Friday, 13 July 2012

Banana Beach Bites

I'mmmmmm BaaAAAccckkkkkk!! Well sort of... I'm slowly starting the transition back into blogging, getting my feet wet a little during our transition.  We should be in our new home by mid August and once we settle, I can get back into the regular swing of things. :D We are currently 'camping' in a one bedroom apartment and spending tons-o-time outside at the park, with friends and family and wasting our days away at the BEACH! Naturally this makes me think... KIDLET FUN FOOD!

It's summer vacation here for the kidlets which means our school year has come to an end, as they do. To say good-bye to our friends and the fabulous teachers, we sent the little man to school with food! Typically, I wanted something nutritious first and fun second. I found these super cute cake pops, but cake pops unfortunately are not that healthy for you. Total bummer, right? So the wheels started turning and I came up with these little beauties.

Banana Beach Bites!



These cuties were super simple to make.

Here's what you will need:
-bananas (1 banana makes 2-3 bits)
-graham cracker crumbs
-blue candy melts
-gummie bears
-drink umbrellas
-plastic cups
-beach themed stickers (optional)
-cellophane bags

First you need to get your candy melts and heat them slowly in the microwave, stiring every 30 secs or so (like the package recommends). I learned this lesson tonight as I thought the melts where not melting and kept heating them (without stirring), just to melt the container they were in. Whoops! Mind the photos, we're camping here people ;)


Anyhoo, after you have done that, pour your melts into a tall container.


Next you need to place your graham crackers in a bowl for dunking.


 Chop up your first banana and start the dunking process. Remember to dunk half way down the banana to create your 'sand' as well as keep the banana from browning.


Next, flip the banana over and dunk the other half in the blue candy melts for your 'water'. Place banana 'water' side down into your plastic cup and refrigerate immediately.


Once you have all your bananas dunked, get your umbrellas and gummie bears and start pushing the umbrella toothpick through the gummie bears hand, to half way up the umbrella.


Once you have all your umbrellas placed, remove your bananas from the fridge and push the toothpick into the 'sand' so your gummie bear is lying on the 'beach'.


Lastly, decorate your cups now or in advance and place in a clear cellophane bag. Ta-Da, Banana Beach Bites! Once completed keep refrigerated until ready to serve.


These were a hit with the kidlets and I'm sure will make a reappearance around here in the future. Hope you all are having an awesome summer (or winter), where ever you are in the world!!

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33 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! I always love candy melts. I'm a new linky follower and would love if you followed me at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I would love to check out your site. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  2. Hi Shantelle,

    I'm visiting from the Sunday Fun Day Hop. These look so adorable and they'd be so easy to make with the kids. Consider yourself pinned! ;)

    I'm now following you via Linky, Twitter, and Pinterest.

    Have a lovely day, Cheers, Renee

    http://motherdaughterbookreviews.com

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    1. Hi Renee, Welcome! Thanks so much for the follow. I will be sure to check out your blog. I'm excited, I hoard books ;)

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  3. Hi there, I'm hosting My Sweet party and I would love you to join! Check it out at http://meandmysweets.blogspot.se/2012/07/my-sweet-party-july-my-favourite-pie.html

    Cheers!

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    1. Thank you so much for the invite. I will check your blog out, thank you!! Have an awesome day :D

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  4. Welcome Back!!!! (somewhat hehe). I'm so glad to see you on here again, even if you're still in the transitioning phase :) I bet you're anxious to get into your place and settle! Those Banana Beach Bites are SOOO cute! And I love the name! It would surely be a hit with my kids as well :) I can't wait to see you back in the swing of things and blogging again!

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  5. That is super cute! Love it!

    Newest GFC follower from Lines Across. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can!

    Hosting Mom's Monday Mingle now. Love for you to link up ;) Lots of great Mom blogs to meet!

    www.thenaptimereview.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the follow. Welcome!! I will be sure to check out your blog. Hope you are having an awesome day :D

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  6. How cute is this. I love it! I am now following you on GFC. I would love for you to visit, follow back and maybe even link up on my Monday linky party.
    http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html
    Thanks
    Marcie @ www.IGottaTryThat.com

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    1. Hi Marcie, thanks for stopping by and for the follow. I will be sure to check your site out. Thanks so much!

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  7. OM goodness Shantalle! These are so adorbs!! I can't wait to try them out!!

    xx ♥ melissa @ mamamiss.com

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  8. wow how cute

    would love it if you could share them on my link party - http://serenityyou.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/serenity-saturday-48.html

    Natasha xx

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  9. What a sweet and healthy treat for summer!

    Beth @ Hungry Happenings

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  10. Love! SO perfect for summer! I'm featuring you on my networks! Feel free to hop on over and grab a featured button to get your brag on :) Thanks so much for linking up to my Sunday FUNday party!

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    1. YES!!!!!! Woot Woot!! Thanks so much Kristine, you've have made my day. Off to grab your button. Thanks again *hugs*

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  11. I love it! So cute and fun! I've missed hearing from you. I hope you're enjoying your summer. Thanks for joining in Whimsy Wednesdays.

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    1. Ahhh, thanks so much Jenny. It's nice to be getting my feet wet again. See you next week, hopefully, if I have something new to share ;)

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  12. Oh, how fun!! I love it! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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    1. Thanks so much Carrie, see u next week...hopefully ;)

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  13. This is adorable!! I'm about to pin this one too! Thank you for linking to Foodie Friday!

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  14. welcome back! These are too cute & yummy too bonus! I am featuring them on this week's Fun Food Sunday Showcase features. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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    1. Thanks Bern, I really appreciate that. It's nice to be back-ish. Very excited for the feature!!! Thanks again!

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  15. Love this! How fun! What a great idea! We'd love to invite you to join us at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know everyone will love this! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-20/

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    1. Thank you so much MacKenzie, I missed this weeks party but will try for next week, thanks again for the invite!!

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  16. This is so cute! What a fun little idea.

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    1. Thank you so much Maury, it is sweet of you to stop by *hugs*

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