Make these easy Banana Peanut Butter Popsicles for a quick healthy snack kids love! Your kids will love helping you make this delicious treat!
With just a few minutes of time, you can prep lots of these to keep on hand in the freezer for a quick snack.Jump to Recipe
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Discovering a Fun Treat
Just like everyone else, we can get into a routine with our family and sometimes it can just get boring. Last summer, I came up with these healthy banana peanut butter popsicles for the kid’s afternoon snack.
Our afternoon snacks got boring and this was a way to spice it up for my kids. They felt like they were getting a really exciting treat!
My 6 and 3 year-old daughters love helping me make these banana popsicles. It’s great to be able to bring them into the kitchen and teach them how to prepare food in such a fun way.
It only takes about 5-10 minutes to make these popsicles, plus the time it takes for them to freeze. I love that I can just pull them out of the freezer and they are ready to go as an afternoon snack.
Side note: My girls also get to wear their pinafore aprons I sewed them while we work together in the kitchen to make these popsicles. Nothing like keeping clothes clean, while looking cute making a sweet treat!
I like to try for the most part to give my children healthy snacks. Something that will fill them up for a bit but not ruin their dinner and not overload them on sugar.
I think half the battle of snack time is just having healthy options around and ready so that they can be easy for me to grab for the kids. That way, I don’t feel the need to have less healthy options around.
But just like everyone else, we go through seasons. There have been times where I was feeling “weak” in the grocery store and purchased some not so healthy snacks.
I’ve definitely had Annie’s chocolate bunnies, veggie straws, pretzels, Lara bars, Kind bars etc. in my cupboard on many occasions. I’m not perfect and I don’t want anyone to think I am.
A Few Healthy Snack Ideas
I much prefer having healthy or healthier homemade snacks on hand for my children. Sometimes it can be hard to think of healthy snack options. So I made a list below in case you are feeling stuck too.
A few of our go to snacks are:
- apples and nut butter
- paleo banana muffins
- toast with butter and honey
- homemade trail mix
- homemade popcorn
- chocolate banana smoothies (these are so good!)
- Simple Mills crackers and cheese
- grass fed beef jerky, other fruit
- chocolate avocado pudding (the kids also love this!)
- frozen peas (believe it or not)
- fresh fruit from the garden in the summer
I’m sure there are more snacks we eat but these are the ones that came to mind quickly.
Making These Popsicles Allergy Friendly
Although our family hasn’t experience food allergies, I know many family’s out there do. These banana peanut butter popsicles can easily be modified to create allergy friendly options for those that need it. Some of the ideas listed below are Top 8 allergy free.
Here are some ideas for what to swap for the peanut butter:
- almond, cashew, hazelnut butters
- Sun Butter (top 8)
- Vanilla Date Spread (top 8)
- Beyond the Equator 5 Seed Butter (top 8)
- melted chocolate
Below are some ideas for toppings. I’m sure there are way more ideas beyond what’s listed here. If you decide to be adventurous and make your own banana peanut butter popsicles with a different topping, leave a comment below and share your ideas. I’d love to hear them!
Healthy Toppings – raisins, dried cranberries, chopped nuts, toasted coconut, granola, honey, pomegranates, cinnamon
How to Make Healthy Banana Peanut Butter Popsicles for Kids
Peanut Butter (any other nut or seed butter)
A variety of toppings (let your imagination run wild!)
- Peel bananas and cut in half. Push popsicle sticks into cut end of banana
- Spread peanut butter (or alternative butter) onto bananas. Sprinkle with toppings.
- Place on waxed paper on a cookie sheet and freeze for several hours. They taste good even when not completely frozen. The banana is almost like soft serve. Yum!
- Once completely frozen, store in plastic freezer bag or container to keep the banana popsicles fresh.
- Enjoy whenever the mood strikes.
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Healthy Banana Peanut Butter Popsicles
Make these easy Banana Peanut Butter Popsicles for a quick healthy snack kids love! Your kids will love to help make this delicious treat! With just a few minutes of time, you can prep lots of these to keep on hand in the freezer for a quick snack.
- 12 Popsicle Sticks
- 6 Ripe Bananas
- 1 cup Peanut Butter (or any nut or seed butter)
Peel bananas and cut in half. Push popsicle sticks into cut end of banana.
Spread peanut butter (or alternative butter) onto bananas. Sprinkle with toppings.
Place on waxed paper on a cookie sheet and freeze for several hours. They taste good even when not completely frozen. The banana is almost like soft serve. Yum!
Once completely frozen, store in plastic freezer bag or container. Enjoy whenever the mood strikes!
Healthy Topping Ideas – raisins or dried cranberries, chopped nuts, toasted coconut, granola, honey, pomegranates, cinnamon
Dessert Topping Ideas – mini chocolate chips, m&m’s, mini marshmallows, crumbles cookies or graham crackers, sprinkles