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Bananas: Fun to Eat and Fun to Play With

So, the dude has been a bit of a finicky eater lately…as in he doesn’t want to eat like EVER. I’ve resorted to trickery to try get food into that little belly of his. I thought this caterpillar confection made of bananas and peanut butter would do the trick. It’s fun to look at. It’s fun to eat. It should be a win win scenario right? Well, it was…for his mama anyway. I enjoyed my caterpillar WAY more than the dude enjoyed his. At least one of us had some Halloween fun. HA!

banana and peanut butter caterpillar

I should try this whole playing with my food thing more often. So, this wasn’t exactly the craftiest venture, but I’d say it qualifies as something I “made” for Halloween no? Hopefully SITS isn’t very strict with their judging. I REALLY want to win the Canon Rebel they’re giving away and I’m willing to jump through a whole lotta hoops do it in case you can’t tell. If ya’ll are dying to make your own caterpillars, I got the “recipe”  here.

And speaking of bananas…How delicious does this “Belleicious Banana Pudding Tart” look? Rosebud Network member Kitchen Belleicious is forever tempting me with her delectable dishes!

belleicious banana pudding tart

  • Stacey

    LOVE the banana caterpillar! It looks so fun, I want to make it for myself!

    November 1, 2010 at 9:22 pm Reply
  • everton terrace

    I love bananas. My husband and I eat them every day and the strange thing is, my daughter doesn’t like them. I’ll never understand. I’d enjoy both these creations.

    November 1, 2010 at 9:28 pm Reply
  • Melissa B.

    Oh, I how I do love to play with my food!

    November 1, 2010 at 9:41 pm Reply
  • blueviolet

    I like bits of banana but not too much at once. The pie works for me!

    November 1, 2010 at 9:44 pm Reply
  • Serene

    Those are wonderful!

    November 1, 2010 at 9:55 pm Reply
  • Jude

    I adore the idea of playing with food, of course! I’m gonna have to make this caterpillar – it is too cute! (When I was young, my mom used to entice us with “ants on a log” – raisins on generous daubs of peanut butter smeared onto celery sticks – it worked well! :))

    November 1, 2010 at 10:03 pm Reply
  • style'n

    so tempting and delicious. I had one today with Peanut Butter. Love it 🙂

    November 1, 2010 at 10:22 pm Reply
  • slamdunk

    Playing with your food never looked so good. Yea for caterpillars…

    November 1, 2010 at 10:40 pm Reply
  • Katie

    Well I think it’s really cute. I would have eaten it 🙂

    November 1, 2010 at 10:44 pm Reply
  • thesydneygirl

    i LOVE bananas! my favourite fruit by far! very cool ideas 🙂 X

    November 1, 2010 at 11:21 pm Reply
  • Terra

    Oh my, what a creative and fun idea!! I will have to remember this for my niece:) Saying hello from the SITSGirls!

    November 1, 2010 at 11:31 pm Reply
  • Stephanie Ryan

    Love it. It is so fun. The tart looks soooo good.

    November 1, 2010 at 11:41 pm Reply
  • Carrie

    i would’ve devoured that little caterpillar of banana goodness. yum!! i used to own a childcare facility and lady i feel your pain. one day they’re eating everything – the next day they’re on a strict diet of nothing. persnickety little people!


    November 1, 2010 at 11:44 pm Reply
  • Daphne

    I love the banana caterpillar. Can’t wait to try it for a playdate, looks pretty easy too. Thank you for the idea sorry it didn’t work for your little one. My kids have a love hate relationship with bananas. Sometimes they are totally in the mood and will eat a whole one in a gulp. Most of the time they say ‘no’. It also has to be a totally perfect banana. Not green and not ripe.

    November 2, 2010 at 12:07 am Reply
  • wobblinbetty

    wow, first cake is amazing! so funny!

    November 2, 2010 at 1:01 am Reply
  • Lim Berlin

    Although I may not like bananas, but I have to admit these look yummy. Aak, I’be been stepping on millipids lately. I hate bugs, but your catterpillar looks so cute!!

