Fruit Critters with Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a fun and creative way to have your fruit and eat it too! Great way to have your kids participate in making a meal! I got this from Cooking Thin TV show.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a food processor or blender, combine yogurt, peanut butter and dark brown sugar and puree.
  2. Pour into a pretty bowl and chill in the refrigerator, about 20 minutes.
  3. While the dip is chilling, make fruit"critters" using the fruits for bodies, pretzel sticks for legs, and raisins for eyes.
  4. Here are some suggestions, but use your imagination!
  5. Quarter and core an apple.
  6. Place the flesh side down so the peel is facing up.
  7. This will be the shell for a"beetle".
  8. Cut 1 raisin in 1/2, place the inside down towards 1 end of the apple to make"eyes" for your beetle.
  9. Break 4 pretzel sticks in half and insert into the bottom for legs.
  10. Carefully thread grapes onto a pretzel stick to make a caterpillar.
  11. Stick 2 sunflower seeds into one of the end grapes to make eyes.
  12. You can also use 2 kinds of grapes to make a multi colored caterpillar.
  13. For a fly or bee: Cut off the last 2 inches of a banana, so you have a piece with a slight curve and a tapered end.
  14. This will be the body.
  15. Carefully stick a pretzel stick into the cut surface so half is in the banana and half is sticking out.
  16. Core a strawberry and carefully stick in onto the other half of the pretzel stick to attach the"head".
  17. Cut a raisin in 1/2 and stick the cut side onto either side of the strawberry to make"eyes".
  18. Cut 2 slices of apple and carefully stick into the banana to make wings.
  19. Have fun using different fruits!
  20. Dip the critters in the dip and enjoy!


Most Helpful

These are fabulous!!!! lol :-) I am definitely keeping this recipe around for when i have kids haha. Its yummy and very creative! Im not ashamed to say that I attempted to make things out of this lol... ok.. so maybe a little ashamed :-D haha actually I had planned on taking some to the little girl next door, but she wasnt home when i had time... so, I ended up with it all to myself :-P (I didnt make a whole recipe, as I didnt have 8 to serve :-) ) Thanks for the recipe sharon!!!! So adorable! :-)

love4culinary July 26, 2003

I completely skipped the critter thing (my 13yo isn't really into that anymore) but wanted a yogurt dip. This stuff was fantastic! It was unfortunately a little on the runny side which made it difficult to stick to the fruit, so I think I might drain the yogurt before I make it again. and I will definitely make it again! It tasted sort of like a peanut butter milkshake... yummm...

mamere94 May 19, 2008

Sharon, I made this for lunch with my two youngest siblings today. We actually didn't do the dip, just the fruit was a smash hit. My sister especially enjoyed creating funky little beetles out of pears, raisins, sesame sticks, and pretzels. Thanks for this adorable idea!

A Messy Cook December 19, 2006

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