Banana Mummies | Top 8 Free Halloween
Banana mummies are a spooky and healthy dessert perfect for Halloween. These babies are gluten free and top 8 allergen free! They’re super fun to make with your kiddos and healthier than most desserts so a total mom win!
What a fun month we’ve had preparing for Halloween! It’s only a few days away now and my kids are getting so excited! We’ve been celebrating all month by making kid-friendly homemade decorations, like Mason Jar Mummies and Spider Pumpkins, and of course having lots of fun in the kitchen. If you’ve been following along all month, you know we’ll be starting our day with Pumpkin Pie Pancakes, and we have four different healthy Halloween party foods we’ll be serving at our pre-trick or treating party and at school celebrations. The clementine pumpkins, frankenstein grapes, spider sandwiches, and banana ghosts will be great to snack on, and we’ll also have our oh so delicious Gluten Free Halloween Dirt Cups for an amazing dessert. Seemed to me like we had plenty of food, but my kids pointed out that we several snacks and only one dessert so off to the kitchen we went to make another dessert.
We are all about the Teal Pumpkin Project in our house and so I thought it would be fun to come up with a recipe that was not only gluten free and dairy free, but also free of the most common 8 allergens. I had seen pictures of Banana Mummies online at Woman’s Day and knew this was something we could make top 8 free and that it would also be messy, sticky fun for my kids to make.
Thankfully, we had all of the ingredients in our house so we were able to get started right away after school. To make the banana mummies, we needed 5 simple ingredients: bananas, chocolate chips, white chocolate, cinnamon drops for the eyes, and coconut oil plus parchment paper, a baking sheet, plastic bag and popsicle sticks. The prep time on these is about 25 minutes, plus freezing time. If adults make them the prep time can be cut in half easily, but I find that it takes the kids longer to do the decorating. Here are the simple steps.
This recipe is gluten free and free of the most common 8 allergens. It makes 4 banana mummies, so if you want more you’ll need to multiply the recipe.
- 2 large bananas
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips (Enjoy Life Foods)
- 3 Milkless Polar Dream white chocolate bars (No Whey Chocolate)
- 8 cinnamon drop sprinkles (Wilton)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- Take out a baking sheet that fits in your freezer and line it with parchment paper.
- Peal the bananas carefully so that you can remove the entire banana without smushing the bottom or top of it. You should have a slight pointed top and bottom.
- Cut the bananas in half.
- Stick a popsicle stick about half way through the bottom of the banana and set aside.
- Melt the mini chocolate chips on the stove top or in a microwave safe bowl, and include 1 tsp coconut oil. Stir regularly on stove top or stir every 20 seconds in the microwave.
- Once the chocolate is melted, dip the bananas in the chocolate or spoon it over the bananas to cover them completely.
- Place each chocolate covered banana on the baking sheet and place in the freezer for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, melt the white chocolate on the stove top or in a microwave safe bowl. Do not add the coconut oil to this one as you want it to be a little bit thicker.
- Get a piping bag and add a Wilton tip #3, or if you don’t have those supplies cut off the edge of a ziploc bag so there’s a very small hole.
- Place the melted chocolate in the plastic bag so that it’s ready to go.
- Remove the bananas from the freezer. The whole banana won’t be totally frozen, but the chocolate should be solid.
- Add a dot of the white chocolate onto the cinnamon drops and stick them onto the chocolate bananas in the position you’d like the eyes to be.
- Then pipe the white chocolate in the plastic bag in a zig zag pattern over the chocolate covered bananas until you get the desired mummy look.
- Place them back in the freezer when finished and let them freeze until ready to serve, at least one hour.
I hope you have a blast making these Banana Mummies and enjoy them as much as we do. Happy Halloween from our family to yours!
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