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Back to School (from home) Fruit & Veggie Bugs Snacks

Fruit Bugs

  • 2-3 celery stalks
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup red and/or green grapes
  • 3-4 strawberries, sliced
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 1 apple, sliced
  • ¼ cups chocolate chips
  • ½ cup Gorilla Munch or
  • Panda Puffs cereal

Vegetable Bugs

  • 2-3 celery stalks
  • 1-2 mini cucumbers
  • ½ cup cream cheese
  • 10 cucumber slices
  • 1 cup cherry and/or grape tomatoes
  • (various colors)
  • 1 bunch chives, cut into 1” lengths
  • 5-7 black olives
  • 10 whole cashews

Instructions

  1. Begin by preparing the googly eyes for your fruit and vegetable bugs. Pipe small dots of cream cheese onto a plate. For vegetable bugs, place chopped black olive circles onto cream cheese and for fruit bugs use mini chocolate chips. After assembling the eyes, place them in the freezer to chill for easier assembly later on.
  2. Prepare fruit and vegetables. Scoop seeds from mini cucumbers. Help your bugs stand by slicing a flat edge on the bottoms of mini cucumbers and celery sticks.
  3. For vegetable bugs, fill celery stalks and/or mini cucumbers with cream cheese. For fruit bugs, fill celery stalks with peanut butter, using a piping bag or spoon.
  4. Use your creativity to make snails, caterpillars, dragonflies, and butterflies! Chives or thin-sliced apples (with skins on) can be used for antennae.

 

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