Creepy Stick-Men Marshmallow Candy Kabobs

When I was thinking for suitable name for this candy creation, the first set of words that jumbled-up in my mind were..... "Marshmallow Candy Kabobs" and second were.... "yum yumm"!

There is something about s'more-ish toasted, soft, and pillow-y marshmallow, candies, and word kabobs which made me salivating in an instance!

But....

I sure wanted to keep this recipe healthy.....

Healthy?? hmm....

I did succeeded a bit.... by skewing two kinds of grapes and a ripe golden cherry tomato in each stick! The ratio of candies to fruits is almost 50:50, which is pretty good for a festival where kid's mouth are jam-packed with candies and candies only!

I figured Marshmallows and mini-peanut butter cups will be enticing and grapes will add little element of freshness. I not had any berries at home or I would have skewed few blueberries or raspberries too! You can always use candied natural fruits instead of sugar candies to reduce the sugar further.

Keeping skewers (kabobs) small is yet another trick to reduce the amount of candy per serving. I...

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Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 20 Candy Kabobs Serves: 10
Notes: 2 candy kabobs per serving

Ingredients

  • 20 Gummy Candies (such as worms for stick man arms)
  • 20 Green Grapes
  • 20 Black Seedless Grapes
  • 20 Peanut Butter Cups (plus 20 candy corns for hat's top - optional)
  • 20 Cherry Tomatoes (such as yellow cherry tomatoes)
  • 20 Chocolate Candies (Eye balls for eye, buy 40 if you want two small eyes)
  • 2 tbsp Chocolate (frosting for glue)
  • 20 Liquorice (small candies, with wide holes to easily skew, optional)
  • 20 Marshmallow

Directions

  • 1. Skew marshmallow onto sticks and take'em far to the blunt-other-end of the stick, whip clean the rest of stick with a wet and clean paper towel.
  • 2. Toast each marshmallow for just 4-5 seconds on open flame, be careful, do not to burn stick or marshmallow too much. Then immediately insert peanut cup next to marshmallow's toasted end. Fit it tight and skew a grape from pointed end to secure marshmallow and cup at it's place. Repeat with all remaining 20 sticks.
  • 3. Now, skew, gummy worm in each stick to make arms, followed by cherry tomato, grapes, and piece of liquorice (if using). Carefully glue eye balls and candy corn(if using) with chocolate frosting.
  • 4. Arrange assembled pieces on platter, then refrigerate for at-least 30 minutes so that everything is set and then serve!
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Haha, your post actually brought me smiles ( and laughs)... too cute and super sticks there :)
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