Melissa's Cuisine: Festive Marshmallow Treat Fruit Skewers

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Festive Marshmallow Treat Fruit Skewers

Melissa's Cuisine: Festive Marshmallow Treat Fruit Skewers
I absolutely love the summer holidays!  There is just something about them that makes me really look forward to Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.  I think part of it has to do with having a day off of work when the weather is nice enough to be outside to enjoy it.  Plus, each of these holidays typically involves cook-outs and fireworks, two more things I love!
Melissa's Cuisine: Festive Marshmallow Treat Fruit Skewers
These festive fruit skewers were so fun to make, and they were fun to eat as well!  I actually made a bunch of them last summer for a Labor Day cook-out, but wanted to save the recipe to share when it was more relevant.  Now is that time!

I wanted the snacks to look like fireworks, but also incorporate the patriotic colors of red, white, and blue.  If you don't have red and blue sprinkles for the marshmallow treats, don't worry about it, there is plenty of red and blue from the fruits!

This is a snack that I think would be fun for children to assemble. Parents, just cut up the strawberries and marshmallow treats and let your kids have fun!  Not only will they enjoy putting these snacks together, you'll feel good about the fruit they're consuming when they get to eat their creations later.
Melissa's Cuisine: Festive Marshmallow Treat Fruit Skewers
Marshmallow Treat Fruit Skewers

Ingredients:
1 pan of marshmallow treats (recipe below)
1 quart of strawberries, washed and hulled
1 pint of blueberries
6" wooden skewers (if necessary, cut longer skewers in half)

1.  Cut marshmallow treats into star shapes using a cookie cutter. Set aside.

2.  Cut strawberries in half, width-wise.

3.  Thread the strawberries and blueberries onto the skewer, alternating strawberry half, 2 blueberries, strawberry half, 2 blueberries.

4.  Top the skewer with a marshmallow star.

These are best served the day they are made, otherwise the fruit and marshmallow treats become soggy.

Marshmallow Treats

3 Tablespoons butter or coconut oil
1 (10 ounce) package marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
red and blue sprinkles


1.  In a microwave safe bowl, heat butter (or coconut oil) and marshmallows on high for 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds.

2.  Stir until smooth, returning to microwave in 30 second intervals if necessary.

3.  Add cereal to marshmallow mixture and stir until well coated.

4.  Press into a greased 9x13" pan.  Top with sprinkles.

Allow the marshmallow treats to cool before cutting.


15 comments:

  1. Melissa this look awesome and love the pictures!

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  2. So cute and perfect for Memorial Day!

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  3. What beautiful, festive skewers! Perfect for Memorial Day!

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  4. I love this idea- so cute! And perfect for Memorial Day weekend ;)

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  5. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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  6. Melissa, these are absolutely amazing! I've pinned these to my "how to throw a shindig" board because they would great and festive for birthday parties or Christmas parties! I'm a newbie here;I followed you from Say G'Day Saturday. :) Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/tasty-tuesdays-12.html

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  8. Featuring YOU today! Thank you for linking up to {wow me} wednesday! :)

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2013/05/15-red-white-or-blue-ideas-linkparty.html

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  9. I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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  10. These are so cute! My kids would love them.

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  11. YUM!!! I’d love for you to share this at my Saturday Dishes Link Party this weekend! It’s a themed link up & this week’s theme is Memorial Day & Grilling! Feel free to share other posts that fit the theme as well if you have them! (:

    http://lifeisfantasmic.blogspot.com/2014/05/saturday-dishes-memorial-day-grilling.html

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  12. This is so cute Melissa! Thanks for sharing this at the Good Food Friday link party!

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  13. They look great, I love the shape of the krispie treats. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

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  14. These treats were so cute and I can't believe how well the stars turned out. Thanks for linking up at the Ultimate Linky Party.

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