RITZ Caterpillars

14  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 15 min total
  • Makes 4 servings, 2 caterpillars each.

RITZ Caterpillars Recipe


  • 3 stalks celery, divided
  • 1/3 cup garden vegetable cream cheese spread, divided
  • 8 RITZ Crackers, cut in half
  • 8 small grape tomatoes
  • 1 baby carrot, cut into 16 thin strips


  • Cut  64 thin slices from 1 celery stalk; set aside. Cut each of the 2 remaining celery stalks crosswise into 4 (3-inch-long) pieces. Trim rounded sides of celery pieces to allow celery pieces to stand level when placed on plate.
  • Reserve  1/4 tsp. cream cheese spread for later use. Fill celery pieces with remaining cream cheese spread. Insert 2 cracker halves into cream cheese in each celery piece, overlapping slightly as shown in photo, for the caterpillar's body.
  • Add  4 celery slices to each side of each caterpillar's body for the legs. Place a tomato at one end of each caterpillar for the head, then add 2 dots of the reserved cream cheese spread to tomato for the eyes. Add carrot strips for the antennae.

Recipe Tips

SubstituteSubstitute your favorite flavor of hummus for the cream cheese spread.

SubstituteSubstitute thin fresh chives or green onion strips for the carrot strips.


Nutrition Information

Makes 4 servings, 2 caterpillars each.
  • Well-being Choice
  • Good Source of Vitamin A
  • Good source of vitamin A or C

Carb Choices


Nutrition Notes

Kids will love the look of these colorful caterpillars. And you'll love the fact that they're a good source of vitamin A, thanks to the carrot.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 90 
    • Total fat 6 g
    • Saturated fat 3 g
    • Cholesterol 15 mg
    • Sodium 190 mg
    • Carbohydrate 7 g
    • Dietary fiber <1 g
    • Total sugars 2 g
    •     Includes added sugars <1 g
    • Protein 2 g
    • Vitamin A 10 %DV
    • Vitamin C 4 %DV
    • Vitamin D 0 %DV
    • Calcium 4 %DV
    • Iron 2 %DV
    • Potassium 2 %DV
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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