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Halloween Fruit Kabobs

~ Festive Halloween Fruit Kabobs are so simple to make! And they’re such fun for parties, after-school snacks, or to really dress up an October fruit tray. We’ve got lots of suggestions to customize them exactly the way you want, plus presentation ideas and delicious dips to serve ’em with, too! ~

This Recipe Is:     Ready in 30 Minutes or Less    Make Ahead    Vegan (and Vegetarian)    Gluten Free  

Four kebabs at various angles on black background, with fruit cutout of a bat from a green honeydew melon.

Superheroes are everywhere at Halloween. All those tiny, kid-sized capes, Spidey masks, and Vibranium shields.

But does it sometimes feel like YOU are the biggest superhero of all? Using every parental superpower in the quest to fend off the candy attack?!?

*Kapow* take that, Snickers bar! *Shazam* back off, Skittles! *Kabam* see ya later, Twizzlers!

It can be tough to find creative, kid-appealing, HEALTHIER foods to help balance out all that processed sugar.

These Halloween Fruit Kabobs are a perfect secret weapon!

6 fruit kabobs piled on top of each other on a black tray.

They’re a cinch to make (we’ve got tips for ya in a sec), they can adapt to all sorts of Halloween-y themes and color schemes, and they’re just plain fun.

Fun enough to grab some of the spotlight that’s normally shining on the sugar-loaded candy bags!

Fun enough for a party.

And definitely fun enough for an extra-special after-school snack to power up your tiny superheroes before they head out to trick-or-treat (and get all that *ugh* candy)!

One word of warning, though: adults love these as much as kids do. Honestly, probably even more! So to really be a superhero, make sure you’ve got plenty of extras.

2 kabobs with fruit chunks and also cutout fruit shapes of a bat, pumpkins and ghosts.

Luckily, these are so darn easy, you don’t actually need a single superpower to make them! The kids will actually have a blast helping you, in fact.

Here’s all ya have to do:

How to Make Halloween Fruit Kabobs

These are basically just a riff on the Fruit Kabobs and Fruit Bouquets we originally taught you how to make almost 10 years ago (where does the time go?!?), and also on our summer-y Red, White and Blue Fruit Kabobs. The basic premise is entirely the same.

Step #1

Gather whatever fruit you’d like to use.

Below are some ideas for fruits that fit the obvious orange and black Halloween color scheme, plus fruits that come in green (the color of witches, frogs and Frankenstein!), yellow (the color of stars and a full moon), and white (because white goes with everything!).

Just some ideas to get you started. You can definitely stick with only orange and black, or pick and choose other colors to mix in however you please. Be creative and have fun!

Halloween-Colored Fruit

Orange Fruit

  • Clementine or tangerine sections
  • Cantaloupe or other orange melon
  • Mangoes

Black Fruit

  • Black grapes
  • Blackberries
  • Very dark blueberries

Green Fruit

  • Green grapes
  • Honeydew melon
  • Kiwi
  • Green apples

Yellow Fruit

  • Star fruit (which is naturally star-shaped, no cooke cutter needed!)
  • Pineapple
  • Golden kiwi

White Fruit

  • Some melons like canary melons and sometimes honeydews and crenshaws
  • Bananas

Once you’ve selected what you’d like to use, wash your fruit, and peel it (if needed).

Then, cut large fruit like melons into kabob-sized chunks.

Step #2 (Optional … but Super Fun!)

If you’d like to really pump up the “wow” level, you can use cookie cutters to make all sorts of spooky shapes out of large fruits, like planks of pineapple or slices of melons.

Amazon has about a gazillion Halloween, superhero, and fall-themed cookie cutters to choose from.

You can stick with classic Halloween shapes like bats, ghosts, stars and pumpkins (like we did in our photos). Or, you can branch out into cutters that match your kiddos’ costumes or your party theme.

And don’t forget … star fruit is automatically star-shaped, without any cookie cutter needed at all. (Ideal for topping fairy princess fruit wands, if you happen to have any little princesses running around this Halloween!)

Pro Tip: Making the Cutters Work Best

For the cutters to work well, I generally recommend that you slice the melon (or whatever fruit you’re using) into slabs that are about 1/2” thick. 

Specifically, you always want the fruit slices to be just slightly thinner than the depth of your cookie cutters (so your cutters will easily be able to cut all the way through).

Step #3

Thread your fruit onto bamboo skewers, alternating the colors and types of fruit however you’d like.

That’s it! So enjoyable to make, and so very simple!

Serving Ideas

These spook-tacular fruit skewers are fantastic for:

  • after-school snacks
  • lunch box treats
  • a special addition to your Halloween morning breakfast
  • party fruit trays and grazing boards
3 skewers with fruit chunks, each topped with a Halloween shape (pumpkin, star and witch's hat).

