Alright, are you ready to meet the simplest, cutest (HEALTHY) snack around? It requires no cooking skills, very little prep, and is basically guaranteed to impress your kids. It’s the rainbow fruit tray.

fruit arranged on a cutting board in a rainbow pattern

Listen, this humble little fruit platter isn’t actually anything special. There’s no recipe. It can be adjusted for your family’s food preferences. It’s honestly so simple. Just a bunch of cut up fruit on a cutting board, with a few marshmallows in the mix. That’s it! But, by arranging the fruit in rainbow order it suddenly become irresistible. Kids who don’t normally love fruit will flock to it. Heck, husbands who don’t normally love fruit might sit down and eat half of it themselves.

Ask me how I know.

I put this little fruit tray together for my kids over spring break one afternoon when we were all a little stir crazy and snacky. They were beside themselves with excitement and couldn’t stop marveling over how beautiful it was.

I just took a bow and patted myself on the back.

Easy Rainbow Fruit Tray

Here’s a rundown of the fruits I used on my tray:

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Mandarin oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Green grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Blueberries
  • Purple grapes

And then I finished it off with marshmallows!

Of course, there are a bunch of other fruits you could use. Here are some ideas:


  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Red apples
  • Watermelon
  • Cherries
  • Pomegranate
  • Plums


  • Clementines
  • Cantaloupe
  • Peaches
  • Papaya
  • Apricots


  • Banana slices
  • Golden kiwi
  • Mango
  • Pineapple


  • Green apples
  • Honeydew melons
  • Green grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Pears


  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Plums


  • Red grapes
  • Figs

What to Serve With the Rainbow Fruit Platter

close up image of rainbow fruit platter

I put my rainbow fruit tray together pretty quickly and without a ton of prep work. So, I just added some marshmallows at the end to serve as little clouds. But, if you’re making this for guests or have more prep time, you could do even more!

Here are some ideas:

  • Do the fruit in an arch shape and add small bowls on each side. Fill one with marshmallows and the other with gold coins, to act as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!
  • Make some fruit dip to go along with it! A cream cheese or greek yogurt dip would be a really fun addition.
  • You could drizzle some honey on the fruit, sprinkle in some chocolate chips, or serve with a dessert tray!

Can I Prep it Early?

Of course! Simple wash, cut, and arrange the fruit ahead of time, then wrap the whole tray in plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. This method works best if you’re making it the morning of your gathering. If you need to store it longer than a few hours, I’d consider waiting to cut some of the ingredients that are more likely to brown!

kid hand grabbing a marshmallow from a rainbow fruit tray
two boys smiling with a rainbow fruit tray

As soon as I set this little tray out, the people came flocking. The kids, of course, went for the marshmallows first. But they also ate way more fruit than they would have at a normal snack time, so I’m calling it a win!

You could even serve these up on individual plates if you don’t want a lot left over. Just grab some small plates and make a miniature version!

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