Thursday, February 2, 2012

Cooking with Kids: Banana Pops

L and E are 30 months.

I try to do a cooking/baking day with the twins once a week, which they love (what's not to like about wearing aprons and wielding knives!).  Today we made banana-pops out of banana slices, yogurt, and sprinkles.  I've seen a couple yogurt-dipped-fruit ideas floating around Pinterest, which gave me this idea.

First the girls peeled their bananas, and then cut them into smaller pieces with plastic kitchen knives:

(All the practice with cutting playdough is finally paying off).  Then we put little food picks in them and dipped them in yogurt.  If you try this at home I would use something other than these foodpicks / toothpicks because the banana pieces kept falling off and then at the end I removed them all for fear that they would snap in two while the girls were eating their pops.

Then we shook on some candy sprinkles ($1 at target) - I think the girls enjoyed this part the best.  You could probably also just dip them in the sprinkles for more consistent results.

Finally, I put them in the freezer for a tasty treat.  Putting them on wax/parchment paper is probably a good idea so you don't have to pry them off your plate when they're done like I did.  These were REALLY good - I had one or two (or five!) before L and E woke up from their naps.


UPDATE: I was so inspired by how much my kids enjoyed early learning games that I created the La La Logic Critical Thinking Curriculum for 3-6 year olds, which includes online brain challenge games, printable worksheets, enrichment activities and more!


  1. Love this idea! Next time I go to the store I'm going to grab some bananas! Thanks!

  2. These look great! Yummy and easy and fun for kids. What kind of yogurt did you use? Thanks!


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