You know when it is hot and you don’t want to cook? This is the dessert for you!
I saw this “fruit flag” on Pinterest and I knew that it was perfect for Snack Girl.
- I bought all the ingredients at Trader Joe’s (they are all in your supermarket right now). If you can’t find yogurt pretzels use marshmallows.
- It is FAST. No slaving over a hot stove.
- The ingredients are mostly healthy. How can you go wrong with berries?
I made this in a small rimmed cookie tray that I found at Target with one of my little white bowls.
When my kids saw this, they went nuts. Did they realize that they were munching on fruit? No! They saw it and declared it a dessert (which fruit can be but usually not for my kids who love ice cream). This is pretty much a perfect dessert for the toddler set as they grab a berry, run away, run back, grab a berry....repeat.
This time of year is so perfect for fruit platters (and this one doesn’t even need any slicing!). I did a veggie Christmas tree and I had to work with some out of season veggies. People did adore it but not as much as the decorated cookies.
All of these fruits and berries are in season and a deal at the grocery store. Yes, raspberries and blueberries are not inexpensive but you only need one small package to make the flag. You can make it (obviously) with only strawberries if you are short on dough.
Don't feel like you need to limit yourself to the American flag. You can make all sorts of fun shapes! Butterfly anyone?
Do you make fruit platters this time of year? What do you include?
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