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
  • 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.

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.

  • Natalie U.

    what a great idea, don’t know if I have the patience to do it though, great video

  • These are adorable! What a cute idea!
    Angela Michels

  • Deborah Rosen

    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.

  • The kid looks like Mr. Pringles in mustache. He is so cute giving tips on his Snack o’ Lantern Fruit Cups Recipe.

    • Bandit’s Mom

      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!

  • Lantana H.

    What a great idea! I love a healthy alternative to traditional Halloween snacks. Your son is adorable.

  • This is a very cute idea, will have to do this with my lil’ man. 🙂

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  • Michelle Lee

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

  • Olivia F.

    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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