Halloween How To: Snack o’ Lantern Fruit Cups

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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!

  • Navel orange
  • Canned or fresh fruit salad or fresh fruit (cut into bite size pieces)
  1. To make one of the lanterns, use a knife to slice off the top of the navel orange and cut it out like you would when carving a pumpkin.
  2. Scoop out the orange segments, chop them and mix them with the fruit to put inside the pumpkin. I have a hard time doing this. Normally it turns into mush, so I would suggest making orange juice out of it if you want to save it.
  3. Carve out a jack o’ lantern face on one side of the orange.
  4. Fill the lantern with fresh fruit or fruit salad. I find fresh fruit to be the easiest for little ones to eat and the juice from fruit salad can seep out the face. I normally leave the lid off.

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!


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  • Natalie U.

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

  • http://MsAngelasFinds.wordpress.com Angela Michels

    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.

  • http://thebubblemedia.com Ma Theresa Tuates

    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.

  • http://urcnstarz.blogspot.com/ Dawn Justice

    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!!