Wanna REALLY Make These Fun??

You can easily (it truly IS easy … I promise!) turn your fabulous fruit skewers into a showstopper centerpiece! A fruit bouquet like you’d pay bucketloads of cash to order from one of those delivery places.

Ooooooh … fancy! (Now who’s REALLY a superhero? Hint: you, you, you!)

Simply follow our directions for How to Make a Fruit Bouquet!

How to Serve Your Spook-Tacular Kabobs

These are fresh, juicy and delicious straight-up, just as they are.

But, if you’d like to add a fruit dip alongside, we’ve got several great suggestions!

Serve your fruit kabobs next to our:

Or, for the very most ultimate Halloween-y presentation, go with our adorable Ghostly Halloween Fruit Dip (pictured below). It’s crazy-easy to make (again, no real superhero skills needed!), but it ratchets the fruity fun level up even higher still.

7 kabobs and fruit cutouts of a pumpkin and a bat, arranged on a black tray around white, ghost-shaped fruit dip.

No matter what you choose, you truly will feel a bit like a superhero … or at least a super parent … fending off some of the candy onslaught with these festive yet healthy kabobs!

FAQs At-a-Glance

How Long Do Fruit Kabobs Last?

Most fruits will hold up well for a day or two, wrapped in the fridge. The most notable exceptions are bananas, which don’t look terrific for very long once they’re peeled, and apples or pears which will begin to turn brown. Although you can try dabbing the apples and pears with a bit of lemon juice, I don’t love the flavor that adds. So, my recommendation is to wait to add any of those fruits until closer to serving time.

How Can Pointy Fruit Skewers Be Made Safer for Little Kiddos?

Start by snipping or snapping off the pointy end of each skewer, after you’re done adding fruit. In addition, it’s best to serve fruit skewers to little ones who are sitting down (just like running with scissors, kabob sticks and gadding about don’t mix well). Even better, once the kiddos have selected their enchanting fruit skewers, help them push off their fruit onto a plate before eating.

Need even more diabolically ingenious, healthier ideas for October snacks and Halloween parties?

We’ve gotcha …

Where Can I Find Other Healthy Halloween Recipes?

Glad you asked!

So many terrific ideas for the most hauntingly spectacular, HEALTHY Halloween ever!

Happy, Happy Halloween to all you superhero parents out there! Keep rockin’ it out, one healthier step at a time, friends!

~ by Shelley

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Closeup of 3 kabobs with a fourth laid diagonally at the top.

Halloween Fruit Kabobs

Festive Halloween Fruit Kabobs are so easy to make! They're fun for parties, special for after-school snacks, and impressive on fruit trays.
•  Ready in 30 Minutes or Less  •  Make Ahead  •  Vegan (and Vegetarian)  •  Gluten Free  •
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
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Orange Fruit Options

  • Clementine or tangerine sections
  • Cantaloupe or other orange melon
  • Mangoes

“Black” Fruit Options

  • Black grapes
  • Blackberries
  • Very dark blueberries

Green Fruit Options

  • Green grapes
  • Honeydew melon
  • Kiwi
  • Green apples

Yellow Fruit Options

  • Star fruit (naturally star-shaped, no cookie cutter needed)
  • Pineapple
  • Golden kiwi

White Fruit Options

  • Some melons like canary melons and sometimes honeydews and crenshaws
  • Bananas


  • Wash and, if needed, peel or cut your fruit.
  • If desired, use cookie cutters to make some cutouts by slicing melons or pineapple planks slightly thinner than the depth of your cutters (generally about ½" thick is good).
    Star-shaped cookie cutters making stars from a plank of pineapple, with starfruit and green grapes alongside.
  • Thread fruit onto bamboo skewers, alternating colors and types of fruit in pretty combinations.
    Four kebabs at various angles on black background, with fruit cutout of a bat from a green honeydew melon.


Make-ahead tips: Depending on which fruits you use, these fruit kabobs can generally be made at least a couple of hours in advance, and often even a day ahead. In addition, if you're cutting out shapes, that step can also be completed a day or two in advance. Store your prepared fruit, covered, in the refrigerator until serving. Note, however, that bananas, in particular, do not hold up well and should be added only at the last minute.
Exact nutrition calculations will vary based on the fruits selected.

* Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only, and may vary depending on your choice of ingredients or preparation. No guarantees are made regarding allergies or dietary needs. Always consult a physician or dietician for specific advice and questions.

Course: Snacks
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Author: Shelley © Two Healthy Kitchens LLC at www.TwoHealthyKitchens.com
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