I’m always looking for fun, healthy snacks for kids. And these butterflies combine a fruit and vegetable and protein with a little chocolate treat for kids!
It was my turn. I was the Daisy Girl Scout snack mom and I wanted to come up with something fun and healthy to make for a group of 14 kindergartners. I searched and searched and wasn’t impressed with anything I found. I felt like it had been overdone and all over the internet, until I saw this and decided to make my own butterfly version. Plus, the girls are focusing on the Daisy Garden Journey, so this was perfect!
I know this “Pinterest Mom” stuff is not for everyone and I understand if this isn’t something you want to make and haul to a scout meeting or soccer practice or a birthday party at the bowling alley. But I really enjoy making these things and I truly love seeing my daughter’s face light up when she sees what I made for her.
But let’s be real. I was running errands all day and grabbed the items to make these cute butterfly snacks for kids and when I got home, I really ran out of time and didn’t make them for the meeting. Instead, I took a giant box of Veggie Straws and Fruit Snacks that were on sale at Costco when I stopped earlier that day. And the other side of the story is that I wrote down the wrong snack day, so it really wasn’t my turn to bring snack. I was two weeks early for snack, so I’ll be making these again!
- Break apart some pretzel pieces and set aside.
- Wash and dry your celery and cut into 3-4″ sections.
- Core apple and slice thinly slice apples.
- Spread peanut butter in the center of the celery and add 2 apple slices, skin side in.
- Add mini m&m eyes and dab with black sparkle gel.
- Add 2 pretzel pieces as antennae and you’re done!
If there are allergies or gluten issues, you can use Almond Butter or Sun Butter. Both should be readily available at your grocery store. You could also try this with cream cheese, but I recommend softening it so it’s easier to spread and attach wings.
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