Cute Snack Idea: A Sweet Summer Sunflower

With just a sweet plum and a handful of raisins, you have an adorable snack to celebrate the last days of summer!

Plum Sunflower Snack

Photography by Jill Dubien

I can’t believe this is the last week of summer before the kiddies head back to school next week. This summer flew by way too quickly. I thought I would sneak in one more summer-themed snack for the kids this week. My kids are big fruit eaters, so it doesn’t usually take too much persuasion to get them to eat a plate full of fruit. The kids shared this sunny summer snack and ate up every single bite. It was really simple to make and only takes 3 ingredients!


2 yellow plums
a handful of raisins
1 green veggie stem – I used green onion because I had some in the fridge, but you can use cucumber, celery, etc.
a sharp kitchen knife


1. Using your knife, slice your yellow plums into small, petal-shaped pieces. Discard the pits.

2. Arrange your yellow plum petals in a circle on a plate, leaving an empty space in the middle.

3. Grab a handful of raisins and place them in the centre of your circle of plums.

4. Finally, grab a long green veggie and slice it into 1 long strip. I then made 2 slits halfway down for leaves. Place this on your plate underneath the flower.

This summer snack is really easy and a great way to bid farewell to an awesome summer. Enjoy!

jill-dubienJill Dubien is a working mom who loves to craft and cook with her kiddos in her spare time. She has an awesome and supportive husband and two wonderful kids. Before she had kids, Jill couldn’t cook much of anything except toast and cereal, and really despised being in the kitchen. Jill blogs at Meet the Dubiens, where she shares lots of fun foods and crafts for kids. You’ll find more of her cute recipe ideas here.

2 responses to “Cute Snack Idea: A Sweet Summer Sunflower”

  1. tavette says:

    Very pretty and so fresh and yummy looking. Your ideas even get us “older than kids” people thinking about trying new fruit. Yellow plum – never had one. Will have to try it.
    You used the yellow plum in your so realistic hummingbird snack and also a red pear. Humph… pear….gotta now try that also. We’re all going to be healthy, thanks to you.

  2. Momma Jo says:

    Oh I love that.