fruit pizza

This sweet treat is made from cookie dough, cream cheese, and fruit. Press store-bought refrigerated sugar cookie dough into a pizza pan. (Tip: Roll dough into a ball and use a rolling pin to flatten.) Bake according to the package directions. The cookie may need to bake for 5 to 10 minutes longer because of its size. While cookie is cooling, mix 8 ounces of cream cheese, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a bowl. Spread onto the cooled cookie with a rubber spatula. Top the pizza with sliced fruit. Place in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat.

creamy fruit cup

Eat the cup and snack on the filling! Cut the top ¼ off an apple. Set aside. Use a melon baller to core the remaining apple and scoop out a little bit of the insides, leaving the bottom and most of the sides intact. Fill the apple with a mix of peanut butter and trail mix. 

sweet strawberries

Make a bite-sized strawberry dessert. Rinse and dry strawberries, and place them on a cookie sheet. Carefully dip and swirl each strawberry into whipped cream. Top with sprinkles. Place in the freezer for 15 minutes.


If you don’t like sushi, give fru-shi a try! Wrap a peeled banana with fruit leather. Slice the banana with a sharp knife as shown. Add a pinch of sprinkles to the middle of each banana slice. Eat the fru-shi pieces with chopsticks and dip them into lime yogurt.

oranges with a-peel

There’s more to these oranges than meets the eye. Cut 3 oranges in half (from top to bottom). Scoop out the fruit, and place the empty orange-peel halves in the cups of a muffin tin. Follow the directions on a box of gelatin (any flavor will do). Pour the gelatin mixture into the orange halves, and place them in the refrigerator for a few hours to set. When the gelatin has set, cut the orange halves into wedges. 

Adapted from American Girl magazine July/August 2009. American Girl Publishing, 2009. All rights reserved.