Well summer is here, school is out and the pressure is on to come up with some fun activities for summer vacation! I love having the kiddos in my life around more, but it can definitely be a challenge to come up with enough new and challenging activities to avoid the dreaded (and common) words we adults hate to hear all summer long… “I’m bored”. One thing that I have found fun is coming up with fun snack ideas that the kids can either participate in or be surprised by. The added bonus is that if they help make the food they are far less likely to complain about it later!
These fudge-sicles are a great alternative to the more mainstream summer snacks that many kids eat like ice cream pops or icey juice filled with blue food coloring! They are super yummy and have no added sugar at all so your kids will be happy without being jacked up on sugar (win win). So, next time the bored whining starts maybe this can add a little healthy excitement to the day!
Banana Fudge-sicles (AIP/Paleo/No Added Sugar)
¾ cup of coconut milk
¼ cup of cocoa powder or carob powder (For AIP)
2 dates (softened)
2 TBS almond butter (omit for AIP)
2 TBS Collagen Powder (Optional)
1 banana (split into halves)
Place your dates in warm water for about 2-5 minutes or until softened. Add your coconut milk, cocoa or carob powder, dates, optional almond butter, optional collagen powder and half of your banana into a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth. Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold, then thinly slice the remaining half of your banana and slide the slices into the sides of your popsicle molds, close the molds and place in the freezer for at least two hours. Pop them out and enjoy.