Jarlsberg Apple Ladybugs

by Kate on September 8, 2014

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It’s officially official, the kids have gone back to school! In our home new clothes, new backpacks, notebooks, pencils and more have been bought and the kids are excited for the start of a bright new year. They both excited and nervous for new teachers, old friends and amazing experiences. They start their mornings still a bit slowly as they accustom themselves back into a school day schedule. Smells of a hearty breakfast wafting from the kitchen usually help rouse them.

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I feel like food and nutrition play such a big part in my girls school days. I like to start them off with a healthy, fulfilling breakfast while a lunchbox filled with a good food is in their little hands as they walk out the door. They love finding a little something special tucked inside. A sweet treat like Banana Coconut Granola Bars, a note or a Jarlsberg Mini is always something that gives them a little smile when they open their box midday.

At the end of their school day, all that learning and play sends them home hungry. As they thunder through the door, drop book bags and kick off their shoes I know their first request will be for a snack. I’ve got to come up with something quick but my little ones always love when food takes a fun, creative form as well. Even little foodies eat with their eyes first.

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These Jarlsberg apple ladybugs are adorable and sure to please your little ones too. They’re quick and easy to make which is always a plus in my book. In fact, they’re so easy that my girls make them almost completely by themselves. Doing something “all by myself” is always a plus in their books so this fun apple snack is something we all love. Apples, Jarlsberg Deli Slices and raisins make these little ladybugs a healthy choice for a fun after school snack or a little surprise to tuck into a lunchbox.  No matter when you choose to serve this back to school snack, your children will squeal with delight when they lay their eyes on these adorable cheesy bugs.

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Enjoy!

~K

**Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored opportunity from Jarlsberg. All the opinions expressed here are my own.

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Jarlsberg Apple Ladybugs

Yield: 2 servings

Jarlsberg Apple Ladybugs

These Jarslberg apple ladybugs are a quick, easy to make, fun back to school snack that you can make for your children or help them make on their own.

Ingredients

  • 1 apple, halved and cored
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 thin one-inch pieces of lemon peel
  • 2 Jarlsberg Deli Slices
  • 20 raisins

Instructions

  1. Wipe each apple half with 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice to prevent browning. Place apples cut side down on a serving plate or inside an airtight lunch container.
  2. Tuck 2 pieces of lemon peel under the top of each apple to make "antennae."
  3. Trim a Jarsberg deli slice into an oblong oval that is slightly more narrow bottom. Cut off the top of the oval and remove. Slice the remaining oval in half, forming two wings. Cut out 4-5 small holes from each wing. Repeat with remaining Jarlsberg deli slice.
  4. Place wings on top of apple and fill holes with raisins. Serve.
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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather M September 8, 2014 at 9:18 am

Oh I love these. Super cute idea.

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Kate September 8, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Thanks Heather! So tasty and easy to make with kids.

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Noelle (@singerinkitchen) September 8, 2014 at 9:31 am

This is such a cute idea!

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Kate September 8, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Thanks so much Noelle!

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Deanna Segrave-Daly (@tspbasil) September 8, 2014 at 9:37 am

OMG – how cute are these?? Will have to make them w. my 7 year old.

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Kate September 8, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Thanks Deanna! My girls really had great fun making them. So easy and healthy too!

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ronnie September 8, 2014 at 11:01 am

These are so adorable! Making healthier food fun for kids, tasty and artistic, too! Love it!

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Kate September 8, 2014 at 4:26 pm

I’m so happy you like these Ronnie! My girls had so much fun making them and now are requesting them for their snack almost daily. So fun!

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Colleen (Souffle Bombay) September 10, 2014 at 7:45 am

These are SO cute!! I love surprising my kiddos occasionally when they hop off the bus with a fun treat or snack – these fit the bill perfectly!

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Kate September 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm

Thanks Colleen!!

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PassTheKnife September 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

So adorable, I’m sure your kids appreciated these fun snacks!

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