Time for another cute holiday appetizer! Remember the penguins? If you enjoyed those little guys you’re gonna love these Christmas Grinch kabobs, courtesy of CNM Catering.
How to make these easy Grinch Fruit Kabobs
Contrary to their personality, this Grinch appetizer is sweet because we can’t let the Grinch bring us down. Right? This Grinch’s sweetness comes naturally, from fruit. A little more sweet plus the cute comes courtesy of a mini marshmallow.
The hat? A strawberry works well, although strawberries can be a challenge to find this time of year. So I tried both strawberries and raspberries.
Looking closely at the picture you can see the two. Not much of a difference, so raspberries will do. Or, choose according to which berries look better at the grocery store today.
If using strawberries, cut off the hull end with a sharp knife. You could also consider cutting off just the tip of the pointed end. I didn’t, but it could possibly make a cleaner edge for the marshmallow top. If using raspberries, no preparation is needed (except for rinsing of course).
The banana is cut into slices. To prevent browning, place the slices into a bowl, sprinkle some fruit juice over them and mix gently. Lemon juice is the usual choice, but I used orange juice and was happy with the result. Any juice with Vitamin C included (ascorbic acid) should do the trick.
To assemble, start with a grape, then a banana slice, a berry, and top off with a mini marshmallow.
Regular toothpicks work but don’t leave much room for a handle, so I used 3½ inch bamboo picks. The extra length made the finished kabobs easier to display and pick up.
Provide these holiday appetizers to some of your grouchy relatives. Who knows? Maybe their hearts will “grow three sizes” that day. Or at the very least, should spark a smile.
- 24 toothpicks
- 24 green grapes
- 1 large banana
- 24 strawberries or raspberries
- 24 miniature marshmallows
- Cut banana into 24 slices. Place in a small bowl with some fruit juice to prevent browning.
- Cut the hull end off the strawberries (if using).
- On a toothpick, thread one grape, banana slice, berry (narrow end facing up) and mini marshmallow.
- Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
More green food and drink ideas
- Grinch cocktail - for those extra "Grinch-y" days
- Cornflake Marshmallow Wreaths - for a bright green holiday treat
- Midori Sour - another green cocktail
- Baby Yoda Cocktail - the cutest drink ever!
- Green Pasta Sauce - hey, I had to put SOMETHING healthy in here!! 😀
These are so cute and easy! Perfect to make for kids as a healthy snack. 🙂
Oh yes, I make them for my granddaughter and she just loves them!
So creative and healthy! And easy and fun to make! I will force these as a sane break among all the binge eating I know will happen!
Yes they are actually perfect as a break from the "usual" holiday eating. Enjoy!
Cindy Mom, the Lunch Lady
I made these for my kids a few years back and they were a total hit. So simple, but oh so cute and healthy too!
I think kids of all ages love these!
These are so much fun - love them!
Me too- and they are really tasty!
The more holiday appetizers, the better 🙂 This is perfect for the coming season, and I am really looking forward to trying it out!
I hope you do, they are a fun addition to a holiday appetizer selection!
Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry
These are such a fun and festive appetizer, will definitely be making these closer to Christmas time.
I highly recommend, they are definitely fun and festive kabobs!
These look like the perfect festive treat!! I love the simplicity of the recipe and I am a huge strawberry fan so these are right up my alley! Thanks for sharing.
Yes, there's a lot to love about these fruit kabobs!
Such a cute idea, they look like little grinches! Perfect for my kids.
Your kids will love them. My granddaughter and I made a batch in August and loved making AND eating them!
How cute are these. I am definitely pinning them to make at Christmas.
Yes, they are super fun and yummy!
These are too cute and so simple to make! Great idea, Sula!
Doesn't get much easier!