These Fruity Pebble Banana Pops are such a fast and easy treat. These frozen yogurt banana pops are filled with the great flavors of banana, strawberry yogurt, and of course, Fruity Pebbles! Never in my life did I think that a sweet treat with crunch would be the combination of just four easy ingredients! Fast, easy, and great to grab and go!
I have to tell you that these fruity pebbles snacks are super easy to make and oh so good! I remember eating so many of these treats one summer and loving every moment.
Banana lovers will absolutely love these! And we all know that eating food off of a stick is one of the best things to do. Not only that but the outer crust of the fruity pebbles combined with the inner softness of the banana creates an amazing texture that you're going to want more of.
I love this recipe because I love fruity pebbles. If you've read any of my other Fruity Pebbles-themed posts, you know that this delicious, sweet cereal has an extra special place in my heart. That's why I love these fun frozen yogurt banana pops. They're so fun to eat, and put a whole new spin on "grabbing some cereal for breakfast".
I've been looking for new ways to cook more with fruit pebbles cereal because they're just such a great addition to desserts. I LOVE how this Fruity Pebble Cake turned out and starting my day off with these Fruity Pebbles French Toast is pretty dang great, too.
If you love bananas and sweet cereal, this is the recipe for you. It's so easy to make, and you can easily switch it up with other flavors to completely change it with zero extra effort. We'll talk about some of those changes that you can make later. For now, let's dive into these delicious frozen banana treats!
History of Frozen Bananas
For so many of us, frozen bananas have been a staple treat for our entire lives. We make them for our kids just like our parents made them for us. However, they haven't always been around. In fact, they're a relatively new invention as far as food goes.
People have been eating bananas since time out of mind, but they've only been putting them on a stick and freezing them since the 40s. Don Phillips, founder of The Original Frozen Banana and known as the Frozen Banan King, opened the first frozen banana stand around 1940 on Balboa Peninsula in Orange County, California.
In 1963, Bob Teller moved to the area with the intention of making car seat belts. Instead, he ended up opening a frozen banana stand after The Original Frozen Banana had closed. Having sold frozen bananas at the Arizona State Fair, Teller was no stranger to food marketing, and he opened The Original Bananas Rolla Roma across the street from Phillips' original shop.
From those humble beginnings, the frozen banana made its way across the country and then across the continent. Today, frozen bananas, like these Fruity Pebbles banana pops, can be found all across North America. They've become a staple treat among families, especially during the hot summer months.
Fruity Pebbles Banana Pops
Eating these are fun. Plain and simple. They're also a delicious way to get the kids to grab a snack that has a little bit of health value to it.
Yes, the fruity pebbles are loaded down with sugar but the addition of the banana and the yogurt can really add a healthy punch. If you're looking for a simple way to have the kids try something new and different, this just might be the recipe to make it happen.
It's also great for kids of all ages to enjoy as well as adults. Because for whatever reason, none of us ever grow up completely from wanting to grab food on a stick and go! It's a great tasting treat that offers both flavor and nostalgia in equal measure, and that's always a winner in my book.
Tips for Making Cereal Banana Pops
Even though this recipe is crazy simple and crazy good, there are a few tips to keep in mind.
First and foremost, clear space because there's a good chance it's going to get messy. But in all reality, it's part of the fun. Use this recipe as a way to get the kids in the kitchen with you. Have them jump right in and take over making this fun cereal treat. It's so simple, they can literally get it done all on their own!
Make certain that you do add them to the freezer to set up. A lot of people skip this step because they're hungry or because they just can't wait but it really does change the overall outcome of this dessert/breakfast item. These frozen yogurt banana pops just aren't the same if they aren't frozen. Sure, they're good, but they don't have that classic flavor and feel if they're not frozen.
Be careful that you don't push the popsicle stick too far through the banana. You want it to hold the banana but not puncture out the other side.
Ingredients Needed to Make Fruity Pebbles Banana Pops
You just need these simple ingredients below to get started! I'm willing to bet that you have all of these ingredients in your kitchen. If you have kids, I'm almost certain you'll have the Fruity Pebbles in the pantry.
- 3 large, ripe bananas
- ⅔ cup strawberry yogurt
- ⅔ cup whipped topping (i.e. Cool Whip), thawed
- 1 ½ cups Fruity Pebbles cereal
You're also going to need a few additional supplies as well.
- Popsicle sticks
- Parchment paper
That's really all there is to it! The ingredient list is just as simple as the recipe itself, making it an incredibly easy treat to make for the family any time at all without the need for advanced planning to make enough time in the day.
