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Healthy Fresh Halloween Fruit Cup Snack Recipe

Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Fruit Cups

Dive into the festive spirit with these adorable Halloween fruit cups, perfect for satisfying both kids and adults. Made with simple ingredients like canned pineapple, canned mandarin oranges, whipped cream, and candy corn, these treats are a delightful and healthy Halloween snack option. They’re so much fun to assemble, making them a surefire hit for your next Halloween party!

Healthy Fresh Halloween Fruit Cup Snack Recipe

Why This Recipe Works

  • Simple and Accessible Ingredients: Just a handful from the grocery store and you’re set!
  • Ease of Preparation: Perfect for those last-minute Halloween class party preparations.
  • Balanced Sweetness: A non-candy treat that still satisfies the sweet tooth.


  1. Fresh vs. Canned Fruit: Can I use fresh fruits? Absolutely! Fresh pineapple and mandarin oranges are perfect substitutions.
  2. Candy Corn Substitutes: Don’t have candy corn? Halloween peeps or other small Halloween-themed candies work just as well.
  3. Green Grapes or Pineapple? Yes! Green grapes are a fantastic addition to the mixed fruit salad inside.
Healthy Fresh Halloween Fruit Cup Snack Recipe

Tips & Tricks

  • Best Practices: For optimal results, drain the canned fruits thoroughly.
  • Added Halloween Flair: Use a black sharpie to draw jack-o-lantern faces on the outside of the clear cups.
  • Browning Prevention: A dash of lemon juice over the fruits will prevent them from browning, especially if using fresh fruits.

Recipe Variations

  • Grapefruit Delight: Swap mandarin oranges with grapefruit for a zesty variation.
  • Colorful Candy Corn Fruit Cups: Forego drawing faces and layer the fruits to resemble candy corn colors.
  • Lantern Oranges Galore: Carve out faces on whole mandarin oranges and stuff them with fruit salad for a unique twist.
Healthy Fresh Halloween Fruit Cup Snack Recipe

Where To Serve These Halloween Fruit Cups

  • School Snack Special: A delightful treat for school snacks in the month of October.
  • Halloween Gatherings: A crowd-pleaser at any Halloween-themed party.
  • Movie Nights: The perfect accompaniment for a Halloween movie binge with family.

Storage Advice

Keep in the refrigerator, covered, for up to two days. Ensure the tops of the fruit cups are sealed well to maintain freshness.

Troubleshooting Common Issues

  • Avoiding Soggy Fruit: Ensure the canned fruits are well-drained.
  • Preventing Sharpie Smudges: Let the jack-o-lantern faces dry properly before handling the cups.
  • Stable Cups: Dry the bottom of the cup thoroughly and place on a flat surface while assembling.
Healthy Fresh Halloween Fruit Cup Snack Recipe

Making This Recipe with Kids

  • Interactive Fun: Let children draw their spooky faces on the cups.
  • Hands-On Assembly: Kids can help layer the fruits for a fun and engaging experience.
  • Maintaining Cleanliness: Use pre-packaged snacks or designate an “assembly” area to manage potential messes.

Tantalizing Topping Options

Healthy Fresh Halloween Fruit Cup Snack Recipe
  • Creamy Delight: Add a dollop of whipped cream to the tops of the oranges.
  • Sweet Add-ons: Candy corn provides that extra bit of sweetness.
  • Finishing Touches: Hot glue some pumpkin stems to the tops for a realistic jack o’ lantern look.

What are some other fun kids friendly Halloween treats to try?

Easy Halloween Fruit Cups
Yield: 4 cups

Easy Halloween Fruit Cups

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These easy and delicious fruit cups that are so fun to make for Halloween!


  • Canned Pineapple
  • Canned Mandarin
  • Whipped Cream
  • Candy Corn


  1. Fill a glass half way with pineapples.
  2. Fill the second half with mandarin.
  3. Top with whipped cream to create a candy corn look.
  4. Garnish with a candy corn.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 143Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 1gSugar 33gProtein 0g

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