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.
- 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.
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.
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