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caprese bites made with cherry tomatoes and mozzarella balls forming a caterpillar on a bed of lettuce
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5 from 8 votes

Caprese Bites Recipe

Caprese Bites are a fresh and fun snack or appetizer that taste delicious! The classic flavors of tomato and mozzarella arranged in the shape of a caterpillar for added entertainment that your kids will love!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: 3 ingredients, 30 minutes or less, cheese, fresh, healthy, vegetables
Servings: 4 children
Calories: 160kcal


  • Toothpicks


  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • 3 mozzarella balls
  • spinach or basil leaves
  • balsamic glaze


  • On a small salad plate, arrange a bed of spinach or basil.
  • Alternate placing a cherry tomato and a mozzarella ball in a caterpillar shape, starting and ending with a tomato.
  • Using a toothpick, make 2 small holes on the top of the tomato "head". Place 2 long stems from your spinach or basil leaves inside the holes to resemble antennae.
  • Dip one end of your toothpick into your balsamic glaze and dab it onto the face of your caterpillar to make eyes and a dotted smile.
  • Serve with a small side of more balsamic glaze for dipping.


Serving: 1caterpillar | Calories: 160kcal