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Halloween Decorations, Snacks and Cocktails Using Freaky Fruit
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Halloween Decorations, Snacks and Cocktails Using Freaky Fruit

Freaky Fruits for Halloween Decorations, Snacks and Cocktails
Freaky Fruit For Halloween Decoration, Crafts, Snacks and Cocktails

When it comes to Halloween, carving pumpkins usually comes to mind for family decorating fun. I recently started playing around with using exotic fruits for Halloween crafts.  For example, I used  rambutan, which looks like a sea urchin, but looks and tastes like a lychee when it is cut open. The green Buddha hand is another great example. This citron fruit has long scary fingers that will conjure any child’s imagination. Adults will be facsinated as well, especially after a couple of my cocktails (see bottom of post). I used fruits from the folks at Melissa’s Produce, although you can find them at  Gelson’s , Bristol Farms and Asian Grocery stores if you have one nearby.

Punk-O-Lantern

Carve your white pumpkin just as you normally would, but give it a little flare with freaky fruit. You can use rambutan for  more vivid eyes.  Slice a cap off the top of a rambuttan to expose the soft white flesh. Cut a slit into the center of the flesh to make room for a kidney bean in each rambutan to simulate eye balls.

Freaky Fruit For Halloween Decoration, Crafts, Snacks and Cocktails

Place the rambutan  into the eye holes of the pumpkin.  The rambutan and kidney bean eyes will give the appearance of eye lashes and eye balls. Place a Buddha’s Hand on top of the pumpkin to simulate crazy hair. 

Freaky Fruit For Halloween Decoration, Crafts, Snacks and Cocktails

Baby Fruit Goblins 

 Cut the longans in half, using a circular cutting motion, so that the seed appears when you cut it in half. The result will look like an eye balls.  Repeat until you have the desired number of eyeballs. 

Freaky Fruit For Halloween Decoration, Crafts, Snacks and Cocktails

Cut the top off of a passion fruit and scoop out the pulp and save for something fun. Place a Rambutan inside the empty passion fruit, so that it pops out like hair.

Freaky Fruit For Halloween Decoration, Crafts, Snacks and Cocktails

Using toothpicks, affix the rambutan and longan eyes to the passion fruit hull.Freaky Fruit For Halloween Decoration, Crafts, Snacks and Cocktails Freaky Fruit For Halloween Decoration, Crafts, Snacks and Cocktails

For the adult fruit goblins with arms, use small fingers from the  Buddha Hand. Use the toothpicks to affix to the fruit goblins and use toothpicks as spears.  

Freaky Fruit For Halloween Decoration, Crafts, Snacks and Cocktails

Evil Pumpkin

Slice tops off of the passion fruit and insert longan eye balls. This combination will give evil looking eyes. Use long curved fingers of the Buddha hand to  form horns. Use toothpicks to affix the horns.

Freaky Fruit For Halloween Decoration, Crafts, Snacks and Cocktails

When you finish you will have enough characters to make a little Halloween battle scene. The boys (children and men) will enjoy this part. 

Freaky Fruit For Halloween Decoration, Crafts, Snacks and Cocktails

Witch Finger Martini

This is a great smooth martini made with freaky fruit as ingredients and decorations. It will get the attention of your guests. 

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Freaky Fruit For Halloween Decoration, Crafts, Snacks and Cocktails

  • 1oz Kettle One Vodka or your favorite vodka
  • 2 oz of blended cactus pear (be sure to skin before blending..Use Gloves!)
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon agave or baker’s sugar
  • Buddha Hand Zest from 3 fingers
  • 5 fingers of a Buddha hand (per glass)
  • 3 dragon balls (Dragon fruit balled out using a melon baller) (per glass)

Shake all ingredients with crushed ice , strain, and pour into a chilled martini glass. 

Garnish with Buddha’s Fingers on rim and a balled dragon’s fruit spear

Freaky Fruit For Halloween Decoration, Crafts, Snacks and Cocktails

Sweetened Dragon Fruit Balls

Using a Mellon Baller, scoop out balls from the dragon druit.  Roll in sugar and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.  Mix sugared dragon balls with softened golden raisins and serve in the dragon fruit husks. 

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See other Freaky Fruit Ideas on the Melissa’s Produce Pinterest Board

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About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.

19 comments

  1. Those are awesome designs!! I want to be creative like that!

  2. Savannah-Lin Dofa

    Wow that was creepy but very interesting!.. I would not know if I could eat it hahahah!

  3. Those are some fantastic designs. Very creative and love your pictures!

  4. I have never seen anything like these before. We still do the very friendly smiling jack o lanterns!!

  5. LOL love all these fruity Halloween decorations.

  6. I really like this idea! You must Pinterest this. The dragon balls are so colorful.

  7. That’s some scared looking food! How fun!

  8. I meant scary looking food! Autocorrect is crazy sometimes!

  9. Great pictures Tom,
    I love the cactus of prickly pears, I eat those every July, they grow everywhere here in AZ.

  10. I’m familiar with some of these fruits from watching Chopped. I’m going to have to try some of them!

  11. I love you my little creatove husband! These were adorable until they started melting onto the counter! You are so very creative ♥

  12. What great ideas for my Halloween party. I’m so going to do the witch finger.

  13. the dragon fruit one looks delicious! will have to try it~ From all the fruits you posted, i’ve only ever tried the dragon fruit! Are the other ones good? I’m always scared that I wont like them so i dont buy it!

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