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3 Ingredient Halloween Ghost Pops are great for making with kids and are sure to be a hit at your next Halloween party.
Tasting like creamy vanilla and banana ice cream, this fun project can even be adopted into something fun for all times of the year by simply swapping out different decorations. These Ghost Pops are a delicious treat and a great way to get more fruit into children’s diets.
What’s to Love about these Ghost Pops Recipe
If you are looking for something fun for your kids to make or just to enjoy this Halloween you will love these simple and easy banana ghost pops.
- They’re super cute and adorable.
- They take only 3 easy ingredients to make which are common and easy to find at your local grocer.
- The pops are perfect party food that can easily be made in bulk with very little effort.
- Bananas – The ripeness of the banana should be according to your preference. However, don’t buy bananas that are overly ripe or they may not stay on the popsicle stick.
- Vanilla yogurt – regular yogurt (in consistency) is fine. You can also use thicker, greek yogurt which will still be delicious, and it could give a fun, spooky, bumpy look to the bananas!
- Mini chocolate chips – I recommend mini chips because the larger chips may not stick as well. Plus, the tiny chips are so much cuter!
- Popsicle sticks
How to Make these fun Banana Treats
- Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. This will prevent your banana pops from sticking to the sheets,
- Peel your bananas and remove any strings from them.
- Cut each banana in half and insert a stick into each half, starting at the flat cut end.
- Coat each banana with yogurt to create the white coating that makes a wonderful ghost shape and helps to lighten the bananas into more of a ghost (Casper!) white color.
- Lay the yogurt-coated bananas onto your parchment paper-covered cookie sheets.
- Place 3 mini chocolate chips upside down to make the eyes and mouths of your ghosts. The round chocolate chip gives the ghost a mouth that looks as if it is saying “boo.”
- Freeze for 2-4 hours or until completely frozen. This is a great make-a-head option to help keep kids busy while you get ready for a Halloween party.
Suggestions for Putting a Twist on It
These spooky yogurt banana ghosts are a fun and healthy snack but if you would like you can turn them into a bit more decadent banana snack, try swapping out the yogurt for white chocolate melts.
Either way, they will be super cute and fun though I prefer the healthier option seeing the kids will be eating a lot of candy anyways.
For the little ones that won’t eat a whole banana, you can purchase smaller, ‘finger’ bananas. They are a lot smaller than a regular banana, and when you cut them in half, will be the perfect two-bite baby banana ghost for them.
If you want to change things up a bit for the face you can use small raisins or currants for the eyes and mouth. Sprinkles would also make a super fun alternative!
Another healthier option would be small chopped nuts for the eyes and mouth, which, when chopped would be irregular, making the facial features even more spooky!
Not really looking for ghosts? This can be done by coating bananas in any flavor of yogurt to change things up and make them your own. Fruity yogurts paired with frozen bananas make a healthy snack anyone can enjoy.
Try adding other candies for a fun treat. You can use any small candies like smarties or mini M&M’s to take up your yogurt banana pops up a step when it comes to making them fun for a cool summer treat.
What Can I Serve this With?
This fun project makes a great treat for Halloween parties or events. You can serve these as a snack of their own or as part of your treat table. Try making these 4 Ingredient Fluffer Nutter Candy Bark treats to really get that Halloween vibe going.
Another fun option would be to make these adorable Easy Pumpkin Krispies Treats that would look super cute alongside the banana ghosts!
Try making banana ghost pops with some little cuties (oranges), apple slices with caramel dip, and other sweet fruity treats to encourage kids to eat something besides candy.
Storing Your Ghost Pops
These frozen treats need to be stored in the freezer. That said, they will store very well in your freezer in an air-tight container. In fact, they will store for several weeks provided you protect them from freezer burn.
If you want to try for up to 6 months, freeze them completely, and then vacuum seal them while frozen to protect them and place them in a chest deep freezer.
- 4 bananas
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- mini chocolate chips
1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
2. Peel the fresh bananas and carefully remove any strings that are left behind from the peel.
3. Cut each banana in half.
4. Insert a popsicle stick into the banana, starting from the cut side.
5. Coat each banana half with yogurt. *see notes below.
6. Lay the banana on the parchment paper and then place 3 mini chocolate chips for the eyes and mouth of the banana ghost pop. *see notes
7. Place the sheet pan in the freezer so the banana pops will freeze for 2 - 4 hours.
8. Remove from the freezer and enjoy!
For the mini chocolate chips you'll need approximately 24. If you wanted to go more elaborate with the facial features, you'll of course need more.
For Coating: Try dipping the banana halves in a bowl with the yogurt, or, try spooning the yogurt over the banana.
This is the basic face (2 eyes, 1 for the mouth). In the body of the post, I give extra ideas on other things to use to make the face of the ghost pop.
Amount Per Serving Calories 180Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 1mgSodium 22mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 3gSugar 23gProtein 3g
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.