This spooky kitchen craft departs from typical Halloween treats because it's healthy and entry-level easy to do. Unlike most Halloween goodies, which are loaded with sugar and artificial additives, BooNana Ghost Pops call for just three all-natural ingredients and weigh in at about 65 calories each. Plus, they take no time at all to make, but have a fun factor worthy of classroom parties and parenting brownie points.
Healthy Halloween BooNana Ghost Pops
makes 6 pops
3/4 cup vanilla yogurt (not Greek yogurt)
12 mini chocolate chips
Special equipment: 6 wooden popsicle sticks
Line a 9-inch baking pan with parchment or waxed paper.
Peel the bananas and cut them in half crosswise at a slight angle. Insert a popsicle stick into the cut end of each banana and push it about halfway up.
Put the yogurt into a small bowl. Hold onto the pops by the popsicle sticks and roll each banana in the yogurt to coat the exterior (tilting the bowl so the yogurt pools on the side makes this easier). Let excess yogurt drip back into the bowl (you can run your finger along the back of the bananas to remove the excess). Lay the pops in the baking pan. You will have leftover yogurt.
Push the pointy top of 2 chocolate chips into each banana to make the eyes of the ghosts.
Put into the freezer to firm up, at least 3 hours.
Remove pops from the freezer and use a knife to trim away any yogurt that pooled and froze along the sides of the bananas.
Note: Once pops are frozen, store them in a resealable bag or covered container in the freezer.