This healthy kid snack only has three ingredients and will easily become your kids favorite new snack!
My sister Laura has always loved cooking and baking! Everyone in my family is always asking her for recipes or ideas on how to eat healthier. She is always coming up with fun new healthy recipes and since she has such great ideas I thought it would be fun to collaborate with her! I’m excited to have her share some of her favorite healthy kid snack recipes on my blog. If you want more healthy kid snack ideas you should check out the Brownie Batter Hummus recipe. Its so yummy and perfect for dipping your fruit or crackers in!
Healthy Kid Snacks: Banana Fudge Cups
Its hard to find snacks that are not processed foods or have no added sugars. I always tend to go to the pantry and grab gold fish or crackers so I got really excited when my sister told me about this new healthy treat. I love having new snack ideas for the boys.
These Banana Fudge cups are more of a treat than a snack which is why your kids will love them even more. They will feel like they are eating a recess peanut butter cup.
Another reason I love these Banana Fudge Cups is because it only has three ingredients! I’m usually not a huge fan of baking or cooking so anything this easy I’m willing to do!
How To make Banana Fudge Cups
Line a 12 count muffin tray with muffin liners and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl mash two ripped bananas and set aside. Try and get all of the lumps out
In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop melt the 1/4 cup of coconut oil and 1 cup of nut butter.
Pour the melted oil and butter into the mixing bowl and stir through the mashed banana until fully incorporated.
Add a dash of cinnamon (optional)
Divide mixture amongst muffin tins
Put the muffin tin in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.You can use a mini muffin tin for smaller cups
Banana fudge is best kept in the freezer, but for a softer texture, you can keep them refrigerated. Regardless of which method you store them as, only thaw them out slightly- They lose their firmness quite quickly.
2 overripe bananas, mashed
How to Serve Them to Kids
After they become solid in the freezer you can serve them to your kids. For younger kids like my boys age right now I like to cut them into smaller pieces and serve it to them in a small bowl. It can be a little tough to bite into at first, but it gets easier as it starts to thaw.
You can also just hand them the whole fudge cup and have them suck on it as it starts to thaw. I did this with my boys as well and they were fine. It can be a little messy, so if you want you can put a bib on them while they eat it.
How To Store Them
After the fudge cups are solid I take the muffin tin out of the freezer. I take each individual muffin liner out and stack them on top of each other. After I do that I put each stack inside of a quart size ziploc bag to prevent them from getting freezer burn. This is an easier way to keep them stored in the freezer and save space so you don’t have to keep the muffin tray in there.
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- 2 overripe bananas, mashed
- 1 cup drippy cashew butter (can sub for another nut butter or nut free alternative)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- Cinnamon (optional)
- Line a 12 count muffin tray with muffin liners and set aside
- In a large mixing bowl, add your mashed bananas and set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl or stovetop, melt your coconut oil with your nut butter. Pour into the mixing bowl and stir through the mashed banana until fully incorporated.
- Divide mixture amongst muffin tins and then put it in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 63mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g