Are you looking for a fun, healthy Halloween treat? Look no further than these Orange O’Lanterns.
When my daughter was in preschool Halloween party I signed up to bring a snack, but was not sure what I was going to bring. Most people were bring sweets, so I was asked to to bring fruit.
I found a recipe for “Snack O’Lantern” oranges on Family Fun. The website is no longer live, but the basics of the recipe are simple. I did make a few adaptations for my use that I am sharing here.
Orange O’Lantern Recipe
Oranges carved like Jack O'Lanterns and filled with fruit
- 4 oranges
- Sliced grapes
- Assorted fruit, cut in small bits
- Slice off a small flap on the bottom of each orange so that it will sit flat.
- Cut open the top of each orange like a Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin
- Hollow out each orange and place the fruit in a large bowl
- Carve a pumpkin face on each orange
- Fill with orange tidbits and other fruits
- Cover with the orange tops
Pumpkin Carving tools were a great choice to carve the oranges. They worked much better than a knife. Kitchen shears are helpful for cutting out the orange from inside the cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g
I made a few modifications to the original “recipe”. I sliced a small sliver off of the bottom in order to make the cup stand up straight. The original recipe called for canned fruit, but I used fresh grapes and the orange I removed.
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When I carved the orange with a knife I had a hard time getting detail done. When I made them for my next event, I used pumpkin carving tools to carve the faces instead of a knife. It was much easier.
You can add a festive touch with green spoons as the stem.
While they turned out adorably, they took quite a while to carve 20 small faces. I recommend this snack for a small group – 5-10 kids.