How to Make Banana Pops Cereal
Once you follow along with the simple steps, you're going to be amazed at the outcome! This really is just about the easiest recipe you'll ever make. If you thought the ingredient list was simple, just wait until you read about how these frozen yogurt banana pops are made.
Use parchment paper
Trust me on this one. The pan is going to get a bit messy and so will the area that you're making these in. Using parchment paper will help them from not sticking and will also make clean up a total breeze.
Mix the ingredients well
Since you're just mixing two ingredients, you don't have to really worry but be certain that you take your time in mixing them up well to disperse the flavors.
Cut the bananas
This step needs to be done when you're actually getting ready to use them because if you do it earlier, the bananas will start to brown. It won't affect the flavor at all but they're not all that pleasant to look at.
Roll in yogurt then coat
This is where the fun comes in and where the kids can help! Just dip and roll. Dip and roll.
Put in the freezer
You want them to harden up so that the yogurt holds the pebbles. The minimum time they need to be in the freezer is 2 hours but you can do longer.
Let them thaw a bit before eating
Once you're ready to eat, thawing them for about 5-10 minutes is perfect!
Ways to change up frozen bananas on a stick
If you really like how this recipe turns out (and I totally think you will!) there are so many other ways that you can vary it as well. One of the great things about this recipe is how versatile it is. It doesn't take much - nor does it add any extra effort - to change up the flavors and make this snack a bit different every time you make it.
- You can use honey to hold on the cereal. This might get a bit sticky but it'll work. Instead of using yogurt and whipped cream, drizzle on and spread out the honey and then roll.
- Change up the type of cereal that you use. Try this with Cocoa pebbles, honey nut cherries, and anything else that you happen to have in the pantry.
- Cut them up into bite-sized treats. If you don't want to put them on a stick, you don't have to. Cut them into slices and dip and enjoy.
Serving Frozen Bananas
Of course, you don't need anything but your hand. After all, they're on a stick. However, it's when to serve them that gives me just one more reason to love them. These frozen yogurt banana pops are perfect for an afternoon snack on a hot summer day. They're also a great breakfast in the morning, especially on busy mornings. Just take them out of the freezer for about 5 to 10 minutes while you get your kids into their clothes, and they'll be ready to go.
These are also perfect for backyard barbecues. Just take them out of the freezer and serve them up to your guests as a great dessert.
Storing Fruity Pebbles Banana Pops
It should come as no surprise that these frozen bananas need to be, well, frozen. They'll actually stay delicious for up to three months. After that, the flavor will begin to change. They'll still be safe to eat, but they won't taste very good. So just be sure to eat them before that three month mark, and you'll be golden.
Try These Fruity Pebbles Banana Pops for Yourself
Now that you know how simple it is to make cereal pops on a stick, what are you waiting for? I've been eating these for years - it's time for you to catch up! Not only is this a fun way to start the day but it's also a great dessert item to have on the menu, too. It's especially fun to eat on a hot day as a way to cool down the tastebuds fast.
You can also use this simple recipe as a great birthday treat idea or a fun after school snack for the kids. I guess what I'm trying to say is that there really isn't a wrong way to enjoy this delicious treat! Grab the fruity pebbles and get started. You're going to love the outcome!
I'm sure that once you give this recipe a try, you'll be making these frozen banana pops again and again. They're a wonderful frozen treat that everyone loves and filled with so much great fruity flavor that no one will ever get tired of eating them. Give them a try. Just be prepared for everyone to come back for more!
More Delicious Dessert Recipes
If these Fruity Pebbles banana pops have activated your sweet tooth, you're in luck. I have some more great dessert recipes just waiting for you to try. From banana pudding cheesecake trifle to my delicious Drumstick ice cream cake, these desserts pack a punch of sweetness and cool refreshment that everyone will love.
- Banana Pudding Cheesecake Trifle
- Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe
- How to Make Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
- How to Make Yogurt Bark
- Drumstick Ice Cream Cake
Fruity Pebbles Banana Pops Video
Fruity Pebbles Banana Pops
- 3 large ripe bananas
- ⅔ cup strawberry yogurt
- ⅔ cup whipped topping i.e. Cool Whip, thawed
- 1 ½ cups Fruity Pebbles cereal
- Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add yogurt and whipped topping to a mixing bowl.
- Fold until mixed well and place on a shallow plate.
- Add cereal to a separate shallow dish or plate. Cut bananas in half through the middle. Insert a popsicle to the flat side of each banana, going about halfway in.
- Roll the banana halves in the yogurt
- And then in the cereal.
- Until banana is totally coated in cereal mixture.
- Add coated bananas to prepared baking sheet.
- Freeze for 2 hours to overnight.
- To serve, remove from the freezer and allow to sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes. Enjoy every bite!