Fruit & Chocolate Ladybugs

12507413_1108249212539224_3684556659600359715_nOriginal credit goes to www.TheSoccerMomBlog.com

Using a half strawberry and melted chocolate (melt chocolate in a crack pot for ease) make a line going down the back and dots along the side then at the top of the strawberry where the stem was add a dollop of melted chocolate and immediately add a blueberry. The best way to add the chocolate is let the chocolate cool and add to a freezer quality bag that has a very small hole cut at the tip.

Easter Bunny Fruit Tray

1908172_1003282853032925_9198068397484073611_n

Graphic from www.worthpinning.com.

Arrange cubed pineapple, strawberries, blueberries, kiwi and string cheese (whiskers) into design as shown. Would work great for a party tray.

Frog Cantaloupe

10986819_10153151753604400_2920198969238263306_nWhat an awesome idea for a party. Wedge out a section and clean insides of seeds and melon. Cut skin from wedge and cut legs and eyes out to something similar as seen in picture. Add berries and small melon balls from watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe. Use blueberries and two half circles for eyes – attach with a toothpick. He is presented on a turntable in the pic to add to the coolness factor.

Jello Red, White and Blue Treats

946507_658314530865305_647629302_nUse disposable clear cups and make blue jello – pour to almost one-third level and chill. Repeat with a cool whip layer and then a red layer of jello. Chill. You can add fresh (wash and dry before using) in the blue layer before it has thickened completely. Before serving add a whipped topping and one blueberry to the top.

Blueberry Tid-Bits

Here are a few nuggets of information to help you make the most of this glorious fruit.
• Blueberries belong to the same family as the wild huckleberry or azalea.
• The powdery gray-blue bloom on the sur­face of the skin helps the small berry retain its moisture after harvest.
• Blueberries do not ripen further after they’re picked.
•Blueberries aren’t as perishable as other berries and will keep about a week if handled properly. Place them in a plastic container and refrigerate as soon as possi­ble. Don’t wash berries until you’re ready to use them. (Added moisture will hasten growth of mold.)
•Washing blueberries before freezing results in toughening of their skin.
• A pint of blueberries serves four people generously.