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If you’re looking for the best Halloween fruit tray ideas for your next Halloween party, you’re in the right place! These healthy Halloween snacks are creative, healthy options your kids will love!

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Creative Halloween Fruit Tray Ideas

I​f your kids love getting dressed up to celebrate Halloween, take the Halloween fun to the next level by creating a cute Halloween fruit tray! Filled with Halloween treats made with fruit, these recipes are so much fun and more nutritious than the mountain of candy they’ll devour later.

By starting with a tummy full of fiber and nutrients, they’ll handle the sugar crash (and burn) a lot better!

Plus, these easy Halloween fruit desserts are great for Halloween parties, and they’ll be a huge hit wherever you serve them!

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Why We Love These Halloween Fruit Ideas

  • Healthy snacks: Although there’s a time and place for everything, offer your kids these Halloween fruit appetizers to help balance out the candy!
  • Hands-on fun: It’s so much fun getting creative with kids! They’ll have a blast carving shapes and “gluing” on candy eyes. Drop the expectations for perfect treats and make some memories instead!
  • Easy to customize: Since these easy Halloween treats are mostly made from fruit, they’re safe for most kids. Plus, you can adjust them to be dairy-free or nut-free as needed!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients required to make Halloween fruit tray.
  • Fruit: Bring out the fruit bowl! These healthy Halloween treats are made with a variety of fresh fruits, like apples, berries, melons, bananas, mandarin oranges, green grapes, and more.
  • Peanut Butter: Choose your favorite nut or seed butter to act as an edible glue and your kids will also get some healthy fats and tummy-friendly fiber!
  • Sunflower Seeds: These are a great option to make teeth in some of the creations below!
  • Candy Eyeballs: Although these are made with sugar, candy eyes are the perfect way to decorate your favorite fruits for the holiday season! You can often find these in the baking section at your local grocery store.
  • Chocolate Chips: Use white and dark chocolate chips to decorate your fruit for Halloween.

How to Make Fruit for Halloween – Step-by-Step

Make the cutest Halloween fruit tray ever with these DIY Halloween fruit appetizers!

Invite the kids to get involved to let their creativity out. These are great options for your next party or as a fun school snack to get into the Halloween spirit!

To Make Apple Monsters

These apple monsters are mostly cute and just a little bit scary! The sunflower teeth give them a really interesting look and your kids will have such a fun time making this healthy treat!

Apple Monsters on a white plate.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 large strawberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 8 candy eyeballs

Directions:

  1. Remove the core from a green apple and slice it into quarters. Rub lemon juice onto each apple wedge to avoid browning.
  2. Carve a mouth in the center of each apple using a paring knife. Slice all apple wedges.
  3. Spread peanut butter inside the mouth. Place a slice of strawberry on the bottom with the rounded part facing out to act as a tongue.
  4. Poke the sunflower seeds into the top section for teeth.
  5. Attach candy eyes to the apple using peanut butter as glue. 

Cute Halloween Fruit Kabobs

​These simple fruit kabobs are a nice twist on fruit salad. Use whichever berries and melons are available and affordable at your grocery store. You can also add edible eyes to give them a really fun look! These would also be great as a school snack for a Halloween party.

Halloween fruit kabobs on a white plate.

Ingredients:

  • 8 blackberries
  • 8 blueberries
  • 8 cubes cantaloupe
  • 4 bamboo skewers

Directions:

  1. Spear a blackberry, blueberry, and piece of cantaloupe with a small bamboo skewer. Continue the pattern and make as many skewers as you’d like.
  2. Use melted white chocolate or peanut butter to attach the eyes to the blueberries (the other fruits won’t stick well as they are too wet).

Frankenstein Kiwi

For a spooky treat your kids will want to make themselves, try this frankenstein kiwi recipe! Set out the kiwi slices and the other ingredients in small bowls and let your kiddos create their own fun ideas. This one will be great for your next party!

Frankenstein kiwis on a white plate.

Ingredients:

  • 3 kiwi fruit
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 12 white chocolate chips
  • 2 banana slices, cut into small triangles

Directions:

  1. Remove the peel from the kiwi and use a sharp knife to slice it into thick slices. Cut a small slit in the bottom of each slice and insert a popsicle stick. Set the kiwi sticks on a parchment-lined baking tray.
  2. Gently melt chocolate in the microwave by heating it for 30 seconds at a time. Fill a small plastic bag with melted chocolate and cut off a corner to make a small hole.
  3. Drizzle chocolate on the upper half of each slice to make a monster. Stick two white chocolate chips and a banana triangle in each of the heads. Draw on eye balls and a mouth using the chocolate.
  4. Insert pretzel sticks on the sides for arms.
  5. Allow the pops to rest on the counter or in the fridge for 20-30 minutes to let the chocolate firm up before serving.

