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Hungry Caterpillar Snacks

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Hungry Caterpillar Snacks
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 6
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Hungry Caterpillar Snacks

These no-bake snacks based on the famous children's book tend to disappear as quickly as you can make them! The best part is that they are so easy, the kids can whip them up themselves!

Ingredients

6
cherry tomatoes
Fondant green and yellow (optional)
6
packages Watermelon Blast Betty Crocker™ Fruit Gushers™ fruit flavored snacks
6
mini pretzel twists
6
leaves baby spinach

Directions

  • 1 Place a leaf of baby spinach on a small plate.
  • 2 Lay one cherry tomato on top of the spinach leaf.
  • 3 Arrange Gushers™ snacks on one side of the cherry tomato to form a caterpillar.
  • 4 Break off two small pieces of pretzel and insert into top of cherry tomato to form antannae.
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Hungry Caterpillar Snacks

As prepared by Gourmet Mom,

Snack time for kids can be delish and fun when you make these famous munchy caterpillars out of kids' fave fruit snacks!


We love all the cool recipes that members submit on Tablespoon! I’m always on the prowl for fun after school snacks and saw this cute Very Hungry Caterpillar from AlexisH, based on the famous children's story by Eric Carle.

All my children love that book so we decided to try and make our own Hungry Caterpillar Snacks version to look just like the character. I was stumped until Fruit Gushers snacks and cherry tomatoes came to the rescue!

Gushers Fruit Snacks

These are so simple to make and only take a few ingredients. The kids loved making their own and it gave us a great chance to chat about their day at school.

Simply place a baby spinach leaf on a plate, add a cherry tomato, then add 5-6 green Watermelon Blast Fruit Gushers snacks behind the tomato (the kids had fun eating the red Gushers!). Break off two pretzel pieces for antennae and that’s it!

Gushers and Grape Tomato

If you want to go the extra mile, you can add some green and yellow fondant eyes…

Making the Caterpillar Snack

If you don’t have fondant but want to make the snack extra special, serve some plates of sliced fruit and cheese with a straw for each child….can you tell where we’re going with this?...

Fruit for Very Hungry Caterpillar Snacks

Let each child use his/her straw to poke out “nibble” holes in the food…just like in the book!

Fruit with Straw Holes

The kids loved this; there were plenty of giggles and nibbles going on! We are all about ideas that are easy to put together but make for some special quality time!


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Mandy Heaston is a busy mom, gourmet cook—and opera singer! Check out her member profile to see what she’s cooking up on Tablespoon.

What do your kids like to eat after school? We want to hear from you!

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Tips  

Add two small balls of yellow and green fondant for eyes.

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