Halloween Recipe: Spooky and Healthy, Banana Ghosts!

October 28, 2011

Banana-ghost 
Photo: familyfun.go.com

It's Halloween time again and for a kid, this is one of the most exciting times of the year. You get to dress up in a cool costume, go to fun parties and enjoy sweet treats. While it’s fun to get in the spirit and enjoy treats in moderation, the over-abundance of Halloween candy and cupcakes can leave us all searching for a spooky snack on the healthier end of the spectrum.

I came across this creative recipe for banana ghosts that delivers a great combination of sweetness, nutrition and holiday fun.The main ingredient in this recipe is a banana, with a bit of white chocolate for sweetness and a few currants, raisins or small candies for the face. 

This cute banana ghost is simple to make, and fun to serve and eat! It still has chocolate sweetness, so you won't feel like you are missing out on the Halloween treats extravaganza, but it also delivers the nutrition of a banana, with lots of potassium and fiber. 

Try this fun recipe at your next Halloween party!

Banana Ghosts

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of bananas, peeled and cut in half width-wise
  • 1.5 oz of white chocolate
  • Currants, raisins or small chocolate candies
  • Popsicle sticks

Directions

  1. Push a popsicle stick into the bottom of each banana half and cover each with plastic wrap. Freeze for about 3 hours, until firm.
  2. Place the 1.5 oz of white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and cook for about 1 minute until melted.
  3. Using a butter knife, spread the melted chocolate on the frozen bananas. Place the bananas on a wax-paper-covered dish and press the currants, raisins or candies on to make a face.
  4. Let the ghosts sit in the fridge until you are ready to serve!

Boo!

Plus! Here are some other great ideas for healthy Halloween snacks!