Banana Ghosts

This is one of my favorite healthy sweet treats because it’s really just a banana with a bit of chocolate and peanut butter! These aren’t scary at all, so they’re great for younger kids who are still deciding if they like Halloween in the first place.

Banana ghosts on a white plate.

Ingredients:

  • 2 large bananas
  • 4 dark chocolate chips
  • A few dots of peanut butter
  • 8 candy eyeballs

Directions:

  1. Remove the banana peel and slice each banana in half.
  2. Add a small amount of peanut butter to two candy eyeballs and attach them to the top of the banana.
  3. Insert a chocolate chip below the eyes for a mouth.
  4. Use a knife to remove small triangles at the bottom to give the bananas a ghostly appearance. 

Clementine Pumpkins

​These are such a simple Halloween food to make! You just need some peeled clementines or tangerines and either green grapes or celery sticks. They take just a moment to assemble!

Tangerine pumpkins on a white plate.

Ingredients:

  • 3 clementines or tangerines
  • 1 green grape, quartered lengthwise

Directions:

  1. Remove the peel and any strings from the clementines.
  2. Place a quarter of sliced grape into the top to act as a stalk. You can also substitute a small piece of celery stalk.
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How to Assemble a Halloween Fruit Tray

  1. Make all of your different fruit creations.
  2. Arrange your kabobs, apple monsters, and other creations by grouping them together or placing them randomly around your serving tray.
  3. Serve right away for the freshest flavor and best texture.
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TIPS FOR THE BEST HALLOWEEN FRUIT TRAY

  • Since the Frankenstein kiwis need to set, make those first, then move onto the other projects.
  • Use ripe fruit to make your fruit appetizers as tempting and delicious as possible!
  • Since this tray is made with fresh fruit, it tastes best when eaten within an hour. Otherwise, the fruits will begin to dry out, soften, or brown.
  • Select a large platter or tray. I used a 16-inch tray for this project. If your tray is larger than you need, fill in the empty spots with extra grapes or berries.
  • Accessorize with fake spiders or other Halloween decor to add a little extra fun to your display!
  • Let any guests know that you used peanut butter for glue or use sunflower seed butter to make a safe dessert everyone can enjoy.

Recipe FAQs

How do you make a fruit tray on a budget?

Fortunately, it’s easy to make a delicious Halloween fruit tray without breaking the bank! Focus on less expensive produce, like apples, mandarin oranges, and bananas and reserve the berries and grapes as accents.

You can also cut and skewer the fruits to get more than one serving out of each kiwi or apple. Avoid going over the top with decorations and hit the dollar store for spider rings and other seasonal accessories!

What do you serve kids for Halloween?

Since kids are likely going to eat a ton of sugary treats for Halloween, it’s a good practice to offer them some more nutritious options before they go out. Start with fresh fruits, like these Halloween fruit tray ideas. Don’t forget to offer some veggies too. It can be really fun to cut them into Halloween shapes or give them googly eyes!

Fruit and veggies will offer fiber to fill them up, but you also want to incorporate some protein and whole grains. This could look like homemade mini pizzas with jack-o-lantern face made with pepperoni and black olives or meatloaf formed into Frankenstein’s monster!

If your kids can fill their tummies with ripe fruits, fiber, protein, and healthy fats, they’ll have less room for the mountain of sugar heading their way later!

Can you make a fruit tray the night before?

Although you can make a fruit tray the night before, I recommend making any recipes using apples, bananas or delicate berries right before your special occasion. These will keep your fruits in the best shape to make them enticing and desirable to your kids.

Storage Guidelines

  • For best results, serve your Halloween fruit platter within an hour of making it.
  • You can also wrap any leftovers with plastic wrap or store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Serving Suggestions

Offer a delicious creamy fruit dip, like this 4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Dip or Yogurt Fruit Dip, to make these fresh fruits even more tempting. Get creative and pipe on some melted chocolate to make a spider web and add a plastic spider ring for decoration!

