Turtle Bento

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).

Turtle Bread

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.

Chocolate Turtle

This was a successful lunch.

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5 Responses to Turtle Bento

  1. Mary Lee Page says:

    “Aunt Kathy” – You make the best and most creative lunches! The French bread tortoise is great and the rest of the lunch looks yummy too. Those nephews are blessed to have such a great aunt.
    Love, Mary Lee

  2. katriel says:

    I love it!!!! Especially the chocolate turtle!!!!

  3. silas says:

    It’s so cute. And I know it was tasty too

  4. Diana says:

    Love the cactus & the turtles!

    Diana Rambles
    Bento Blog Network

  5. The turtle roll is perfect, so cute! Love the idea of the pistachio nut ‘desert sand’ too, brilliant!
    Thank you for linking up at Fun Food Friday!

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