Healthy Valentine’s Day Snacks

These cute little snacks are really easy to make, and they’ll surely have your kiddos giggling with joy. If you’ve had a child in public school over the past few years, you’ve probably noticed that our schools are beginning to discourage parents from bringing sugary snacks to school for holiday and birthday celebrations. Although this can make it a little challenging to “spoil” them during those special times, it definitely encourages our parental creativity!  That’s why I made these Healthy Valentine’s Day snacks for my son’s school party. The class just LOVED them. Here’s what you’ll need:

Healthy Valentine's Day Snack1 Container of Strawberries
20 Blackberries
1 Bag of Grapes
1 Container of Blueberries
6-10 Mandarin Oranges
1 tube of Black Gel Decorating Frosting (Click the link to see what it looks like. Available at most grocery stores)
Candy Eyes (Available at most grocery stores)
20 Cupcake Cups (Pink)
20 Cupcake Cups (White)
20 Toothpicks

Line the serving dish with 20 pink cupcake cups, and then place the white cups inside the pink cups. Doubling up the cups will give the cups a little more stability, especially for those little awkward hands. Fill each cup with a few grapes, blueberries, and mandarin oranges.

Cut the strawberries in half. Using a toothpick, secure one blackberry to 1/2 strawberry. Lay the ladybug’s “body” on top of the cupcake cup. Repeat for all 20 cups.

Use the black decorating frosting to secure two eyes to the blackberry. Make dots on each side of the strawberry to create the ladybug effect. And that’s it! Really simple. I hope your little ones enjoy this as much as mine. Leave me a comment and let me know how it goes!

-Christina

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