- Yieldmakes six “critters” servings
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- 1 Lil Snappers apple
- 1 Lil Snappers pear
- 1 Lil Snappers citrus
- 12 blueberries (or garnish of choice), for eyes
- 60 raisins, diced (or garnish/toothpick of choice) for antennae
Cut each fruit in half, lengthwise (stem to base), and remove cores. Set aside one set of halves (apple, pear, citrus) for later assembly.
Lay one set of fruit halves, flesh-side down, on a cutting board and slice 1/3 piece from narrowest end of each fruit (usually the stem end), to serve as “heads” of critters; set aside. (This leaves the more bulbous “base” ends of each fruit to form the bodies.)
Align three base ends of fruit on cutting board, flesh-side down and cut edge (side that will connect to head) toward you. Slice each base into approximate ½-inch slices and keep them grouped together (this will aid in the next step of assembly). Taking note of size and shape of slices, begin selecting pieces from each grouping of fruit to create a critter “body” (approximately 5 to 6 slices of fruit per body), arranging slices so that back edge of “body” is nicely rounded and domed. The front “cut” edge (side that will connect to critter head) will be trimmed later (so don’t be concerned with some pieces being longer than others). Secure slices together with toothpicks, then trim “cut” ends to have a straight edge to fit neatly against flat end of critter “head.” Select one of your fruit “heads” to attach to critter “body.” Use toothpicks, inserted through “head” (where eyes will be positioned), to secure “head” to “body,” allowing an approximate ¼-inch of toothpick to remain exposed to attach blueberry “eyes.” Attach blueberries. Repeat steps to assemble remaining two critters. Thread diced raisins onto 6 toothpicks, covering top half of each. Secure two toothpicks to each critter “head” to serve as antennae.
Repeat with three remaining halves of fruit to complete set of six critters.