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Hungry Caterpillar Snacks

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 6
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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!
by: Gourmet Mom
Updated Apr 18, 2017
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  • 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


  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Add two small balls of yellow and green fondant for eyes.

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More About This Recipe

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