt and place back on the baking sheet. Gently press the mini chocolate chips into the top of the banana for the ghost’s eyes. Then press the regular size chocolate chips below the eyes for the ghost’s mouth. Or get creative with whichever configuration you or your kiddos want;)
  • Return the baking sheet to the freezer and freeze for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight.
plate of frozen yogurt banana ghosts for toddler and kids.

How to Store

Once the bananas have frozen solid (at least 4 hours), you can transfer them to an airtight container. They will keep well for up to 2 months.

Tips

  • Don’t use over ripe bananas for this recipe as they will be too soft.
  • Freeze the bananas before adding the yogurt so that they hold their shape.
  • Feel free to decorate the bananas with with Halloween sprinkles for some variation!
Small kids hands reaching for a frozen banana in a ghost shape.

Cooking with Kids

Toddlers

  • can help cut the bananas with a toddler-safe knife, as well as thread the bananas on a popsicle stick.
  • will love help decorating the ghosts’ faces with chocolate chips. Don’t worry if they eat a few chocolate chips in the process, it’s all part of the fun.

Kids

  • can cut bananas using a kid-sized knife, thread them onto a popsicle stick and place them on a baking sheet in the freezer.
  • once frozen, kids can dip them into a cup of yogurt and decorate.

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plate of healthy frozen banana ghosts.

Get the recipe: Frozen Ghost “Boo”nanas

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Your kids will love these fun Halloween treats, and you will love them because they are healthy and quick and easy to make! These frozen ghost bananas take minutes to make and they are a great way to get into the spooky festivities!

Ingredients 

  • 3 bananas, peeled
  • 1-2 cup vanilla yogurt (see notes)
  • 1 tbsp mini and regular chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet
  • Cut the banans in half at a slight diagonal.
  • Thread the straw, lollipop stick or popsicle stick into the base of the banana until it almost reaches the top and feels secure.
  • Place the bananas on the baking sheet, and place in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
  • Pour the yogurt into a tall glass. You want to be able to dip the entire banana into the yogurt. Dip each banana into the yogurt and place back on the baking sheet. Gently press the mini chocolate chips into the top of the banana for the ghost's eyes. Then press the regular size chocolate chips below the eyes for the ghost's mouth. Or get creative with whichever configuration you or your kiddos want;)
  • Return the baking sheet to the freezer and freeze for at least 4 hours but preferably overnight.

Notes

Age: 1-3 years watch them eat the banana or cut into smaller pieces. 
Notes on Yogurt: I used a vanilla yogurt for these banana pops, but you can also use plain yogurt that is sweetened with maple syrup or honey. For a dairy-free option, use any plant-based yogurt you prefer – almond, oat, cashew, etc. You may need to use more or less yogurt depending on how big of glass you use. 
Storage: you can store these in an air-tight container for up to 2 months in the freezer. 
 
Calories: 87kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 2mg, Sodium: 28mg, Potassium: 301mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 13g, Vitamin A: 55IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 73mg, Iron: 1mg

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