My toddler loves a barnyard animal. He also loves a bagel. These pig bagels were a BIG hit and they are super easy to make. I will say, strawberry cream cheese is probably preferred, but I forgot to pick some up so I just dyed mine pink. ALSO, for bagels, whipped cream cheese is superior. Don’t bother with regular cream cheese anymore if you are spreading it. Get the whipped.
To create these pig bagels, you will need the following ingredients:
- Plain bagels
- Strawberry cream cheese or cream cheese dyed pink with food coloring
- Fresh strawberries
- Fresh blueberries
- Prepare the Bagels: Start by toasting plain bagels to your desired level of crispiness. This step adds a delightful crunch to your pig bagels and makes them more enjoyable for little ones.
- Spread the Strawberry Cream Cheese: Take a generous dollop of strawberry cream cheese or regular cream cheese dyed pink with food coloring. If you want a lighter and fluffier texture, consider using whipped cream cheese. Spread it evenly across the surface of each bagel half.
- Create the Pig Face:
- Eyes: Place two blueberries on each bagel half to represent the eyes.
- Ears: Take half a strawberry and cut it into two triangular pieces to create the pig’s ears. Position them on either side of the bagel, sticking out slightly.
- Nose: Add a small circular slice of strawberry at the center of the bagel to form the pig’s nose.
- Nostrils: Use two small slices of blueberries to create the nostrils, placing one on each side of the strawberry nose.
- Optional Touches:
- If you opted for regular cream cheese, consider adding a drop or two of food coloring to achieve the desired pink hue.
- For an extra touch of whimsy, you can use whipped cream cheese for a lighter and fluffier texture. This not only enhances the spreadability but also adds a delightful creaminess to the pig bagels.
- Serve and Enjoy: Arrange the pig bagels on a plate and present them to your little ones. Watch as their faces light up with excitement at the sight of these cute and delicious treats.
Pig bagels are a fantastic way to make snack time enjoyable and creative for toddlers. With a simple combination of bagels, strawberry cream cheese, and fresh fruits, you can transform an ordinary snack into a whimsical and nutritious treat. Get ready for smiles, giggles, and happy tummies as your little ones indulge in these delightful piggy creations!