Healthy Kid Snack for Halloween: Boonanas

Halloween snacks can be fun and healthy! Cute kid food makes a holiday and these ghostly bananas (or Boonanas) are sure to delight. | EatingRichly.com

In our family, Halloween is a time of community connection. It’s the one time of year we know we can interact with hundreds of our neighbors, and I’m always amazed at the number of meaningful experiences we end up having. Although we do have fun at zombie conventions, we choose to keep Halloween cute and fun, rather than scary.

My obsession with cute kid food is now full swing thanks to motherhood, and though Corban doesn’t get the chocolate chips yet, he can enjoy the bananas in these cute Boonana ghosts.

These are THE EASIEST Halloween snack you can make! But what’s really exciting is that they’re also a healthy Halloween snack.

Quick tip: If your bananas topple over, and a little bit of peanut butter still doesn’t hold them in place, just trim them a little shorter until they’re sturdy. Mommy gets to eat the trimmed bits!

Halloween snacks can be fun and healthy! Cute kid food makes a holiday and the ghostly bananas (or Boonanas) are sure to delight. | EatingRichly.comHalloween snacks can be fun and healthy! Cute kid food makes a holiday and the ghostly bananas (or Boonanas) are sure to delight. | EatingRichly.comHalloween snacks can be fun and healthy! Cute kid food makes a holiday and the ghostly bananas (or Boonanas) are sure to delight. | EatingRichly.comHalloween snacks can be fun and healthy! Cute kid food makes a holiday and the ghostly bananas (or Boonanas) are sure to delight. | EatingRichly.comHalloween snacks can be fun and healthy! Cute kid food makes a holiday and the ghostly bananas (or Boonanas) are sure to delight. | EatingRichly.com

Feeling spooky yet? I’ve got a couple more cute kid snacks for Halloween up my sleeve, so stay tuned!

Halloween snacks can be fun and healthy! Cute kid food makes a holiday and these ghostly bananas (or Boonanas) are sure to delight. | EatingRichly.com

Boonanas Halloween Snack Recipe

Prep time: 3m
Cook time: 0m
Total time: 3m
Yield: 4 ghosts
Calories per serving: 109
Fat per serving: .6g

Ingredients

  • 2
    bananas
  • 8
    mini chocolate chips
  • 4
    chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp
    peanut butter (optional)

Cooking Directions

  1. Peel the bananas then slice them in half. Try standing them on the cut end and continue trimming until they are able to stand on their own.
  2. Press two mini chocolate chips into the banana pointy side first, about 1/2 inch down from the tip.
  3. Press one chocolate chip pointy side first into the banana, below the mini chocolate chips.
  4. Serve standing on a plate, use a little peanut butter to help them stay standing if needed.

Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 1mg, Total Carbohydrate 27.5g, Dietary Fiber 3.13g, Sugars 14.8g, Protein 1.35g, WW Points Plus 3, WW Old Points 2

Approximate cost/serving: Basically whatever your banana costs is your cost. So this ends up being around 30 cents a serving for me.

Vegetarian/Gluten Free: Yes to both, and you can easily keep it vegan by using dairy free dark chocolate chips.


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4 Responses to “Healthy Kid Snack for Halloween: Boonanas”

  1. Martha Roseen
    October 14, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    Really cute and easy. I’m going to use these for the grand kids!

    • Diana
      October 31, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

      Wonderful, thanks for letting me know! I’d love to hear what they think of them :)

  2. Cindy Alvarez
    October 30, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    I am so happy to find your cute boonanas! I am making them for my kindergarteners halloween party and can’t wait to share the idea so people see there are some healthier fun alternatives to candy, cupcakes and cookies!!! These are way more fun!

    • Diana
      October 31, 2013 at 6:34 pm #

      Thank you Cindy! I completely agree.

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