Kidspot Kitchen

Kidspot Kitchen

Apple turtles recipe

These cute little apple turtles are a sweet way to get your little ones eating their fruit. Get them to help you make them or just serve them up and watch them disappear.

Serving Size:

Makes 2



  • 2 green apples
  • 6 green grapes
  • 4 mini chocolate chips


Step 1. Wash apples and slice the base third from the apple.

Step 2. Place the base on a serving plate and slice 4 grapes in half. Arrange them as the turtle's flippers.

Step 3. Slice one third off the remaining 2 grapes and place as the heads.

Step 4. Using the point of a knife just puncture two holes in each head for eyes. Turn the chocolate chips pointy side down and press into the holes.

Apple turtles


  • We didn't use anything other than the natural moisture from the cut fruit to piece this turtle together.
  • We used a green apple but you could use red apples if you have them on hand.
  • This is a cute way to get toddlers to tuck into their fruit.
  • You can get little ones to help you with these at the grape stage. Just give them a plastic picnic knife to slice the fruit.
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  • This recipes was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.