Banana Jungle Pops        

Banana Jungle Pops  pdf

Frozen bananas on a stick!

Ingredients:

6 whole bananas
¾ cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
¾ cup chocolate chips
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups crushed crisp rice cereal


Directions:

Remember to wash your hands!

  1. Peel and cut bananas in half, crosswise. Insert wooden skewer or popsicle stick in cut ends. On a baking sheet lined with waxed paper, place bananas and freeze until firm, or about 2 hours.
  2. Melt peanut butter, chips and oil in a tall, narrow glass in microwave 1 to 2 minutes, stirring after each minute of cooking. Spread crushed cereal on waxed paper.
  3. Dip each frozen banana in chocolate mixture, coating evenly. Immediately roll in crushed cereal. Freeze again about 30 minutes before eating. For longer storage, wrap each banana in aluminum foil.
Did You Know?        

microwaveIf you don’t have a microwave, melt peanut butter, chips and oil in a heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, so the mixture does not burn.

An easy way to crush the cereal is to put it in a zip-type plastic bag and let kids either crush it with their hands or use a rolling pin.

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Nutrition Facts        
Serving Size 1/2 banana
Servings per Container 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 240  Calories from Fat   120 
  % Daily Value
Total Fat  14g 22%
  Saturated Fat  4g 19%
  Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol  0mg 0%
Sodium  115mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
    Dietary Fiber  3g 13%
    Sugars  16g
 
Protein  5g  

Vitamin A 2%                            

Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 2% Iron 15%

 

A health initiative presented by Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service