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After School Snack: Chocolate Banana Pops

 

Perfect After School Snack: Chocolate Banana Pops

Before I became a member of Club Mom, I had no idea how much time I would spend obsessing over school lunches and after school snacks. Along with how hard it is to cut tiny fingernails and how accustom to contact with bodily fluids you become, these are things not mentioned in those baby books. Heads up kids, there is a LOT they don’t mention in the baby books.

Perfect After School Snack: Chocolate Banana Pops

My little lady is a constant mover, more interested in sports than food at this point. She’s tiny and needs bites that are both nutrient and calorie dense to keep meat on her tiny bones. I started to make these because they’re portable, fruit filled, and just enough chocolate to get her interested.

Perfect After School Snack: Chocolate Banana PopsYou can also make them with cinnamon chips, yogurt chips or peanut butter chips. It all works out about the same. Just slice the banana into 1/2 inch slices, add a toothpick, melt the chips in a microwave safe bowl, dip, add to a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and freeze. Once they’re frozen you can add them all to a large zip lock bag.

Perfect After School Snack: Chocolate Banana Pops

 

Couldn’t be easier.

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Perfect After School Snack: Chocolate Banana Pops

 

 

Jalapeno Pale Ale Cornbread

Ingredients

  • 3 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1 tbs chopped fresh jalapenos, seeds removed
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup dry polenta (course corn meal)
  • ¾ cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup pale ale with notes of spice (I used Stone 11.11.11 Vertical Epic Ale)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbs raw honey
  • 1 cup corn kernels (fresh is better. If you use frozen, make sure they are thawed)
  • 2 tbs melted unsalted butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Spray a large, deep dish loaf pan generously with butter flavored cooking spray.
  3. In a sauce pan over medium/heat, add the butter and the jalapenos and cook until just starting to soften, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the milk and polenta and stir until the milk starts to bubble and is well combined with the polenta. Cover and remove from heat, allowing to rest for about 20 minutes.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  6. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and the honey until well combined.
  7. Add the egg mixture to the polenta pan and stir. Add the dry ingredients and stir until incorperated. Add the beer and the corn kernels, stirring until just combined.
  8. Add to the prepared baking dish and pour the 2 tbs of melted butter over the top.
  9. Bake at 350 until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 45-55 minutes.
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Perfect After School Snack: Chocolate Banana Pops

 

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Averie @ Averie Cooks August 8, 2013 um 7:57 am

They’re so cute. I need like 3 dozen 🙂

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Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry August 8, 2013 um 8:51 am

These are adorable!

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet August 8, 2013 um 10:08 am

These pops are so fun!

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Tieghan August 8, 2013 um 1:54 pm

I am done with school, but I can always make these for my younger siblings or you know, me! The are so cute and banana’s and chocolate a match made in heaven!

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Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig August 8, 2013 um 2:46 pm

I pinned these earlier today because they are so dang cute!!

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Heather @ French Press August 8, 2013 um 7:58 pm

LOVE these, such a cute idea for the kiddos

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Brandon August 9, 2013 um 8:25 am

These look so simple and easy! I’m not a kid, but I could see myself making and eating these! 🙂

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Anna (Hidden Ponies) August 10, 2013 um 10:13 pm

My oldest is heading to Kindergarten in the fall (gasp! and also *sniff*) and I’m about to start obsessing over snacks such as these. Love them!

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Des August 11, 2013 um 9:28 pm

We aren’t to the point yet where I have to worry about school lunches and after school snacks but once we are I am all over these. And confession, I didn’t even buy one baby book. I just figured I would go with the flow and there are sooooo many different books. So many theories. One would work for someone and not for another. People have been raising babies for a long time without books. 🙂

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious August 11, 2013 um 11:47 pm

So cute! I could snack on this all day man. Plus, I always have bananas on my counter just waiting to be used up.

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ashley – Baker by Nature August 15, 2013 um 7:20 am

Oh Hi…. um can I please come over for afternoon snacks?! Say 4? xo

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Raquel October 21, 2013 um 10:33 am

Hi where did you find the skewers from?

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Jackie October 21, 2013 um 4:25 pm

I got them from Cost Plus World Market. Every time I’m there I stock up on Skewers!

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Whitney January 31, 2014 um 11:39 am

Hi, we don’t have Cost Plus Market here in Jersey as far as I know. Could you tell me what brand they are? Thanks!

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Jackie January 31, 2014 um 12:04 pm

The brand is Cost Plus World Market. You can probably find similar ones on Amazon

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Monika January 4, 2014 um 9:55 am

What a great idea! Delicious and cute!

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Dimitri October 8, 2014 um 12:28 am

Cool idea!

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Christopher Box July 7, 2015 um 6:07 am

After school snack? I think this an after the pool snack! Cute and fun. I am gonna make these for my niece and nephews. ; )

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Zaharah Zahid August 20, 2017 um 12:38 am

Hi, will the bananas brown? Or should I mix in some lemon juice?

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