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Fruit Snack Mix Recipe

Thelma Alberts is passionate about baking and cooking, and she likes to get creative. She worked for many years in cafeterias in Germany.

Ready to eat  Fruit Snack Mix served in papaya skin.

Ready to eat Fruit Snack Mix served in papaya skin.


Fruit Snack Mix recipe is one of my favourite snacks. It is one of the healthy snacks I endulge myself whether I´m at home, at the beach having picnic or when I´m having guests. The fruits that I use depend on where I am at the moment. When I´m in Germany, I make this fruit snack mix with strawberries, oranges, apples, peaches and kiwis and mix them with yogurt. But when I´m in the Philippines, I prefer to have this snack with the fruits that are in season like avocado, papaya, pineapples and sometimes with mangoes. It really depends on what fruits I long for and it should not be expensive.

When I bought the fruits this morning at our open Sunday market, my eyes were bigger than my stomach. Instead of making a small portion of Fruit Snack Mix for 4 persons, I made for a crowd. Well, I was thankful that there are always relatives living nearby.

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

1 hour

1 hour

Serves 10-15 person

Fruit Snack Mix

Fruit Snack Mix

Utensils needed

  1. Sharp knife
  2. Chopping board
  3. Plates
  4. Bowl
  5. Tablespoon or
  6. Fruit ball scooper
  7. Weighing scale

Ingredients

  • 1 small size ripe Papaya, cubes
  • 1 small size ripe Pineapple, chunks
  • 1 ripe Avocado, cubes
  • 2 pieces Calamansi or 1 lime, juice
  • 1/4 of small Watermelon, cubes
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar or honey, optional
  • 100 gram Walnuts or any kind of nuts
  • 100 gram raisins

Step by Step

  1. Wash the ripe papaya and cut it into half. Deseed the papaya by scooping the seeds by the use of tablespoon. Cut the half papaya without cutting the skin into many lenghts and crosswise sections so that the cuttings will form like cubes. Scoop the papaya meat with a tablespoon out of the skin. You can use the papaya skin as a bowl later for serving the fruit snack mix.
  2. Peel off the skin of the ripe pineapple. Get off the eyes of the pineapple fruit. Cut the pineapple into cubes.
  3. Cut the ripe avocado lenghtwise. Scoop the seed. Cut the meat of the avocado lenghtwise and crosswise without cutting the skin. Scoop the avocado by using a tablespoon. Spread lemon, lime or calamansi juice to the avocado meat to avoid it from becoming dark. Keep the avocado skin for serving the fruit snack mix later.
  4. Wash the watermelon and cut it into cubes. If possible deseed it. Weigh the walnuts and the raisins.
  5. Put all the ingredients into a big bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of honey or sugar. You can add more sugar or honey if the sweetness of the fruits are not enough for you. Add the raisins and mix them well.
  6. Put the Fruit Snack Mix on the empty papaya and empty avocado halves and serve decorated with walnuts on top. You can serve the rest of the fruit snack mix in dessert glasses or plates. Enjoy!
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Fruit Snack Mix

Fruit Snack Mix

Tips:

  1. Always buy the fruits which are on season like strawberries and peaches because they are cheap.
  2. You can use ball scooper instead of tablespoon for scooping the fruits. The fruits will not be in cubes but in the form of balls and the fruits look nicer than the cubes.
  3. You can use either brown or white sugar and of course different kinds of honey but it´s healthier to omit the sweetener.
  4. Fruit Snack Mix with yogurt is yummy, too.
  5. Don´t forget to use lemon juice when using the fruits that will easily get brown like avocados and bananas to avoid oxidation.
  6. Serve your Fruit Snack Mix either in a fancy fruit dessert plate or in a glass.


I hope I gave you the desire to eat more fruits for your day to day meals. Remember, fruits have a lot of health benefits which are very good to our body.

Fruit Snack Mix served  in avocado skin.

Fruit Snack Mix served in avocado skin.

Fruits for Fruit Salad

There are many kinds of fruits you can make besides the fruits that I have mentioned above. You can use:

  1. Guyabano
  2. Guava
  3. Pomelo
  4. Mandarine
  5. Young coconut fruit
  6. Marang
  7. Star apple
  8. Rambutan
  9. Durian
  10. Ripe banana


Fruits from above left to down right: Star apple, Marang, Guyabano, Rambutan, young coconut and Pomelo.

