Tangerine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts from WeeliciousPin

Halloween is hands down the most challenging family-food holiday of the year. With the seemingly endless amounts of sugar and chocolate finding its way from trick or treat bags into our kids’ tummies, many parents resign themselves, figuring Halloween is only one day or assuming it’s impossible to get kids to eat anything healthy with so much junk around.

One strategy that has worked for me so far is a festive pre-trick or treating dinner at our friend’s house complete with Halloween-themed dishes like Mummy Dogs and Pizza Mummies. We always make a great big salad to accompany them and this year I’ll be introducing a new spooky take on fruit, these Banana Ghosts and Orange Pumpkins. Not only are they totally adorable, but they’re actually good for you. Now that’s a crazy thought on Halloween, isn’t it?!

Tangerine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts from WeeliciousPin

Tangerine Pumpkins and Banana Ghosts from WeeliciousPin


Tangerine Pumpkins + Banana Ghosts

Not only are these totally adorable, but they're actually good for you. Now that's a crazy thought on Halloween, isn't it?!
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Servings: 4
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 4 bananas
  • 24 chocolate chips, regular sized and/or mini
  • 4 tangerines
  • 1 stalk celery


  • Peel the bananas and cut them in half. Place the cut side down so the banana halves stand up.
  • Use small chocolate chips to make ghost eyes and large chocolate chips to make ghost mouths.
  • Peel the tangerines.
  • Cut the celery lengthwise into thirds and then across into 1/2 inch pieces. Insert the celery pieces into the tops of the peeled tangerines to resemble pumpkins.


Sugar: 30g | Fiber: 5g | Calories: 200kcal | Fat: 4g | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 45g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. Great idea. My family used candy corns instead of chocolate chips for the eyes. They cut the orange section off the candy corn before inserting them. Some liquid from the candy corn dripped down the bannana like blood tears! So cool!

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