The Edible Necklace

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The edible necklace is a stroke of pure genius. A little length of string, with some edible ‘beads’ that keeps a toddler occupied for long-ish periods of time. You can’t go wrong. And what makes this even better, is that it’s also a great craft idea to keep the little ones occupied before you go out. See it in action here.

Eating on the go is not ideal, but it is sometimes necessary. If you are stuck somewhere during snack time, the edible necklace could be your answer. Here are just a few places I love to whip one out:

  • – The doctors surgery (anything to keep him away from the toy table crawling with germs)
  • – The long car trip (sometimes you just need a few more minutes and a few less “are we there yet’s”)
  • – The shopping trolley (imagine flying around the supermarket with a silent, happy toddler and no whinging)
  • – The Medicare/Bank/Barber/Lunch queue


(Harry’s necklace on a recent shopping trip)

What’s on my edible necklace?

Can you think of any other ideas?

Note: Never leave your child unattended wearing an edible necklace.

Nutrition Note: Our edible necklace is a much more nutritious option then the brightly (read artifical) coloured, sugary lolly necklace that is of zero nutritional value.

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  • 1/4 cup cheerios
  • 2 dried apricots, halved
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 4 dried apple slices
  • 4 dried strawberry slices


Step 1

Cut your piece of string to size. Thread your "beads" to make a pattern. There's no need to bead all the way around as this can be too sticky on the littlies neck. -

Step 2

Tie the top and store in an airtight container. -

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Steph on August 26, 2013

    These look great! Can’t wait to make them.
    How long do you think the dried strawberries and apples keep for? Also, how did you make the hole in the strawberries? I was just thinking I’d use a skewer.

    • posted by Allie on August 26, 2013

      Hi Steph, the dried fruit should keep for a couple of days in an airtight container (but they will start to soften). I found there was a natural hole when I sliced the strawberry, but a skewer would work well too 🙂 All the best, Ax


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