Looking for a fun and easy treat to make with the kids this Halloween? These Halloween Banana Mummy Pops are simple and fun for all ages to make and eat! Just a white chocolate drizzle, fun candy eyes and some bananas and you are set!
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October? But how?!
If you are like me you have been eating all things pumpkin since September 1st and event if the weather has still felt like summer, you have been all things fall for a while now. And then we have October, good old Halloween month.
The former elementary teacher in me doesn’t really care a whole lot for the holiday to be honest. Halloween was usually a whole week of kids on sugar highs, all things orange and black, tears over some sort of costume drama, and did I mention the sugar highs??
There’s also the fact that I don’t really get into the whole dressing up in costume thing–I know, I know, I am a bore. But I just never really got into it that much. Meanwhile my friends went all out and I was sitting there like Jim from the Office wearing the same thing I wear day in and day out but trying to make up something that I was supposed to be. Halloween party pooper is what I am.
However, I do love the fun food that comes along with Halloween and the traditions we have built over the years. Every year I make a big batch of chili and some snacks to munch on. Anthony puts a fire on outside and we sit out sipping on some ciders while the kids take all of our candy (don’t worry, I hide plenty of Reese’s Pieces for myself each year!!!).
Now that we have Sam, I am excited to add some new fun traditions into the mix and I plan on having these Halloween Banana Mummy Pops as part of our yearly Halloween fun. As far as this year went, he did a great job eating the bananas, and maybe a little lick of white chocolate. But as far as next year goes, I know he will be all in when it comes to designing his very own mummy treat.
I actually saw something similar made with Twinkies, but I am not a huge Twinkie fan and to be honest, a Twinkie with even more sweetness didn’t sound too good to me at all. Feel free to sub that for the banana if that sounds great to you, but we will be sticking with bananas this year for sure!
I have seen the candy eyeball decorations I used at several stores recently with the baking supplies so they must be all the hype right now especially with Halloween coming up this month. I used lollipop sized sticks versus cake pop sticks and they seemed to work well. *UPDATE: Popsicle sticks work REALLY well, if not better than the lollipop sticks. I recently tried them and they worked even better when not freezing than the smaller sticks. As far as these bananas go, they are pretty no nonsense and not a whole lot is needed to make them. You can freeze them or eat them right away. If you do not freeze them, add a little extra white chocolate around the base of the banana where the stick is to help the stick stay put. If freezing, you should be fine without it!
Wishing you a fun and festive October full of Pumpkin Patches, hay rides, good treats–and not too many tricks!
- 2 large bananas
- 2/3 c white chocolate chips
- 8 candy eyeballs
- 4 popsicle sticks (lollipop sticks work as well)
- icing bag or plastic sandwich bag
Peel bananas and cut in half. Place on parchment paper.
Gently press a pop stick into each banana.
Melt white chocolate chips by heating in microwave safe bowl for 25 second increments and stirring well until melted fully. Do not over heat. (You can use double boiler method as well if preferred.) Transfer to an icing or plastic bag.
Cut a small slit in the icing bag and make a small half inch line where you would like the eyes. Press eyes onto the white chocolate and allow to set for about 30 seconds. Drizzle the white chocolate back and forth to make your own mummy designs.
Allow white chocolate to cool and dry. Freeze to eat frozen or eat right away!
If not freezing, squeeze some of the white chocolate at the base of the banana where the stick is to help the stick stay in place.