T Is for Turtle Treats

Snacks for letter T - Tasty Turtle Treats

Kids love turtles, and your little ones will love everything about this turtle. It’s easy to make, cute to look at, and delicious to eat—what’s not to love?

It’s not always easy to get children to snack on healthy food, but this kid-friendly Tasty Turtle Treats recipe will make it easy to persuade your preschooler to gobble up his fruit.

Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of creativity! Grab an apple and a few grapes, and suddenly a boring snack becomes a fun, hands-on edible activity.

We had some very enthusiastic help with our tasty turtle. My helper had fun making it, and she had even more fun eating it. Try it out on your little one!

And if your children love this snack, be sure to check out all twenty-six snacks in my ABC Snacks Series.

Ingredients for tasty turtle snack Preschooler cutting grapes

Tasty Turtle Treats

Print Recipe

Here’s what you’ll need to make three turtles:

  • 1 Granny Smith apple cut into three 1”-thick circular slices
  • 12 grapes
  • Food decorating pen or mini chocolate chips for eyes and nose


  1. Lay one 1”-thick apple slice on a plate.
  2. Cut two or three grapes into round slices.
  3. Position six grape slices on the apple slice to form the turtle’s shell.
  4. Position half a grape as the head of the turtle. Create a face with a food decorating pen or by pressing mini chocolate chips into the grape.
  5. Cut two grapes in half and position the pieces as the turtle’s legs.
  6. Cut one triangular sliver of grape and position it as your turtle’s tail.


  • Apples and grapes taste great with a variety of dips. Caramel and yogurt dips are especially tasty. Use your own recipe or try the one below.

Yogurt Dip:

  • 8 ounces whipped cream
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey

Adapted from Canadian Family

Child assembling turtle snack Little boy adding finishing touches to snack

Teaching Tips

Child enjoying turtle snack

Want More Snacks for Letter T?

Find snacks for letter T and more with the ABC Snacks Cookbooks series that includes more than 40 snack recipes for your preschoolers!

Free ABC Snacks Cookbook

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Dawn C


Cute idea!



I love the scoots on the turtle-what a great idea!



Jessica, I had no idea what a “scoot” was! Had to “google it!” LOL! You learn something new every day!