These fall-inspired lunchbox ideas are almost too cute to eat

Project Lunchbox prepares you for your best lunchtime game. Discover the many creative ways you can make delicious lunches for yourself and your kids. 

Fall is here, along with pumpkin spice lattes and delicious apples. Match the season to your lunchbox with our fall-inspired eats.

Leaf Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices of bread
  • mayonnaise
  • slice of cheese
  • ham
  • candy eyes

Instructions:

  1. Spread mayo on one slice of bread and layer ham, then the second slice of bread on top to make a sandwich.
  2. Spread mayo on top of second slice and top with cheese (the mayo will help the cheese stay put!).
  3. Use a leaf-shaped cookie cutter to cut sandwich and decorate with candy eyes and a small piece of ham for a mouth.

Apple Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • boxed cupcake batter, prepared 
  • red frosting
  • pretzel sticks
  • green gummy leaf candy

Instructions:

  1. Line a cupcake baking pan with red baking cups. Pour prepared cupcake batter into cups.
  2. Roll tin foil into small stem-like sticks and place next to baking cups in baking pan to create a small indent (this helps create the apple shape. Bake cupcakes in oven.
  3. Once cupcakes are done, set aside to cool.
  4. When completely cooled, decorate cupcakes with red frosting.
  5. Add a pretzel stick to the indented side for the stem and top with a green gummy leaf.

Chocolate Acorns

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Separate sandwich cookies and top peanut butter side with a Hershey Kiss. (You can use melted chocolate or more peanut butter to glue together if there's not enough peanut butter on the cookie.)
  2. Dip a toothpick into the melted chocolate to add a little dot on the other side of the cookie and stick on a mini chocolate chip. 

"Pumpkin Pie" Cheese and Crackers

Ingredients:

  • cheddar cheese, cut into wedges
  • butter cracker
  • triangle-shaped biscuit cracker
  • cracker sticks 
  • whipped cream cheese

Instructions:

  1. Use whipped cream cheese to "glue" cheese and crackers together in the shape of a slice of pie. First, to triangle biscuit with wedge of cheese. Stick butter cracker to the other end and top with a cracker stick. Top with a little whipped cream cheese for the "whipped cream."

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