By Kansas Living on January 27, 2020

Kids a Cookin': Pyramid Butterfly

Pretty as a picture, but you can eat it!


  • 1 slice American cheese
  • 1 celery stalk, 3-inches long
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter or cream cheese
  • 2 to 6 raisins
  • 2 pretzel sticks


1. Cut cheese slice diagonally with knife, pizzas cutter or scissors.

2. Place cheese slices on small plate with points together, forming wings.

3. Fill celery with peanut butter or cream cheese and place, filling side down, on the cheese wings. This forms the body of the butterfly.

4. Use raisins to decorate the wings. Use a dab of peanut butter as "glue".

5. Use pretzels as antennae, sliding them into the peanut butter on the celery.


  • Dairy fact: Until the 1850s, nearly every family had their own cow.
  • Peanut fact: The average peanut farm is 200 acres.
  • Grape fact: Raisins are dried grapes.


Teaching kids about the MyPyramid is easy when you make this Pyramid Butterfly. Pretzels are in the grain group and provide complex carbohydrates, which are a great source of energy. Celery fits in the vegetable group and raisins in the fruit group. These two groups provide vitamins A and C and other nutrients. The meat group is next, and peanut butter - packed with protein – substitutes for meat. Cheese is part of the dairy group, and growing kids need calcium for strong bones and teeth.  

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