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  • 1 medium red apple, cored and sliced
  • 3-4 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 32 miniature marshmallows

Directions: Remember to Wash Your Hands!

1. Wash, core, and cut apple in half. Cut each half into 8 slices.
2. Spread peanut butter on one side of each apple slice.
3. Place 3 or 4 mini-marshmallows on top of peanut butter on one apple slice. Top with another and press together to make one “smile.”
4. Continue assembling remaining apple slices.

Helpful Hints:

For this snack, choose a crunchy, red apple for the lips and cut each half into 8 slices. To make sure the “teeth” stay in place, use plenty of peanut butter to stick the marshmallows to the apple “lips.” Let each child assemble his snack and eat before the apple darkens. Don’t focus too much on the end result or the mess. It doesn’t matter if the apple has missing or crooked teeth! The important thing is to laugh and have fun!

Safety Tip:

Young children may need adult supervision when coring and slicing the apple. Or, an adult can do this task while kids spread peanut butter on each apple slice.

Kids' Tool Kit 

  • apple corer
  • paring knife
  • cutting board
  • table knife

It's a good idea to gather all your tools and ingredients before you start a recipe!

Chef's Choice

These will taste great with this recipe

  • Apple Smiles
  • graham crackers
  • low fat milk

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Smile
Servings per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 50   Calories from Fat 30

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 3 g

5 %

-  Saturated Fat 0.50 g

3 %

Cholesterol 0 mg

0 %

Sodium 30 mg

1 %

Total Carbohydrate 6 g

2 %

-  Dietary Fiber <1 g

4 %

-  Sugars 4 g


Protein 2 g


Vitamin A 0 %

Vitamin C 2 %

Calcium 0 %

Iron 0 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.  Your daily values may be higher of lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories - 



Total Fat




Saturated Fat












Total Carbohydrate




Dietary Fiber




Calories per gram:
Fat 9 - Carbohydrate 4 - Protein 4


Information provided by K-State Research & Extension Family Nutrition Program
and funded by Kansas Department for Children and Families
and USDA. Food and Nutrition Services