It is the 4th of July! I believe that you have already prepared your menu for the occasion. You have set your fireworks. You are planning for a barbecue at a park or gathering at a friend’s house. However, you are missing that colorful part.
Fresh strawberries, sweet blueberries and raspberries, and tender tasty marshmallow threaded on a skewer is the perfect appetizer. Without doubt, you can prepare some 4th of July Fruit Kabobs.
4th of July Fruit Kabobs
So, let’s party! You can show your patriotic feeling by making the fruits kabobs or fruits skewers. So, it is great to make the 4th of July Fruit Kabobs as a festive treat. It is tastier when you use your fingers and eat from a skewer.
Indeed, 4th of July Fruit Kabobs is a healthy and tasty dessert on your patriotic table. Now, you can make the blue, white and red fruit kabobs the star of your 4th of July cookout. You family and your friends will definitely be thankful for having you as an excellent chef.
A Special Treat for a Special Day!
It is true! You are preparing the 4th of July Fruit Kabobs to celebrate the occasion. But at the same time, you are giving your dear ones a healthy delicious treat. Each fruit you use has its own pack of vitamins.
Health Benefits of 4th of July Fruit Kabobs
Firstly, the strawberries contains antioxidants along with vitamin C, manganese, potassium and folate. This tasty fruit in the 4th of July Fruit Kabobs makes your skin glow. In fact, it is due to the specific nature of vitamin C along with the other vitamins.
Secondly, the raspberries are extremely beneficial. They are a great source of fiber and vitamin C and rich with antioxidants. Also, they fight against the cell damage. Due to its richness in fiber and vitamins, it helps regulating your blood pressure as well.
For instance, the raspberries are a good snack when you are on a diet. One cup of raspberries has only 64 calories. They have more than 85% water. So, the raspberries in 4th of July Fruit Kabobs are filling, low-calorie food.
Similarly, blueberries are sweet, nutritious and low in calories food. They have 85% water. A cup has of blueberries has only 84 calories. However, it is rich with fiber, vitamin and vitamin K. For instance, they are of the fruits with the highest level of antioxidants.
So, blueberries are important to reduce the skin damage and aging signs. They are significantly important for people with high blood pressure. Blueberries in 4th of July Fruit Kabobs help to lower it. Thus, they reduce the risk of having a heart disease.
Sweet Tasty Fruits on Skewers
Marshmallow Is a Plant!
Surprisingly, the marshmallow started from the roots of the mallow plants. In fact, it grows in marshes. People used it to treat cold and soar throat. They used to boil the roots and add honey till it thickens. Later on, confectioners used it to make candies. However, it was a labor-intensive product.
Therefore, things changed in the late 19th century. Unfortunately, it is a plant based treat anymore. They decided to use the egg whites or gelatin combined with corn starch to create the chewy taste. Also, they added sugar and corn syrup to make sweet. Certainly, marshmallows are main ingredients in many deserts, snacks and treats.
Tips to Customize the Fruit Skewers
The 4th of July Fruit Kabobs show your patriotic feelings. On this day, you feel the red, white and blue spirit. However, you may not like the fruits I suggested. Maybe one of your kids does not like a type of fruit.
Simply, one of the fruits in the ingredients list is not available. No worries! There are many options to adapt the kabobs and keep the bright colors.
To show red, you can use cranberries, cherries or water melon cut into cubes. These are good replacements for the strawberries and raspberries. Similarly, it is possible to use the bananas, peeled apples or coconut cut into cubes to show the white.
Unfortunately, blue fruits are rare. You only have blueberries. If you insist on replacing them, you can use blackberries. However, they do not give the same effect in the 4th of July Fruit Kabobs !
Certainly, you can make all the replacements. It is great to have different trays with different fruits. This way you would please everyone! When you decide on celebrating at a friend’s house, you can set trays with different fruits. This way you will surprise your dear ones with a tasty treat!
How to Present 4th of July Fruit Kabobs
Food is not only about taste. It is important to present it in a beautiful way. To display your kabobs and keep the patriotic spirit, you can choose a rectangular plate or tray. If you do not find one, you can head to the nearest dollar store. Then, you can set the skewers similar to the flag. It is beautiful to see nicely decorated trays!
You can also add some sugary tastes! So, you can drizzle the fruit kabobs with maple syrup and spay some coconut oil. In addition, you can drizzle some chocolate over the skewers. One more tip is to add some yogurt dip or fruit dip next to the 4th of July fruit kabobs.
Patriotic Feeling in a Delicious Plate
Fruit Kabobs, a kid Friendly Dish!
The 4th of July is a great opportunity to bond with you family. So, it is great to ask your kids for help. You can have the elder one cut the fruits as long as he knows how to use a knife safely. You can have the younger ones thread the delicious on the skewers. It is marvelous to bond over the 4th of July Fruit Kabobs!
Frequently Asked Questions
To avoid browning, you have to toss the fruits in a bowl where you have already prepared lemon or orange juice. You can keep them for one or two minutes. The you an thread them on the skewer.
4th of July is a busy day. So, you can prepare these skewers ahead. But you have to make sure you wrap them tightly in the tray and keep them in the refrigerator.
According to this recipe, you will not cook the ingredients. So, there is no need to soak them.
Though it is still weird, but why not give it a try. Once you grill them, the natural sugar of the fruits will caramelize over the feat to get the sweet flavors out.
4th of July Fruit Kabobs
- container of blueberries
- container of raspberries
- marshmallows (Large or Mini)
- mini skewers
Steps to Prep
Firstly, you have to wash your strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
Then, you cut the stem off the strawberries. In fact, you can cut them in half or leave them whole.
After that, you have to push a strawberry or raspberry on each skewer.
Finally, you push one large marshmallow on each skewer. Then, you thread 2-3 blueberries on each skewer.
It is nice to alternate the fruits on skewers. It is great to organize them one the rectangular plate or tray.
Serve the 4th of July Fruit Kabobs and enjoy!
Other Recipes You Should Try
- Fruit Dip
- Going Green Fruit Board
- Hershey’s “Perfectly Chocolate” Chocolate Cake
- Ants on a Log: The Greatest Snack
- Creamy Caramel Apple Dip
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4th of July Fruit Kabobs
- 1 lb strawberry
- 6 oz raspberries
- 6 oz blueberries
- 10 oz marshmallows large or mini
- 1 package mini skewers
- Wash the strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries.
- Cut the stem off the strawberries.
- Cut the strawberries in half or keep as a whole.
- Push a strawberry or raspberry on each skewer.
- Push one large marshmallow on each skewer.
- Push 2-3 blueberries on each skewer.
- Serve and enjoy!
Great way to celebrate the 4th.
Simple, festive, and refreshing! I can’t wait to make these along with your fruit dip recipe!
What a great summertime dessert. Nice and easy.
This looks great! Very festive.
Perfection just in time for the holiday!
This looks so easy and festive!! Love it!
This is sooo summery… ❤️❤️❤️❤️
So fun and simple!
Just simple and cute! perfect for family gathering
These are so festive for Fourth of July cookouts!
A cute summertime treat!
These are so fun to make with the kiddos on fourth of July! Thanks for sharing.
what a great idea! Yummy!
Perfect summertime dessert!