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Hungry Fruit Caterpillar Recipe

Hungry Fruit Caterpillar Recipe

Hungry caterpillars make good children's stories as well as a fruity feature using apples, kiwis, clementines and cleverness—an easy dessert that's simple enough for small hands. —Kim Mordecai, Little Rock, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 medium apple, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon creamy peanut butter
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs , optional
  • 1 small pear, sliced
  • 1 clementine, peeled
  • 2 fresh strawberries, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 small cluster green grapes
  • 1/4 cup unsalted cashews

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk confectioners' sugar, milk and extract until smooth; set aside.
  • 2. Cut apple in half lengthwise; place one half on a serving platter. Cut remaining half into slices. Cut eyes from one slice.
  • 3. Using peanut butter, attach apple pieces for eyes and a cashew half for a mouth. If desired, attach thyme sprigs for antennae. Arrange apple slices and remaining fruit in a wavy pattern to form caterpillar body. Place cashews under caterpillar for legs; spoon glaze over fruit. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 250 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 83 mg sodium, 61 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.