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Food Art: An Arbor Day Tree Snack

For Arbor day this year, I created this super cute and amazingly easy snack to help kids celebrate this holiday, and to remind them how important trees are for the Earth and for us!  With just a few ingredients, you can make this snack in minutes.

Kix Veggie Arbor Day Tree Snack


What You’ll Need

Arbor day tree veggie ingredients


A handful of broccoli florets

1 slice of red bell pepper

1 large pretzel stick

Ranch dressing for dipping (optional)


A small heart-shaped cookie cutter


How To Make It

Step 1: start with a pretzel rod

1. Place your large pretzel stick on a plate.

Step 2: Surround the top of the pretzel rod with florets

2. Take your broccoli florets, and place them at the top of your pretzel stick to resemble a tree.

Step 3: Make a heart out of the red pepper slice

3. Grab your slice of red pepper and your small heart-shaped cookie cutter and cut a heart out of your piece of pepper.  Place this heart on your broccoli tree.  Optionally, serve with a side of ranch dressing.

Jill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time.  Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. People who know her personally find it extremely humorous that she is now the self-proclaimed “Queen of fun food.” Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids.