Every year we host a huge cookout on July 4th. Ok, maybe huge is a bit of an exaggeration, but each year we normally have between 20-30 people at our house for some great food, even better company and maybe a sparkler or two. As the years have passed, families have grown and what used to be 4 or 5 kids at the cookout every year is now fifteen plus. The more the merrier and being the people pleaser that I am, I tend to go a little overboard with the food. Being the mom of a picky eater has really opened my eyes when it comes to feeding the kiddos, and the way I figure is if the kids are happy (and their tummies are full) – everyone is happy! Am I right?
The best part of any cookout is the desserts. Fact. Dessert is my favorite part of any meal and I make sure to make a few extra special things just for the kids. Every kid that I have ever met loves these Red White and Blue Sour Skewers – and guess what? They couldn’t be easier to make, which makes them a perfect kid-friendly dessert to serve at your July 4th cookout, too!
Here’s what you need:
- Blue Sour Patch Kids
- Regular Size Marshmallows
- Food Picks (we got ours from the dollar store)
Here’s what you do:
1. First, chop your watermelon into small squares that will easily slide on the pick.
2. Next, cut your marshmallows in half long ways. I used scissors to do this as it made a cleaner and easier cut.
3. Take your pick and begin by putting on the marshmallow half first.
4. Place your sour patch kid on long ways next.
5. Lastly, place your watermelon square on last and give it a little push so the juice from the watermelon soaks into the sour patch kid.
This allows the sour to spread slightly to both the watermelon and the marshmallow without making anything soggy.
Trust me, these are going to be the hit of your party. They are usually the first thing to go.