My 9 year old nephew wanted his bento lunch to include pistachio nuts. He decided on a desert theme so the pistachios could be the ground. He enjoyed eating so many pistachios!
I researched desert animals and decided on the tortoise. I used my french bread recipe to make the turtles. This tortoise is a peanut butter sandwich. (We had soup and turtle bread for dinner that night).
We decided on cactus and berries. The cactus is peeled, cut cucumber. I used defrosted frozen mixed berries. The liner for the fruit is from Japan.
Cactus and fruit
I wanted an easy dessert. I bought Snack Wells Fudge Pretzels. I put melted chocolate in a Ziplock sandwich bag and cut a small piece off a corner. I piped chocolate to fill in the center and added the head, tail and feet. Then I put the chocolate turtle in the freezer to set.
This was a successful lunch.