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    Apple Butterflies

    Apple Butterflies. Photo by ~Leslie~

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    NcMysteryShopper's Note:

    Your kids will fly right home for these delicious after-school nutritious snacks that look like beautiful butterflies. Add a few raisins on each "apple wing" and they transform into butterflies with spotted wings. Spice up the flavor by adding 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to the peanut butter. From

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    • 1/2 cup peanut butter
    • 4 fresh baby carrots
    • 1 large red apple
    • 8 pieces celery, thin strips (2-inch-long)
    • colored decorator sugar (optional)


    1. 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. 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. 3
      Place 2 strips of celery at top of each carrot to form antennae. Sprinkle apple slices with decorator sugar (optional).
    4. 4
      Decorate wings with raisins, craisins, peas, fruit loops or Cheerios.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 29, 2010


    • on January 05, 2008


      Cheryl - you are by far the most creative mom ever! My son loved it! At first he didn't want to ruin it - so he first ate the celery since he said it still looked like a butterfly without it - then the raisins, then a bite from each wing - it was hilarious! He finally just gave up saving the poor butterfly and gobbled it up! Thanks for a great treat!

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    • on September 22, 2007


      What a fun and easy way to get the little missy to eat her fruits and veggies. (No bribing here!) So creative, fun and tasty! (I LOVE your other kiddy/luchbox ideas posted on your page!!!!! Your recipes are so great!) Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Apple Butterflies

    Serving Size: 1 (106 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 206.1
    Calories from Fat 146
    Total Fat 16.3 g
    Saturated Fat 3.3 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 156.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.7 g
    Sugars 6.0 g
    Protein 8.2 g

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