Banana Pops

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Here’s that second homemade popsicle. It might take a little more preparation than the fruitsicles activity and it also involves cooking on the stove, so be extra careful as you enlist your child’s help—the outcome is definitely worth it!

What you’ll need:

  • 5 large bananas, cut in half
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 2 T margarine
  • 2 cups crushed bran flakes, grapenuts, sesame seeds, nuts. (mix and match, your choice)
  • 10 popsicle sticks or wooden skewers (as for shish kabobs)


  1. Insert a skewer into each banana half and freeze until firm.
  2. Melt together the peanut butter, marshmallows and margarine.
  3. Cool slightly; pour mixture into a tall narrow glass.
  4. Dip each frozen banana into the peanut butter mixture, coating evenly.
  5. Immediately roll in the cereal and freeze. (For longer storage, wrap each banana pop in tin foil before returning to the freezer.)

    You should be able to enjoy this delicious treat within an hour or so.