TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 1 servings


  • 1 large marshmallow
  • 1 Red or Golden Delicious apple
  • 2 ropes black or red licorice
  • Liquid yellow food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla frosting
  • 2 miniature chocolate chips
  • 1 maraschino cherry


  1. For head, secure marshmallow to apple with a toothpick. Cut licorice into two 1-1/2-in.-long pieces for arms and two 3-in.-long pieces for legs (save remaining licorice for another use). Secure arms and legs to apple with toothpick halves. For hair, combine 2 drops yellow food coloring and 3 drops water in a small resealable bag. Add coconut; toss to coat.
  2. Spread a small amount of frosting on top of marshmallow. Press coconut hair in place. Dip chocolate chips in frosting; insert into marshmallow for eyes. Cut a wedge of cherry into a smile; dip in frosting and place on marshmallow. Yield: 1 apple person.
Originally published as Apple Person in Country Woman September/October 2000, p36

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kbradley User ID: 2227168 203830
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"I work in a daycare and we did this for an apple project in September. The kids loved making them and taking them home to eat. I loved this recipe because the kids could do it themselves except for the toothpicks. I loved the look on their faces when it came together. They were showing everyone."

Zalgal User ID: 6732038 103015
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

"My kids had a ball making these and the clean up process was awesome nothing but a few flake!"

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