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Halloween’s around the corner, and here’s an idea that’s both tasty and festive: Halloween fruit skewers! They’re made with fresh cantaloupe, blackberries, and green grapes, with a fun twist of candy eyeballs. It’s not just about the look; fruit kabobs are a healthier choice amidst all the holiday candy and are easy enough to make, even if you’re in a rush.
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These easy Halloween fruit kabobs are kid-friendly in more ways than one. Sure, they’re a great way to get some fruit into everyone during the festivities, but they’re also a fun activity for the kids. They can help with layering the fruit and placing the candy eyeballs. So you’re not just serving a snack; you’re also providing a mini cooking lesson for the little ones!
Why you’ll love these easy Halloween fruit kabobs
- Kid-approved fun. The candy eyeballs turn regular fruit into mini monsters, making it way more appealing for kids. And let’s face it, anything that makes them more likely to eat fruit is a win in my book!
- Naturally sweet treat. No need for artificial sugars here. The combination of cantaloupe, grapes, and blackberries offers a natural sweetness. It’s a refreshing alternative amidst the usual Halloween sugary treats.
- Versatile and customizable. Mix and match to your heart’s desire. While this recipe suggests certain fruits to use on your skewers, you can easily swap in others you have on hand or prefer.
- Budget-friendly. Halloween decorations and candy can add up. These Halloween fruit skewers use simple, everyday fruits and a small pack of candy eyeballs. No expensive trips to the grocery store.
Ingredients to make Halloween fruit Kabobs
- Wooden Skewers: These wooden skewers are my go-to. They’re long enough to hold plenty of fruit and sturdy enough not to snap.
- Cantaloupe: Use a melon baller to get easy, bite-sized pieces. Not a cantaloupe fan? Honeydew or watermelon are great substitutes.
- Blackberries: They add a pop of color and a touch of tartness. If you’re not into blackberries, raspberries or blueberries are excellent stand-ins.
- Green Grapes: Find the biggest ones you can so they can hold the candy eyeballs well. If green grapes are out of stock, red or black grapes work just as well.
- Candy Eyeballs: These little guys make the skewers fun and festive. Can’t find them? A dab of melted white chocolate and a small raisin could do the trick for a DIY eyeball.
Popular substitutions & additions
- Add bananas. I love making ghost bananas for Halloween with inverted chocolate chips for the eyes. However you just have to be sure to eat them quickly since they can turn brown quickly if left on a Halloween fruit display for a party.
- Add a marshmallow. You can leave it plain or decorate it into a ghost for a more spooky look.
- Go tropical. If you’re in the mood for something a little different, why not add some pineapple or mango chunks? They add a tropical twist and pair nicely with the other fruits.
- Chocolate drizzle. For all my chocolate lovers out there, feel free to drizzle some melted dark chocolate over the fruit kabobs lightly. It adds a touch of sweetness and chocolatey goodness!
How to make halloween fruit skewers
- Layer the fruit onto the skewers using your preferred pattern of choice. [Image 1]
- Place the candy eyeballs inside the grapes on the sliced portion of the fruit and carefully push it into the fruit to adhere. [Image 2]
Tips for making the best halloween fruit kabobs
- Blot the kiwi dry slightly with a paper towel before decorating. This will help the chocolate stay put on the fruit.
- Avoid using icing to decorate your fruit. If you want to decorate the fruit, I recommend using melted chocolate with coconut oil and piping spooky faces through a snipped piping bag or zip-top bag. It works better than icing, which will melt off really easily.
- Push the fruit close together. Don’t leave gaps between the fruit pieces on the skewer. Push them snugly against each other. This not only makes the skewer look fuller but also helps the fruit support each other
- Chill before serving. Pop the Halloween fruit skewers in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes before serving. This makes the fruit even more refreshing and helps the candy eyeballs stick better to the grapes.
How to store fruit skewers
The best way to store these Halloween fruit skewers is in the fridge. Place them in an airtight container or wrap them well in plastic wrap to keep the fruit fresh. You could also layer them between sheets of parchment paper to keep the fruit from sticking together.
Take them out about 15 minutes before you’re ready to eat to let them come to a cooler room temperature.
How long will these Halloween fruit skewers last in the fridge?
These skewers are freshest when eaten the same day, but they can last up to two days in the fridge. The fruit might start to look a bit old after that, so it’s best to enjoy them while they’re still looking their best. If you’re looking for Halloween fruit kabob ideas that can be made ahead, consider this one, but don’t push it beyond two days.
Can i freeze these fruit kabobs?
I wouldn’t recommend freezing these skewers because the texture of the fruit can get mushy when thawed. Plus, the candy eyeballs might not hold up well in the freezer. If you have leftover fruit, it’s better to freeze the individual fruits separately and use them in smoothies or desserts later.
These easy and fun Halloween fruit skewers are a real hit for both kids and adults! Not only do they bring a burst of natural sweetness and eye-catching colors to your Halloween spread, but they’re also a nutritious option that you can feel good about serving. Perfect for getting the kids involved and ensuring everyone gets a little something healthy on a candy-filled day!
More halloween recipes:
- Monster Munch
- Monster Rice Krispie Treats
- No-Bake Pumpkin Balls
- Dark Chocolate Halloween Cookies
- Dirt Pudding Cups
- Candy Corn Parfait
- Halloween Deviled Eggs
- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Mummy Pizza
- 4 Banana Halloween Themed Food
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Halloween Fruit Kabobs
- ½ cantaloupe scooped with a melon baller
- 20 large blackberries
- 20 large green grapes top thinly sliced
- 20 small candy eyeballs
- Layer the fruit onto the skewers using your preferred pattern of choice, making sure each skewer has at least 2 of each fruit.
- Place the candy eyeballs inside the grapes on the sliced portion of the fruit and carefully push it into the fruit to adhere. Serve immediately.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.