Do not get me wrong, my kids will be having easter eggs. Good old fashioned chocolate easter eggs. But in the build up to easter I also have a plan to create some healthy easter treats with them. These apple slice easter eggs were our first effort.
They are essentially a snack and kid craft idea rolled into one, so a win-win situation. They are a bit messy if you are going to get the kids to prepare them but fun none the less.
How to make a Healthy Easter Treat
Apple Slice Easter Eggs
You will need apples, a sharp knife, an egg shaped cookie cutter. (mine was a cheap stainless steel one I picked up from Spotlight. You will also need an apple corer. My apple corer is so handy, I use it much more than you would think.
As far as spreads go, I used cream cheese and peanut butter for the session I did with my kids. If you are looking for a nut free, dairy free alternative coconut yoghurt will work too
The sprinkles we used for the colours, were freeze dried fruits and berries. Raspberries, Blueberries, and Mandarins to be specific. They can seem quite expensive, but a small bag actually goes a long long long way. We barely scraped the surface of the bags I purchased.
- 2 apples
- lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp cream cheese
- 2 Tbsp peanut butter
- 6 teaspoons powdered freeze-dried fruit
- Use an apple corer to take out the core from the center of the apple
- Slice the apples crosswise into 1/2 cm thick slices (they should look like doughnuts
- Using an egg-shaped cookie cutter, cut egg shapes from the rings
- From the off cuts cut disks using the apple corer (these disks will later be used to fill the holes in the eggs, so need to be of similar thickness to the slices
- Fill a bowl with cold water and a squeeze of lemon juice, soak the slices and disks for a few minutes, while you get the other ingredients ready
- Measure out the approximate quantities of the freeze dried fruit powders you will need (its best to put them into small bowls, so that your kids don't put sticky fingers into the original packages and spoil the entire bag)
- Drain the soaked apple and pat dry with a tea towel or paper towel
- Pop the apple discs into the hole of the slices
- Spread the slices with peanut butter or cream cheese
- Use the freeze dried fruit powders to sprinkle the eggs and make beautiful colours and patterns