My littlest one started Kindergarten this year and they’re allowed to bring in a snack once a month; the other day it was our turn.  Luckily our school still allows you to bring in homemade food rather than store bought.  This is one of my favorite times because I love seeing their faces when I bring it in; it’s priceless!   Since they just started school I wanted to do something that meant “Back to School” so an apple was the obvious choice.  These are really simple to make and they have a little twist to them; they’re flavored with jello!  It gives them such an incredible flavor and great color too!

 Ingredients are as follows:
1 (10 ounce) package marshmallows
1/4 C butter
1 (0.3 ounce) package sugar free jello
5 1/2 C crisp rice cereal
6-7 mini pretzel rods
1 green fruit roll-up


In a large pot, melt butter over low heat.  Add the marshmallows and stir until melted. 

Add the jello and stir until completely incorporated.

Add the cereal; continue to stir until the cereal is completely coated.

Spray your hands with nonstick cooking spray. Take a handful of mixture and shape into an apple; set aside.  Repeat until done.

Break the pretzel sticks in half.

Insert one half into the top of your apple.

Unroll the fruit roll-up and cut a leaf shape from it. (I used my butterfly cookie cutter, however you could just do it with a knife.)

Remove cut-out from the wrapper and place it on top of the apple (I like to tuck mine in by the pretzel rod). Continue until all the apples are done.

Serve and enjoy!

This recipe will make 12-13 depending on the size.