Candy Corn Fruit

Candy Corn Fruit Cups

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

Candy Corn Fruit Cup Inspiration

I was inspired by the colors of candy corn to make a fruit cup.

  • Yellow – Pineapple, Lemon,
  • Orange – Oranges, Cantaloupe, Mango, Canned Peaches
  • White – Banana, Apple, Whipped Cream


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.

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.

Candy Corn Fruit Ready to Go To School


Other Halloween Fruit Ideas

Orange O’Lanterns

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.

Orange O'Lanterns

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 also do not last well. The bananas start to brown and wooden toothpicks soften and break.


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