Are you looking for a healthier alternative to sugary Halloween snacks? Try these yummy halloween fruit tray ideas! Jackolanterns made from healthy snacks like mandarin oranges, banana ghosts, spooky celery monster worms and monster apples are sure to be a hit at your next Halloween party or school snack. These healthy halloween snacks are a great alternative but not short on Halloween fun. Check out these Halloween fruit tray ideas.
Mandarin Orange Jackolanterns
If you're looking for a fun and easy Halloween project that your kids can help with, look no further than these Mandarin Orange Jackolanterns! Not only are they festive and eye-catching, but they're also really simple to make. Just follow the steps below and you'll have them finished in no time. Happy Halloween!
- 1 mandarin orange per jackolantern
- black decorating icing
1. Using black decorating icing, draw on a face for each mandarin orange.
2. Place the oranges in a tray or on a platter.
3. Serve and enjoy!
Tip: For a less spooky approach, you can skip the face and just add a celery stick to the top of your mandarin orange or clementines to make a regular pumpkin.
1. Cut the bananas in half crosswise, then cut each half in half lengthwise.
2. Place chocolate chips on each banana half for eyes or draw them on with black decorating icing.
3. Arrange the ghosts on a tray or platter.
You can add a popsicle stick if you want to make this less messy to eat.
These are monster apples, and they're a lot of fun to make. Kids will love helping you make them, and they'll be excited to eat them too. Keep reading for a tutorial on how to make these spooky treats.
- Cut the apples in half crosswise.
- Remove the seeds and core.
- Cut the apples in 1/2 again to make wedges or thin slices.
- Add peanut butter between 2 slices.
- Add chopped peanuts for teeth.
- Add a dollop of peanut butter to 2 marshmallows and place on top of the slices.
- Place chocolate chips on the apples for eyes or draw them on with black decorating icing.
Tip: You can use strawberry slices as a tongue for your monster apple. You can also think of using candy corn or mini marshmallow teeth to make make a little monster mouth if you want to combine candy with your fresh fruit. If there is a concern about nut allergies you can use cream cheese for this mouth shape in place of peanut butter.
Spooky Celery Monster Worms:
It's that time of year again when the leaves start to change color, the temperature starts to drop, and all things spooky come out to play. Kids love getting into the Halloween spirit, and what better way to do that than by making some fun and festive snacks? Try these Spooky Celery Monster Worms. They're easy to make and perfect for classroom parties or a fun activity with your kids. Keep reading for instructions on how to create these silly little creatures!
- 1 or more celery stalks
- Peanut Butter or pimento cheese
- Candy eyes or black decorating icing or chocolate chips
- Cut the celery sticks into thirds.
- Spread peanut butter on one side of each celery slice.
- Place chocolate chips on the apples for eyes or use candy eyes.
Vomiting Watermelon Fruit tray
Have you seen pumpkins carved to look like a mouth spitting out pumpkin seeds? Well, you can carve a watermelon to look like this too with melon balls or fruit salad spilling out. Melon is such an easy food to shape. You can use a melon baller or fun cutters to make Halloween shapes like cats, bats and pumpkins. The same can be done with green or red apples.
If you use a paring knife or mini Halloween cookie cutters to make fresh fruit into fun treats you can also put them on skewer sticks to create a shape arrangement in a vase or cauldron and serve with caramel or creamy fruit dip for a spooky treat that is sure to be a big hit at school parties or other Halloween parties.
Healthy Halloween treats can be extravagant like a carved out melon or you can add healthy options to a cute serving tray from the dollar store or grocery store.Think of healthy treats your family loves and try to think of ways to dress it up. Pretzel sticks can become spooky witch fingers with colorful melted chocolate and sliced almonds, or fruit salad can look like eyes looking back at you with peeled grapes.
Think of making your trays like you would a charcuterie board and use things like string cheese, baby carrots, green grapes, cut oranges and snap peas all over for filler without added sugar. There are so many fun Halloween fruit tray ideas to try. Let us know which is your favorite!