Edible Monster Mouths

Total Time
35mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
25 mins

Per www.education.com, "Your child will love nothing more than combining his two favorite parts of the day: snack time and playtime! This crazy monster mouth is almost as fun to create as it is to enjoy. So, go ahead: Give your child permission to play with his food! Your young chef will improve his fine motor skills as he creates zany edible art."

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Before you begin, cut the apple into wedges and slices (I used a slice for the bottom for stability and then a wedge for the upper lip but you don't have to get that complicated).
  2. Stick a toothpick in the bottom of each of the large, halved marshmallows. Dip each Cheerio (or raisin) in a bit of peanut butter and place in middle of marshmallow to resemble an eyeball.
  3. Give your child two apple wedges that will represent the lips of the monster mouth; dry them off on a paper towel.
  4. Spread peanut butter on one side of each wedge.
  5. Place 1 piece of apricot, sticky side down on the bottom of the mouth for a tongue.
  6. Place a line of 4 mini-marshmallows into the peanut butter along the bottom apple wedge (you need to put extra peanut butter on the mini-marshmallow that goes rests on the apricot). These will be the monster's teeth!
  7. Stack the other apple wedge, peanut butter side down, on top of the marshmallows and press down slightly.
  8. Take two of the eyeballs on toothpicks and place in the top of the top lip.
  9. The monster mouth is finished! Your child should feel free to play with his food before eating up this healthy snack.