Posted: Mar 14, 2013 10:00 AM
 
Holidays bring out the former teacher in me. I hear St. Patrick's Day, and I think time to teach rainbows! Fruit kabobs make a colorful, healthy addition to your St. Patrick's Day rainbow fun. They're delicious, easy to make and your littlest helpers — and eaters — will adore them!

St. Patrick's Day and rainbows were meant to go together. This clever rainbow fruit kabobs recipe is delicious to eat and simple to make. It's also the perfect combination of being a St. Patrick's Day activity to do and a snack to eat, which is always a win! Served in adorable Mason jars, this healthy sweet treat makes a perfect snack you can feel good about feeding your family and a wonderful addition to any party fare. Because holidays are such a natural way to create family memories, a special twist on this new favorite is made with edible glitter-infused ice cubes — creating a pot of gold (literally) at the end of the rainbow!

Rainbow fruit skewers ingredients

What you'll need

Red — Strawberries, raspberries, apples, cherries and grapes

Orange — Oranges, cantaloupes, mangos and papayas

Yellow — Pineapple, bananas, star fruit, apples, grapefruit, pears and raspberries

Green — Kiwi, apples, grapes, pears and honeydew melons

Blue — Blueberries, raspberries and huckleberries

Purple — Blackberries, grapes and plums

What you'll do

rainbow fruit skewers gold ice

In advance, sprinkle edible glitter or shimmer dust into a filled ice cube tray, then place the tray in the freezer. It takes approximately six hours for ice to form, so consider making the glitter ice cubes (at least) the night before you plan to make the fruit kabobs.

Rainbow fruit skewers in progress


Carefully thread your washed, dry fruit onto your skewers or lollipop sticks in rainbow order. This part is fun for kids to do and a great chance to discuss ordering, sequencing and, of course, colors!

Rainbow fruit skewers


Pile the frozen, glittery ice cubes into your Mason jars. This is your pot of gold, so consider placing an extra sprinkling of gold on top. Using a small paint brush dipped in shimmer dust on the frozen cubes will give them even more of a magical look.

One more thought

The pot of gold takes this snack from healthy to magical. It also keeps the kabobs fresh and cold at gatherings. If you're serving rainbow fruit kabobs at a party, consider making an extra batch of glittery ice cubes to have on hand for refilling the jars during the party. These kabobs also make for a sweet garnish in juice or cocktails and can be used as a drink stirrer. Also, consider a vegetable version of rainbow kabobs with tomatoes, sweet potatoes, squash, bell peppers, blue corn and eggplant!

More clever party food

Mason jar layered salads
Mason jar layered bean dip
A hot chocolate bar

Topics: st patrick's day recipes

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Anonymous March 16, 2013
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I never knew that edible glitter existed until right now, Galit! I love food that tastes good and is pretty - this is a win win!
Anonymous March 15, 2013
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Very cute! I'm thinking of making these for the girls' preschool classes to celebrate their birthdays, since they have some non cupcake eaters in the class.
Anonymous March 15, 2013
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Glitter ice cubes? That's genius!
Anonymous March 14, 2013
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What a cute idea and a great alternative to all of the green sugary sweets that usually adorne the St. Paddy's Day table. That last thing most kids need is more sugar, right!? Hah!