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Halloween Fruit Tray

A fun and healthy fruit tray that is made up of Halloween icons- ghosts, monsters, candy corn, and frankenstein all made from fruit.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: halloween, halloween fruit tray, healthy halloween

Ingredients

Banana Ghosts

  • 3 Bananas
  • 18 Chocolate Chips mini, and regular sized

Candy Corn Strawberries

  • 1 pound Strawberries washed and dried
  • 4 oz Yellow candy coating
  • 8 oz Orange candy coating
  • 12 oz White chocolate candy coating

Kiwi Frankensteins

  • 6 Kiwis
  • 12 Mini chocolate Chips
  • 6 Pretzel Sticks thicker and thinner

Halloween Monster Apples

  • 2 green apples
  • 1/2 cup almond butter or peanut butter
  • 32 sunflower seeds
  • 3 strawberries sliced
  • Googly eyes

Instructions

Banana Ghosts

  • Cut bananas in half
  • Gently poke 2 small chocolate chips into the banana to make "eyes" for your ghosts and one larger chocolate chip to make the "mouth".

Candy Corn Strawberries

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper and set aside.
  • Wash and dry the strawberries and dry.
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt the white chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring between each to prevent overheating. Continue until the chocolates are completely melted and smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
    Don’t overheat or the candy melts will seize up and clump.
  • Dip a strawberry into the white chocolate almost the top of the strawberry. Allow excess white chocolate to drip off the strawberry into the bowl. Once excess chocolate is off, set on wax paper.
  • Put the white chocolate covered strawberries in the refrigerator.
  • Melt the yellow candy melts the same way you melted the white chocolate -- heat in microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring between, should only take 1-2 minutes.
  • Once white chocolate is set, dip the strawberries into the melted yellow candy melts, ⅔ of the way up the strawberry. Let excess drip off.
  • Set on wax paper, and return to the fridge while melting the orange candy melts.
  • Melt the orange candy melts. Heat in microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring between, should only take 1-2 minutes.
  • Once the strawberries are set, remove from fridge and dip ⅓ of the strawberry into the candy melt, let the excess drip off, and set on wax paper to set up.
  • Refrigerate strawberries to allow them to set up before serving.
  • Covered strawberries will keep in the refrigerator for 1-2 days, but are best served fresh.

Kiwi Frankensteins

  • Cut one end off the kiwi
  • Use a peeler to partially peel kiwis from cut off end toward other end. Do not peel all the way. You want to peel a bit more than half way, leaving some of the peel to act as your Frankenstein hair. See photo
  • Insert pretzel sticks in the sides of the kiwi, just below the left on hair by simply pushing them in, this forms the bolts.
  • Gently press mini chocolate chips into the kiwi for eyes, in the appropriate place. See photo
  • Cut a small piece of the thinner pretzel sticks to act as the mouth for the Frankenstein, and gently press the pretzel into the kiwi in the appropriate place.
  • Serve within a few hours.

Halloween Monster Apples

  • Cut apples into quarters.
  • Cut out the core, then flip the apple over, and cut out a little section in the middle to create a mouth. Be careful not to cut all the way through, as you will want the back and sides to stay connected, but want an opening for the mouth. See photo
  • Take your peanut butter or nut butter and carefully coat the inside of the gap you just created. Use lots, but don't have it spill out.
  • Now use your sunflower seeds as teeth by placing them into the mouth opening, the peanut butter will act as a glue to hold them in place. Have fun with this.
  • Slice your strawberries, and place 1 sliced piece of strawberry inside the mouth to resemble the tongue. See photo
  • On top of the apple, carefully attach the candy eyes with almond butter, or toothpicks to create the monster eyes! Marshmallows work too.