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Fruit Bars

photo of two fruit bars on a plate
With the weather warming up, I’m excited to start making summer desserts again. Last year, I started making my own ice pops and came up with quite a few yummy ones. I hope to add to that recipe collection this year as well.

To start things off, here are some super easy fruit bars. I’m a sucker for desserts where you can see fruit pieces inside.
photo of four Fruit Bars on plates
For the base, you can use any kind of light-colored or clear juice. I used white grape juice. Then you chop up some fruit, stick it into the molds, pour in the juice and you’re done. Off in the freezer it goes.
overhead photo of fruit bars
For my ice pop molds, I purchased the Norpro Ice Pop Maker* because I was really looking for that classic ice pop look (though mine is clear with a metal lid. It looks like they’ve updated it since my purchase and made it colorful too). It works great. The wooden sticks it came with were a little too big and didn’t fit. But then I bought this 100 pack* and they fit beautifully. You just need to run the ice molds under warm water for a few minutes and the popsicles pop right out.
overhead photo of two fruit bars on a plate
If you’re looking for other ice pop inspirations, here’s the ones I’ve made so far:

Avocado Cream Pops

Cookies and Cream Pops

Nutella Fudgsicles

Sangria Ice Pops

*Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).

Fruit Bars

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These pretty fruit bars are so easy to make and a refreshing summer treat.


  • fresh fruits of your choice chopped into bite-sized pieces (strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, cherries are good options)
  • light colored juice apple or white grape juice work well


  • Fill molds with fresh fruit. You want there to be about 2/3 of fruit in the mold so that they will spread out over the ice bar. Add in juice until it reaches the line on the ice pop mold of where you are supposed to stop. Place in freezer for several hours to set. 
  • Follow instructions on box of ice pop molds for removal. For mine, you run the ice pop molds under the sink for about a minute or two and then the ice pops will remove easily.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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10 comments on “Fruit Bars”

  1. Hi there,

    I have a Vitamix, so if I want to make a fruit juice to put in the mold along with the fruit itself instead of using store-bought juice, do you have any recommendations for making the juice not taste like just ice when it freezes in the molds?

    • You can try mixing in a little gelatin powder to the juice before freezing. This makes the juice less icy

  2. Your ice pops look so beautiful!

    We are going to make strawberry and pineapple pops today! We have a different kind of mold where the plastic holder is one piece, as it is connected to the stick part. fresh & easy didn’t carry white grape juice, so we are going to use light apple juice. hope they turn out okay!

  3. These would be perfect for the summer! I would love to make them with pineapple and lychee. Great recipe!

    • ooh, that sounds like a good combination. I want to make a lychee one now and maybe even use some lychee juice or pineapple juice for the base!

  4. Those pops are so beautiful. How do you get some of the fruit to be towards the stick part (the fruit will sink to the ‘top’ of pop right?). I think I’ll be making these for my nephews soon 🙂

    • If you fill it with enough fruit (about 2/3 full) and make sure some are bigger pieces and heavier, then they will be spread out.

  5. thank you Thank Tou THANK YOU! Also has 1LB strawberries on sale for 1.39 so this is perfect!

    • There’s a lot of fruit bar recipes you can do with strawberries. You can also blend them, add a little sugar and then put them in molds too.

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