Strawberry ladybugs are such a fun snack and/or treat. They’re a great way to add in fruit, craft with food and make memories together. Strawberry ladybugs are a great dessert alternative.
Strawberry Ladybugs make a Healthy Kid Snack
Strawberry ladybugs are a fanciful snack or dessert alternative that’s sure to delight!
This super easy recipe provides the opportunity to allow food creativity to take center stage while you combine craft time and togetherness. Pull the simple supplies out at the counters in your kitchen, or at your family picnic, for a delicious afternoon snack the kids will love making.
Once you’ve finished making these fun creative snacks and eat them, you will discover that they taste like a peanut butter and jelly bite. YUM!
Strawberry Ladybugs are Fun to Make
Every recipe has lessons to learn when making them with children. Here are a few activities to concentrate on when working with children when making Strawberry Ladybugs;
- Folding ingredients together
- Knife safety
- Cutting skills
- Spreading Skills
- Following directions
The ingredient list for making Strawberry Ladybugs is fairly simple. It includes;
- Fresh Strawberries
- Fresh Blueberries
- Vanilla Wafer Cookies
- Whipped Cream Cheese
- Peanut Butter or WOWButter®.
- Mini Dark Chocolate Morsels
Here are all of the ‘how-to’s’ to build your fun ladybug bite. I have included a printable version of Strawberry Ladybug Snacks for your convenience;
- 2 tablespoons PICS whipped cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon WOWButter®
- 1 teaspoon PICS honey
- Mini dark chocolate morsels
- Vanilla wafer cookies
Wash the strawberries and blueberries. Let them dry (or pat them dry).
You will need two strawberries and 4 blueberries.
Measure 2 tablespoons of whipped cream cheese and scoop it into a small bowl.
Measure and add 1 tablespoon of WOWButter®.
NOTE: WOWButter® is a peanut free, peanut butter alternative so that our allergy friends can make this recipe too. If you have no allergy concerns you can use your favorite peanut butter.
Measure and add 1 teaspoon of honey to the cream cheese and WOWButter®. Stir the three ingredients together until they are one solid color.
Cut the green off of 2 strawberries to create a flat edge. Discard the greens. Stand the strawberry on that flat edge and cut the strawberries in half. These strawberry halves will serve as the ladybug bodies.
Spread the cream cheese mixture onto 4 vanilla wafer cookies.
Place the strawberries on the wafer cookies, but leave enough room for the blueberry.
Add the blueberry as the ladybug head.
Take three mini chocolate morsels. Poke the point into the strawberry to serve as the dots on the back of the ladybug.
Allergy Friendly Swaps for your Strawberry Ladybugs:
- WOWButter® is a peanut free, gluten free, peanut butter alternative.
- Depending on your dietary needs, check out the Kinnikinnick® brand of vanilla wafers. They are nut free, dairy free, soy free and gluten free.
- Also depending on your dietary needs, exchange regular mini chocolate morsels for the Enjoy® brand morsels. They are nut free, dairy free and gluten free.
- Dairy Free? Either eliminate the whipped cream cheese or replace it with a dairy free alternative like the one made by Daiya®.
Learn more about what makes up your Strawberry Ladybugs;
Strawberries Nutritional Facts: One of my favorite facts that I learned about strawberries is that they are a source of Vitamin C. Who knew? It’s not something I thought of when I first learned this fact about these beautiful red fruits. They are a complex bite packed with all kinds of goodness. But, here’s a link to learn straight from the experts exactly what you’re eating when you eat a strawberry. Strawberry Educational Link
Blueberry Nutritional Facts: Wait a minute! Blueberries have Vitamin C in them too? YES! Again, not a vitamin I think of when I look at blueberries. These fruits are also complex bites filled with goodness. Here’s that educational link to learn more for yourself and to share with your family. Blueberry Educational Link
Cheers to making fun and healthy snacks ~ Jodie Fitz
If you’re looking for other easy kid-friendly recipes like strawberry ladybugs, check out these veggie bites. They also combine craft time, food and togetherness.