Looking for a healthier Halloween snack alternative for your children this October? We’ve got your perfect recipe!
These little banana ghosts are a fantastic option for Halloween parties and our super easy recipe can be adapted to use yoghurt instead of white chocolate if you want to avoid the sugary stuff altogether.
So how do we make them?
To make 6 chocolate Banana Spooks you will need…
- 3 bananas
- 1 bar (200g) of white chocolate – we recommend a whole bar for perfect dunking, though you’ll probably have some left over afterwards (yum)!
- Chocolate chips
- Writing icing
- Lollipop or cocktail sticks
If the kids are helping out, it may be easiest to take care of steps 1 and 2 before you bring them in to the kitchen. They can’t really join in with the first two but they’ll love the next bit…
1. Peel and chop your bananas, cutting each roughly in half.
2. Pop your white chocolate in the microwave to melt (making sure you choose a microwave safe bowl). To ensure the chocolate doesn’t burn; add a little bit at a time, checking and stirring thoroughly every 20 seconds until fully melted.
3. Now for the fun bit! With clean hands, pick up one of your banana halves and carefully insert a cocktail/lollipop stick (supervising children as necessary). Dunk your banana pop into the bowl of melted chocolate and twirl it around, using a spoon to help with coverage if you need to.
Once your first banana’s covered (and you’ve got your technique sorted!), you can repeat this step for the rest. Just make sure you have a large plate or baking tray to hand ready to transfer your chocolate-y bananas!
4. Let the kids unleash their creative side! While the Banana Spooks are still wet, use your chocolate chips to make ghostly faces! Use two chips for eyes and one chip turned upside down (point downwards) to make a gaping mouth.
Alternatively, if the kids are a bit older or you’re making these yourself, you can use writing icing to draw your own faces! Writing icing can be added before or after drying – just be careful not to smudge if they’re still wet.
5. Pop your chocolate Banana Spooks into the fridge to set for a few hours or overnight if you can! Easy peasy!
6. Finally, serve your scary Banana Spooks to your horrifying Halloween house guests(Not forgetting to save one for yourself!)!
To serve ours, we covered a cake board in black paper, using a chalk pen to add a little ‘BOO!’. If you’re feeling creative you could even draw on some creepy cobwebs or gruesome gravestones – let the kids have a go at their own haunting Halloween designs.
Got some chocolate left over? Why not try making a strawberry version? Or add some green food colouring to make Banana Zombies?