I sent a bowl similar to this, but larger, to my kid's school holiday party. I opted for a healthy snack instead of making cupcakes. It was easier for me (WHEW!) and better for the children. Win. Win.
My little one loves to sit in front of his homework and snack on a big bowl like this one. Try it with your kids. Yes, they will pick out the fruits they don't like. Yes, it will annoy you. Yes, you should still try it.