It was my turn to bring snacks to my 1 year old's preschool class. The room-mom had a great idea to have snack sign-ups so that the kids could eat FRESH snacks rather than months-old vats of goldfish every day. When my turn came, I made these:
Fruit & Cheese Elmo Snack Cups
**They are in *foil* cupcake cups (important not to use paper since they will soak through)
Cut strawberries and pile in to make a base for Elmo face (skin side UP for vibrant color)
Half a Cutie (orange) wedge for nose
String Cheese sliced into rounds for eyes
Raisin bits inserted into holes in cheese, dug out with toothpick & jammed in
I transported them to school in the baking pan so they wouldn't slide around and lose their faces. Top with cling wrap, and they transport very easily.
Although I made these for snack, they are a fantastic & fun HEALTHY alternative to actual cupcakes for birthday celebrations too! The kids were thrilled to eat!
I may do this again with blueberries to make Grover or Cookie Monster next time.