Cooking with Kids: Easy Yogurt Frozen Banana Bars

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This post is sponsored by Yoplait, available at Walmart in Original, Light, Greek, and Gogurt® varieties.

I am so excited about today’s post. Bug, my oldest has been learning to cook this past year. His skills are coming along slowly, but he is highly motivated to learn. His latest obsession is with Master Chef Junior, and he *loves* to come up with new recipes and test them out at home.

Today, he has his first one to share with you. When we talked about doing this post, he asked if we could also record the process, “like a cooking show” so he could teach you step by step how to make the Frozen Banana Bars. This is his first attempt, and we hope you get a chuckle out of it!

Don’t worry, when I stopped the camera, he went to wash up, and we tried again! Hopefully next time we post a “kids in the kitchen” post, we will have mastered the art of recording like a Food Network star, and we can get the whole process up for you!

Frozen Banana Bars Recipe


Graham crackers
3 tablespoons butter
3 containers Yoplait Greek Yogurt
3 Bananas
1 cup chocolate chips
crushed peanuts

This recipe is Bug’s own creation, and is super easy for a child to make on their own (maybe with a little adult supervision!). First, you melt the butter in a bowl, and then you crumble the crackers in it. You can smash them with your hands, and then finish them off with a fork (or, stick them in the kitchen-aid, that works too) until they have the consistency of wet sandy gravel.

Then, push the crackers down into the bottom of a freezer safe container. We use a Tupperware, so you can put the lid on it when it freezes. Then, you’ll mix the bananas and yogurt in the blender, and pour that right on top of the crust. Bug likes to chop in one more banana, so there are chunks of solid fruit floating in the yogurt mixture.


At this point, you put the lid on, and stick it in the freezer for about three hours, until the bars are solid. Once they are, you can add the topping. Heat the chocolate until it’s melted (I microwave it for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until it is melted) and then pour it on top of the frozen bars. Add on the diced nuts, and then put it back in the freezer until the chocolate is cool (but not frozen solid- it only takes 5 minutes or so).

Then, you can loosen the bars from the pan with a butter knife, and cut it into smaller bars!

An easy (mostly healthy) summer time snack your kids can make themselves!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Yoplait®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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