If you think fruit snacks are gummy little things that come in pre-packaged containers, you're in for a real treat. These fruit snacks
are all made with fresh whole fruits, dressed up in ways to delight the kids. Take my chocolate bananas
. Who doesn't love this frozen treat? It reminds you of the fair and summertime, right? And the best part is you can switch it up lots of different ways. Try rolling the bananas in flaked coconut or crushed almonds.
Or try my fruit salad with vanilla pudding. I used to make this only for parties and holidays until the kids started asking for it. They just love the fresh fruit and creamy pudding topping.
For something even more dessert-like, try my raspberry rice pudding parfaits. It's creamy rice pudding layered with a fresh homemade raspberry sauce that is absolutely out of this world.
Try all of these recipes, and be sure to post reviews.
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Chocolate Bananas image by Stephanie Gallagher 2012, licensed to About.com Inc.