    New post will be up tomorrow 🙂

    Pumpkins bobbing down the street,

    November 2, 2010 at 1:59 am Reply
  • Shop N' Chomp

    They both look delish! You did a fab job, Kristin. 😀

    November 2, 2010 at 2:19 am Reply
  • jasna

    These are gorgeous!! Hope you are well and having a good week hun! Mwah xx

    November 2, 2010 at 2:55 am Reply
  • Leia

    Oh how cute!

    November 2, 2010 at 5:01 am Reply
  • JDaniel4's Mom

    The caterpillar is so cute. My son would love him. The cake looks great too. I would love it.

    November 2, 2010 at 7:16 am Reply
  • Kelly

    That is so cute! I love making food into different shapes! You’re right though – it’s always more fun for mama!

    November 2, 2010 at 7:53 am Reply
  • Grit and Glamour

    I LOVE THIS! Bananas, PB, and pretzels? It doesn’t get better than that. I’m going to make one for myself!

    ♥ V
    twitter: @gritandglamour

    November 2, 2010 at 9:02 am Reply
  • Tanvi

    How cute!!!

    November 2, 2010 at 9:45 am Reply
  • carolina - patagonia gifts

    I love bananas. that pie looks so yummy. will try the recipe with my kids! xo

    November 2, 2010 at 9:55 am Reply
  • Maddy

    The banana catepillar is tres cute!! I bet the dude had dun eating it too 🙂 Good luck on winning the Canon Rebel!!!

    November 2, 2010 at 10:00 am Reply
  • Suburban Sweetheart

    Totally counts. I want some!

    November 2, 2010 at 10:07 am Reply
  • betsy

    love the catapillar Kristin! Nice work. I think I may have to try it.

    November 2, 2010 at 10:43 am Reply
  • Josie

    No WAY did he not like the caterpillar! I think it’s absolutely darling. And that tart looks super tasty.
    xo Josie

    November 2, 2010 at 11:36 am Reply
  • Emily-Claire

    That is really cute… and it looks yummy! 🙂

    November 2, 2010 at 11:43 am Reply
  • Rachel

    Aww, the caterpillar is SO cute! What a fun idea! And that banana pudding tart looks delicious!

    November 2, 2010 at 11:51 am Reply
  • Christy @ Stylishly Inspired

    I seriously LOVE banana’s!!! Yum! That catapillar is so creative and looks delicious. And that tart…. O… M… G… I might have to mosey on over to Kitchen Belleicious to try out the recipe ; )

    November 2, 2010 at 12:20 pm Reply
  • Betty Manousos

    A banana Caterpillar?
    What a great idea!

    B xx

    November 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm Reply
  • Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    Awww how could the dude NOT enjoy it? I swear I never even thought a banana could look this fun!!! Great idea and a great presentation!! The tart looks really good to me too! I love bananas 🙂

    November 2, 2010 at 3:08 pm Reply
  • ms Givens

    I can hardly choke down a banana so I try to get them in my smoothies.

    November 2, 2010 at 3:32 pm Reply
  • Shannon of ** Happiness Is...**

    OMGoodness, I love this. Who wouldn’t want to eat a banana caterpillar? 🙂 xo

    November 2, 2010 at 3:55 pm Reply
  • Sherin

    The banana caterpillar looks so fun. I’d totally eat it, lol.

    November 2, 2010 at 4:53 pm Reply
  • Melanie's Randomness

    Ooo I love bananas!! The lil worm is so cute & I love banana pudding pie!!!

    November 2, 2010 at 9:48 pm Reply
  • Jenny

    Yum and fun!

    November 2, 2010 at 9:51 pm Reply
  • Grace

    Aww, that’s adorable! Hate to tell you, but he may never grow out of this. I’m in high school and I still detest my mother’s pork chops, meatloaf, etc.

    November 2, 2010 at 10:30 pm Reply
  • Torrie @ a place to share...

    Not related to the post, but I’m about to get ALL caught up on your posts- It’s been a crazy week, but I finally added you to my reader (no reason for the procrastination on this- other than Halloween madness, and the fact that I’ve had a hard time getting my own posts up!!)… so no more getting behind on your lovely blog. Oh- following on Twitter now as well. 🙂

    November 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm Reply

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