A Springtime Apple TreatPosted: April 11, 2012
Last week I signed up to bring apples for Laurel’s Easter party at school. It was one of the last things on the list. And because I am officially that mom, I couldn’t just bring sliced apples. So, I made these fun little springtime apple treats instead.
You know those moms. The ones who completely overdo and go way above what is required for the sake of being cute or crafty. Yep, I am totally that mom. And I am totally okay with that.
I love doing things like this. Especially when it’s for one of the kids. We get to work together and make something cute that we can share. And I know that one day (all too soon) these things will become just a fun childhood memory. So I will be that mom. For as long as my children will let me.
These are so fun and easy. You can make as many as you need for school parties, birthdays, or just an afternoon snack. It took me right around 2 hours from start to finish to make 16 treats.
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
Clear plastic punch cups
STEP 1: First, I followed this tutorial and filled each apple with peanut butter and a gummi worm.
STEP 2: Crush the Oreos (about 2 per treat) and place into the bottom of each cup. Place the apple on top.
STEP 3: Wrap each apple and cup in saran wrap so that the edges are on the bottom of the cup.
STEP 4: Using an Exacto knife and a small plate, cut the tissue paper into circles.
STEP 5: Wrap each cup with a tissue paper circle. Hot glue some ribbon all around to keep it in place.
STEP 6: Make this springtime treat even more sweet with fun embellishments. Add flowers, bumble bees or butterflies. The ones I used are scrapbook stickers but you can use whatever you have around or can find at the craft store. Anything is fair game as long as you think it’s cute!
For the flags, I used premade banners, but you can definitely cut your own from scrapbook paper. Just fold the banner in half and hot glue a toothpick in the fold. Stick the toothpick into the apple top (going through the saran wrap) and you’re all done!
Laurel was so excited to take these to the party. She told me that all of her friends and her teachers loved them. So I’d say these were a big hit!