This Halloween Fruit Tray is a delightful and healthy treat for kids during the spooky season. It offers a variety of fruit options with a fun Halloween twist without the added sugar. The tray includes Frankenstein Kiwis, Ghosts made from bananas, cute dipped strawberries resembling candy corn, and my favorite, Monster Mouths.
Serve this festive fruit tray alongside other Halloween-themed treats like Monster Cupcakes, Witches Hats, Boo Bark, and Caramel Apples for the perfect Halloween party spread!
I had a blast creating this fruit tray with my kids, and what’s even better is that they enjoyed it just as much as the sugary options like Halloween Sugar Cookies. It goes to show that our children can appreciate healthy treats, too. While some parts of the tray required more adult involvement, such as cutting the fruits, the kids had a great time assembling and decorating.
Get ready to impress your guests and provide a nutritious option at your next Halloween gathering with this fun and spooky fruit tray!
Tips For Halloween Fruit Tray
- Melt your candy melts in small batches to maintain a smooth consistency.
- It is recommended to serve this immediately so you can prepare the ingredients in advance, but wait to make it until you are ready to serve.
- If you do not plan on serving it immediately, dip your apples in Sprite or spritz them with lemon to prevent browning.
- Make the boo-nanas just before serving to avoid browning.
- Feel free to get creative!
- Add other Halloween-themed fruits, such as a Jack-o-lantern made from a cutie orange.
- Ensure that your fruit is ripe because even though it may look cute, it won’t taste good if the fruit is not ripe.
When to Serve a Halloween Fruit Tray or Healthy Halloween Treats
- Halloween Party: These adorable fruit tray ideas make for the perfect healthy snacks that adults and kids will enjoy at your Halloween party!
- School Party: These ideas are ideal if you’re looking for healthy Halloween treats for a school class. You can have the kids make them during the party or serve them at the event, But make sure to check your school’s rules regarding treats.
- Handout: While there may be better choices for handing out treats, you can consider giving out kits with an apple, candy eyes, sesame seeds, and peanut butter. Please include a picture so kids can make their monster mouths at home.
- Family Fun: These easy and kid-friendly Halloween treats are a great way to have family fun while preparing for your Halloween celebrations. Make them as an after-school snack or during a party.
Halloween Fruit Ideas
These adorable little Frankensteins will undoubtedly steal the show on any fruit tray. Their simplicity and cuteness are unmatched, making them an absolute crowd-pleaser. However, it is crucial to prioritize safety and ensure adult supervision regarding the cutting involved in creating these delightful treats.
To make the process even more child-friendly, opting for a peeler instead of a paring knife is highly recommended. This slight modification ensures that kids can actively participate in the fun without compromising their safety. By choosing the peeler route, children can quickly and safely contribute to creating these charming little Frankensteins, making it an enjoyable and memorable experience for everyone involved.
Apples and peanut butter are already the perfect combination, but when it comes to Halloween, making them super cute takes this healthy treat up a notch. Whether you’re looking to impress your party guests or want to add a touch of festive fun to your snack time, transforming apples and peanut butter into adorably spooky creations is the way to go. With a few simple steps, you can turn ordinary apple slices into creepy-crawly critters or ghostly delights that delight kids and adults alike. Get ready to take your Halloween snacking game to the next level with these cute and delicious apple and peanut butter treats.
- Have an adult handle the cutting for safety.
- Start by coring the apple to make it easier to work with.
- If you can’t find googly candy eyes or prefer something easier to eat, use marshmallows and a food decorating pen to create the eyeballs.
- Feel free to use your favorite nut butter for this recipe.
- Let your creativity shine! You can make cute monster faces with three eyes or use other nuts to create teeth for your spooky creations.
These darling boo-bananas or healthy banana Halloween treats are incredibly simple to make and so much fun to enjoy.
However, one minor setback with these delightful treats is that the bananas start browning quickly due to oxidation once they are peeled and cut.
To prevent this undesirable browning and ensure that your fruit tray remains fresh and vibrant, you can easily combat this issue by dipping or brushing the bananas with lemon or lime juice. If you prefer, you can even use pineapple juice or any other type of acidic juice that you have on hand. It is essential to remember, though, that using a different juice may slightly influence the overall flavor of the bananas.
