Candy Themed Veggie Trays for the Holidays

When you’re a picky eater, holiday pitch-ins are a nightmare. You never know if you’ll like what is served and bringing your own festive food seems impossible. These candy themed veggie trays let you create a festive appetizer that is 100% plain for even the pickiest eater.

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It’s Day 5 and we are sharing Holiday Party Food Ideas!


Candy Starbursts Veggie Trays

Admittedly, as much as this is a treat for me because I absolutely love fresh vegetables, it was also a test to see if the kiddos would be more apt to eat the veggies. When you make things look like candy, kids love it, right?

Well, my youngest (4) ate some of the tomatoes and the middle (5, almost 6) totally ate a bunch of the bell peppers! Say what? I never thought I’d see the day that happened.

If you have picky kiddos (or simply want to add a little pizazz to your holiday veggie trays) these fun candy themed veggie trays are for you!

Candy Themed Veggie Trays Ingredients

 

Yellow Bell Pepper and Cauliflower Veggie Tray

Orange Bell Pepper and Cauliflower Veggie Tray

Bell Pepper and Cauliflower Veggie Trays

Step 1

First, slice all of your bell peppers.

Step 2

Next, pull apart both heads of cauliflower.

Step 3

After your vegetables are cut up, start arranging one color of bell peppers on a plain white dinner plate like a spiral. Do not use all of the bell peppers yet. You are only creating an outline.

Step 4

Then fill in the white spaces between the bell peppers with 1 head of cauliflower. Because the cauliflower pieces are much bigger and sturdier, use these to create walls around the bell peppers.

Step 5

Next, fill in the bell pepper areas with your remaining bell peppers of one color.

Step 6

Repeat steps 3-5 with your second head of cauliflower and second color of bell peppers.

 

Tomato and Mushroom Veggie Tray

Tomato and Mushroom Veggie Tray

Step 1

First, cut your mushrooms into halves.

Step 2

Next, create your candy outline with mushrooms. Try to build your “walls” up as high as possible to help hold your tomatoes in place.

Step 3

Lastly, fill in the white spaces on your plate with your cherry tomatoes.

 

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These candy themed veggie trays let you keep the candy theme going without an overabundance of unhealthy treats! Feel free to make these with any vegetables you like. I do recommend finding at least 1 white vegetable (such as the mushrooms or the cauliflower) to place between your colors. It adds to the look and creates consistency between the multiple veggie trays.

Now it’s time to check out the other delicious party food ideas my friends are sharing! Find more new favorites below!

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