For my daughter’s school Halloween party in 2015, 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 Cup Inspiration
I was inspired by the colors of candy corn to make a fruit cup. I used Pineapple, Oranges, and Whipped Cream. But there are a few options for each color.
- Yellow – Pineapple, Lemon,
- Orange – Oranges, Cantaloupe, Mango, Canned Peaches
- White – Banana, Apple, Pear, Whipped Cream
You could even make Candy Corn Veggie Cups with yellow bell pepper, orange bell pepper, and mozzarella.
I found these Candy Corn Fruit Cups on Pinterest. The original link no longer works, but you get the idea from the image. I decided to scale each fruit cup down since I was making treats for 25 kids, parents, and siblings.
My original idea was to make them in plastic shot glasses. Instead at the store, I found plastic condiment cups with lids. The lids made them perfect for assembling at home and transporting to school.
Now, in 2019 along with many others I am trying to cut down on single-use plastic. In the Amazon ad above, I included both reusable plastic and glass options. Another alternative is to bring the ingredients and assemble on site.
Candy Corn Fruit Cups
I made the Candy Corn Fruit Cups with pineapples, mandarin oranges, and whipped topping. The first step was preparing all of the fruit. I peeled and segmented the oranges and sliced the pineapple. I prepped all of the fruit first so that I could assemble all of the cups at the same time.
The perfect Halloween treat when you're asked to a bring a healthy item.
- 2 pineapples, pre-cored
- 13 Mandarin Oranges
- 8 oz Frozen Whipped Topping, thawed
- Peel mandarin oranges and separate into segments
Assemble Candy Corn Cups
- Use 50 condiment cups
- Add 2 mandarin orange segments over the pineapple
- Top each cup with about 1T whipped topping
- Spread topping with a spatula and cover the cup.
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.
Serving Size:2 fruit cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
Other Halloween Fruit Ideas
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. It was more labor intensive than I had expected, so I did not want to make this for her larger elementary school class.
Candy Corn Fruit Toothpicks
Two years ago for my daughter’s Girl Scout Halloween Party I made Candy Corn Fruit on toothpicks with oranges, pineapples, and banana. I found that these do not last well. The bananas start to brown and the wooden toothpicks soften and break. But they would be perfect to serve to your family at home.
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