Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Easter Candy Kabobs

Have you ever made these candy kabobs?  I think they are so cute.  They make a fun favor for parties, great to tuck in Christmas stockings... and I was thinking, Easter couldn't be a better time to make them!  How cute would these be peaking out of an Easter basket?


Or... better yet... how about adding them to this year's Easter egg hunt!



Here are the things I used... not photographed is the hot glue gun, tape, sharpie, and ribbon.

Step 1
Make sure that your skewer is free from slivers.  Some of these sticks splinter a bit, so you don't want to have to worry about pieces of the skewer breaking off into the candy.


Step 2
Start adding your candy and marshmallows.

The marshmallows and gummy candy can be a bit tricky to work with.  I found it was a HUGE help to moisten the wooden skewer before sliding the candies on.  I kept a damp washcloth on hand and would clean the stick off after sliding a few candies on.  Also, if you find the candies (like the gummy worms) are rolling  as you push them down - 1) your stick isn't damp/clean enough, and 2) try twisting it as you pull it down.

Make sure you leave enough room at the bottom for your handle.

A note when adding a chocolate covered marshmallow egg.... my first attempt failed!  My egg cracked and a gross, gooey mess was left on the stick.  The second try, I carefully pierced each side of the egg with the pointy end of a skewer.  I twisted the stick until it made a nice hole in the chocolate.

I then made sure my skewer was clean and damp... and carefully slid the egg on making sure to poke through my pre-made holes.  And SUCCESS!!

Finish adding your goodies.  I added a marshmallow peep on top.  A bunny peep would be cute too!

Step 3
Wrap it up!!  Cut a piece of cellophane large enough to wrap your candy kabob.


Tape the sides closed... then fold the top and tape it down.

Add some ribbon at the bottom (handle) to close.

Step 4
Add a surprise!  I filled an egg with some little goodies... you can add a treat, stickers, a special note, or small toys.

Next, I used a little hot glue to add the egg to the base of the candy kabob.

Add a name if you like :)  And you're done!


A perfect addition to our Easter Egg Hunt this year, I think :)  The kids will love these!


Enjoy!!


42 comments:

  1. I love this idea! I will definitely be trying it. Off to "stumble" this post now.

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  2. That looks so good! My daughter would die if she saw those in her Easter Basket. Thanks for the delicious (and sinful) idea!!

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  3. Adorable! These would make awesome party favors! Thanks for the idea!

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  4. Love these! I would have never thought about putting them in the egg hunt!!

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  5. Yummy!! I want one for myself :o) I think the Hubby would love one too - with just Cadbury eggs..

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  6. Love It! A wonderful addition to our egg hunt this year. I think its so cute sticking out of the ground like that. Love you blog!

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  7. These are so cute...what a great idea!!!

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  8. Wow! That is one fun Easter treat! Love it! You do have some fun and clever ideas!!

    Thanks for linking up to Kids Get Crafty :-)

    Maggy

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  9. Very very cute! All my favorite Easter treats! Saw it over at Red Ted.

    Kerri

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  10. These are absolutely adorable! Might have to try it with my son...although he only seems to like lollipops and jelly beans. Maybe I'll make them for the "big kids" instead. :)

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  11. I love these candy kabobs. They are so cute. They would make a wonerful party favor or little present for friends.

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  12. Love this cute idea...I am making one for my grandson..thanks for sharing it

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  13. Oh my...my boys would love to find this among the Easter eggs. What a super idea! Thanks for sharing!

    I host a weekly linky party on Tuesdays called Terrfic Under Ten. It's for projects made for $10 or less. I would love to have you link up sometime!

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  14. These are SO cute! My kids are all at college but 2 will be home with a friend so I'm doing all kinds of "kiddie" type things for Easter -- add this to my growing list! Adorable!

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  15. How Fun! Love this idea!

    Warm Wishes,
    Jodie

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  16. Cute idea! I'm going to do this for the girls Easter baskets! Thanks!
    -Mariesa

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  17. What a great alternative to an Easter basket!

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  18. How fun! I love this idea! Thanks so much for linking up! I'll be featuring this tomorrow!

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  19. How cute are those?!?! My kind of treat!

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  20. So super fun! I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Linky Party!
    Smiles,
    Melanie
    Reasons To Skip The Housework
    Tuesday Time Out Link Up Party
    Link up Your Weekly Parties Here

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  21. these are so cute. I love it. thanks for coming to my blog and leaving such great comments! I've linked up to your link party and will keep coming back.

    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  22. OMG! That is SUPER FANTASTIC! I will absolutely be doing these for my little girl's Easter Hunt!
    AWESOME!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  23. Those kabobs are such a great idea! Your easter egg inspirations post has been featured in my Sunday Linky this week! Check it out here :)
    http://petitehermine.blogspot.com/2011/04/sunday-linky-party-11-goodies.html

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  24. Absolutely adorable!! I love the way all the treats are kabob'd together and wrapped in the pretty cellophane. So creative and delicious too!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  25. Perfect for an easter egg hunt!!!

    Would love for you to share at my link party!
    http://allthingsfee.blogspot.com/2011/04/calling-all-crafters-3rd-edition.html

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  26. So sweet!!!!!
    I'd love for you to share on the Glitter Blog link Party!
    http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/04/running-with-glitter-5-link-party.html

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  27. These are definitely tempting my sweet tooth. What a fun idea.

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  28. What a cute idea! Stopping by from TCB. : )

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  29. That is about the cutest idea I've ever seen! I wish I had kids or someone to make those for! SO CUTE!

    I'm new to your blog! I found you through FTLOB and I can't wait to read more! Feel free to check out my blog!

    Simply Kate

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  30. Saw this on One Pretty Thing! I LOVE your blog! I'll be giving these out to all our little ones at Church on Sunday!

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  31. Rachel These are so cute! What a fabulous fun idea! I have featured these today. Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful holiday! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  32. You were featured on Today's Top 20! Woot Woot! :)

    Amanda
    www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  33. These are adorable. I'm sure the children & adults will love these.
    CAS

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  34. Very cute!!!

    I feature these on my blog today! Come on by and check it out!

    http://livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2011/04/five-fabulous-finds-7.html

    Kelly

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  35. Found you through Living Craftily Ever After and I must say I LOVE your candy kabobs! I hope that I can get ambitious to make 9 of these for our family hunt on Sunday!


    Visitng from: Wasn't My Idea!

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  36. Cute idea! Thanks for linking up to Sister Sister Sunday, we will be featuring you this week! Happy Easter!

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  37. Thanks for sharing such an adorable idea! I made some of my own, and of course linked back to your post.

    http://artsyfartsymama.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-candy-kabobs.html

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  38. These are SUPER cute! We've been looking for inexpensive Easter ideas for our neighbors boys, and this is perfect!!

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