Apple Smiles: A Fun and Fruity Snack


Brighten your kids' snack time with Apple Smiles! This fun and easy recipe turns simple ingredients like apples, peanut butter, and marshmallows into delightful smiley faces. Not only are they a joy to make, but these fruity smiles also offer a healthy and playful way to enjoy a snack.

Apple Smiles: A Fun and Fruity Snack

Preparation Time

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: Makes about 8-10 apple smiles
  • Serving Size: 1-2 apple smiles per child


  • Red apples, 2 medium-sized
  • Peanut butter, unsweetened, 60 grams (2.1 ounces)
  • Mini marshmallows, 30 grams (1 ounce)

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Slice Apples: Core the apples and cut them into thin slices. Each slice will form the "mouth" of the smile.
  2. Spread Peanut Butter: Spread a layer of peanut butter on one side of each apple slice.
  3. Create Smiles: Place mini marshmallows along the edge of one apple slice with peanut butter. Top with another apple slice, peanut butter side down, to create a "smile."
  4. Serve: Arrange the apple smiles on a plate and serve immediately.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Prevent Browning: To prevent the apple slices from browning, you can dip them in a little lemon juice.
  • Nut Butter Alternatives: If there are nut allergies, use sunflower seed butter or cream cheese as a substitute.
  • Encourage Creativity: Let kids help in assembling their apple smiles for extra fun.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • How do I store leftover apple smiles? It's best to eat them fresh, but you can store them in the refrigerator for a short time.
  • Can I use different fruits? Yes, try using pear slices for a different flavor.
  • Any tips for younger kids? Ensure the apple slices are thin enough for little mouths and supervise while they enjoy this snack.