Halloween How To: Snack o’ Lantern Fruit Cups

Orange Jack-o-lantern fruit cups

Halloween How To: Snack o’ Lantern Fruit Cups

I started making these about three years ago when the Bandit was in preschool. They were always a big hit and a healthy alternative to most Halloween snacking, so they were school appropriate. If you have a lot to make be sure to leave yourself plenty of time as these can be very time consuming! I first seen these in Disney Family Fun Magazine but now it seems to be everywhere! Have fun with your kids! They will enjoy helping to make these!

Orange Jack-O-Lanterns filled with Fruit
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 3
Orange Jack-o-lantern fruit cups
Ingredients
  • 3 Oranges (in this case I used Grapefruit Oranges)
  • ½ cup Blackberries
  • ½ cup Blueberries
  • ½ cup Strawberries (sliced)

You can use any fruit you like. I also love using grapes or anything easy for finger eating.

Instructions
Rinse all fruit. Dry. Orange Jack-o-lantern fruit cups
Using a straight edged knife on your grapefruit orange, turn knife inward at an angle while making a complete circle. Orange Jack-o-lantern fruit cupsThis will release the top of your grapefruit orange. Remove and set top aside.Orange Jack-o-lantern fruit cupsBegin to remove the inside of the grape fruit or angle by using a small spoon.Orange Jack-o-lantern fruit cups
Place the grapefruit orange juice and pulp into a small bowl. You can save it and serve as a refreshing drink next to your treats!Orange Jack-o-lantern fruit cups
Once the grapefruit orange is empty, use a small knife to cut out your jack-o-lantern face! Be creative. You can carve square eyes, triangle eyes, a smile, or big teeth! Have fun!Orange Jack-o-lantern fruit cups
Slice the very top from 3 strawberries. Use this as a garnish on top of your orange jack-o-lantern! You can secure it with a toothpick, or a dab of honey.
Slice the strawberries into quarters and then in half again.Orange Jack-o-lantern fruit cups
Evenly distribute the blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries into each jack-o-lantern. Use a toothpick or tiny spoon to serve. Your family, friends, and children will love these friendly Halloween treats!Orange Jack-o-lantern fruit cups

We will be having a lot more Halloween How To videos coming soon including more treats, recipes, decor, costumes and more! And watch for the Halloween giveaways!

Halloween How To: Snack o’ Lantern Fruit Cups

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

10 Comments
  1. That’s cute and clever – and a great way to make fruit as fun for kids as commercials try to make junk food! Thanks for a brilliant idea.

    1. Hahaha! That’s funny! I’ll have to tell my son he looks like Mr. Pringles. He will get a good chuckle out of that one!

  2. This is great! I’m totally Pinning this for next fall. So nice to find Halloween snacks that don’t involve candy!

  3. How cute and clever! Thanks so much for sharing this! The kids in this are adorable too! I will have to try this next year!!

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