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Wormy Apple - A Creative, Healthy, & Fun Afternoon Snack for Kids

This creative and unique apple snack is silly and fun. Kids will love the gummi worm and gobble down the healthy apple with peanut butter. It's a new take on an old favorite.
Course Snack
Servings 1 snack


  • 1 apple
  • 1 marshmallow
  • 1 gummi worm
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • Sharp knife
  • Apple corer
  • Heavy duty straw
  • Spoon or scoop


  • First, core your apple. The original blog post on Babble kept the apple's core to make the finished snack look more authentic. I would rather sacrifice a little realism for an easier to eat apple, especially for a child as young as mine. Who am I kidding? I'd core the apple if making this snack for myself, too. See the bad spot on the right side? That's where I cut the hole for the worm. Don't be afraid to use a slightly blemished apple.
    wormy apple snack
  • Cut the cored apple in half.
    apple cut in half
  • Cut a large marshmallow in half across the long side. Stuff one half into each cored apple (to keep the peanut butter from coming out the top and bottom).
    stuff half of a marshmallow in the apple
  • Use a stiff, heavy duty straw to cut a small hole in the apple. I used the plastic straw from one of Grace's sippy cups.
    make a hole for the worm
  • Poke the worm through the hole. I struggled with this gummi worm for a good three or four minutes before realizing that it had a head and a tail. I have never before seen a gummi worm with a head and a tail, but I suppose I'm not all that up on candy culture these days. It goes into the hole much more easily if you put the tail end in first.
    gummi worm in wormy apple snack
  • Use a scoop or a spoon to fill up the remaining holes with peanut butter.
    fill the hole with peanut butter
  • Stick the two halves of the apple together and serve!
    wormy apple snack
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