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39 super easy to make banana split bites via Momables.com

Banana Split Bites Recipe: Better than Fruit Salad! {video}

What’s better than a fruit salad? These fun banana split bites of course!

Banana Split Bites Snack Recipe MOMables.com

These sweet pieces of frozen fruit encased in a chocolate shell is the perfect after school snack your kids will love! Oh! If you need more ideas, click here.

Ditch the chocolate cookies, ice-cream and whipped toppings. Most are full of unidentifiable ingredients and very little nutrition.

Our banana split bites have all the delicious flavors you get from a banana split in bite-size form!

Check out how easy they are to make:

Bonus: it’s not as messy as a real banana split.

Each serving is skewered through a popsicle stick -a kid favorite- and it makes it portable and the perfect treat for your kids’ lunchbox.

I know these don’t actually contain ice cream… but because the fruit is frozen you really get the “ice cream feel”.

If you are anything like me, you are usually taking a bite (or two) of the afternoon treats along with your kids. This is one MOMtreat you won’t feel guilty about eating!

Yes, haven’t you heard? There are health benefits of eating chocolate (in moderation). Another bonus to the great taste of these sweet treats is that they are low-carbohydrate (diabetic friendly).

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Freeze these overnight, and stick them in your child’s lunchbox in the morning, directly on an ice pack. They will have thawed a little bit by lunchtime, which is exactly how they’re enjoyed best!

You can stick the entire lunch container in the freezer and pull it out right before heading out to after school activities or weekend soccer games. I prefer stainless steel containers since they are better temperature conductors but any lunch box will work!

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Banana Split Bites

Makes 12 Bites

  • Author: MOMables
  • Cuisine: Treats

Ingredients

  • 12 1″ pieces pineapple
  • 1 banana cut into bite-sized pieces (make sure your bananas aren’t too ripe)
  • 6 medium sized strawberries, cut in half
  • 2.5oz dark chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Chopped nuts or coconut (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cut fruit and assemble into stacks.
  2. Press a popsicle stick through the fruit and freeze until solid.
  3. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Melt the chocolate along with the coconut oil on the stove-top or in the microwave, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Once completely melted, remove the frozen fruit from the freezer.
  5. Dip the fruit in the chocolate, let the excess drip off and then place on the sheet to harden.
  6. If desired, dip the chocolate covered side immediately in chopped nuts or coconut before placing them on the sheet to harden.
  7. Once the chocolate is completely hardened, remove from the sheet and place in an airtight container to store in the freezer until ready to serve.

Notes

Make sure that your bananas aren’t too ripe. If you use a ripe banana the sugars break down, which will result in a mushy banana once thawed. Using an unripe banana with prevent this.

 

Carbohydrate Breakdown:

  • 1 bite-sized piece of banana= 3
  • 1″ piece of pineapple= 2
  • 1/2 medium strawberry= 1
  • 1/2 Tablespoon dark chocolate (total varies depending on type and brand)= 4

Carbohydrate total per Banana Split Bite= 10 carbohydrates

 

1 Power Breakfast: Easy Strawberry Smoothie

Easy Strawberry Smoothie Recipe

Want to get your kids involved in the kitchen? Here is an easy way to help them learn how to wash fruit, measure and enjoy the taste of real food!

Power Breakfast: Easy Strawberry SmoothieThere is something so great about bringing your kids into the kitchen.  Not only is it a perfect opportunity to spend time catching up on the day’s events, but also to take advantage of those small teachable moments that so often present themselves.

Moments to teach them about cooking and food, to share with them how and why you make the choices to feed them the food that you do.

Getting your kids interested in cooking doesn’t have to mean making an elaborate or time consuming recipe.  It can be as simple as a smoothie.

In our house, it’s a strawberry smoothie that my oldest son makes for us several mornings a week.  He was inspired by a cooking class at school and brought the recipe home to make it his own using ingredients we have always have on hand.

This will be a great addition to your breakfast menu and leftovers can be frozen as popsicles or packed in a thermos for lunch.

Related: Top 5 Thermos Containers We’ve Tested

Strawberry Smoothie

Power Breakfast: Easy Strawberry Smoothie
  • Author: MOMables
  • Cuisine: Snacks

Ingredients

  • Makes four, 1 cup servings
  • 8 hulled strawberries, frozen or fresh
  • 1/2 cup milk, dairy or nondairy
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine strawberries, milk, yogurt, sugar and vanilla.
  2. Blend for several seconds on low setting to combine.
  3. Add ice cubes.
  4. Blend on high setting of blender for several seconds or until smooth and creamy.
  5. Pour equal amounts into glasses and enjoy!

 

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