Patriotic Fruit Kabobs are the perfect treat to celebrate Independence Day!
Fruit Kabobs are one of my favorite things about summer because we can visit the fresh and local strawberry stands. My youngest daughter, Annie and I pop into our strawberry stand weekly to see what new fresh goodies they have available. We were lucky enough to score a basket of blueberries this week with our box of strawberries.
Strawberries and blueberries are perfect for a patriotic summer snack! We have a few fun ways you can prepare your fruit for the upcoming July 4th holiday.
Patriotic Fruit Kabobs
- Wood Skewers
- Variety of Marshmallows
Start by washing your fruit thoroughly. Slide the fruit onto the wood skewer to make a red, white and blue pattern. Annie wanted to alternate each kabob with mini and large marshmallows. The kids loved this easy snack! They are quick to put together and are a great July 4th finger food for guests.
Patriotic Fruit Salad
- Mini Plastic Bowls
- White Chocolate Chips
Combine sliced strawberries with blueberries and fold in white chocolate chips. You can add mini marshmallows in addition or in place of the white chocolate chips but wait to do so until you are ready to serve.
- Mint Leaves
- Granulated Sugar
Combine 5-6 washed and dried mint leaves with 1-2 tablespoons of granulated sugar in a food processor. Pulse to combine. You can double or triple these ingredients depending on the size of your salad.
Fold the mint leaves and sugar into the fruit salad. Add 1-2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix to combine.
There is just something about summer that screams fresh produce! Try looking for a local strawberry stand near you, you won’t regret it. Adding marshmallows or white chocolate chips is a creative way to entice your littles ones to eat their daily fruit; and when you put the fruit on a kabob, they will love it even more!
Tip: try creating a rainbow fruit kabob and let your kids pick their fruit!
Stop by Ella and Annie for more fun inspirations!
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Melanie works full time at Tuft & Needle and blogs part time evenings and weekends when her daughter is working on the cars with her dad!