Caterpillars On a Stick

My four-year-old recently had a play date at our house.   He was so excited about having all of his friends over to play.   I, on the other hand, was worried about a million different things.   What if someone got hurt, or in a squabble?   What if they were bored?   What if mommy needed a glass of wine half-way through the play date?

I wanted to have some fun snacks for the kids.   So, I decided to make these caterpillars.   (My group was all boys, but you could make these into lady bugs or butterflies very easily.)

INGREDIENTS:

Green grapes  (my grapes were pretty small and it still turned out okay)
Bamboo skewers
Cold icing
Mini chocolate chips

caterpillar on a stick recipe ingredients

First, I put about 6 grapes onto the skewer to make the caterpillar body.   My four-year-old helped with this and LOVED it.

Then, because my group was still young, I cut the skewers down and removed the pointed edge

remove pointed edges from skewer

Next, I took the icing pack out of the fridge and made two eyes and topped them off with two mini-chocolate chips.

caterpillar treat made with grapes and icing

Serve immediately.   (I waited too long and the eyes started to melt a bit, even though they were refrigerated until I served them.   It didn't seem to bother the kids.)

Here was our final tray of caterpillars:

caterpillar grapes on a stick

The kids loved these and I loved them because they were so simple to make and a great healthy snack.

3 Comments

  1. Those are adorable and a great way to make a healthy snack fun. 🙂

  2. Those are adorable! My 5 year old would love them.

  3. These are extremely cute and easy. I made them with my kindergarten kids and they loved them. Thanks

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