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Apple Butterflies

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  • 30 min prep time
  • total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Your kids will fly right home for these tasty afterschool nutritious snacks that look like colorful butterflies. Add a few raisins on each "apple wing" and they transform into butterflies with spotted wings.

Ingredients

1/2
cup peanut butter*
4
fresh baby carrots
1
large red apple
8
(2-inch-long) thin strips celery
Colored decorator sugar, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Spoon 2 tablespoons peanut butter onto center of each of 4 individual plates. Shape peanut butter on each plate into a mound about 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. Place 1 carrot down center of each mound of peanut butter.
  • 2 Cut apple into quarters; remove core. Cut each quarter into 7 thin slices; cut 1 slice in half crosswise. Fan 3 apple slices on each side near top of each carrot to form upper wings. Place 1 half-slice on each side near bottom of each carrot to form lower wings.
  • 3 Place 2 strips of celery at top of each carrot to form antennae. Sprinkle apple slices with decorator sugar.
  • 1 Spoon 2 tablespoons peanut butter onto center of each of 4 individual plates. Shape peanut butter on each plate into a mound about 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. Place 1 carrot down center of each mound of peanut butter.
  • 2 Cut apple into quarters; remove core. Cut each quarter into 7 thin slices; cut 1 slice in half crosswise. Fan 3 apple slices on each side near top of each carrot to form upper wings. Place 1 half-slice on each side near bottom of each carrot to form lower wings.
  • 3 Place 2 strips of celery at top of each carrot to form antennae. Sprinkle apple slices with decorator sugar.

Expert Tips

Spice up the flavor by adding 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to the peanut butter.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
5%
Dietary Fiber
4g
16%
Sugars
11g
11%
Protein
8g
8%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%
60%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Fruit; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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