So up in this here house we like healthy. We like fun. We like fast. We like healthy, fun, and fast all smooshed together. And yes, I’m talking about food. Now that my kids are in school, I need to make tasty after-school treats for my kids that are fast and healthy. This candy corn fruit cup is perfect. I mean…look at them! Aren’t those just the cutest little things you ever did see? My kids sure thought so. Jars filled up with fruit were scarfed up after school in a heartbeat. Score!
My kids are a little older now (my daughter turns 20 in five months and my boy just started high school…yikes) and don’t really need me to make their snacks anymore. But, I thought those of you with children young enough to still need help making snacks would like to know all about this fun, easy treat.
Especially around Halloween, this treat is an easy and fun treat!
Make your own whipped cream so you can better control the sugar content. Or, better yet, forgo the whipped cream for some yogurt for an even healthier option! It won’t be as light and fluffy, but it will have a more parfait-like feel. Perhaps you or your child would like something crunchy on top…add some granola or cheerios!
Ingredients for “candy corn” fruit cups:
- can of pineapple tidbits
- can of mandarin oranges
- whipped cream
Now, be smart and get the fruit packed in its own juice. No need for corn syrup. No siree. And try to use a clear dish for this treat. Obviously, seeing the layers is what makes it so much fun! Or, you could get real pineapple and oranges, which is the best way to get tons of flavor and vitamins!
To Make candy corn fruit cups:
- spoon a layer of mandarin oranges in the bottom of your dish
- spoon a layer of pineapple on top of the oranges
- top with whipping cream
Aren’t those just so fast, healthy, and fun? Your kids will love these treats for after-school…for sure! And you’ll love them eating them! These fruit cups are easy, fast, inexpensive, and good for you. It’s definitely not every day that such a perfect combination exists for a parent!