Fruit Critters with Yogurt Peanut Butter Dip

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
20 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups lowfat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 3 apples
  • 1 1/2 cups seedless grapes
  • 3 bananas, peeled
  • Thin pretzel sticks
  • Sunflower seeds
Directions
  • In a food processor, combine yogurt, peanut butter and dark brown sugar and puree. Pour into a decorative bowl and chill in the refrigerator, about 20 minutes.

  • While the dip is chilling, make fruit "critters" using the fruits for bodies, pretzel sticks for legs, and raisins for eyes. Here are some suggestions, but use your imagination!

  • Quarter and core an apple. Place the flesh side down so the peel is facing up. This will be the shell for a "beetle". Cut 1 raisin in 1/2, place the inside down towards 1 end of the apple to make "eyes" for your beetle. Break 4 pretzel sticks in half and insert into the bottom for legs.

  • Carefully thread grapes onto a pretzel stick to make a caterpillar. Stick 2 sunflower seeds into one of the end grapes to make eyes. You can also use 2 kinds of grapes to make a multi colored caterpillar.

  • For a fly or bee: Cut off the last 2 inches of a banana, so you have a piece with a slight curve and a tapered end. This will be the body. Carefully stick a pretzel stick into the cut surface so half is in the banana and half is sticking out. Core a strawberry and carefully stick in onto the other half of the pretzel stick to attach the "head". Cut a raisin in 1/2 and stick the cut side onto either side of the strawberry to make "eyes". Cut 2 slices of apple and carefully stick into the banana to make wings.

  • Dip the critters in the dip and enjoy!


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