Red, White, and Blue Dessert Kabobs

Red, White, and Blue Dessert Kabobs | Very Culinary

by Amy Flanigan on June 26, 2013 · 5 comments

Just like food on toothpicks, my kids get excited about food on skewers. Granted, cake and melted chocolate is certainly more of a selling point than grilled zucchini, but they would eat that, too. It must be the danger of it all. Like “OMG. Mom is letting us eat off this sharp stick! COOL!” 

Aren’t these fun? And with fresh fruit, cake, and white chocolate drizzled over the top, do I really need to tell you how delicious they are?

Red, White, and Blue Dessert Kabobs | Very Culinary

Super easy and adaptable for any size crowd. Perfect for the 4th of July!

Red, White, and Blue Dessert Kabobs
Makes about 24 (6-inch) skewers
Prep time: 20 minutes

• 6 ounces pound cake (I just used 1/2 a Sara Lee package), cut into 1-inch cubes
• 8 ounces fresh strawberries (about 12 medium), stems removed and quartered
• 6 ounce container fresh blueberries
• 12 regular skewers, cut in half
• 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
• 1 tablespoon crisco shortening

Thread 2 pieces of strawberries, 3 blueberries, and 2 cubes of cake onto each skewer, alternating between each one and ending with a blueberry.

In a small bowl, microwave the white chocolate in 30 second intervals until smooth. Stir in the shortening until fully incorporated and has a loose consistency.

Place finished skewers on a platter and drizzle with the chocolate. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

(adapted from SkinnyTaste)

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Patricia Ann June 28, 2013 at 5:03 am

Colorful and fun, great idea!
Wondering if the cake dries out?
Perhaps brushing the cake with a liqueur would add some additional flavor.


Amy June 29, 2013 at 8:50 am

No question that these are the best served right away, but making them in the morning for an afternoon party won’t dry them out. I would not recommend prepping them the day before, however. I love the idea of the liqueur!


Happy Valley Chow June 26, 2013 at 1:08 pm

What a great idea and very patriotic. Perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday!


Bev @ Bev Cooks June 26, 2013 at 6:58 am

Want it want it want it.


Joanne June 26, 2013 at 6:58 am

I feel like food on a stick just makes life better. And more fun. Forks are sooooo overrated.

And I want five of these. For the record.


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