You've probably seen these fun little fruit Grinch kabobs before, but they are well worth sharing. My family starts viewing Christmas movies as soon as Thanksgiving passes, and The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is always a huge hit. We've seen (and now own) every version and love them all. Why not add a fun healthy snack to our viewing party? These are super cute for Christmas and ideal for kids to help make!
Grinch Kabobs Snack Idea
This idea is super popular with kids. They love the little Grinch look, and since it uses favorite fruits, it's of course going to be a hit with the kids. If you want to carry the Grinch theme with your holidays, there are some other great recipes that might fit. I love the Christmas chocolate Grinch bark and the 3-ingredient Christmas Grinch fudge. You can even make Grinch crinkle cookies that are delicious and super easy to make.
What Should I Make These Kabobs On?
I used simple wooden skewers to make these kabobs. Since the skewers are rather long, you can trim them down to fit and make this a little smaller for display. There are other fun ways to create these that also work well.
I like using holiday food picks for these when available. You can also use toothpicks, but they are often just a bit too small for this to work. Depending upon how large your berries are, you can use those. I've even seen these made with a little drink stirrer if you prefer.
How Do I Keep the Banana From Turning Colors?
The best way to keep bananas from turning brown after sliced is to simply coat with acid. Lemon juice or orange juice is the most common choice for use with fruit. I find orange juice is better than lemon for this simply for flavor. However, you can try whatever you prefer for this snack idea.
Can I Add Eyes to the Grinch Face?
Yes! One of the things I love about these is that you can decorate with a little face. I've used a few different kinds of foods to create a face before. My favorite is a bit of chocolate frosting and some miniature chocolate chips. They hold well when stacked in a single layer. You can also use some candy eyes by attaching them with icing if you prefer.
How Should I Serve These Fruit Kabobs?
Laying these on a basic platter is easy, but I really love the look of adding them into a vase or a jar filled with marshmallows or candy pieces. They look like a fruit flower bouquet! So cute and fun!
Another option I really like is adding them to a charcuterie or grazing board. We've shared a cute kid-friendly Oreo dessert board as well as a hot cocoa charcuterie board. These could readily fit alongside these kabobs. You could also add them alongside your fruit platters or vegetable platters at holiday events if you prefer.
How Long are Grinch Kabobs Good?
I have made these the day before serving and they still tasted good, but the bananas already turned brown. While technically, the fruits and marshmallows are good and safe to eat, serving may be harder as they don't look nice. So, I highly recommend serving these within a few hours of making them. If you don't plan to serve immediately, make sure to wrap them well and refrigerate. Additional lemon juice on the bananas can slow down the browning process, but will also alter the flavor.
- Green grapes
- Mini marshmallows
- Lemon juice
How to Make Grinch Kabobs
Wash your strawberries and grapes well and pat dry.
Remove the stem from the strawberries.
Slice the bananas into ¼" thick rounds.
Place the bananas into a small bowl and toss with the lemon juice.
On a skewer, slide first a green grape, then a banana, then a strawberry.
Top with a marshmallow.
Place on a serving platter or in jars to serve.
More Fun Holiday Treat Recipes
If you are still looking for more tasty snacks to serve up around the holidays, we have plenty to share. Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year, and it never fails to be fun to serve appetizers, snacks, and grazing boards. Below are some of my favorite treats that fit into the holiday menu easily.
- 40 Holiday Fudge Recipes For The Holidays
- 25 Hot Chocolate Recipes For Winter
- 20 Leftover Eggnog Recipes For the Holiday Season
- Peppermint Christmas Truffle Recipe
- Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
- Dipped Oreo Pops with Vanilla Coating
- Chocolate Peppermint Bars Recipe
- Healthy Easy Chocolate Truffles
- 12 green grapes
- 12 strawberries
- 2 bananas
- 12 mini marshmallows
- Wash your strawberries and grapes well and pat dry.
- Remove the stem from the strawberries.
- Slice the bananas into ¼" thick rounds.
- Place the bananas into a small bowl and toss with the lemon juice.
- On a skewer, slide first a green grape, then a banana, then a strawberry.
- Top with a marshmallow.
- Place on a serving platter or in jars to serve.
Add mini chocolate chips onto the grapes for eyes if desired.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g