BaNilla Sandwich Cookies

Time to embrace simplicity in this no-bake cookie sandwich that clocks a mere 10 minutes to whip up 2 dozen popable cookies. That’s popable so no bite required. This is a simple idea that utilizes a banana slice, sandwiched between two mini Nilla wafer cookies with a little peanut butter spread for added flavor and then dipped in sprinkles for added happiness. Fast. Simple. Easy. And look at how freak’n adorable they are.

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BaNilla Sandwich Cookies


Don’t these look like mini whoopie pies. I’d love to take credit for this idea, but nope, not mine. I found this idea on Pinterest and knew I had to try it. The only thing I added to the idea was the sprinkles. I think next time I will dip them in chocolate and maybe rim it with crushed peanuts.  


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Banilla Sandwich Cookies

Keep in mind when I say mini, they are almost micro mini in size. These Banilla Sandwhich Cookies are a little smaller than the size of a quarter. Which makes them the perfect popable size, so don’t worry about biting into this cookie and having the banana slice squishing its way out the other end.

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A few notes:

  • You can’t make these too far in advance as the cookie starts to soften and the sprinkles start to bleed from the moisture of the banana. Luckily these take no time to turn out 2-plus dozen.
  • Remember these are mini Nilla wafes, not the regular size ones.
  • Variation: Rim with crushed peanuts. Spread Nutella instead peanut butter. Shoot there is just a whole lot you can do here, so go crazy and if you do-please, come back and share with the rest of us.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    these are super cute, but my son is allergic to peanuts & i’m not sure about hazelnuts…any thoughts of something to spread on the cookies to hold the banana in place that is nut-less?

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      Naomi replied: — October 12th, 2011 @ 3:44 am

      Hi Krista-Try marshmallow puff or caramel sauce.

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      becky Avina replied: — April 6th, 2013 @ 4:34 pm

      hi krista,

      my kids are allergic to nuts as well, i always replace peanut butter with soya butter. Tastes and looks just like peanut butter but it’s 100% peanut free and my kids love it, hope this helps!

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        Judith replied: — June 7th, 2013 @ 4:16 pm

        Sunflower Seed Butter is a good alternative too.

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      Misty Tipton replied: — August 1st, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

      I have done something similar (no banana) with just cake icing in the middle.

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        Emmy replied: — January 5th, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

        I myself am allergic to peanut butter and I eat soy nut butter which is great.

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      Robert Gunn replied: — December 17th, 2014 @ 9:27 am

      Try a simple ganache of 1 part chocolate melted with 1 part heavy cream.

  2. Avatar for Naomi Robinsongila says

    so cute!!! Great recipe! It is good for my sun – popable and no bite required !!!! all the time looking for sandwich or cookies ..popable. and here you are! Thank you!

  3. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonBecca says

    I saw this on Pinterest, but you took it and made it ten times better with one simple element. Genius!

  4. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    These are so danged adorable! I’m going to get mini nilla wafers tomorrow! I can’t wait! And I just bought orange and black sprinkles today. Was thinking they would be for cupcakes…..but no!…..they are going on these tomorrow! lol

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      Naomi replied: — October 12th, 2011 @ 3:45 am

      Regan-Great idea for Halloween! I love it.

  5. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    SO adorable! I think kids would love these, and for the picky ones who might not otherwise like fruit etc, it could be a good way of sneaking a little potassium and protein into their diets!

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonAnn says

    When do you sleep or have family time? You post alot, which means you probably bake alot. I’m just wondering how you do it all. Thank goodness for easy peasy recipes like this, right? :)

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonLisa says

    They look so fun. I think these would be perfect for a children’s party. It is so generous of you to share this amazing idea. Thank you.

  8. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMeister @ The Nervous Cook says

    What a awesome idea! I can’t wait to put these out as a sweet treat at this year’s Super Bowl party — they’re perfect little dessert poppers. Thanks so much for this tip!

  9. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonSara says

    You are officially the small bite dessert queen. These are so adorable. I going to make them for my daughter’s party.

  10. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    Oh Naomi, this is TOO cute! I’ve not actually seen Nilla wafers before, but now I want them just so I can make these! Such a wonderful snack, and so easy as well!

  11. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonJenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) says

    Very cute, and very easy! I think I might try these with my kindergarten kids tomorrow! Thanks :)

  12. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    How’d you get your banana slices to fit so perfectly between the nilla wafers? Did you have to trim then off or was it just a small banana?

  13. Avatar for Naomi Robinsonaudrey says

    I’m going to try strawberry jam instead of peanut butter, dip in chocolate, then chopped peanuts. All that’s missing from this mini banana split is the pineapple! Thanks!

  14. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonDebora Batz says

    Quick & easy to make plus they look like they took hours. I peanut butter as suggested and everyone loved them.

  15. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonSami says

    I just came across these on the Huffington Post, and I CANNOT wait to make them! Such an amazing, simple idea!