Chocolate Banana Bites for Kids

My daughter loves getting her American Girl Magazine every month in the mail. She also loves laying across her bed perusing the many articles and quizzes. As I watch her legs dangle from the bed as she casually flips the page I think, “Where did the time go?”. Sometimes it feels like yesterday that I was wiping formula from the corners of her mouth and now she is quizzing me on my “favorite summer style”. Like her mama, my little girl loves sweet treats and she knows without a shadow of a doubt that I can bake it. Unlike other parents I can’t exactly say, “oh that recipe is too hard, so sorry… maybe next time”. I have a cooking blog and I’m whipping up something all the time.

So my tactical strategy in the sugar battle is to get her in the kitchen and to try and make as healthy a treat as possible. This recipe comes courtesy from American Girl Magazine. (By the way, I’m not being paid or endorsed or anything by American Girl Magazine…. I just think it’s great). For all of you parents with children in the “tween” years, I highly recommend this magazine. You won’t find skimpy clothing, or “how to kiss 25 different ways” junk-articles. Instead you’ll find empowering articles, recipes for kids, and fun quizzes to keep children interested. Completely clean and safe for little eyes. Now that is the kind of magazine I’ll let my little girl read.

Anyway, this recipe is very simple and intended for your child to make. You can make it a touch healthier like we did and use dark chocolate M&M’s versus plain milk chocolate. I don’t even think my daughter noticed the difference! 🙂 Enjoy this recipe everyone and keep on cooking!

American Girl Chocolate Banana Bites
American Girl Chocolate Banana Bites

Chocolate Banana Bites 

Courtesy of: American Girl Magazine, July/August edition (2016) 

Yields: 8 frozen muffin-sized bites

Ingredients: 

  • 5 ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup milk (you can substitute for rice milk if you’d like)
  • 1/2 cup M&M’s or chocolate chips

Instructions: 

  1. Put the bananas and milk into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into a muffin tin. Then sprinkle each banana-bite with a few chocolate chips or M&M’s.
  3. Freeze for at least 1 hour and serve! 🙂

 

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