Fruits from above left to down right: Star apple, Marang, Guyabano, Rambutan, young coconut and Pomelo.

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Comments

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on May 18, 2017:

Well, then. Enjoy your fruit snacks Nell. Thanks for dropping by.

Nell Rose from England on May 18, 2017:

Oh yum! lol! I just found out that I have high cholesterol so I am on the fruit and nuts diet! great info!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on September 15, 2016:

Hi PriscilaKing,

You don´t have to include avocado in the fruit salad you will make. You can make the fruit salad with all the fruits you would love to eat. Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice day.

Priscilla King from Gate City, Virginia on September 13, 2016:

I don't think there is a fresh fruit I don't like! Avocado would come the closest to that category, but I don't really *not* like avocado...

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 11, 2015:

That´s great pagesvoice. Yes, of course you can use Cantaloupe together with watermelons and other fruits. That would be refreshing for the hot summer. Don´t forget to put lemon juice on the banana slices so they will not become brown. Thanks for your comment and enjoy your weekend.

Dennis L. Page from New York/Pennsylvania border on April 10, 2015:

The presentation of the fruit is absolutely beautiful! In 2 more months we will be moving into strawberry season here and I really look forward to it. One of my favorite fruits is watermelon. I can and do eat it 12 months out of the year. I love it with cantaloupe and sliced bananas. I live in the heart of apple country so we always have an abundance of New York State apples that are delicious.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on January 21, 2015:

Yes, I think it is peachpurple. I'm glad you like it. Have a try. Thanks for your visit. Good night!

peachy from Home Sweet Home on January 20, 2015:

this is the easiest snack i have ever read! I am hungry, bookmark this page when I get the papayas. Voted up

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on November 28, 2014:

Yes, it tasted delicious AliciaC. I hope you will try this soon, maybe in your party or so. Good night! Happy weekend!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on November 28, 2014:

Hi Nancy Hardin!

Thank you very much for your wonderful comment. I appreciate that. I hope you´ll make this fruit snack mix one day. Have a nice weekend!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on November 24, 2014:

I love eating mixed fruits. They look so lovely in your photos. I'm sure that your fruit snacks taste delicious!

Nancy Carol Brown Hardin from Las Vegas, NV on November 24, 2014:

This fruit snack sure sounds delicious. And I love that you featured th Oxo Good Grips melon baller. Those products are so useful for folks like me with arthritis in my hands. I have them all, and the melon baller is a great little tool. The recipe is an excellent idea, seasonal and healthy. Thanks for sharing.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on January 13, 2014:

Thank you Sandyspider. Have a nice day! Take care.

Sandy Mertens from Wisconsin, USA on January 12, 2014:

Looks too good to eat.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on November 14, 2013:

You´re welcome greatstuff. That would be an ocassion when you can make this healthy fruit snack mix. I´m sure they will love this fruit especially if you decorate it like the above photo or your own artistic decoration. You know eyes also "eat."

Mazlan A from Malaysia on November 12, 2013:

Thelma, this is awesome. We will be having our yearly family and cousins get together this weekend and with 100 people to feed, this recipe give me ideas on what will be on the menu list. Thanks for sharing!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on October 10, 2013:

Hi Heather Says! Thank you for your visit, for your comment and for pinning this hub. I appreciate that. Of course you can try this and you can make your own as pretty as you like. Have a great day!

Heather from Arizona on October 10, 2013:

Great pictures! You make these so beautifully. I love all of the fruit choices you included. I'm tempted to try but I bet mine wouldn't be half as pretty as yours. I'm pinning this to try later. Great job!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on September 29, 2013:

Hi Karl Bivens! Welcome to hubpages! Thanks for stopping by. I´ll check your hub now. Have a great week!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on September 29, 2013:

Thank you Turtlewoman for your visit. I hope the guava is bearing fruits now. It might be so cold for a papaya tree to grow in CA. Happy new week!

Madmannart from Long Beach WA on September 26, 2013:

Great Hub, I just joined, wrote my first Hub, and have followed you!

Kim Lam from California on September 26, 2013:

Gosh I love papaya! Great tutorials. The only tropical fruit that I've tried to grow here in CA was guava. I could only wish it was possible to grow papaya here too. :-)

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on September 04, 2013:

It is. Thank you Rebecca. I´m sure you´ll like it. Have a great day!

Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on September 04, 2013:

This sounds like a delicious combination. I like how you have added avocado in with the fruit. Can't wait to try this!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on September 03, 2013:

Thanks for sharing this hub to others and for your visit thumbi7. Have a great day!

JR Krishna from India on September 02, 2013:

I like fruits. Most of these fruits are available in India.

Your presentation is extremely good

Voted up and shared

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on August 31, 2013:

Thanks for your comment epbooks. I´m sure you´ll love this. Have a nice weekend!

Elizabeth Parker from Las Vegas, NV on August 30, 2013:

Fantastic hub! I've been on a mango kick lately so I am sure I am going to love this!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on August 28, 2013:

Thank you DDE for your comment. Have a wonderful day!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on August 28, 2013:

Hi Sunshine625! What you made was delicious, too. I do that sometimes for a change. Thanks for your visit;-) Sorry for replying late. Have a great day!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on August 28, 2013:

Hi Stephanie! Sorry for answering this late. Thanks for your wonderful comment and for sharing this to others. I appreciate that. Have a great day!

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on August 28, 2013:

Delightful indeed an awesome idea for a recipe.

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on August 12, 2013:

I amke my own trail mix with nuts and dried fruits. Your fruit snack mix looks healthy and fun to make. Thanks for sharing your tricks of the trade.

Stephanie Henkel from USA on August 12, 2013:

Your fruit snack mix is beautiful as well as delicious looking. Thanks for including the tips on decoratively cutting a pineapple and properly cutting an avocado. Voted up and shared!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on July 14, 2013:

You are welcome Midget38 and thank you for dropping by. Have a nice weekend!

Michelle Liew from Singapore on July 14, 2013:

A wonderful, healthy dessert after a meal. Thanks for sharing!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on June 26, 2013:

Yah, I know. I sometimes too, everytime I saw the upper photo. LOL!!! Thanks for dropping by Rustclimbing. I hope you´ll try this snack soon. Good night!

Liz Rayen from California on June 26, 2013:

I am salivating Thelma! This looks amazing and I LOVE fruits. I am definitely bookmarking this and sharing! Voted up!!--Lisa

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on June 23, 2013:

Good morning Crystal! Thanks for dropping by and for giving a nice comment. I hope you´ll try this sometime when you have a party. Have a lovely sunday!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on June 23, 2013:

Thank you vespawoolf. I appreciate your dropping by and sharing this hub to others. It´s great that you can buy fresh tropical fruits like papaya in your country. I like avocado too, in making fruit salad. Have a nice sunday!

Crystal Tatum from Georgia on June 22, 2013:

Simple and delicious! Great snack idea and very good job on this hub. I especially liked that you included a video on how to cut a pineapple. Voting up for sure.

Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on June 22, 2013:

What a beautiful and delicious snack! I like the tip of adding lemon juice to keep the fruit from oxidizing and the reminder to always buy fruit in season--something I usually follow. Here in Peru we can get fresh papaya, mango, etc. I like that you add avocado to the mix. Yum! Voted up and shared.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on June 14, 2013:

Hi las81071! Yes, it´s a great recipe not only for a few but also for a company of friends. It´s good to have this when you´re having a party. Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice weekend!

las81071 on June 14, 2013:

This is really a great recipe. I love fruit so this is something I will want to try. Looks like it would be great to serve when having company.

Thank you

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on June 14, 2013:

Your welcome Rose. Thanks for stopping by;-)

rose-the planner from Toronto, Ontario-Canada on June 13, 2013:

This looks so amazing and delicious! Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up)

-Rose

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on June 13, 2013:

You´re welcome Kathryn. I hope you will like it. Of course you can omit the fruits you don´t like. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely day;-)

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on June 13, 2013:

I really enjoy fruit salads, and this is different than many recipes I have seen, because it has avocado in it! Fascinating. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on June 13, 2013:

Thank you GetitScene. It´s healthy and yummy as well. Enjoy your fruit snack;-)

Dale Anderson from The High Seas on June 12, 2013:

This looks so good! I think I will make my wife this very soon.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 15, 2013:

You´re welcome Sneha. I appreciate your stopping by and pinning this. Have a great day!

