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Frightful fruit kebabs are the perfect healthier Halloween treat

Sandra Denneler is a SheKnows Expert who's been making and doing her entire life. Growing up, her favorite book was the 1973 World Book Encyclopedia's Childcraft Volume 11, Make and Do. An art director at Wichita State University, Sandra...

Add fun faces to fruity Halloween treats for a fun and festive bite

Take a healthier stab at Halloween party treats with these frightfully fun fruit kebabs. Easy to assemble and accessorize, they'll put the "mmmm..." in monster. The kids won't mind eating a little fruit when they're decorated with these fun faces.

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 Frightful fruit kabobs

Frightful Halloween fruit kebabs

Ingredients and supplies:

  • Cantaloupe
  • Jumbo marshmallows
  • Kiwi
  • Small wooden skewers
  • Melon baller
  • Black candy melts
  • Decorator icing eyes — optional (found at most craft or hobby stores)
  • Piping bag and #1 piping tip (or the smallest round piping tip available)


1. Prepare fruit

Using a melon baller tool, make round balls of cantaloupe. Cut kiwis into squares of similar size.

 Frightful fruit kabobs

2. Skewer and chill

Assemble the fruit kebabs onto small wooden skewers — cantaloupe, marshmallow and kiwi. Put in the refrigerator for an hour to chill.

 Frightful fruit kabobs

3. Decorate faces with candy melts

Melt black candy melts in the microwave until smooth. Pour into piping bag with small, round piping tip.

With a paper towel, dab off any moisture on the fronts of the fruit kebabs. Pipe black candy melt faces on the fronts of the cantaloupe pumpkins, marshmallow ghosts and Frankenstein kiwis. If using icing eyes on the Frankenstein kiwis, apply a tiny dot of candy melt to the kiwi before adding the eyes.

Frightful fruit kabobs

4. Chill and serve

Arrange kebabs on a tray or plate and chill for an hour before serving. These are best if served within 24 hours of preparation.

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