I wish I could say this was my ingenious idea but alas it was not. I scored this recipe from this blog: The happy raw kitchen. I did do something differently though because the coconut was not sticking for me.
I used finely shredded coconut but since it wasn't sticking, I decided to put some in a small blender and grind it further. After that, it stuck very well. I didn't use a ziplock bag. After dousing the banana in orange juice (fresh squeezed), I rolled it in coconut and stuck the raisin eyes in before slipping a popsicle stick in the banana.
I decided to freeze them because I thought kids would like it frozen. I also made it the night before the party, so I wanted to be sure they would keep.
Here is my adapted recipe, mostly the same with a few changes:
peeled banana, cut in half, each banana makes 2
fresh squeezed orange juice
dried shredded coconut
1. Sprinkle banana with orange juice
2. Roll in coconut *I found it worked best to blend the shredded coconut to a finer shred, because the finer it is the better it will stick!
3. Gently press in the raisin eyes
4. Place on popsicle stick
5. Freeze in individual wax paper bags (or refigerate if you don't want it frozen!)
They are so cute and also very tasty. I had fun making them and displaying them.
They were a hit at the party and really, they look so darn cute. I hope you try them!
Here's a short video clip that I recorded of Sophie enjoying one of the boo-nannas:
Have a wonderfully spooky Halloween!