How much do you love your fruit? Do you love it enough to put it in a fruit treasure chest?
Yes, it’s a real chest, and it’s actually surprisingly easy to put together. The main ingredient is one large pineapple.
Treasure Chest Construction
To make the chest, first chop the ends off the pineapple and discard. Then lie the pineapple down on its side and slice off one flat slice from the bottom so that it lies completely flat and doesn’t roll around. Reserve that slice.
Then make a careful cut on the top, about 3/4 of the way through the pineapple, to make your lid. Scoop out a small amount of pineapple from the inside, which will be the inner part of the treasure chest.
Last, fix the sides: Remember the slice you reserved from the bottom? Trim any excess fruit from the skin. Then cut the skin in half so that one side will cover up one end and one side will cover up the other end. Then attach the side skins to the pineapple with toothpicks. (You’ll have to cut off a tiny piece from the top of each skin slice to affix to the side of the lid of the treasure chest.)
Adding the “Jewels”
Finally, fill it up with fruit “jewels.” To make this grape necklace, we threaded the grapes with a needle over a long line of dental floss, but you could also use thread. We also propped it open with toothpicks, but if you want you could just fill it to the brim with fruit spilling out the edges.
And there’s your treasure!
This fruit treasure chest is great for parties, movie night, or special celebrations. And if you’re lucky, you’ll have lots of little pirates coming over to partake in the “treasure.” Happy fruit eating!
P.S. Want another great movie night treat? Try this Hatch Chile Coriander Popcorn.
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