Happy Halloween, friends! With the amount of Trick or Treat candy Hailey brought with her this weekend, I wanted at least one treat we made to be healthy! These oranges turned jack o’ lanterns were the perfect festive snack and proof that enjoying the holidays doesn’t always mean over indulging! Most of our ‘jack o’ lanterns’ were filled with mixed berries, except for Hailey’s as she requested strawberries, bananas and apples. She did try a blueberry and said it was good, but apparently not good enough to be added to her hollowed orange. A for effort? I think so 🙂
These little treats are a bit messy at first, but very easy to make! The jack o’ lantern faces are made using a knife so if you do have the kiddos helping out be sure to supervise well! As if you couldn’t guess from the photo above, the orange featured below is the one Hailey made. I kept it easy with my faces, but she decided to make a fun mouth on hers and did a great job! She’s growing up so quickly (especially these past few months) so the fact that she wanted to participate was likely the most exciting part of my Halloween; her elation over a healthy treat was an added bonus!
Even with scooping out the majority of the inside, the orange flavor marinates the mixed fruit perfectly. It reminds me of making a fruit salad, but without the necessity of having to mix up any type of sauce to toss it in. As noted with the variations of our lanterns, you can customize these treats to fill them with your family’s favorite fruits! These would be adorable displayed at a party or as a side to your Halloween breakfast or lunch! Enjoy!
Jack O Lantern Oranges
- Medium Organic Naval Oranges
- Organic Red Raspberries
- Organic Black Raspberries
- Organic Strawberries
- Organic Blueberries
- Rinse raspberries and blueberries well. Add to a mixing bowl.
- Rinse strawberries, quarter each one and add to the bowl of berries. Toss to mix all berries together.
- Cut tops off oranges and scoop out insides. Eat, set aside for other use or include orange pieces in your bowls.
- Using a small knife, carefully carve out jack o’ lantern faces on each orange.
- Add spoonfuls of berry mixture into each hollowed out orange and enjoy!
As always, thanks for reading!!