Recipe - Tasty Bug

Adapted from: USDA SNAP-Ed Recipes

Level 1: No cooking required
Serving size: 1 "bug"
Servings per recipe: 20
Price per serving: 50¢
Preparation time: 7 minutes


  • Toothpicks
  • Knife for cutting and spreading


  • 10 apples
  • 1 large head of romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 1 16oz jar of peanut butter (trans fat free!) Beware of any peanut allergies! You can use cream cheese as a substitute.

Adult preparation:

Core the apples and cut it in half.


  1. Put half of the apple on a piece of lettuce, skin side up -- that's the bug's body.
  2. Using half a toothpick, have kids put a grape on one end and stick it in the front of the apple -- that's the bug's head.
  3. Using 1 Tbsp peanut butter as "glue", stick on raisins for spots and eyes. Let kids have fun doing this any way they want!
  4. Have kids break a toothpick in half for the antennae and stick them on either side of the head!