Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a fun rainbow fruit tray. Arrange fruit to look like a rainbow with marshmallow clouds and a pot of gold!
Fun treats for minor holidays, like Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day, are one of my favorite ways to celebrate! It’s always fun to make a rainbow snack or a pot of gold to enjoy.
This fun rainbow fruit tray is the perfect rainbow and pot of gold-themed treat for the holiday! Make it for an after-school treat, dessert, or to serve at a party.
Rainbow Fruit Tray for St. Patrick’s Day
A rainbow fruit tray is a fun snack to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Add some gold-wrapped candies to the end of the rainbow to represent a pot of gold. Fruit is a great alternative to a lot of sweets. Plus, there are still a few sweets with marshmallows and gold candy. Big fruit trays are a great idea for big parties.
What You Need to Create This Tray
- Green grapes
Other Fruit Variations You Can Use
- Red – Raspberries, cranberries, cherries, pomegranate arils
- Orange – Oranges, apricots, peaches, papaya
- Yellow – Mango, pineapple
- Green – Honeydew melon, kiwi
- Blue/Purple – Grapes
- Clouds – Marshmallow fluff, fruit dip
- Gold – Gold-wrapped Hershey’s Kisses, gold coins, gold-wrapped mini Snickers, graham crackers, Nilla Wafers
How to Assemble a Rainbow Fruit Tray
Assemble a rainbow fruit tray on a large board. Use either a rectangular or round board. Start with the outside layer, the red layer. Arrange the cut strawberries into a half-moon or arch. I chose to create more of a half-moon or half-arch shape.
Next, add the orange slices along the bottom of the red arch. The oranges should touch with strawberries without overlapping. Then add the bananas for the yellow layer.
Add green grapes for the next layer of the rainbow fruit tray. For younger kids, cut the grapes in half vertically before adding them to the board. Cut grapes reduce the choking hazard for small children.
Then add a layer of blueberries beneath the grapes. And finish the rainbow with a layer of blackberries.
Beneath my rainbow, I added a layer of fluffy white clouds. I used marshmallows for the clouds. Then I finished it off with a layer of gold foil-wrapped Rolos candy. The candy represents the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If you want to skip the candy, consider using graham crackers or Nilla wafers as the pot of gold.
I also added a little star-shaped dish of Skittles to fill some additional space on the board. Plus, they make a fun rainbow treat to go with the fruit!
What Size Board Did You Use?
My rectangular board is 18″ x 14″. I purchased the board at HomeGoods. It’s a great place to find affordable cheese boards! I’ve provided links to similar boards, as well as the star-shaped dish.
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How to Store This Fruit Tray
Make this rainbow fruit tray ahead of time for an after-school treat or party snack. Simply wrap the board in plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator. It will store nicely for a few hours. Just be mindful of any fruits that will brown or leak a large amount of juice while in the refrigerator. Bananas or apples may not be the best additions to the rainbow if you want to prep it a few hours before serving.
More Fun St. Patrick’s Day Snack Ideas
Rainbow Fruit Tray
- 1 large rectangle cheese board
- 2 cups chopped strawberries
- 1 1/2 cups orange slices
- 1 cup chopped banana
- 1 cup green grapes
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/2 cup blackberries
- 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
- 1/4 cup Rolos
- On a large rectangle cheese board, arrange cut strawberries into a half-moon or arch shape.
- Add orange slices along the bottom of the strawberries. The oranges should touch with strawberries without overlapping.
- Follow the same technique and add a layer of sliced bananas, green grapes, blueberries, blackberries, and mini marshmallows.
- Add a single layer of gold-wrapped Rolos along the bottom.