Too-Sweet-To-Eat Strawberry Rats

Too-Sweet-To-Eat Strawberry Rats

If you read how we handled trick or treaters coming to our door last year and how I made Jesus lanterns with my daughters instead of Jack-o-lanterns, then you’ll know we don’t celebrate Halloween. I prefer to find ways to redeem Halloween, and use every opportunity to point my daughters to Jesus instead.

When I was invited to share some healthy Halloween snack ideas for Nuts.com I wasn’t sure whether I should, but after giving it some thought, I’ve picked a few snacks that could be used for a Halloween-themed party, but we used as part of our homeschool lessons instead.

First up are these too-sweet-to-eat strawberry rats. Rats, as gross as they are in real life – did I ever tell you about the time one brushed past my bare foot? – are still part of God’s creation. That, as well as they fit quite nicely with our AT-word family learning, is the reason I made rat snacks instead of more ghoulish ones.

Ingredients:

Strawberries
Licorice strips

Too-Sweet-To-Eat Strawberry Rats

To make:

Rinse the strawberries and pull the leaves off. If there are white parts, cut them off.

Halve the strawberries and arrange on a platter.

Cut the licorice strips to your preferred length and thickness. Arrange them as rats’ tails on the platter.

Cut tiny pieces of licorice for ears and noses, and place on each strawberry.

Too-Sweet-To-Eat Strawberry Rats

Simple and quick, and oh-so-delicious.

When I gave them to the girls, I asked Angie if she could spell ‘rat’ before I let her eat hers. She complied, but with a big sigh. Five going on 15, that’s for sure.

Too-Sweet-To-Eat Strawberry Rats

What’s your favourite strawberry dish?

This post was shared at Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop.

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