Thursday, August 19, 2010

Guy Smileys.

When we were 3 or 4, my mom put my twin brother and me in these little community classes offered by the city we lived in. I remember very little about it, except for two things. One -- the arts and crafts unit, cleverly called "Peewee Picassos." I wore one of my dad's old T-shirts as a smock. My mom even saved some of my artwork from it and passed it onto me when we moved into our house.

The other thing I remember was during the "cooking" unit (I have to use quotes because I seriously doubt we did any real cooking), we made these things called Guy Smileys. Yes, they were named after the toothy game show host on Sesame Street. I never forgot it because I had a strange affinity for Guy Smiley, plus I thought they were pretty nifty-looking snacks.

Today, I looked in my pantry and noticed I had the ingredients to make Guy Smileys. The cogs in my head started turning and I knew Bubby and I had to make them. I figured she'd love them, and I was right.

So, here's how you make Guy Smileys.


a red-skinned apple
peanut butter
mini marshmallows

Cut the apple into moon-shaped (or smile-shaped) pieces. Easiest way to do this is cut the apple in half from top to bottom, then cut the halves in half, then cut the quarters in half. You'll have 8 slices in the end.

Spread peanut butter on one fleshy side of each slice.

Arrange 4 - 5 mini marshmallows on the peanut butter, like teeth.

Finished product:

Bubby had so much fun sticking the marshmallows on "all by myself."

See how easy-peasy that is? If you have toddlers, hop to it! This could also be a fun pre-school refreshment on a day about dental hygiene or something. Or maybe a Halloween appetizer. I don't know; let your imagination run WILD!


  1. Oooh, those look nummers! I'll have to try them with my nephews if I get a chance! Bubby is so cute!!!

  2. Those are so cute. Now, how to get my three year old to eat peanut butter - the freaky kid hates it.

  3. She is so cute! And what a fun idea


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