Banana-Graham Butterflies

Make snack-time fun with our Banana-Graham Butterflies!

butterfly snacks with banana, graham crackers and smarties

It feels like winter might well and truly be over, so we’ve been focusing on Spring crafts here.  We’ve made tissue paper butterflies, paper towel butterflies, butterfly magnets.  Last week, in keeping with our theme, I made these simple and sweet Banana-Graham Butterfly snacks for the hooligans.  They were easy to make, and the perfect treat for celebrating the arrival of Spring.

You’ll need:

  • one banana
  • 2 graham crackers
  • 2 chocolate chip “eyes”
  • smarties or m&m’s
  • peanut butter
  • antennae: toothpicks or coffee stir sticks

 To assemble your butterfly:

  1. Peel a banana and cut a slit into each side. With the tip of your knife, scoop out a small amount of the fruit.   Set the banana aside for a moment.
  2. Spread a small amount of peanut butter on each smartie, and stick them onto the graham crackers.
  3. Gently press each cracker into the sides of the banana.
  4. With a tiny amount of peanut butter, attach the chocolate chips to the front of the banana butterfly.
  5. Trim your antennae to about 2 inches in length, and pop them into the top of the banana.


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8 comments to Banana-Graham Butterflies

  • Joy

    Love this idea. Since it’s difficult to get my four year old granddaughter to eat bananas, I think I’ll coat the banana in chocolate. :) I’m going to make this on Monday when I babysit my granddaughters. Thank you for sharing!! I love tons of your crafts and my Granddaughter is very artistic, like her Gran’ma! LOL

  • Oh, these are so cute!! We will have to remember this for our butterfly party we are planning.

  • Oh this is going to be snack on Monday for the kidlets for sure. I also tried out your tissue paper butterflies last weekend with my granddaughter. She loved them. I just love your blog, and read it as often as I can. There is so much to catch up on. I hope you don’t mind I’ve shared it with my readers. I send everyone I know here.

    • happyhooligans

      Thanks so much for sharing, Debbie! I’m so glad you and your granddaughter had fun with the butterflies! And I’m thrilled that you love all the rest of our activities too! Those words are music to my ears! :)

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