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Over the Top Banana Pops

Over the Top Banana Pops 4.000
KidsPost May 8, 2011

Here's a fun treat that you can make for Mother's Day, without Mom's help.

You'll need 4 popsicle or craft sticks.

Make Ahead: The pops need at least 1 hour and 15 minutes' time in the freezer.


Servings: 4
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup chopped (unsalted) nuts, dried fruit, shredded coconut or candy sprinkles, or any combination of those ingredients
  • 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers, gingersnaps, vanilla wafers or chocolate wafers, or any combination of those ingredients
  • 2 firm bananas, peeled and cut crosswise in half
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fruit-flavored low-fat yogurt

Directions

Line a small baking sheet with aluminum foil, then lightly spray the foil with nonstick cooking oil spray.

Spread the chopped nuts, dried fruit, coconut or sprinkles (or a mixture) on one plate; spread the crushed graham crackers, gingersnaps, vanilla wafers or chocolate wafers (or a mixture) on a separate plate.

Insert a popsicle or craft stick firmly into the cut end of each banana half.

Working with one banana pop at a time, use a pastry brush or rounded table knife to coat the banana with the yogurt. Then roll it in the coatings of your choice, making sure the banana is completely covered. Place on the foil-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining banana pops. (You may have some of the coatings left over.)

Transfer to the freezer; let them freeze for 15 minutes or until slightly firm, then wrap the pops individually or cover on the baking sheet with plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 1 hour before serving.


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Recipe Source

Adapted from Kids in the Kitchen, a program run by the Association of Junior Leagues International.

Tested by Margaret Webb Pressler.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (using chocolate wafers and chopped nuts): 300


% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 17g 26%

Saturated Fat: 3g 15%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 85mg 4%

Total Carbohydrates: 31g 10%

Dietary Fiber: 4g 16%

Sugar: 14g

Protein: 8g


*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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