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Frozen Fruit Kabobs
April 15, 2013 | Home >Healthy Kids > In the News >Frozen Fruit Kabobs

Frozen Fruit Kabobs

Now that it is getting warmer, my kids have been jumping on the tramp almost everyday.  For some reason they associate jumping on the tramp with eating a frozen treat: aka Popsicle.  I make my own popsicles all of the time, but I wanted to switch it up and give them a different kind of frozen treat.  Plus, frozen grapes are a thirst quencher and these take longer to eat than a popsicle so they aren’t back in the house asking for more every 5 minutes.  Warning:  Don’t let your kids jump on the tramp and eat these at the same time 🙂

Frozen Fruit Kabobs. What do you think? With or without chocolate?

These are super fast to put together.  We used strawberries, grapes and bananas.  But I also think kiwi or pear would be delicious.

Frozen Fruit Kabobs. What do you think? With or without chocolate?

Rinse and slice your fruit.  We used wooden skewers and just cut them in half.  If you have a good pair of kitchen shears, just make a mark with them in the middle of the skewer and then break in half with your hands.  If you fruit is soft (which most fruit is) then they will skewer even without the pointy end.  And then if you have smaller, less careful kids, you can give them the skewers without the point. 🙂

Frozen Fruit Kabobs. What do you think? With or without chocolate?

Your kids can help you skewer the fruit and then they can make their favorite combinations.  Place on a tray lined with parchment paper.  You could stop here and freeze them.  But for an extra delicious treat…….

Frozen Fruit Kabobs. What do you think? With or without chocolate?

Drizzle with chocolate!  We used melted Nutella, but you can use any type of melted chocolate.  Just put in a baggy, cut the corner and let your kids drizzle it on.

Frozen Fruit Kabobs. What do you think? With or without chocolate?

Amelia took her job very seriously.  And then she licked the chocolate from the bag.  Ha.

Frozen Fruit Kabobs. What do you think? With or without chocolate?

Place in the freezer for a couple of hours and then you can eat them!  To store, remove from the tray and place in a freezer-safe container.  They should stay good for a month or so (if they last that long) When you are ready to eat them, they are a bit easier to eat if they have sat out for a couple of minutes just to soften a bit.  Enjoy!

Frozen Fruit Kabobs. What do you think? With or without chocolate?

 

written by
Natalie Monson

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Comments(8)

These look great! I think I am going to try them with strawberries, bananas, and mangoes!

Ana Lydia says:

It’s great to see your kid getting involved in the creation of this delightful yet healthy snack. Kabobs are not usually frozen, hence I want to tap you for a great work! Plus, I like the way these little healthy ingredients look like candies on a stick.

Max says:

They look so good with that Nutella!
I am going for bananas, pineapples, and apples, do you think apples will be very tough? If yes, then can I substitute them for clemantines?

Lyn Ashby says:

This looks so appetizing not just for kids! I will certainly try this with in season fruits.

Natalie says:

You can try them with any fruit! I’ve never tried freezing apples, but if you try it let us know how it turns out 🙂

Max says:

Just made them and tried them!
They were DELICIOUS!
It was so good, that my 6 year old brother was convinced it is fruit shaped sorbet!

Thank you for the recipe!

My son loves these. You can obviously have theme with loads of variations!

stella bowyer says:

I work in a school kitchen in a primary school and think your ideas are brilliant i know that my kids would love to try some of these recipes is there any chance I can use some of your fantastic ideas.

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