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Sleepy koala sandwich recipe

Ever had a koala over for lunch? Well, now you can! This super cute koala sandwich will delight the kids - and maybe even entice them to eat it all up!



  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 slice of cheese
  • peel of 1 small cucumber
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced lengthways
  • lettuce leaves
  • 2 raisins


Using the photo as a guide, cut the koala head and ears from the bread and the ear shapes from the cheese.

Cut some thin strands of cucumber peel to make the nose and mouth shapes and then form the carrot into shapes for the ear details.

With a pair of kitchen scissors, cut the ‘leaf’ shapes from the lettuce.

Assemble the koala on a large plate, as per the photo, using the raisins for the eyes.


  • A scone cutter can help you cut out the required round shapes.
  • Create a whole koala world on the plate using different fruit and veggies, such as cherry tomatoes, grapes, sliced apple, celery, dried fruit or sliced mushrooms.
  • This recipe was created by Pip Lincolne for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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