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Hungry Fruit Caterpillar

Total Time

Prep: 20 min.

Makes

4 servings

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
Hungry Fruit Caterpillar Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 250 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 83mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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