July 25, 2017

Cooking with Kids: Dipped Peanut Butter Bananas

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Cooking with Kids: Dipped Peanut Butter Bananas - topped with mini M&Ms, mini chocolate chips, and bacon. Easy summer treats that kids can help make. Plus they can be frozen if you want to make a lot ahead of time and save them for later.


Those who know me well, know that I enjoy spending time in the kitchen, especially with my little ones. My four-year-old has become accustomed to setting himself up so he can reach the counter to help pass, mix, and assemble whatever might be on the menu. He has made homemade noodles, meatloaf, tacos, sherbet, and many other culinary inventions. My one-year-old, on the other hand, loves to eat and could be metaphorically compared to a bull in a china shop when it comes to helping in the kitchen. He wants to get his hands dirty, but with unrefined motor skills, his presence always means I'll have more than a pint-sized cleanup after the meal is prepared. These differing abilities can be limiting if I want to cook with both my kids, so I am always trying to come up with fun ways we can all spend time together in the kitchen.

Pro tip: If you have little ones in the kitchen this Guidecraft Kitchen Helper is an amazing way to support your little one and help them reach the counter (my youngest is in it below).

Cooking with Kids: Dipped Peanut Butter Bananas - topped with mini M&Ms, mini chocolate chips, and bacon. Easy summer treats that kids can help make. Plus they can be frozen if you want to make a lot ahead of time and save them for later.

I was recently thinking back on my college days in Memphis, and my mind wandered to Elvis and then seamlessly drifted to his favorite sandwich, the peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich because food is always on the forefront of my mind. I started to conceptualize different ways to recreate this unique sandwich and hence these Dipped Peanut Butter Bananas were born. This recipe is perfect for little chefs, and it is a go-to recipe for a rainy day activity.

Ingredients:

4 Bananas, peeled and cut in half
8 popsicle sticks
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 pieces of bacon, chopped
1/4 - 1/2 cup pecan pieces
1/4 - 1/2 cup mini M&Ms
1/4 - 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Preparation Instructions:
Put one popsicle stick in the cut end of each of the bananas. Spread peanut butter over half of each banana.

Cooking with Kids: Dipped Peanut Butter Bananas - topped with mini M&Ms, mini chocolate chips, and bacon. Easy summer treats that kids can help make. Plus they can be frozen if you want to make a lot ahead of time and save them for later.


Put the bacon, pecans, mini M&Ms, and the mini chocolate chips each on their own separate paper plate.

Cooking with Kids: Dipped Peanut Butter Bananas - topped with mini M&Ms, mini chocolate chips, and bacon. Easy summer treats that kids can help make. Plus they can be frozen if you want to make a lot ahead of time and save them for later.

Now is when the fun begins, let your kids roll the bananas in the toppings of their choice.

Cooking with Kids: Dipped Peanut Butter Bananas - topped with mini M&Ms, mini chocolate chips, and bacon. Easy summer treats that kids can help make. Plus they can be frozen if you want to make a lot ahead of time and save them for later.

The toppings should stick to the peanut butter on the bananas and viola, you're done. These make beautiful, colorful treats and they can be frozen to help them last longer. Dipped Peanut Butter Bananas make are a healthier dessert option, and they can be customized for the most discerning palate. 

Cooking with Kids: Dipped Peanut Butter Bananas - topped with mini M&Ms, mini chocolate chips, and bacon. Easy summer treats that kids can help make. Plus they can be frozen if you want to make a lot ahead of time and save them for later.

These kid-approved snacks are a unique recipe which allows me to spend quality time in the kitchen with both my boys. What are some of your favorite recipes for cooking with kids? 

Cooking with Kids: Dipped Peanut Butter Bananas - topped with mini M&Ms, mini chocolate chips, and bacon. Easy summer treats that kids can help make. Plus they can be frozen if you want to make a lot ahead of time and save them for later.

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Brittany
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1 comment:

  1. My kiddos are little monkies and LOVE bananas. This would be very fun for them to make and eat.

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