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Healthy, sweet, crunchy, and so easy to make. These are the perfect “treat” for kids! Especially for potty training! And P.S., they aren’t frozen so they won’t hurt your teeth!
I don’t know about you guys, but potty training…not my favorite thing. My oldest was almost 4 when he finally potty trained. My second oldest decided she was done with diapers around 2 ½ and basically potty trained herself. I can’t even remember my third (hopefully it was not one of those blocked from memory because it was so bad experiences) so with number four I am feeling a little out of my depth. You would think with it being the fourth time I would have this down.
One thing I do remember is bribing my kids with treats. But my kids eat way too many treats as it is, so this time around I wanted to bribe with something a little healthier!
My baby loves popsicles, but again, too much sugar, and yeah, it is freezing here! So I racked my brain for the perfect potty treat, that she would love, that I could make easily, that would not be full of added sugar, and these awesome banana pops were the ticket! I like the idea of banana pops, but the frozen part always throws me off because they are rock hard, and hurt my teeth. So I found a way to make them without having to freeze them. Yay! The only catch is, unless you want to freeze them, you pretty much have to eat them the day you make them. Which trust me, won’t be a problem!
So anyway, I felt like I was totally armed for this potty training thing. I had my bribe (treat), and I had a plan, she picked her panties, etc.. And you guys…it went great!!!! …for 2 days! Like seriously, 2 days of perfection, and then… total regression.
And here I thought I was a potty training genius. So I went back to the drawing board, made more of these amazing banana pops (I may have eaten a few of hers, I mean, I go potty on the toilet, so I am allowed, right?)
- 7 ounce bottle of Shell Topping* comes in several flavors, pick your favorite
- 5 bananas
- Garnish: chopped up nuts toffee bits, sprinkles, etc.
- Popsicle sticks
- Cut banana in half and insert popsicle stick
- Shake up your magic shell chocolate topping, and pour it over the top of the banana. Do this over a bowl so you can reuse the stuff that does not stick on other bananas.
- Sprinkle on the nuts or toffee, or whatever garnish you choose
- Let sit until Magic Shell hardens. If it is taking too long, a few minutes in the fridge will do the trick
*Also known as Magic Shell Topping, it is the chocolate ice cream topper that hardens after it is poured
*These keep 1-2 days if refrigerated, but the banana parts not covered by the chocolate will start to brown. If you want you can freeze them, but they are best made fresh!
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
So I have to know, what are your best potty training tips? Clearly I could use the help, so leave a comment sharing what worked for you.
And if you love bananas be sure to check out these banana bread recipes: