Healthy Holiday Treat Fruit Trees

Fruit trees made out of honey dew melon on a skewer cut by a tree cookie cutter next to a yogurt dip in a bowl for dipping

Check out these Healthy Holiday Treat Fruit Trees made of honeydew melon.  These simple fruit snacks are absolutely delicious and fresh.  These festive bites help make the holidays healthy!

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Healthy Holiday Treat Fruit Trees

Looking for a healthy holiday treat that is on the healthier side and incorporates fruit into the mix?  Check out my honeydew melon fruit trees!  They’re easy to make and a great snack that the entire family will love which also makes them perfect for holiday movie night fun. 

This forest of fruit trees also makes great holiday treat to share at your festive gatherings and classroom parties; they’re the simplest of ‘wow’ factors.

The best part about this mix of fruity fun is that the entire activity is super easy and does not take much time to create.  What can you teach the kids as you make these festive holiday treats?  You can demonstrate knife safety, teach them about folding and show them that cookie cutters can be used for healthier foods too!  This recipe helps to teach children that healthy food can be fun food.

Here is all of the how-to’s for shaping, creating and dipping.

Holiday Treats with Fruit Fun

Fruit trees made out of honey dew melon on a skewer cut by a tree cookie cutter next to a yogurt dip in a bowl for dipping


  • Honeydew Melon(s)
  • 8 oz. Greek vanilla yogurt
  • 4 oz. low fat vanilla yogurt
  • Tree cookie cutter
  • Small Skewers or Cake Pop Sticks


Cut the honeydew melon in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds.

Cut long strips of the melon; use the width of the cookie cutter as a size measurement.

Remove the rind.

Use the cookie cutter to cut out a tree.

Add a skewer to the bottom of the tree for forest placement (see below).

NOTE: Dice any leftover honeydew for a snack or combine it with any leftover fruit from the next tree & create a fruit salad.

Fold the yogurts together and serve as a snow dip with your melon trees.


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More on making this Recipe:

Create a Forest Base!

Supplies needed:

Styrofoam rectangle (can be purchased at your local craft stores)

Snow blanket


Cover the Styrofoam base with a snow blanket covering and add the trees to create a fruit forest.

Cheers to Better Bites and a healthy holiday treat made with fruit ~ Jodie

Looking for more food fun with a healthier twist?  Check out my Grinch-ified Fake Shake.  This is an absolutely delicious sip and you won’t guess what’s in the mix?  Spinach!  I know what your thinking….but honestly you CANNOT taste it. TRUST ME!  I know I have your interest peeked and it should be.  So, pull out your blender, follow the link to the recipe and give it a taste testing try.  You have been officially dared….

Green smoothie in clear small glasses sitting on a red placemat served with red and white paper straws

Grinch-ified Fake Shake Recipe Link


15 Comments on “Healthy Holiday Treat Fruit Trees”

  1. Those little Christmas Trees are just adorable! Hope you have a great week and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

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    1. Ahhhh … THANK YOU. I’ve been off for a few days with the holidays and a little illness, I will pop over to see the feature. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving….

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