Recipe: Patriotic Fruit Kebabs

7.04.2012

Ingredients: A watermelon, small marshmallows, blueberries, strawberries, star shaped cookie cutter, and kebab sticks

Directions:
  1. The amount of fruit needed will vary depending on how many fruit kebabs you are planning on making. I just made as many as I could until I ran out of strawberries. I also cut down my kebab sticks to 10" for easier transporting. 
  2. Slide your first marshmallow onto the kebab stick. The first one is always a little tricky as it tends to want to stick.
  3. Next slide a blueberry onto the kebab stick and push down until it reaches the first marshmallow. Repeat with another marshmallow, followed by a second blueberry.
  4. Slide a strawberry down, trying to pierce it in the center to keep the whole thing balanced.
  5. Continue by stacking more blueberries and marshmallows, remembering to alternate them. You can play around with the pattern and amount but try to keep your strawberry in the center for balance.
  6. Using a star shaped cookie cutter, cut out some watermelon stars.
  7. To finish, slide a watermelon star onto the top of the kebab stick, trying to pierce it in the center. Be careful not to pierce the whole way through the star or you'll have a sharp point sticking out.
  8. You can now adjust the fruits and marshmallows to close any gaps and that's it! It's really that easy!
I had seen different variations of this on pinterest and thought I'd create one of my own for the Fourth of July. Keeping the overall theme (stars, red, white, and blue) in mind, I went exploring through the grocery store. Luckily there are a lot of fruit options in the red and blue category to chose from so that just left the white... and marshmallows just seemed like a natural choice! Another fun and easy recipe to share with a little one. It is very hands on, slightly messy from the fruit juices (but not too messy I promise!), and they can sneak a marshmallow here and there... so kid friendly!

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