Because not everyone likes olives…. These fun Penguin Fruit Snacks are guaranteed to get a smile from your little one! Made with grapes, cream cheese and carrots!
If you have kids you know one thing – they can be picky. For absolutely no reason at all, my boys have refused certain foods at different time in their lives. It’s frustrating to say the least. One way that I have encouraged them to try new foods – or, to at least EAT, is by making food fun. Witch Fingers, Wafflesaurus, Peanut Butter Apple Cinnamon Sushi Rolls – all these easy recipes are designed with one goal in mind – to get my boys to eat!
Jill Mills, creator of the wildly famous blog, Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons, has created an amazing book filled with 40 animal-inspired meals and snacks for kids: Wild Eats and Adorable Treats. Brilliant!
Inside you’ll find all sorts of creative recipes that no kid can resist! I let me boys look through her book and they landed on these adorable Penguin Fruit Snacks – made with grapes! I used her basic recipe with my own touches for this fun finished product.
Can you say adorable? Jill used mandarins for her nose and feet but I had some carrots that were just begging to be used. I cut a little slit in the top grape and inserted a triangle-shaped piece of carrot right in the slit.
Make sure you keep your grapes dry when piping on the cream cheese!
Today I teamed up with Jill and some awesome sponsors to bring you a fun giveaway! Jill is giving away some of the items she used to create the snacks in her book.
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- black grapes
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1 carrot
- blue sprinkles/candy
- Cut the bottom off of one large grape so that it sits level. Place 2 grapes on a toothpick with the larger on the bottom.
- Transfer cream cheese to a plastic bag and cut off the corner - just a little bit!
- Squeeze two dots onto the top grape for the eyes and squeeze and oval onto the bottom for the belly.
- Place two blue sprinkles on the top grape for the eyes.
- Cut a small slit into the top grape and place a triangular piece of carrot in the slit for the beak.
- Cut small wedges of the carrot and place at the bottom of the penguin for the feet.
- Cut thin slices of a grape to make the wings. Use the cream cheese or another toothpick to attach.
- Repeat until desired number of penguins have been made.
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