Red apples are decorated to look like lady bugs. This is a quick and fun snack that kids will enjoy making and eating. For once kids can play with their food.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Slice apples in half from top to bottom and scoop out the cores using a knife or melon baller. If you have an apple corer, core them first, then slice. Place each apple half flat side down on a small plate.

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  • Dab peanut butter on to the back of the 'lady bug', then stick raisins onto the dabs for spots. Use this method to make eyes too. Stick one end of each pretzel stick into a raisin, then press the other end into the apples to make antennae.

Nutrition Facts

113 calories; protein 2.1g 4% DV; carbohydrates 23.2g 8% DV; fat 2.3g 4% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 189.2mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
Too Cute! I'm an admitted peanut butter addict and peanut butter and apples to me go together well....like peanut butter and jelly! My niece went crazy for this! It's an easy quick inexpensive healthy and delicious snack that I felt good about giving her. Plus it was really fun to make! I think you could even substitute chocolate chips for the ladybug spots and eyes because we all know how good chocolate and peanut butter taste! Read More
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38 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
Too Cute! I'm an admitted peanut butter addict and peanut butter and apples to me go together well....like peanut butter and jelly! My niece went crazy for this! It's an easy quick inexpensive healthy and delicious snack that I felt good about giving her. Plus it was really fun to make! I think you could even substitute chocolate chips for the ladybug spots and eyes because we all know how good chocolate and peanut butter taste! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2004
I spread cut side of apple with peanut butter(to prevent browning) and serve on a lettuce leaf which keeps PB off fingers. This would be a great after-school treat or a cute side "salad" for a meal. A platter of these each on it's own lettuce leaf would be a nice center-piece for a kids party. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2008
My kids had fun making these today. TIP: I soaked my halved apples in a combination of lemon juice and water. Kept them from browning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2007
I included Cheerios and Marshmellows to decorate with. I also used strawberry cream cheese for those not able to have peanut butter. The summer park program (ages 3-12) loved these. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2007
Very cute recipe that I put into my roommates' bento lunches. The only downside to this is that you can't refrigerate them. The pretzels get soggy form the apples and break also the apples brown. Eat them the same day and they are fine however. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2009
I made this recipe and I think where you scooped out the core you can fill it in with peanut butter. Also if you don't have petzels colored tooth picks are always fun they are not edible but they work and instead of raisins I used chocolate chips which we're very good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2009
Great idea! I made mine with dried cranberries and raisin and with strawberry cream cheese instead of peanut butter for allergy reason and paired it with Ants on a Log and the kids loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2011
i loved it....easy to make quick and healthy n yummy. perfect afterschool snack Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2011
Very cute recipe. I used natural peanut butter which at room temperature can be a bit runny. So refrigerating the peanut butter might be a good idea. I also had a hard time getting the pretzels in the apples without breaking them. So I used a a chop stick to "pre-poke" the hole and that seemed to work well. Read More
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