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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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