When I think of Easter, the first food that comes to mind other than eggs is chocolate. Some of my all-time favorite treats are Easter candies – creme eggs, I’m looking at you! Chocolate really is everywhere at Easter, so I thought why not put together a cute and simple project that showcases a healthier option?
These fruit salad citrus baskets are the perfect snack for Easter brunch – bright, colorful, tasty, and still sweet! This project was inspired by an idea mentioned a vintage book I picked up recently: Betty Crocker’s Party Book. The book says to empty half a grapefruit, add a ribbon as the handle, and then fill the basket with marmalade – we decided to use patterned paper plates for the handle and to fill them with fruit salad instead. This way, everyone gets their own Easter basket!
What You Need
- Cutting board
- Paper plates
- Oranges and grapefruits
Cut your oranges and grapefruits in half.
Use a knife and spoon to carefully hollow out the fruit from the peel, putting the fruit in a bowl to the side for now.
Cut a paper plate into strips – these will be the handles for the baskets, so use fun colors or patterns.
Curl the paper plate handle into an upside-down U shape and place into the citrus peel. The handle should stay in place as-is.
Cut up the orange and grapefruit that you removed from the peels, as well as other fruits that you like – we used strawberries, kiwi, and grapes. Serve and enjoy!