Fruit Flowers to Make with Kids

Fruit flowers made out of strawberries as the base with a pineapple flowers with a blueberry center

Fruit flowers are fun to make with kids.  They are a fun way to craft with food and eat more fruit.  They are a delicious dessert alternative.

Fruit flowers made out of strawberries as the base with a pineapple flowers with a blueberry center

Fruit Flowers to Make with Kids

Looking for a fun dessert to make with the kids? Check out these super cute Fruity Flower Pots. They’re made of strawberries, pineapple and blueberries with just a little chocolate in the mix. They are fun for the kids to assemble; it’s like crafting with food.

One item you will need is a flower fondant cutter and a mini circle fondant cutter.  Fondant cutters are reasonably priced at your local craft store and if you’re in the kitchen experimenting or have children, they are worth the purchase.  They typically run around 3.99 – 4.99 for a set, but they’re less with a coupon.  Wilton sells a flower and circle set with several sizes included in the packaging.  I have found them to serve as a very useful fruit cutting tool for food fun.  And, I use them for many other kid fun, food activities.  They are great to have in the kitchen!

Fruit Flowers

Fruit flowers made out of strawberries as the base with a pineapple flowers with a blueberry center

Ingredients

  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Blueberries
  • Chocolate morsels (dark)
  • Oreo cookies
  • Colored toothpicks

Instructions

    1. Wash and dry the strawberries.
    2. Cut the tip of the strawberry off so that it has a flat edge. Cut off the top/green part of the strawberry so that it has another flat edge. Set aside. The strawberries will serve as the pot for the fruit flower.
    3. Rinse the blueberries and dry.
    4. Cut the pineapple into half inch slices.
    5. Cut out pineapple flowers using the larger flower fondant cutter. Cut out the center of each flower so that the blueberry can fit in the whole using the small circle fondant cutter.
    6. Crush the Oreo cookies in a mini food chopper or blender so that it looks like dirt. Place the crushed cookies in a small bowl for the assembly portion of the flowerpots.
    7. Melt the chocolate, a ½ cup at a time, in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir the chocolate morsels once you have removed then from the microwave so that they fully melt.
    8. Begin assembly by dipping the larger end of the strawberry in the melted chocolate and then into the crushed cookie.
    9. Place a blueberry in the center of the pineapple.
    10. Use a green toothpick to go through the flower and blueberry.
    11. Then place the flower into the strawberry.
    12. Place your fruit art in the refrigerator to let the chocolate set.
    13. Enjoy!
Kids in the Kitchen:  There’s always life skills that children gain with every recipe that they make.  Here are a few to focus on when making these fruit flowers.

  • Fruit Prep
  • List Making
  • Grocery Shopping
  • Melting Chocolate
  • Microwave/heat safety
  • Blender/Chopper Use
  • Dipping
  • Assembling
  • Following directions
  • Cutting pineapple
  • Knife safety
  • Creativity

More Fruity Fun:  If you had fun making these fruit flowers it’s time for more fruity fun.  Check out my mini flower pots; they are a crowd pleaser!!!  They are a huge hit with the kids and I refer to this little treat as a ‘dessert swap and trade’.  They are a better bite than a typical dessert, but equally delicious.  These are great for Valentine’s treats, Memorial Day and 4th of July gatherings, shower food, playdates and after school snacks.  Super versatile, but yummy at every serve.  Follow the link below the picture to discover a new recipe to love.

Bite Sized Fruit yogurt Parfait on a plate topped with strawberries and blueberries

My Mini Flower Pot Recipe Link

 

 

2 Comments on “Fruit Flowers to Make with Kids”

  1. Hi Jodie,
    Your Fruit Budding Flower is just adorable, can’t wait to make some of these! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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