Need some more healthy snacks or appetizers? Try these healthy Halloween recipes:

Recipe Variations

  • Nut-free version: Use sunflower seed butter to avoid tree nuts for any kids with allergies.
  • Skip the candy eyes: Use melted chocolate or chocolate chips instead.
  • Change up the fruits: You don’t have to use the fruits in this post! Get creative and use whichever fruits you have on hand and add some fresh veggies too.
Halloween fruit platter with four different Halloween fruit snacks.

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Healthy Halloween Fruit Tray Ideas

Created by Elysia
Servings: 8 – 10 servings
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
If you're looking for the best Halloween fruit tray ideas for your next Halloween party, you're in the right place! These healthy Halloween snacks are creative, healthy options your kids will love!

Ingredients
 

For the Apple Monsters

  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 large fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 8 candy eyeballs

For the Halloween Fruit Kabobs

  • 8 blackberries
  • 8 blueberries
  • 8 cubes cantaloupe
  • 4 bamboo skewers

For the Frankenstein Kiwis

  • 3 green kiwis
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 12 white chocolate chips
  • 2 banana slices cut into small triangles

For the Banana Ghosts

  • 2 large bananas
  • 4 dark chocolate chips
  • A few dots of peanut butter
  • 8 candy eyeballs

For the Clementine Pumpkins

  • 3 clementines
  • 1 green grape quartered lengthwise

Instructions
 

For the Apple Monster Mouths

  • Core a green apple and cut into quarters. Rub with a bit of lemon juice to help prevent browning. Using a small paring knife, carefully cut a mouth shape in the centre of the quarter of each apple in the shape of a cat’s eye. Don’t worry if you happen to cut all the way through to the other side as the peanut butter usually covers it up. Repeat for each apple quarter. Using a knife, spread some peanut butter inside the top and bottom of the mouth. Stick a strawberry slice on the bottom of the “mouth” so that the rounded part is sticking out to resemble a tongue. Next poke some sunflower seeds into the top of the mouth to resemble teeth. Dab a bit of peanut butter onto the back of two candy eyeballs and stick close together above the mouth.

For the Halloween Fruit Kabobs

  • Thread a blackberry, blueberry and chunk of cantaloupe onto a bamboo skewer. Repeat the pattern until you get to the top of the skewer. Continue until you’ve made your desired number of skewers. If you wish, you can also add a dab of peanut butter to a candy eyeball and stick to each of the blueberries for “monster” skewers.

For the Frankenstein Kiwis

  • Peel the kiwi and slice width-wise into thick slices. Use a sharp knife to cut a small slit in the bottom of each kiwi slice. Poke a popsicle stick into each slit so that the kiwi is secure. Place the kiwi pops on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Melt the chocolate chips in 30 second increments in the microwave until the chocolate is melted. Place the melted chocolate in a small ziploc bag and cut off a piece of the corner to form a small hole. Drizzle the chocolate over the top half of each kiwi so that it looks like a monster. Carefully press 2 white chocolate chips into the chocolate and a banana triangle at the top of the frankenstein heads. Carefully use the bag of chocolate to make two dots in the centre of each white chocolate chip to form eye balls and a squiggly mouth under the eyes. Let the kiwi pops to sit for about 20-30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden. You can also place them in the fridge if you need the chocolate to harden faster.

For the Banana Ghosts

  • Peel the bananas and cut each banana in half. Using a knife, dab a small amount of peanut butter on the back of two candy eyeballs and stick side by close to the top of the banana. Poke the tip of a chocolate chip into the banana below the eyes to resemble an open mouth. Cut a couple of small triangles out of the bottom of the halved banana to make a zig zag pattern. Repeat for each banana ghost. 

For the Tangerine Pumpkins

  • Peel the clementines and remove any stringy white rind. Poke one quarter of the sliced grape into the hole in the top of each clementine so that it resembles a pumpkin.

To Assemble Fruit Tray

  • Place the Halloween fruit on a large platter either grouped together or randomly distributed across the tray. Serve fresh for best results.

Notes

  • Since the Frankenstein kiwis need to set, make those first, then move onto the other projects.
  • Use ripe fruit to make your fruit appetizers as tempting and delicious as possible!
  • Since this tray is made with fresh fruit, it tastes best when eaten within an hour. Otherwise, the fruits will begin to dry out, soften, or brown.
  • Select a large platter or tray. I used a 16-inch tray for this project. If your tray is larger than you need, fill in the empty spots with extra grapes or berries.
  • Accessorize with fake spiders or other Halloween decor to add a little extra fun to your display!
  • Let any guests know that you used peanut butter for glue or use sunflower seed butter to make a safe dessert everyone can enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 34mg | Potassium: 454mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg
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