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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
My kids would go nuts for these mini treats.
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!
Adorable. must try. 🙂
I saw this on Pinterest, but you took it and made it ten times better with one simple element. Genius!
Regan Martin 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
Hi Krista-Try marshmallow puff or caramel sauce.
Regan-Great idea for Halloween! I love it.
Ann P. 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!
Krissy's Creations says
How cute! Love how they are so simple and quick. Putting these on the to-do bake list 🙂
Quyen - Kitchen Runway says
What a great idea! Quick, fast and super cute!! I’m going to experiment with this idea – you can count on it! 🙂
Miriam @ Overtime Cook says
Those are so beautiful!
Kulsum at JourneyKitchen says
Such a neat idea. I love pinterest too. So many incredible things there!
What a cute little dessert that looks like it took forever to make! The banana makes it healthy, right? 🙂
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
I can’t let hubs see this – it’d be his new obsession! lol So cute and great for a kids birthday party – assuming you didn’t somehow sneak liquor into them?? 😉
oh what a great idea!!! thanks for Sharing Naomi!!
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? 🙂
Amy Tong says
These are adorable! 🙂 Love how quick and easy to make these cuties.
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.
well these are just adorable! <3 <3 love the photos too.
Meister @ 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!
such a great idea!!! so simple–perfect for a quick party tray
You are officially the small bite dessert queen. These are so adorable. I going to make them for my daughter’s party.
Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids says
Oh my goodness! Those are so cute. I cannot wait to make them as a special surprise after-school snack for my littles!
Cookin' Canuck says
Cute, cute, cute! This would be a fun activity to do (and eat) during my sons’ play dates.
This is so wonderful! My kids are going to love this.
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!
Brilliant little beauties! Love the name:)
What a cute idea! I love it so much! Love the sprinkles too. I am a sucker for all things sprinkled hehe
THese have got to be the cutest snack I’ve seen!!
@Krista, Sunbutter is a great peanut butter substitute.
Krista what about marshmallow cream
i will chow on these forever.an there good for me..
I was thinking about marshmallow fluff instead of peanut butter!
Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) says
Very cute, and very easy! I think I might try these with my kindergarten kids tomorrow! Thanks 🙂
Jessie B. @ Possible Baker says
Super cute! My mind is going crazy with different variations! Excuse me while I go to the store and spend the night in my kitchen:)
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?
becky Avina says
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!
yummy AND cute! I’ll be featuring this on my blog on Friday at smallfineprint.com
Sunflower Seed Butter is a good alternative too.
Misty Tipton says
I have done something similar (no banana) with just cake icing in the middle.
I myself am allergic to peanut butter and I eat soy nut butter which is great.
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!
Debora Batz says
Quick & easy to make plus they look like they took hours. I peanut butter as suggested and everyone loved them.
Robert Gunn says
Try a simple ganache of 1 part chocolate melted with 1 part heavy cream.
I just came across these on the Huffington Post, and I CANNOT wait to make them! Such an amazing, simple idea!
megan gallup says
Mde theese with regular sized nilla wafers and fruit dip. Which is just a package of cream cheeses and a 7oz jar of marshmallow fluff. make it so the dip is around the bananna to stick the sprinkles. Yummy