Fruit Butterflies

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe.

This butterfly fruit art is a delightful snack even for the pickiest little eaters. With only 5 ingredients (a majority of them fruit) and a few minutes, you can create your own butterfly garden with your kids!


4 Servings






– Banana – Blueberries – Kiwi – Strawberries – Chocolate Melts – Eye Candy (if desired) – you can also just create the eyes with melted chocolate – Parsley for stem decor (if desired)

Step 1 Start by preparing your fruit.   We started with banana. In this butterfly, we use the banana for both the head and the body. For the banana rounds (the head),  you will peel the banana and then slice into 1/4 inch rounds. Go about half way down the banana. And then for the body, cut the rest of the banana in half. Then, slice the halves into strips.

How to Make Butterflies with Fruit

Step 2 Next, we cut the strawberry. First, you should hull your strawberry. What does that mean? The fastest way to hull strawberries is with your go-to paring knife. All you have to do is lay your strawberries on the cutting board and slice off the top of the berry. That’s it!

How to Make Butterflies with Fruit

Step 3 Place the kiwi on a cutting board on its long side. Using a small knife, slice off both ends of the kiwi. Next, insert a small spoon near the edge of the kiwi. Push it against the side of the skin. Then, rotate it around staying as close to the skin as possible. Once the spoon has made a complete circle around the kiwi, you can easily slide out the peeled kiwi. Finally, slice the kiwi into perfectly-round coins.

How to Make Butterflies with Fruit

Step 4 The last thing you should do before assembling the butterflies is to melt your chocolate. Follow the directions on the packaging.

How to Make Butterflies with Fruit

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