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Apple Ladybug Treats Recipe
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Apple Ladybug Treats

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"Red apples are decorated to look like lady bugs. This is a quick and fun snack that kids will enjoy making and eating. For once kids can play with their food."

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    10 mins

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  1. Slice apples in half from top to bottom and scoop out the cores using a knife or melon baller. If you have an apple corer, core them first, then slice. Place each apple half flat side down on a small plate.
  2. Dab peanut butter on to the back of the 'lady bug', then stick raisins onto the dabs for spots. Use this method to make eyes too. Stick one end of each pretzel stick into a raisin, then press the other end into the apples to make antennae.
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Aug 23, 2010

Too Cute! I'm an admitted peanut butter addict and peanut butter and apples to me go together peanut butter and jelly! My niece went crazy for this! It's an easy, quick, inexpensive, healthy and delicious snack that I felt good about giving her. Plus it was really fun to make! I think you could even substitute chocolate chips for the ladybug spots and eyes because we all know how good chocolate and peanut butter taste!

Jul 10, 2004

I spread cut side of apple with peanut butter(to prevent browning) and serve on a lettuce leaf which keeps PB off fingers. This would be a great after-school treat or a cute side "salad" for a meal. A platter of these each on it's own lettuce leaf would be a nice center-piece for a kids party.

Dec 31, 2008

My kids had fun making these today. TIP: I soaked my halved apples in a combination of lemon juice and water. Kept them from browning.

Aug 08, 2007

I included Cheerios, and Marshmellows, to decorate with. I also used strawberry cream cheese for those not able to have peanut butter. The summer park program (ages 3-12) loved these.

Oct 02, 2007

Very cute recipe that I put into my roommates' bento lunches. The only downside to this is that you can't refrigerate them. The pretzels get soggy form the apples and break, also the apples brown. Eat them the same day and they are fine however.

Jun 22, 2009

I made this recipe, and I think where you scooped out the core you can fill it in with peanut butter. Also if you don't have petzels colored tooth picks are always fun, they are not edible but they work, and instead of raisins I used chocolate chips, which we're very good.

Jun 03, 2009

Great idea! I made mine with dried cranberries and raisin and with strawberry cream cheese instead of peanut butter for allergy reason and paired it with Ants on a Log and the kids loved it!

Jan 21, 2011

i loved it....easy to make, quick and healthy n yummy. perfect afterschool snack


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  • Calories
  • 113 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.2 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.3 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 189 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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