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Strawberry Mice Nibbles

Strawberry Mice and Cheese
Healthy snacks don’t have to be boring! Strap on your whiskers and get your fruit and cheese on with this cute recipe.

Strawberry Mice and Cheese

Are you looking for healthy food options that include some fun-factor ingredients? This strawberry mouse and cheese idea from Stephanie Keeping at Spaceships and Laser Beams is colorful, nutritious, and is sure to earn you a smile! It’s a great addition to a party dessert table, plus you can feel good about offering guests something that’s not full of added sugar.

A full tray of these little mice looks amazing, but it’s also amusing to have them hiding out on other food displays. Don’t wait for a party, though, because these mice are good at home too! (Especially for those little guys who like to play with their food!)

Strawberry Mice Nibbles

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Strawberry Mice Nibbles

A healthy fruit and cheese snack your kids will adore!

Ingredients

  • Crackers
  • Swiss cheese
  • Strawberries
  • Mini chocolate chips (3 per mouse)
  • 1 long black licorice string
  • Sliced almonds (2 per mouse)
  • Small wheels of Gouda cheese (alternately, cut a block of cheese into triangles)

Instructions

  1. Cut a slice of Swiss cheese to fit the cracker of your choice. Set aside.
  2. In the meantime, wash your strawberries and pat dry. Cut off the leaves and the bottom 1/3 of the strawberry, and insert a black licorice tail (about 1.5 times the length of the berry) into the back (the wide end) of the berry. You may need a tooth pick to poke a hole.
  3. Use the pointed ends of the chocolate chips to anchor two eyes and a nose into the berry, and add two almond slices on top for ears.
  4. Finally, arrange the berry “mouse” and a wedge of Gouda on top of the Swiss cheese cracker. Enjoy!
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