Apple Butterflies

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.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 4
 

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

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LOCATION

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

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Expert Tips

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

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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