Sanity Savers: Monster Apple Snack

presented by bluecross blueshield of wny

Written by: Will Kawalec
Lead Play to Learn Facilitator


Spreadable nut butter or cream cheese (can use sun butter or nut free as well)
Any round fruit (grapes, raisins, blueberry, etc..)
Cooking knife
Cashews or other small foods   

Sanity Savers: Monster Apple Snack


Set up: 2 Minutes
Activity 5-10 Minutes  

Academic Subject(s):

Cooking, Art 

Sometimes getting your child to eat a healthy treat can be tricky! This simple, tasty treat is simple to make and will get your little one excited about eating healthy! This protein packed, fruit snack is sure to win over even the pickiest eaters.  


Before beginning have an adult cut out a large slice out of the apple with a sharp kitchen knife.

Step 1: Spread peanut butter in the open mouth of the apple. You can use a butter knife or other kid safe knife here. Another great option is a clean craft stick!

Step 2: Add the teeth to the monster, in this version I used cashews, but really any small food can be used. Other suggestions are raisins or mini marshmallows.

Step 3: Skewer fruit and insert in the top of the apple as eyes for the monster, this can be done with a variety of fruits or vegetables

Step 4: Eat the monster!!

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