Spook-tacular Fruit Cups for Halloween

Spook-tacular Fruit Cups for Halloween

Oct 01, 2015

Before October is even here my Halloween decorations, lights, and spooky themed tableware are up!! 

It has been one of my favorite holidays ever since I was little and that is probably because my mother put so much time and effort into making it so exciting. 

From homemade Halloween treats and crafts to pumpkin carving and making spooky foods such as her famous “floating hand” in a witch’s brew bucket that she filled with a dark blackish fruit punch, any kid would be delighted!

I’d like to think I get my creativity and patience from her, but I still don’t know how she pulled it all off!

Here is a fun kid and adult-friendly recipe for a Halloween themed party or treat for your kids to bring to school.

 

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Spook-tacular Fruit Cups

 Preparation Time:  20 minutes       Number of Servings: 8

 Ingredients:

  • 8 oranges (1 orange for each Fruit Cup)
  • Orange segments (that you removed to make the orange cups)
  • 1 cup Melon balls
  • 1 cup Grapes
  • 1 cup Blueberries

 Directions:

  1. Cut off the top 1/5 of each orange off.
  2. Using a paring knife, separate the fruit from the inside of the orange by cutting the fruit flesh in a circle and leave the peel behind to make a “cup.”  It’s not necessary to get all of the flesh out, just enough to fill with cut fruit. 
  3. If necessary, shave a small amount of peel off the bottom so the cups sit level, being careful not to create an opening in the base.
  4. Use a paring knife to carve a pumpkin face and fill each cup with your choice of orange pieces, melon balls, grapes and blueberries

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Calories:  90      Total Fat: 0gm          Protein: 1.5gm          Total Carbohydrates: 22gm   

Cholesterol: 0mg        Dietary Fiber: 4gm        Sodium: 5mg

Recipe & photos courtesy of Fruits from Chile

 

Melanie Kluzek, Registered Dietitian for County Market

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