Candy Corn Fruit Cups

For my daughter’s school Halloween party today, I signed up to bring fruit since I knew that I would take the time to make it festive instead of just being “boring fruit”. Maybe that will encourage the kids to eat the fruit and not just the treats. Today I made Candy Corn Fruit Cups.

Candy Corn Fruit

Several times over the years I have had to bring fruit to my daughter’s Halloween parties. When she was in preschool I carved oranges into Jack-o-Lanterns. Then, two years ago for my daughter’s Girl Scout Halloween Party I made Candy Corn Fruit on toothpicks. 

My plan was to make the same Candy Corn Fruit that I made in the past. However, when I went to the store, the banana selection was not good (they would be ready to eat next week). Rather than try another store, I decided to create an alternate Candy Corn Fruit. I found these Candy Corn Fruit Cups, but they seemed much to big to make for 25 kids plus siblings and parents. I decided to scale them down to a smaller cup.  I was hoping to find plastic shot-glasses to make them in, but didn’t see any at Meijer. I did find condiment cups which worked fine. Even better they came with lids which were perfect for stacking them for transport and serving.

Candy Corn Fruit Ready to Go To School


Our Candy Corn Fruit Cups were easy to make with pineapples, mandarin oranges, and whipped topping. I prepped all of the fruit first so that I could assemble all of the cups at the same time.

Candy Corn Fruit Ingredients

Print Recipe
Candy Corn Fruit Cup
Candy Corn Fruit
Cuisine Fall
Keyword Halloween
Cuisine Fall
Keyword Halloween
Candy Corn Fruit
Prepare Fruit
  1. Slice Pineapple into thin rings (about 1/8") and cut into wedges that fit in your condiment cups
  2. Peel mandarin oranges and separate into segments
    Candy Corn Fruit Ingredients
Assemble Candy Corn Cups
  1. Place 2-3 slices of pineapple in the bottom of each cup
  2. Add 2 mandarin orange segments over the pineapple
  3. Top each cup with about 1T whipped topping
  4. Spread topping with a spatula and cover the cup.
Recipe Notes

I do not recommend using fresh whipped cream unless you will be serving immediately. I was assembling at home and transporting them to school, so I used the frozen whipped topping.


More Fall Recipes from Michigan Bloggers

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Metro Detroit Mommy: Chocolate Apple Pops
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Ann Arbor with Kids: Apple Chicken Stuffing Balls
Wagon Pilot Dad: Super Easy Pumpkin Spice Pull-Apart Bread
Wagon Pilot Dad: Quick and Easy Hearty Fall Chili Recipe
Wagon Pilot Dad: Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana Recipe
Redesigning Happiness: Loaded Baked Potato Soup
Vickie’s Kitchen and Garden: Country Fried Apples
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Anna Mae

Anna Mae owns & operates Ann Arbor with Kids, a website dedicated to Family Activities in Ann Arbor. My husband and I moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 and our daughter joined the family in 2006.

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