Add a whimsical touch to your next summer gathering by serving adorable flip flop mini sandwiches. These are as easy as can be to make and a great idea for making with and serving to kids. Read on for all the details!
To begin, gather all of your ingredients. To make the sandwiches, you will need…
- Meat, cheese and any desired condiments
- Foot-shaped cookie cutter
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced thinly
- 1 carrot, sliced into thin rounds
- 1-2 pieces of uncooked spaghetti
- Assemble the sandwiches as you normally would. Helpful tip: If you want to make the sandwiches ahead of time for a gathering without them becoming mushy from the condiments, lightly butter the bread on each side that will be on the inside of the sandwiches.
- Use the foot cookie cutter to cut a foot shape from each prepared sandwich. (Reserve the unused portions to cut into small pieces and serve for lunch or snacks later on.)
- Break the spaghetti into 1/2-3/4″ pieces. Insert one end of each piece into one of the carrot rounds, as shown.
- Overlap 2 of the red bell pepper strips on the cut sandwich to form the flip flop “straps.” Insert the spaghetti and carrot piece through the overlapped portion of the strips to secure them into place.
Using spaghetti to hold the toppings onto the sandwiches means you don’t have to worry about little ones swallowing a sharp toothpick. (Do, however, keep an eye on children and make sure they know to look out for that crunchy piece!)
Aren’t these so much fun? The kids and I served them at an end-of-school party we hosted at our house, and we’ve also enjoyed them several times since then as a change-up from our regular lunch routine. The kiddos enjoy making and eating them!
My foot cookie cutter came with a set of Wilton cutters I purchased a few years back. You can also find one here. (Affiliate link)