9 Summer Kids' Treats That Are Almost Too Cute to Eat

These adorable treats make snack time fun

Even fruits and vegetables can be fun to eat!

Ask just about any parent what his or her biggest challenge is and we’re willing to bet that for many of them, it’s simply getting her or his child to eat. It’s natural for kids to be suspicious of new foods — they lack the experience to know whether or not a food is safe to consume — and, let’s face it, grown-up food can be pretty boring sometimes.

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Luckily, snack time doesn’t have to be a snooze. Whether you’re whipping up a batch of cookies or putting together a plate of fresh fruits and veggies for your little one to snack on, you can easily turn that treat into a fun and colorful plate of food.

So break out the cookie cutters, the colorful plates, and some delicious ingredients and give your kids something fun to snack on this summer. Even fruits, vegetables, and cheeses are fun to eat when they’re cut into a variety of unique shapes.

There’s no limit to what you can create for your little one, but if you need a few ideas for inspiration, we’ve got nine that your kids are guaranteed to love.

Apple Turtles

Bolthouse Farms

Even the pickiest eaters will love this fun snack. Let older children help you assemble the “turtles” using halved green apples, green grapes, and chocolate chips.

Banana Bears

Catherine McCord of Weelicious on behalf of Bolthouse Farms

Kids of all ages will love creating these delicious banana bears — they’ll have so much fun that they’ll forget they’re eating healthy fruits like blueberries and strawberries. Added bonus? These bears have mini chocolate chip eyes!


Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.