Skeletons fit well into Halloween but this is a fun food, cartoony one that you can whip up quickly for dessert or a snack. My boys were rapt to be able to share with one of their friends and delightedly picked off the body parts to eat (as you do!).
This is a very versatile recipe as you can use any fruit you have on hand. This is what I used and suggestions for substitutions:
– Apple for the skull (pear/melon/stone fruit)
– Dark grapes for the face and elbow/knee (blueberries/raisins)
– Pineapple for the bones (apple/pear/melon/stone fruit/banana)
– Green grapes for the vertebrae (any fruit cut into circles)
– Mandarin segments for ribs (you could cut apple/pear/melon/stone fruit)
– Strawberries for hands and feet (apple/pear/melon/stone fruit)
1. Cut the shape of the skull. I used the inner flesh from an apple in one design and pear in the other.
2. I cut the bottoms from grapes to make the eyes and then sliced some teeth from the side of the grape.
3. And sliced some extra bits for nostrils.
4. Then I placed a line of vertebrae cut from the bottom of green grapes.
5. I used the handily shaped mandarin segments to make ribs.
6. Then cut pineapple to make collarbones.
7. And arms.
8. Adding cut grapes as elbows.
And adding lower arms.
9. Then some strawberry hands.
10. Followed by a pineapple pelvis.
And upper legs.
11. He then needed grape knees.
And lower legs.
12. Before adding the strawberry feet.
13. And the skeleton is finished.
14. And here is one I prepared earlier using pear for the skull.
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