PERFECT FOR AN AT-HOME SNACK or even an “UN-BAKE SALE” (you know, a more nutritious option for fundraising than cakes and cookies), we’ve been dying to make these turtles for a while now.
Here’s the review: They’re pretty awesome. They took about 1 minute each. The kids squealed.
Difficulty level (1-5): 2
- the teeny tiny eyes are a little tricky to hold with big mama hands
- kids might have a hard time poking the toothpicks through the grapes & apples themselves
Adorable level (1-5): 3
- they’re obviously turtles, easy to see at first glance but not eat-your-heart-out like our hard boiled hens
Bottom line, if you can cut an apple, you can totally make these turtles. And there may even be applause.Print
apple & grape turtles
Below is the list of ingredients for 1 TURTLE, just multiply for more. Note: There are 2 ways to make these: to eat at home, and to-go. If you are taking these to go, don’t fill with peanut butter, and you’ll need a toothpick for each “leg” and “head”. If you’re eating at home, the PB makes it a more filling snack and you can just set the grapes in place.
- 1/2 apple
- 4-5 grapes
- 2 mini chocolate chips
- peanut butter (for the glue to hold the eyes in place + fill the “shell” if you like)
- 5 toothpicks (optional if you’re eating at home; necessary if these are to-go)
- Cut and core any green apple. We used Granny Smith.
- I filled the underside of ours with peanut butter to make it a more filling snack; if you are doing this on-the-go, skip the PB.
- Use toothpicks to hold the grapes in place. Cut the front legs or leave them whole.
- This is a little tricky but dip the bottom of a miniature chocolate chip in peanut butter and stick it on the head. Repeat. Eyes!