Real Food Candy Canes


Real Food Candy Canes are a perfect real food treat for the kiddos during the holiday months. Not that it has to be the holidays to enjoy a real food candy cane! My kids love decorating their plates with food. It gives them a sense of accomplishment to make things for themselves and the rest of the family.


Real Food Candy Canes:
  • A special treat to wake up to on Christmas morning.
  • A snack for Christmas Eve.
  • Something fun to leave out for Santa, instead of cookies.
  • A dessert kids can help you make.
Real Food Candy Canes


Slice fruit into rounds, place alternately on plate, in the shape of a candy cane.
Serve immediately.


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  1. Anonymous on 12/14/2013 at 7:10 pm

    Love this idea! I would love to do this for my son’s class Christmas parties. Any ideas on how to make them up ahead of time and use something to hold the slices together? Thanks!

    • Rachel on 12/14/2013 at 7:51 pm

      I’m not sure! You would want to dip the bananas in salt water or water/lemon juice to make sure they don’t turn brown. Maybe wrap them in plastic wrap or string them on a string, but I think it would be hard to keep them in a candy cane shape.

  2. Joshua Roth on 03/21/2018 at 1:01 pm

    Brilliant idea! They’re perfect for festive celebrations. Fresh and nutritious indeed. Keep it up!

  3. sara on 12/09/2018 at 8:56 pm

    wonder if you could use a bendy drinking straw the thread them onto.

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