With the beloved flavor of peanut butter and jelly, but the added benefits of fresh fruit and dairy included. These cute fruit and peanut butter “tree” toasts are a snap to make that your kids will love.
Long before I started this blog I had a Pinterest board called Snacks for Kids. Pretty self explanatory, I pinned snacks I thought my kids would like. My youngest son saw me pinning to it one day and wanted to pin his own snacks. He’s since become a 7 year old Pinterest fiend!
It’s actually become a neat mother/son activity for us. We’ll look through snacks geared for kids and he’ll pin the ones he likes. We talk about different things to try and he helps me make them. It’s just fun one on one time. He’s particularly partial to snacks that look like something, a bowl of oatmeal that’s decorated to look like an owl, an apple carved to look like a mouse, that kind of thing.
Well not long ago in the Baker’s Brag Facebook group (a just for fun group where members post pictures of the yummies they’ve been baking) one of my ex-roller derby friends, Brooker T, asked for a new way to make peanut butter and jelly, because it’s all her kids want to eat. I immediately thought of my son’s love of fun snacks and made up with this fresh fruit and peanut butter toast shaped like a tree.
So today’s fresh fruit and peanut butter toast is a little bit different than most of the recipes that are on AHB. In fact, I don’t know that I’d really call it a recipe, maybe more of a fun foodie craft. No matter what you call it, my fruit toast with peanut butter is super fun and easy. It really does taste like peanut butter and jelly. It’s got fruit, protein, dairy, and grain all together in one yummy snack with an irresistibly cute package that’s not only kid friendly in looks, but also not hard for little hands to pick up and handle.
I hope that you will love this fun fresh fruit and peanut butter toast as much as we do! And you’ll have to let me know what you think about fun snacks like this, would you like to see more? Do your kids like silly shaped snacks too? If so, be sure and follow my Snacks for Kids board, it’s packed with fun snacks. And also, I’d love to see what goodies you’ve been baking up! Join the Baker’s Brag group and connect with other people just like you! Home bakers sharing their baked creations with each other. I’d love to see you there.
Fruit and Peanut Butter Toast
- 4-6 slices toast
- 4 ounces cream cheese , softened to room temperature
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup honey roasted peanut butter
- 1 cup sliced green grapes
- 1/2 cup sliced purple grapes
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, vanilla and honey until smooth. Spread toast with cream cheese mixture. Fill a pastry bag with a small circle tip (or use a ziploc bag with a tiny hole cut in the corner) with peanut butter. Pipe the peanut butter into two vertical lines for the tree trunk and four smaller curved lines to be branches. Starting at the top of the toast, layer the sliced green grapes, adding in some purple grapes occasionally. Finish by topping with sliced strawberries and serve.
This recipe can be made nut free by substituting Biscoff, Apple Butter, Peach Butter, Sunflower seed butter...there's so many possibilities.