For today’s muffin tin meal, and in keeping with our Halloween theme, Maggie and I made a ghost banana muffin tin snack. I saw something similar in Family Fun magazine last year, but I most recently saw this idea from anotherlunch.com via Pinterest. Not only was this Halloween snack a hit with both of my kids, it’s kid-friendly to make, too!
We used eliachi bananas, which are itty-bitty, and pieces of chocolate bar. Kids can help with all of the steps for this Halloween snack.
- Peel the banana.
- If you’re using a regular banana, cut it in half with a plastic knife.
- Stick three chocolate chips in one end of each banana half, to make the ghost’s face.
- Serve in a Halloween muffin cup or liner!
You may recall that my kids don’t eat bananas. I once served Dalton bananas with sprinkles in a muffin tin meal and he picked off each individual sprinkle and ate it. So I was shocked that my kids actually ate their ghost snacks. Maggie even ate two! I thought for sure they’d pick off the chocolate chips and refuse to eat the banana, but I’m glad I was wrong. And, they requested ghost bananas again the next day. Success!
Interested in learning more about Muffin Tin Meals? Check out ways to save on Muffin Tin Meal supplies, Muffin Tin Meals Made Easy, my previous Muffin Tin Meals and this week’s Muffin Tin Monday link-ups at Muffin Tin Mom. Also shared at Link & Learn.