Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Christmas Cantaloupe Stars

These Christmas Cantaloupe Stars are the perfect holiday snack food--they're delicious, healthy, and so very fun!  They're also easy to make: I usually cube melons for my kids anyways, and this only added a few extra minutes!!  They're perfect on their own, but could also be combined in ton of different fun ways--wouldn't they be adorable atop a Christmas Tree Pancake?  The possibilities are endless...of course, none of mine survived our 10:00 am snack-time!  Here's the easy step by step:

Simple Supplies:

  • cantaloupe
  • sharp "butcher's" knife
  • small star-shaped metal cookie cutter

Easy How-To:

1- Cut the cantaloupe in half and scoop out the seeds.

2- Slice the cantaloupe so each slice is about 1/2 inch thick.  The size is not critical, as long as it is not as thick as your cookie cutter.

3- Use your cookie cutter to punch out stars from each slice.  Or let your children help!

4- Serve it up!!

5- You will probably want to use your knife to cut the extra melon off and serve it when the stars run out. 

I may share at any of these parties!


HannahW said...

Oh my goodness these are so sweet!! (haha) I hope I remember them come July when cantalopes are in season here. Thanks for sharing at Eco-Kids Tuesday!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Oh, Hannah, I forget that everyone has different weather sometimes!! It also works great on other melons, bananas, bread, and several other fruits! ;)

Erica said...

This is such a cute idea! My son will love it! Visiting from Earning my cape super linky.

We three crabs

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Thanks, Erica! We had a ton of fun with them too!

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

what a fun and festive snack! thanks for sharing on The Sunday Showcase!

Unknown said...

Hi there! I stopped by through Tutu and tea parties linky and pinned your post on my food board. Come and check out the post I'd like to be pinned : http://ellecrafts.blogspot.fr/2012/11/ma-belladone-by-deer-and-doe.html
Happy sunday ;)
Bisous, Sparkle


willowday said...

Fantastic that you've taken the time to post a sweet but healthy snack. I love it.

Becki said...

I love it! I just recently found out that my kids like healthy food cut with cookie cutters! I'm featuring this and pinning it. :) I hope you join us again this week!

Unknown said...

Very cute idea! My kids old think this is so cool! Thanks for linking this up to Share It Saturday.

Jennifer Dawn said...

How cute! My daughter would love these!

Carla at Preschool Powol Packets said...

Thanks, Iowa Farmer's Wife!

Sparkle, Thanks for stopping by!

Willowday, We love to have fun with our food...and my favorites are the healthy ones!!

Becki, That's awesome!! Thanks so much for the feature too!!!

Karyn, That's wonderful!! I'm so glad your kids liked it!!

Thanks, Jennifer! All my kids love it too!!