June 24, 2024

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Halloween Fruit Tray – Recipes From A Pantry

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top down view of the finished halloween fruit tray

This spooky Halloween Fruit Tray is perfect for serving at your next Halloween celebration. This easy to make Halloween fruit platter helps reduce the amount of candy the kids will eat, and is a fun and festive activity the whole family can do together.

Suitable for vegetarian diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

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top down view of the finished halloween fruit tray

Get ready for some Halloween fun. This spooky Halloween Fruit Tray will be perfect for serving at your next Halloween Party celebration.

This fun spooky fruit platter is one of these great healthy Halloween treats that lessens the amount of candy the kids will eat. So, you get happy kids and happy adults.

You can even get the whole family having fun making this super cute Halloween fruit tray.

It is a great idea as everyone enjoys helping make delicious recipes, and fruit trays like this are simple enough that even the little ones can contribute. 

You can make this Halloween Fruit Tray as a healthy Halloween treat all season long. Great for serving as an after-school snack, a party centerpiece, or just anytime you’ve got the Halloween spirit!

And if you like this, you can learn How to Make a Fruit Tray, make a Watermelon Fruit Bowl, these really easy Halloween Eyeball Cookies, and an Easter Fruit Tray.

Spooky times ahead.

top down view of the finished halloween fruit tray

Why Make This Recipe

  • QUICK – easy to make, minimal prep time, and ready in less than 20 minutes.
  • Scale up easy to double or triple for a crowd.
  • Affordable and budget-friendly – so your wallet will thank you.
  • KID APPROVED – and a family favorite.
  • Very versatile – A few simple trade-outs and you can whip up variations for different candies, flavors, and holidays. 
the complete halloween fruit tray

Ingredient Notes

  • Apples – you need fresh green apples for this.
  • Nut butter – use the nut butter of your choice.
  • Marshmallows – use mini marshmallows or cut up large ones.
  • Strawberries – use these to make tongues.
  • Candy eyes – for all those spooky faces. Get multi-colored ones for more colorful fun.
  • Mandarin oranges – or you can use satsumas or clementines. Get seedless ones if you can.
  • Bananas – use ripe medium bananas that are still firm.
  • Other tasty things to add to the festive platter.
the completed components of the halloween fruit tray on a white platter

How To Make A Halloween Fruit Tray

Get full ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

Apple Monster Mouth

  1. Slice apples in fourths and carve out a small divot for the “mouth” and place it on a serving platter.
  2. Add in nut butter and marshmallows for the teeth and a strawberry slice for the tongue.
  3. Finally, add on the eyes (you can attach them with a bit of nut butter).
image collage showing the steps for making monster mouths for the halloween fruit tray

Orange Pumpkin aka Mandarin Jack o Lantern

  1. Peel mandarin oranges.
  2. Add a small pretzel “stem” to the middle.
image collage showing how to make mandarin pumpkins for the halloween fruit tray

Spooky Banana Monsters

  1. Peel the bananas and cut them in half.
  2. Stick on monster eyes, aka candy eyes.
image collage showing the bananas for the halloween fruit tray

Recipe Tips

  • Wash and dry all of the fruit before cutting.
  • Make sure you use fresh, ripe fruit for the best taste.
  • Make sure to set spooky treats on the platter just before serving. 
  • To avoid your banana and apple turning brown once you slice, brush them with pineapple juice or apple juice, or squeeze lemon juice over them. But note that this will add extra flavors that you can taste. Or, if possible, wait to make the apple and the banana ghosts just before serving.
  • Reserve extra fruit to replenish the Halloween fruit platter halfway during the day or evening.

Delicious Additions and Variations

  • Add in other adorable Halloween candy that you have on hand. We love candy corn and orange, green and purple M&Ms.
  • Use Halloween colored fresh fruit. Other Halloween fruit ideas include green fruit like green grapes and kiwi, purple fruit like grapes and blackberries, and orange ones like oranges, and red fruit like raspberries and strawberries.
  • Instead of candy eyes, use mini chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, other nuts, or colored frosting.
  • Serve with a delicious fruit dip.
  • Add in extra pretzels or spooky cookies.
the completed halloween fruit tray ready to be served

Storage

This Halloween fruit tray is best made just before serving.

More Festive or Spooky Recipes

Check out my favorite recipes below.

Happy Halloween Everyone!

close up view of the assembled halloween fruit tray

Weight Watchers Points

There is just 1 Blue Plan SmartPoint in one serving of this.

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top down view of the finished halloween fruit tray
Print Recipe

Halloween Fruit Tray

A healthy and fun Halloween treat you can make in just minutes.

Prep Time5 mins

Assembly Time15 mins

Total Time20 mins

Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Snack

Cuisine: American, Western

Diet: Low Calorie

Servings: 8

Calories: 170kcal

Instructions

Apple Monster Mouths

  • Slice apples into fourths and carve out a small divot for the “mouth” and place it on a serving platter.

  • Add in nut butter and marshmallows for the teeth and a strawberry slice for the tongue.

  • Finally, add on the eyes (you can attach them with a bit of nut butter).

Orange Pumpkins (Mandarin Jack o’ Lanterns)

Spooky Banana Monsters

  • Peel the bananas and cut them in half.

  • Stick on monster eyes, aka candy eyes.

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Notes

  • Wash and dry all of the fruit before cutting.
  • Make sure you use fresh, ripe fruit for the best taste.
  • Make sure to set spooky treats on the platter just before serving. 
  • To avoid your banana and apple turning brown once you slice, brush them with pineapple juice or apple juice, or squeeze lemon juice over them. But note that this will add extra flavors that you can taste. Or, if possible, wait to make the apple and the banana ghosts just before serving.
  • Reserve extra fruit to replenish the Halloween fruit platter halfway during the day or evening.
  • Add in other adorable Halloween candy that you have on hand. We love candy corn and orange, green and purple M&Ms.
  • Use Halloween colored fresh fruit. Other Halloween fruit ideas include green fruit like green grapes and kiwi, purple fruit like grapes and blackberries, and orange ones like oranges, etc. And red fruit like strawberries.
  • Instead of candy eyes, use mini chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, other nuts, or colored frosting.
  • Serve with a delicious fruit dip.
  • Add in extra pretzels or spooky cookies.
  • Storage – for best results, use this fruit tray immediately.
  • There is just 1 WW Blue Plan SmartPoint in a serving of this.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 438mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 2506IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg

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