Just a green apple, bell pepper, carrot and nut butter of choice is all you need to make the cutest Leprechaun Apple Hats for a snack, this St. Patrick’s Day. It’s the perfect healthy treat that is guaranteed to put a smile on your family’s faces.
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Another snacktivity! Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day week. It’s not a traditional Irish snack but it might just bring the luck of the Irish because these Leprechaun hats are easy and fun to make (and keep little hands busy during dinner prep).
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All you need to make these super easy Leprechaun Apple Hats are:
- Granny Smith apple
- Yellow Pepper
- Nut butter
- Vegetable peeler
- Little Aspic cutters (I love these for cutting little hearts, little triangles for eyes etc.)
- A plastic baggie
- 1 Granny Smith apple, washed and dried
- 1 carrot
- 1 yellow Pepper
- nut/seed butter of choice
- vegetable peeler
- Little Aspic cookie cutters, shamrock shape (I found this on Amazon)
- A plastic baggie
- Add the nut butter to the plastic baggie and snip a tiny hole in the corner (you really don’t need to use the baggie but it’s fun for kids at add their own nut butter while controlling the mess).
- Cut 2 slices, each from opposite side of the apple. Trim into rectangles for the hat base.
- From the remaining uncut sides, cut out 2 wedges for the hat brim.
- Using the uncut apple pieces with the skin on, cut out the shamrocks with the Little Aspic cookie cutters.
- Peel a carrot strip and cut into thinner strips for the hat bands and the clover stems.
- Cut a little yellow pepper square for the buckle.
- Add the nut butter to each of the hat rectangles and sandwich them together. Add more nut butter to the bottom of the apple for the base.
- Assemble the hat buckle and clover stems and then —eat them!
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This post has been written by FnB contributor, Kimberly Stoney.
Kimberly Stoney is a professional craft designer and stylist, self proclaimed foodie and mom to one very hungry teenager. She has worked as a craft designer and recipe developer for over 15 years and shares her crafts and snacks at The Tiny Funnel. You can follow her on Instagram.