Kids love feeling like little grown-ups, and this recipe idea is a great way to present fruit for the younger set. It's also a nutritious, protein-packed snack that is a great addition to your children's school lunch boxes. This recipe also doubles as a fun kitchen craft for kids. If letting kids help, be sure to use a blunt (not sharp) knife or small spatula for applying the peanut butter to avoid injuries.
For kids with peanut allergies: Simply substitute a peanut butter alternative in this recipe, such as soy or pea butter.
How to Make Peanut Butter Banana Sushi Rolls
- 1 just-ripe banana (should be yellow but still fairly firm)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (or alternative)
- 1/4 cup puffed rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies
1. Remove peel from banana. Slice banana into rounds, about half an inch thick.
2. Set up your prep station. Place peanut butter in a small shallow bowl. Spread cereal in a single layer on a plate.
3. Using a butter knife or plastic knife, apply peanut butter all the way around the outside of a banana slice.
4. Roll banana slice in puffed rice cereal to coat the sides.
5. Repeat for the rest of the slices.
Serving tip: You can impress the kiddies and their friends by serving this fun fruit sushi recipe restaurant style, on a small place with chopsticks. You can shop kitchen stores or online for chopsticks that are joined at the top for easy use by kids. Or make your own kid-friendly chopsticks with this easy DIY trick:
How to Make Chopsticks for Kids
Start with a pair of disposable chopsticks (leftovers from your last Chinese food order will work perfectly). Save the paper wrapper they come in - you'll be needing that - and you'll also need a rubber band. If you have proper chopsticks (not disposable), you'll need a long strip of paper to do this DIY trick.
Separate the chopsticks if they're stuck together, then wrap your rubber band around the top of them until they're held together pretty tightly.
Next, tightly roll up the paper chopsticks wrapper (or a long paper strip) and insert it between the two chopsticks at the top, just underneath the rubber band, pushing it upward so it's held firmly under the secured part of the chopsticks. This creates an easy to use, squeezable pair of chopsticks for kids. Adjust as needed, to suit your child.
Adapted from Myjellybean.com.