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The holidays are a time for indulging but that doesn’t mean desserts only. This healthy Christmas Fruit Tree is a festive healthy Christmas snack for kids.
We love creating fun Christmas holiday foods to get excited for the festive season ahead! That usually means yummy holiday desserts like peppermint ice cream cake or indulgent hot cocoa bombs. However, we love balancing out the sweet with healthy! This Christmas Fruit Tree is a healthy Christmas treat for kids! It’s so easy to create and looks beautiful as a centerpiece to your holiday party! Or gather the cut fruit and ask your kids to build their own healthy Christmas tree! They will love adding their own edible ornaments and making snack time festive and fun!
What ingredients do you need to make a Christmas Fruit Tree?
For the green Christmas tree branches we used cut kiwi fruit into circles. You can save a cut part with skin on for the stem. Our fruit ornaments were made of raspberries, blueberries, and mandarin oranges. We created a pineapple star out of cut pineapples. You can really use any fruits on hand. Pomegranate seeds would be really pretty and add a nice ruby red. Seasonal fruits like pears, persimmons or cranberries would also add festive pops of colors!
How do you make this Christmas Tree Food Art?
There really isn’t any right or wrong way! You can add all your fruits into small cups and have the kids first start by layering the kiwi fruit to make a triangle base for the branches. Add your stem at the bottom. Then the fun part begins. Adding fruit ornaments on top! If you don’t have pineapple chunks for the star, you can cut a star shape out of a hard fruit like pears, apple,s or mango. You can also use a small star cookie cutter.
Christmas Fruit Tree
- Kiwi Fruit Cut into circles, reserve cut rectangle piece for stem
- Cut Mandarin orange slices
- Pineapple chunks
- Create a triangle shape out of your cut kiwi slices.
- Layer fruit on top for the "ornaments"
- Add your kiwi stem to the bottom of tree.
- Line up 5 pineapple chunks into a star pattern to top the tree.
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