Butterfly Bites not only brighten up the lunchbox & fill it with delicious bites; they also make the perfect serve of creativity for spring picnics with the kiddos.
Check out how to take a few ordinary lunchbox supplies & turn them into a whole lot of imaginative fun!
Butterfly Sandwich Bites by Jodie Fitz
4 slices of honey wheat bread
2 tablespoons Price Chopper whipped cream cheese
1-tablespoon yogurt based ranch dressing
1 tablespoon finely shredded or chopped carrots
Small heart shaped cookie cutter or large heart fondant cutter
A mini heart shaped fondant cutter
Cucumber, sliced thin
Golden grape tomatoes
Cut the bread into hearts using the small cookie cutter (or, large fondant cutter) so that you have 8 small hearts.
Mix the whipped cream cheese, ranch dressing and chopped carrots together to create the spread.
Spread the ranch-flavored mixture onto four of the hearts.
Use the mini fondant heart shaped cutter to cut out the center of the four remaining larger hearts.
Place a thin slice of cucumber onto the top of each ranch-flavored, cream cheese covered heart & top it with the open-heart piece of bread. Place two heart sandwiches together at their points to create butterfly wings.
Cut a thin slice of celery to act as the center of the butterfly. With the tip of the knife cut a slit at the bottom of the grape tomato so that the celery will insert easier into the tomato. Cut two slivers of celery to serve as antennae. Cut two slits on the top of the tomato & insert the antennae.
Optional: Using a mini fondant cutter in the shape of a flower, cut flower shapes out of cantaloupe, watermelon and/or honey dew melon.