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Healthy Easy-To-Make Holiday Treats for Kids

It’s holiday time and often that means an overdose of sugar. We have a holiday treat that is fun to make & good for you! We love these fruit snowmen that we know your kids will love to make and eat! (We didn’t have the carrot for the nose or the pretzel sticks for the arms so we made due with what we had. They look cuter with pretzel arms :) )


  1. Bananas
  2. Grapes
  3. Carrot
  4. Apple
  5. Bamboo skewers
  6. Raisins
  7. Pretzel sticks


1. For each snowman, you will need three thick slices of banana, a grape, a sliver of carrot, and a triangular piece of apple.

2. Slide the fruit onto the skewer, and then use the carrot slivers for noses, raisins for eyes and buttons, and pretzel sticks for arms.

Experiment with other fruit and vegetables!

What healthy holiday recipes do you have to share?

Posted December 15, 2010

by MichelleH


16 Responses

  1. Jay says:

    Thanks to the alternative to all the sweets we’ve been eating.

  2. Henria O. says:

    What a wonderful healthy alternative to cookies and cakes!

  3. Kim Pollock says:

    This adorable! I am always looking for cute things to make with food! Thanks!

  4. Michelle says:

    It’s yummy too! Glad you all like it. :)

  5. Sarah O. says:

    These snacks are so cute! They look like they could be fun to have the little ones make, too!

  6. Teresa/Isi and Jas' mom says:

    My son would love these! He loves his fruit.

  7. Kevin says:

    My Son and Daughter will both love to do this. Thanks for the info. Now I just have to get to the store to get some stuff

  8. MichelleH says:

    They were lots of fun to make!

  9. Mrs. Smitty says:

    Great idea! I can think of so many different variations to let my daughter create!

  10. Rebecca Orr says:

    This is such a great idea! And my 3 year old would get a kick out of helping me prepare them too! And they are so much healthier than all the Christmas cookies, cakes, and pies! Thanks!

  11. Katie R. says:

    What a great idea for kids. I’m sure my daughter would love making these and eating them. I like them because they’re healthy for her.

  12. Rhonda Clemens says:

    I showed this too my kiddos, & we just got done makeing & eating the cute, nutritious snack….Thanks sooooo much!!!

  13. Rebekah says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I love making rice crispie treats in holiday colors

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