Here’s a helpful tip: for an added touch of fun flavor and to effectively ward off any browning, consider brushing your bananas with pineapple juice. Not only will this keep them looking vibrant, but it will also infuse them with a delightful tropical taste.
Candy Corn Strawberries
This particular Halloween treat we are talking about requires a considerable amount of time and effort. Still, the result is worth it because it turns out to be incredibly cute and enjoyable.
A critical piece of advice for you is to utilize the refrigerator between each dipping session, as this will help ensure that your candy melts are not overly heated.
When working with candy melts, it is essential to note that they can be pretty temperamental. If you happen to overheat them, they will become more complex and develop lumps. To prevent this from happening, it is recommended to heat them in short intervals of about 20-30 seconds. Additionally, make sure to stir them well after each heating cycle. Following these steps will result in a smooth and creamy consistency rather than a clumpy one.
Here’s a helpful tip: It is best to melt your candy melts just before dipping to achieve the optimal outcome.
Halloween Fruit Tray Repice
A fun and healthy fruit tray, perfect for Halloween festivities, features an array of iconic symbols such as ghosts, monsters, candy corn, and even the legendary Frankenstein’s monster. All these delightful and spooky figures are meticulously crafted using fresh and vibrant fruits, ensuring a visually appealing presentation and a delectable treat for both kids and adults alike. With this creatively designed fruit tray, you can effortlessly capture the essence of Halloween while staying true to your commitment to a wholesome and nutritious lifestyle.
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 0 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
For Banana Ghosts:
- 3 ripe bananas
- 18 mini chocolate chips
- 18 regular-sized chocolate chips
For Candy Corn Strawberries:
- 1 pound of fresh strawberries, washed and dried
- 4 oz of yellow candy coating
- 8 oz of orange candy coating
- 12 oz of white chocolate candy coating
For Kiwi Frankensteins:
- 6 ripe kiwis
- 12 mini chocolate chips
- 6 pretzel sticks (thicker and thinner ones)
For Halloween Monster Apples:
- 2 green apples
- 1/2 cup of almond butter or peanut butter
- 32 sunflower seeds
- 3 strawberries, sliced
- Googly eyes (for decoration)
- Cut bananas in half.
- Gently poke 2 miniature chocolate chips into each banana half to create eyes, and place one larger chocolate chip below the eyes to make the mouth.
Candy Corn Strawberries:
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper.
- Wash and dry the strawberries.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring between intervals until smooth (about 1-2 minutes).
- Dip a strawberry into the melted white chocolate, almost covering the top. Allow excess chocolate to drip off, and place the coated strawberry on the prepared baking sheet.
- Refrigerate the strawberries.
- Melt the yellow candy melts in the same way as the white chocolate.
- Once the white chocolate is set, dip the strawberries into the melted yellow candy melts, covering about 2/3 of the strawberry. Let excess drip off and place them back on the baking sheet.
- Return to the fridge while melting the orange candy melts.
- Melt the orange candy melts using the same method.
- Once the strawberries are set, dip about 1/3 of each into the melted orange candy melts. Let excess drip off and place them back on the baking sheet.
- Refrigerate the strawberries to allow them to set before serving.
- Covered strawberries can be kept in the refrigerator for 1-2 days but are best served fresh.
- Cut one end off the kiwi.
- Use a peeler to partially peel the kiwis from the cut end toward the other end, leaving some peel to act as hair.
- Insert pretzel sticks into the sides of the kiwi, just below the hair, to form bolts.
- Gently press mini chocolate chips into the kiwi for eyes.
- Cut a small piece of a thinner pretzel stick for the mouth and press it into the appropriate place on the kiwi.
- Serve within a few hours.
Halloween Monster Apples:
- Cut apples into quarters.
- Core the apples, flip them over, and cut out a small section in the middle to create a mouth (be careful not to cut all the way through).
- Coat the inside of the mouth with peanut butter or nut butter.
- Use sunflower seeds as teeth by placing them inside the mouth opening, using peanut butter as glue to hold them in place.
- Slice strawberries and place one sliced piece inside the mouth to resemble a tongue.
- Attach candy eyes on top of each apple using almond butter or toothpicks. Marshmallows can also be used as an alternative.