Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
From apples-cherries.com. If you get sick eating peanut butter, please substitute another mortar such as cream cheese. Another substitute could be mini chocolate chips for the dried fruit. Mommy used a whole prune for her ladybug's head! [[Tee-hee!]]
- 1 large lettuce leaf
- 1 dozen tart dried cherries (can subbed cranberries, currants or raisins)
- 7 red seedless grapes
- 1⁄2 red apple, cored
- peanut butter
- On lettuce leaf, place the half cored apple red peel side facing up.
- Place dried fruit on apple with small dabs of peanut butter.
- Use one whole grape for the ladybug's head. Slice a small slit off the end of the grape so it stands up straight.
- Cut up the remaining grapes into thin pieces to make the ladybug's feet and antennae. (You might need an adult to help you with this step).
What a fun idea! Even though Im not a child anymore I really enjoyed making and eating my ladybug. :)
I used organic red grapes which were so big I only needed 3.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this great recipe with us, Tasty!
Made and reviewed for Veggie Swap #27 and the HArvest Moon Apple Festival October 2010.
I made this recipe for my granddaughters, cutting the half cored apple into slices that I kept together. This way it was easier for the girls to eat on their own. I used raisins instead of dried cherries b/c Emma and Chloe like them. The ladybugs looked tres cute and were a hit as an afternoon snack! Thanks, Tasty Dish!!!
Tasty Dish....my nephew Shawn Patrick just LOVED his little ladybug snacks. What a GREAT way to get fruit into a toddler or child. Thank you so much for posting this recipe!!! I look forward to using it when Waylon gets old enough.