Try these healthy Halloween Strawberry Monsters! These fruit monsters are made from ripe strawberries, candy eyes, and fondant icing. They are easy to make and perfect as festive party food, and are healthy enough to enjoy as a snack, but sweet enough to be a treat!
Halloween is approaching, but it doesn't have to be full of sugar! You can make plenty of healthier Halloween treats, and these strawberry monsters are no exception!
Using ripe strawberries, you can create a treat with a festive, scary monster look with very little sugar. Simply take ripe strawberries and add candy eyes to the top. Then, create a mouth shape with sharp teeth using fondant.
Secure both to the strawberry using white icing and plate on a serving dish. These treats are great for any Halloween party or are fun to make with kids as an afternoon snack!
No matter how you enjoy them, these easy Halloween treats are a great way to stay healthy during the Halloween season!
Serve them with this Ghost Halloween Smoothie to make sure you're getting plenty of fruit to counteract all the Halloween candy!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
A healthier These monsters are made from ripe strawberries, so they're naturally sweet and don't require any additional sugar - except the decorations.
Fun to make: This is a fun recipe to make with kids! They'll love adding the candy eyes and shaping the mouths with fondant.
Perfect for a party: These monsters are perfect for any Halloween party. Serve them as a snack or as part of a larger Halloween spread.
- Ripe Strawberries - Choose bright red ripe strawberries to make the monsters. This recipe will be easier to make if they are on the larger side.
- White Fondant Icing - Used to assemble the monster mouth and the white teeth for the monsters.
- Black Food Coloring Gel - Gets mixed into some of the fondant to make the base of the mouth. Alternatively, buy black colored fondant.
- Powdered Icing Sugar - Used to help roll out the fondant to make it even and pliable.
- Decorating Icing - Decorating icing can be found in a tube and helps secure the strawberries' eyes and mouth. Alternatively, use melted chocolate.
- Cutting board
- Rolling pin
Please see the recipe card below for quantities.
Wondering how to make this Halloween Strawberry Monsters recipe? It's easy! Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Prepare the strawberries: Thoroughly wash the strawberries. Cut the tops off so they stand with the pointed tip facing up on a serving dish.
Color half the fondant black: Add a drop or two of black food coloring gel to half of the fondant icing and knead, adding more gel if necessary to make it black for the base of the mouth. Or buy black fondant.
Roll out the fondant: Lightly dust the work surface with icing sugar and roll the white and black fondant out separately until even and pliable.
Cut the mouth shape: Cut ovals small enough to fit onto the strawberries out of the black fondant.
Cut the teeth: Cut small triangle ‘teeth’ out of the white fondant.
Secure the eyes and mouth: Use a little water on your finger to ‘glue’ the teeth to the black ovals. When they’re stuck together, glue the mouths to the strawberries with the writing icing.
Add writing icing to the back of the candy eyes and secure them on top of the mouth.
When choosing strawberries, go for bright red, ripe berries. If they are on the larger side, that's even better!
To make black fondant, start with white fondant and add a drop or two of black food coloring gel. Knead it until it's evenly black throughout. Add as much as you need to for the desired color. You can also purchase black fondant icing from craft stores.
If you don't have decorating icing, you can use a little water to glue the eyes and mouth in place, or melted chocolate.
Use icing sugar to help roll out the fondant, this will prevent it from sticking to the surface or your rolling pin.
If you want to make these ahead of time, you can prepare the strawberries and store them in the fridge for 24 hours until you're ready to add the eyes and mouth.
Serve these healthy treats along with these other Halloween party food recipes!
- Halloween Brownie Bite Eyeballs
- Green Halloween Cupcakes
- Pita Haloween Mummy Pizza
- Raspberry Halloween Mummy Pies
- Halloween Bark
Use a different fruit: Try using apples, peaches, or even peeled oranges!
Change the eyes: Instead of candy eyes, try using chocolate chips or raisins.
Make them spooky: For a spookier version, try adding green food coloring gel to the white fondant to make it green. Then, use that fondant for the teeth and cut it into different shapes like jagged teeth or even fangs!
Add chocolate: If you want a sweeter treat, you can dip the strawberries in melted chocolate before adding the eyes and mouth.
These strawberry monsters are best served immediately as the fondant can start to soften if left out for too long. If you need to store them, put them in the fridge in an airtight container and eat within 24 hours.
Freezing is not recommended.
More Strawberry Treats
- Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
- Strawberry Matcha Popsicles
- Strawberries and Cream
- Strawberry Iced Tea
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Halloween Strawberry Monsters
- Cut the tops off the strawberries so they stand with the pointed tip facing up.
- Add a drop or two of black food coloring gel to half of the fondant icing and knead, adding more gel if necessary to more to make it black.
- Lightly dust the work surface with icing sugar and roll the white and black fondant out separately.
- Cut ovals small enough to fit onto the strawberries out of the black fondant.
- Cut small triangle ‘teeth’ out of the white fondant.
- Use a little water on your finger to ‘glue’ the teeth to the black ovals. When they’re stuck together, glue the mouths to the strawberries with the writing icing along with the candy eyes on top.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.