Ingredients and supplies:
Fruits, marshmallows, candies, etc.
Cellophane and/or Styrofoam block
You can’t really say anything bad about tradition but it’s nice to add new and different elements to each holiday. This Easter, have your egg hunt, fix that ham, and bake some delicious pies. But for the new element, how about some kabobs? I’m not talking about chunks of meat and vegetables on a stick – even though that is scrumptious. I’m referring to a sweet treat kabob. Peeps – marshmallow characters, seen around town at Easter – make the most adorable and yummy kabobs. Skewer them, along with some other goodies, to create something new and delicious this Easter.
True, most kabobs are made as meals, but when you make Peeps kabobs, you make something much different, and you create a lot of fun for Easter. Give the kabobs out as party favors or offer them as desserts. Since each skewer will contain Peeps and other treats, you can’t go wrong when it comes to pleasing the crowd.
It can be challenging to slide certain things – such as Peeps marshmallow characters – onto a dry, wooden stick. Make it easier on yourself by oiling each stick. Simply put a bit of oil on a paper towel and run it down the length of the skewer. That will make it much easier to slide on treats to make kabobs.
Peeps are marshmallow goodies that are made to look like chicks, bunnies, and ducks. They’ll look cute as can be on the skewer. Other things that you can slide onto the stick include strawberries, banana chunks, marshmallows, mini muffins, peanut butter eggs, jellybeans, and other candies. Alternate candies and peeps to create the look that you want for each skewer. Make each one identical or just randomly slide foods onto the skewers.
There are so many different kabobs that you can design by the types of foods that you apply. Make a skewer with only Peeps, make one with Peeps and peanut butter eggs, make one with Peeps and strawberries, and another with Peeps and banana chunks.
If you’ll be giving out the Peeps kabobs as party favors, slide each one into a long cellophane wrapper, which you can find at a party or craft store. If you’re serving the kabobs at a party or a dinner, stand each one up in a Styrofoam block and make the arrangement into a centerpiece. They make a lovely presentation while offering the guests or the family a selection of Peeps and other Easter treats.