Sneha Sunny from India on April 15, 2013:

So fresh and fruity! Thanks for sharing this idea.. :)

Rated and pinned! :)

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 08, 2013:

Yes, radhikasree. My small nieces dived into it when it was on the table ready to eat. The colourful fruits were inviting to them. Thanks for sharing;-)

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 08, 2013:

Well then, you can surprise him with this snack mix Natashalh. Thanks for stopping by and for giving a comment;-)

Radhika Sreekanth from Mumbai,India on April 08, 2013:

This mix of fruits would really attract kids to give a try. Thanks for sharing this nice snack. Up, useful, interesting and will share too.

Natasha from Hawaii on April 07, 2013:

My man will LOVE this! He adores pineapple, papaya, limes, and nuts.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 03, 2013:

Hi Midget,

Yes, this is a healthy alternative of having a snack. You are always welcome and thanks for passing it on to others.

Michelle Liew from Singapore on April 01, 2013:

I love snacking, and this is certainly a healthy alternative! Thanks for sharing this great recipe, which I am passing on.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on April 01, 2013:

Thanks for stopping by MarleneB. I hope you had your fruit snack eaten by now. Have a great day!

Marlene Bertrand from USA on April 01, 2013:

Now, I'm really craving a fruit snack. I really enjoyed the videos, especially the one that showed how to make the pineapple boat. It's really cute and clever.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 28, 2013:

I see. It´s always awesome for me how pregnant women are during the 3 first months of pregnancy. Take care Mama Kim;-)

Sasha Kim on March 27, 2013:

Not weird at all Thelma ^_^ I totally understand.... I've eaten whole pineapples in one sitting ^_^

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 26, 2013:

Congrats to your pregnancy Mama Kim. I know how it feels craving for something to eat which is not at home. When I was pregnant, I used to craved for sour tropical fruits and when my hubby bought them in an Indonesian shop in Arnheim, The Netherlands, I did not like them anymore. There was no Asian shop in the town in Germany where we lived before. So my hubby drove to the neighbouring country just to buy those fruits. Those were green mangoes. When the green mangoes were bought, I kept them for a few days to ripen. Weird, is it not?

Thanks for your dropping by and for your pinning.

Sasha Kim on March 26, 2013:

This looks so good!! My pregnancy has me craving fruit so I'm pretty much wanting to lick the screen right now ^_^ I'm most certainly going to have to make this very soon. I just love your idea to put nuts with those fruits. Voting a bunch and pinning!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 26, 2013:

Yes, it´s unreal for spring. It´s very nice to see snow again, but the long winter is not for my bones. I´m a bit lucky I´m spending winter in my home country and will be back soon in Germany. I hope the cold weather will be gone then. Congrats to your new born nephew Suzie. Take care;-)

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 26, 2013:

Thank you Carter for your comment. Have a happy Easter holiday!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 26, 2013:

Thanks for stopping by and for sharing Crystal. Have a great Easter holiday;-)

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on March 26, 2013:

Thelma, we have SNOW falling here today and temps are freezing! Unreal for Spring but then it is Ireland . . . . !!! LOL Winter ski jacket and hat are what I am wearing to head out into it to visit my just born new nephew!!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 26, 2013:

Hi Suzie,

I wish I could give you that now, but I´m very far at the moment. So just try making it with the fruits that you have in Dublin. I hope it´s not so cold there at the moment as I have heard the kids in Europe might seek the Easter eggs under the snow. I wish you a happy Easter holiday;-)

Thanks for sharing and pinning.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 26, 2013:

Hi Shampa sadhya! Thanks for your nice comment. I appreciate that. My serving style just came into my mind before I was about to get rid off the skin. I´m a "green" person and always think of how to reuse things which are no longer needed. Happy Easter in advance.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 26, 2013:

Hi Ishwaryaa,

Your comment is music to my ears. I appreciate that. The good thing in this fruit snack is, you can choose fruits which are in season and adding different nuts you would like to have. Thanks for stopping by and for everything. Advance Happy Easter!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 26, 2013:

Hi Peggy,

Sorry I forgot to answer your wonderful comment. I was reading the comments and found out that I have not answered yours. I appreciate your sharing and voting this up. Yes, eating fruits everyday is good to our health and it strenghten our immune system. Thanks again and advance Happy Easter;-)

Mary from Cronulla NSW on March 25, 2013:

Fantastic idea! will def try this!! Lots of votes for this one..cheers

Crystal Tatum from Georgia on March 25, 2013:

Wow, this sounds great. I really love fruit and nuts. Voted up and sharing this one!

Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on March 25, 2013:

Hi Thelma,

Oh wow, I want this now!! Deliciouness oozes off the page! Love how you serve in the skin and would definitely do that for serving. I love all the fruits mentioned and how you substitute with seasonal fruits or availability. Great job, votes +++++ shares and pinned!!

Shampa Sadhya from NEW DELHI, INDIA on March 25, 2013:

Voted up, useful and interesting!

I am fond of fruits so your recipe is quite delicious as well as it is a nutritious snack. I even loved your serving style which is quite innovative and interesting. Thanks for sharing. Good Luck!

Ishwaryaa Dhandapani from Chennai, India on March 25, 2013:

A super-delicious & super-healthy recipe! I am a big fan of fresh fruits. I like your ideas of adding honey, walnuts and raisins to this exotic dish for a tantalizing taste! Your clear instructions, easy-to-find ingredients and drool-worthy photos made me want to try this recipe very soon. Rated your recipe 5 stars! Way to go!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up, pinned & shared

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 24, 2013:

Thank you midget. Happy Sunday;-)

Michelle Liew from Singapore on March 22, 2013:

Wonderful recipe!! Am going to share!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 20, 2013:

Fruits with nuts is delicious to eat. Sometimes I put pistacio on them. Thanks for stopping by and for pinning, Glimmer Twin Fan ;-)

Claudia Mitchell on March 20, 2013:

I love that you put nuts in this mix. Adds some nice texture and protein. Pinned.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 17, 2013:

Thank you Nell. Well, you can try this at Easter time. Have a great week;-)

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 17, 2013:

Yes, it does truthfornow. You can do it when you have a party at home. Thanks for stopping by.

Nell Rose from England on March 17, 2013:

It looks totally gorgeous! I will definitely try this, especially for family gatherings, voted up! nell

Marie Hurt from New Orleans, LA on March 17, 2013:

Serving this dish in the fruit skins makes it so amazing. Great for a dinner party or special occasion. Your photos tell the story.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 17, 2013:

Thank you Tammy. Enjoy your fruit snack mix. Have a great week!

Tammy from North Carolina on March 17, 2013:

Gorgeous hub! I love fruit salad and will definatley have to try this.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 17, 2013:

Thank you anglnwu. Of course you can use this idea in your next party. I´ll be glad to hear the comments of your guests on how you present the fruits. Have a great day!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 16, 2013:

Hi Thelma,

I gave this healthy fruit snack mix recipe a 5 star rating and voting it up and useful. We love fruit and often start our day with some...sometimes plain and other times mixed with yogurt and nuts or put into smoothies. Your serving it in the hollowed out papaya and avocado halves made the presentation of it so pretty. Nice touch! Good photos and videos as well. Sharing!

anglnwu on March 16, 2013:

Wow, what a beautiful way to eat a variety of fruits. Love the idea, am going to steal it for my next party.

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 13, 2013:

Hi Justsilvie, thanks for your visit and for your sharing this recipe to others. I appreciate that. Take care:-D

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 13, 2013:

Hi rajan, yep I too feel hungry everytime I´m looking at this fruit snack mix photo. It was really inviting. I´ll make this again next time we have celebration at home. Thanks for your awesome comment and for the sharing. I appreciate that. Take care;-)

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 13, 2013:

Thanks for stopping by ianiott. Yes, fruits with nuts are very healthy to us. Have a great day!

Justsilvie on March 13, 2013:

Well done Hub, Looks delicious and good for you! Voted up and sharing.

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 13, 2013:

Thelma, that cup full of fruits has made me hungry. They look so inviting. Thanks for sharing the videos and pictures as well. They will be a great help.

Voted up and useful. Gave 5 stars and shared.

Ian iott from Ohio on March 13, 2013:

Great recipe.looking very delicious. Fruits and nuts mix is very healthy..Great Thanks

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 12, 2013:

Your welcome randomcreative. I appreciate your stopping by. Have a lovely day!

Thelma Alberts (author) from Germany on March 12, 2013:

Hi janetwrites,

Yep, it looks great, delicious and healthy, too. Thanks for stopping by and for giving a wonderful comment. Have a great day!

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 12, 2013:

I love the idea of serving fruit salad in a fruit skin! Thanks for the fun suggestion and great recipe.

Janet Giessl from Georgia country on March 12, 2013:

This fruit snack mix looks great and delicious and you can use any healthy fruits and nuts to make it. Thank you for sharing this. Very well presented.

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