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peeled clementine oranges with cucumbers in them to look like pumpkins

Mandarin Orange "Pumpkin" Treats | Healthy Halloween

Kathleen Phillips | GritsAndGouda.com
These cute and fun Mandarin Orange "Pumpkin" Treats will be a favorite fall and healthy Halloween snack for kids ...and Mom...this year! Perfect to pack in the school or work lunchbox and serve at a kids or adults Halloween party.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, party food, Snack
Cuisine American, Chinese
Servings 12 servings
Calories 37 kcal


  • 1 3 pound bag Mandarin, clementine, tangerine oranges (about 18 oranges)
  • About a 2-inch piece of English (burpless) or regular cucumber or stalk of celery


  • Peel mandarins by pushing your thumbnail straight down into the top of the orange and pulling the skins away from the fruit. You can also use this inexpensive tool to peel oranges, but honestly, they are super easy to peel. (I do love the tool to peel navel oranges, though.)
  • Cut about a 1/2-inch slice of English (burpless) cucumber, regular cucumber, or even a celery stalk. Lay the slice down and cut the slice into 1/4-inch-wide wedges. Trim the middle of the cucumber wedge away, leaving you with a "stem". For the celery, cut the slice vertically to create the "stem".
  • Push the stem down into the top of the orange "pumpkins" and that's it!


How to store peeled mandarin oranges: Store in a sealed zip-top bag or an air tight container. They will dry out if left out in the open air for a couple of hours.


Calories: 37kcal
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