This post was originally published on 4/8/19 and republished on 4/9/2021.
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Easter is such a fun time of year, and there’s plenty of opportunities to get creative with the little ones — from painting eggs to treasure hunts and, of course, healthy Easter recipes!
Holidays are about spending quality family time together and eating…a lot. With so much emphasis on candy and chocolate over Easter, everyone needs a healthy Easter snack idea to balance out the sugar rush.
Are you looking for a cute and easy Easter treat for the kids? Look no further than these fruit Easter eggs for kids. They are healthy, bright and colorful, and oh-so-tasty!
These Easter Fruit Snacks Make Adorable and Healthy Easter Treats for Kids
We used candy melts to dip the fruit but you could go extra healthy with some yogurt instead. We like these frozen so the melts harden right away. You could easily do the same and have a frozen yogurt fruit treat! We love making frozen yogurt bark this way for an easy yummy snack for kids.
Simply slice your favorite fruits, and use kitchen scissors “ref=nofollow” or a sharp knife to cut around the shape to turn into an oval for an egg shape.
Don’t worry about getting it perfect as you can tell ours aren’t perfectly oval egg shapes. Once you dip and sprinkle they will look more like decorated eggs.
Shop Local for Your Healthy Easter Snacks
Spring is a season filled with color and scents, and this bright little spring finger food favorite is all about the fruit. You can use whatever is in-season and create your own variety of spring color combinations.
It’s a great opportunity to discuss the importance of shopping locally and buying in-season products with kids while making it fun and positive. You can get your children excited about seeking out the brightest and best local fruits to feast on.
The touch of candy with the natural fruit flavor is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth, but of course, you can omit the candy for a healthy Easter snack.
How to Make These Healthy Easter Treats
Begin by freezing the fruit as this makes them easier to handle and dip. We simply laid out the cut fruit on some parchment paper and froze for an hour or until firm.
The dipping and sprinkling is the fun part for kids. Lay out a sprinkle station, small bowls filled with sprinkles and have kids dip and add sprinkles on top. You could also add some finely chopped nuts to make fruit and nut easter eggs.
Remember since the fruit is cold, the dip will freeze fast so you have to sprinkle quick before it sets. We chose sprinkles in spring colors, but you can use any variety of toppings.
Use melted chocolate, candy melts “ref=nofollow” , or yogurt as your dip for these fun Easter healthy treats. Add back to the freezer for a quick freeze before consuming.
We actually keep them cold this way, my kids love frozen fruit! And they last much longer as well. However, you can also just refrigerate it for a few days for softer fruit and a delicious Easter fruit dessert
Easter Egg Fruit
- 1 Kiwi
- 1 mango
- 2 strawberries
- 1/2 cup yellow candy melt
- 1/2 cup white candy melt
- 1/2 cup pink candy melt
- 3 tsp vegetable oil
- various sprinkles
- 1. Slice your fruit into an oval egg shape. Use kitchen scissors or a sharp knife to trim into an egg shape. 2. Line the fruit on a parchment lined baking tray and freeze until hard, about an hour. 3. Melt your candy melts in 3 separate microwave proof per color, add a teaspoon of vegetable oil per bowl. Microwave one bowl at a time in intervals of 30 seconds, stirring in between until candy melt is smooth and melted.4. Remove your frozen fruit from freezer, dip halfway in candy melts, sprinkle immediately as the melts will harden once it reaches the cold fruit. 5. Keep in freezer or refrigerator to keep fruit fresh. Note: you may use yogurt instead of candy melts. Tint if you'd like using food coloring and follow the same steps above except there is no need to melt.
Some More Healthy Easter Recipes
Seasonal snacks are some of our favorites – especially come spring. Jazz up your Easter spread with some of these yummy spring Easter fruit recipes that will be a big hit with your kids. You can get creative with each of these recipes for a healthier spin. The most important thing is that you and your family have a whole lot of fun while making them.
For a super cute spring-themed snack that’s loaded with protein, try these bunny, chick, and sheep Easter toasts. The adorableness is off the charts and they’re so much fun to make.
These cake-in-eggshells Easter treats are hiding a sweet surprise…they’re filled with yummy baked-in dessert! Easter eggs have never been so delicious.
Or fill your spring table with a blooming garden of potted flower Rice Krispie treats. Definitely one of my new favorite spring party flavors and a fun twist on an edible bouquet.
Easter Fruit Ideas for a Healthy Holiday
During a season when there’s so much emphasis on candy and sweet treats, these Easter egg fruit snacks are a nice way to sneak in some fresh fruit for healthy easter treats for toddlers and kids.
The fruits we used are high in vitamins and antioxidants, and you don’t need much melted candy or very many sprinkles to make them look festive. Of course, you can stick to using yogurt to cut out the refined sugars while still creating tasty Easter treats.
The best part? They’re colorful and a whole lot of fun to make…and eat!