In my book, after-school snacks have to be two things to be worthwhile: healthy and quick. After all, when my children plop their backpacks on the floor after a long day in class, they deserve a snack pronto. After-school snacks not only offer a bit of fuel and energy after a long day, they also promote healthy snacking habits.
Of course, in my kids book, none of this matters. Because to them, a worthwhile after-school snack is fun and full of sugar.
This diversity of thought on the topic is the very reason after-school snacks can be so darned frustrating to make. The kids get sick of hummus and bagels. I get sick of paying for overpriced organic crackers and dried fruits.
Enter this recipe for Peanut Butter-Banana Pops. Not only are they healthy and wholesome (two points for Mom!), they are fun to make, cool to look at and kissed with just a bit of sugary sweetness. (Yay...the kids win on this one, too!)
I love these Peanut Butter-Banana Pops because they are so quick and include ingredients you likely have on hand. As if that's not enough, the kids can even make them. So the treats are ready to eat in minutes!
Here's how to make a batch of Peanut Butter-Banana Pops:
Grab a box of Reese's® Puffs® Cereal and pour into a large, shallow bowl. Crush the cereal ever so slightly. No need to get crazy here...just give it a little smash.
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Peel a banana and slice it into two pieces. Spread peanut butter all over the banana.
Insert a popsicle stick into the bottom of the banana. Gently press the banana into the crushed cereal.
Serve, eat and enjoy!