Banana Split Dip = a Lunch Box Dessert Trade

Banana split dip in a container next to a cherry and pretzel sticks in a ziplock bag

Banana Split Dip is a super easy recipe that takes ten minutes to make.  It’s a great dessert alternative for lunch box packing yum.  It’s not only easy, but delicious.

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Banana Split Dip = a Lunch Box Dessert Trade

Lunch box packing can get old pretty quickly!  It’s easy to repeat, repeat and repeat again.  We all get stuck in a lunch box packing routine, especially as the year goes on.  Banana Split Dip is a great lunch box dessert alternative or after school snack. 

Banana Split dip only takes 10 minutes to make and it’s so easy the kids can prep it the night before or in the morning! We simply make the dip and pack it in a travel container along with a whole banana.  When they sit with their friends at lunch, they open their container, peel their banana and dip to eat.

This Banana Split Dip recipe is an equally delicious serve after school.  We often switch it up a bit when serving this as an after school snack.  We slice the bananas and use pretzel sticks as edible skewers.  The pretzels add just the right crunch to the mix!

There are always lessons to learn for children, even in the simplest of recipes.  Here are a few to concentrate on when making this recipe; measuring ingredients, cutting skills, knife safety and folding ingredients.

Here is a printable version of the recipe for your convenience;

Banana Split Dip

Banana split dip in a container next to a cherry and pretzel sticks in a ziplock bag
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • (One Serving)
  • 2 tablespoons Vanilla low fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Greek Vanilla yogurt
  • 4 cherries
  • 1 medium banana


Chop the cherries either in a mini chopper or with a knife. 

Stir the yogurts and cherries together until it turns 'pink-alicious'.

Pack the Banana Split Dip in a small travel container. Pack a banana. Simply peel, dip and eat!

Or, for after school snack, slice the banana and use pretzel sticks as edible skewers to serve.


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More thoughts on the Banana Split Dip Recipe:

Serving it to Guests:  If you want to serve this recipe to guests simply modify the dip as follows; ½ cup low fat vanilla yogurt, ¼ cup fat free Greek vanilla yogurt, 16 cherries and 1/8 cup chopped walnuts.  Combine the ingredients as directed above.

Kids and Knives:  The fruit in the Banana Split dip is soft and easy to cut.  Plastic knives are perfect for cutting cherries and bananas.  It’s a great way to get the kids involved and teach knife safety.

The Cherries:  Try using the frozen, no sugar added, pitted cherries.  If you let them thaw before cutting them up it produces a delicious cherry liquid to add to the mix.

True Story:  When my daughter was younger she wouldn’t eat bananas.  She said she didn’t like them.  However, whenever I’d make Banana Split Dip, she’d eat a whole banana.  You never know what’s going to work with kids.  Sometimes the simplest of recipes does amazing things!

To Go Containers for lunch packing:


Cherry Facts:  Did you know that cherries have Vitamin C in them?  Want to learn more about the benefits of cherries?  CLICK HERE

Banana Facts: Bananas are nutrient packed as well.  Learn more about what’s in the banana you are eating.  CLICK HERE

Want more lunch box packing ideas like the Banana Split Dip Recipe?  Check out my Avocado Pudding Recipe.

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