halloween fruit kabobs
Halloween Fruit Kabobs are so fun, and easy for the kids to make. Just a few things, and you have a healthy Halloween treat. For these fruit kabobs, we used cantaloupe, melon, red grapes, blackberries, Greek vanilla yogurt, and some festive sprinkles.
SERIOUSLY, HOW CUTE ARE THESE HALLOWEEN FRUIT KABOBS?
Fruit is one of those foods that a parent feels really good about giving their kids, especially at Halloween time. BLC had the opportunity to create a healthy snack at the kids school for the Journey’s & Kindergarten classes. This included 117 little cutie pies, and we chose to make these Halloween Fruit Kabobs.
Our original idea was to use just the little mini ghost cutter, but when the cutters arrived it was hard to choose. This set included a mini pumpkin, ghost, bat, cat, skull, and a half moon. We used them all!
STEPS TO MAKE HALLOWEEN FRUIT KABOBS
HALLOWEEN FRUIT KABOBS ARE GREAT FOR PARTIES
We were so happy this is the decision we made. These Halloween Fruit Kabobs were such a hit that the kids were requesting more, and more. We even made a special batch for the teachers. It was worth it just to see the look on the teachers faces. We should have named them Halloween Happy Kabobs, :-).
You won’t need a lot of ingredients to make this, and you can put your own twist on it. Add different types of fruit, yogurt, or even different color sprinkles. We used Greek vanilla yogurt, and added the festive sprinkles to the top. This way they could dip their fruit for an extra treat. I found these great purple, and green skewers which were the perfect color. (link below) They added that extra special touch of Halloween color to the plate.
WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE OF FRUIT TO USE?
You can use almost any type fruit as long as it’s firm. Like melons, bananas, apples, grapes, and berries. If the fruit is too soft it will either slide off, or the skewer with slide through the fruit. For instance, the melon can get really soft if it’s very ripe to overripe, and will be a juicy mess. Opt for melon on the firmer side.
HOW LONG WILL THE SKEWERS LAST?
The skewers should last 2-3 days. They’re best if consumed fresh in the first day of being made. If you use bananas, I would recommend consuming them fresh when made. Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
We cut the fruit across the middle to make the rings, but I soon realized cutting it from the top to bottom in slices gives you a wider space to work in. The pumpkin, and cat cutters needed a wider space, otherwise it cuts into the green a bit. That part doesn’t taste as good, it’s a bit hard.
YOU MAY NEED FOR THIS RECIPE
TIP TO MAKE THE PERFECT HALLOWEEN FRUIT KABOBS
- Cut the fruit in thicker slices, so it’s secure on the skewer stick
- Use a grape or berry in between, so the other fruits won’t slide down the stick. Or, push the pieces of fruit close together to secure them from sliding.
- Cut the shapes out close together to maximize the fruit used.
- Blend the left over melon, and add to molds for yummy popsicles.
This is what the table looked like waiting for the kids to arrive. There were 6 tables set up for 117 hungry kiddos. We’re so happy we did this as the Halloween Fruit Kabobs turned out amazing. We can’t wait for next year.
Halloween Fruit Kabobs
- Honeydew Melon
- Black Grapes
- Greek vanilla yogurt
- Assorted Sprinkles
- Skewer Sticks
- Wilton Mini Halloween Cutters
- 5 ounce Plastic cups
- Halloween Plates
- Scoop the yogurt into the cup, and add sprinkles to the top. Set aside. This is perfect for dipping the fruit.
- Next, slice fruit from top to bottom in 1/4 slices.
- Once you can see the seeds, scoop them out and discard.
- Continue slicing the fruit until complete.
- Place the cutters around the fruit pressing gently until the cutter goes all the way through the fruit. Press the fruit out, and continue until complete.
- Once you have your fruit cut, slide it down the skewer adding a variety of fruit the way you will like it to look.