Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter kabobs

Inspired by these cute Easter kabobs, I decided to make my own for my nieces and nephews this weekend for our family Easter egg hunts! I overestimated a bit on the candy, but I guess that's ok. They work great as egg fillers... You would think I would just eat ALL of it (at first it was tempting) but by the end, the smell of all that candy was making me not want any at all! Guess that's good for me, right?
Ok, here's how I did it. There's probably a hundred better ways, but that's how I roll.
Make sure your skewer is free of splinters. Nothing like being jabbed in the mouth with wood shrapnel while trying to eat something delicious... I started with the mini Milky Way. I love the springy colors on the wrapper, so to add color, I left the wrapper on. I just poked a little hole with a pin and cut the wrapper a little on top & bottom. Also, keep a damp rag nearby, it helps to keep the skewer damp and clean after a carmelly and/or marshmallowy treat.
The Reeses peanut butter egg would sometimes crack as I pushed it down the skewer. Not to worry, just go slow, and what's great about this candy is that you can gently squish it back together!! Just lightly rub your finger over the cracks, and they disappear!
Pretty simple, and quick after you get your own system down. I poked holes in an empty cracker box and put some styrofoam inside of it to hold my little guys while I worked.
 Ta da!! I hate marshmallows, especially Peeps... but they sure are cute little fellas!!
Put the cellophane gift bag over top, and seal closed with the wire-ties included. I made tags for all the kabobs and put the end of the wire-tie through a hole in the tag. I could have gotten fancy with cute ribbon or string, but I went with the easiest choice at the moment. Worked just fine, and I'm pretty sure the kids won't mind anyway.
I love how they turned out! Hopefully the kids will love them just as much as I do.

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10 comments:

  1. Those turned out SO CUTE!!!! Thanks so much for sharing them. I bet they will be a huge hit!

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  2. These are adorable! Mind if I feature them on my blog?

    lauren

    www.warmfuzzypurpleandgold.blogspot.com

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  3. Thanks Rachel, the kids loved them!! So much fun!

    Lauren, I would be so happy if you feature them!

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  4. I'm sure the kids loved them, they're so cute!

    Just want to let you know that I am passing on the 'Versatile Blogger' award to you because I love your projects. You can check out my post to get the badge and for more information about the award:

    http://ofpinksandfairytales.blogspot.com/2011/04/blog-award.html

    Happy Monday! :)

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  5. Thanks so much, Janelle! That's so exciting!

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  6. These are so cute! What a great party treat!

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  7. So fun and so bright! These would also be great for a school treat!

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  8. Hey thanks for commenting on my blog! You have a way cute blog - I love it! I am your newest follower.
    (jessica from utahcountymom.com)

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  9. What a fun idea!! I'll definitely keep this in mind for next year! :)
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} as well!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  10. Thank you so much for linking up to our Easter Egg Hop! These Kabobs are way cool. Can you say SUGAR RUSH? lol We gave your post a pin on Pinterest.

    Please pin our Easter Blog hop!
    Thank you! http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2012/03/pinterest-easter-egg-hop-blog-link-up.html

    Susie

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