In Japan, to make food more appealing to children, foods are shaped into cute creatures like Pokemon or animals. The usagi ringo, or rabbit apple, is an apple slice cut to look like a bunny. This apple slice is seen often in animes and mangas. Learn how to make your own by following the steps below.


  • An apple and a good knife. Please follow knife safety and have an adult supervising.


Step one: After washing your apple, cut it into eighths. Core it.

Step two: Make a shallow diamond-shaped cut on top of the apple. Cut the end piece off to make it easier for step three.

Step three: Cut from underneath the skin until it gives way.

Voila! You’ve made adorable usagi ringos for a snack! You can make the ‘ears’ as big as you like!

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