Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Festive Marshmallow Treat Fruit Skewers
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.
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.
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.