Jun 122016

Easy Kids Snack Red White and Blue Sour Skewers

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!

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Here’s what you need:

  • Blue Sour Patch Kids
  • Watermelon
  • Regular Size Marshmallows
  • Food Picks (we got ours from the dollar store)

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Here’s what you do:

1. First, chop your watermelon into small squares that will easily slide on the pick.

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2. Next, cut your marshmallows in half long ways. I used scissors to do this as it made a cleaner and easier cut.

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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.

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This allows the sour to spread slightly to both the watermelon and the marshmallow without making anything soggy.

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Trust me, these are going to be the hit of your party.  They are usually the first thing to go.

  101 Responses to “Easy Kids Snack: Red White and Blue Sour Skewers”

  1. Oh my goodness these look amazing. I would have never thought to combine watermelon, marshmallows, and sour candy together! I love how they are bite size, perfect for kids!

  2. My granddaughters love sour candies. The skewers look amazing. They’ll love this, for sure.

  3. 20-30 is HUGE. I gotta say that you are something special for doing that for family. The skewers are something my son would enjoy. Heck, its something I would enjoy.

  4. Haha you love watermelon dont cha
    Can I join the big cookout on the 4th of july? Sounds like it’s gonna be a blast
    This looks awesome,i’ve never tasted marshmallow with watermelon. That will be quite the experience.

  5. What a cute idea! If someone is pressed for time, you could even just have all the ingredients ready and even let the kids make the treats for themselves! Maybe they will be kept busy then for 5 minutes. Maybe

  6. Dessert is my favorite part of any party and these look so fun, tasty and easy to make. I’d would love to add this to my big 4th of July party.

  7. These are adorable and so easy! My kiddos will love them <3

  8. I love how small and easy they are. Perfect for kids in size and food combination!

  9. I’ve never tried sour candy before. I’m wondering how would it taste combined with watermellon…sure it is an intriguin mix but I’m sure kids would love it

  10. what a unique combination of foods. I am sure my daughter and her friends would love it. have to get all the ingredients for the next time she has her friends over because I know they would have a ball making them.

  11. What a fun recipe idea, it looks super fun to make and loving the colors.

  12. My kids love Sour Patch Kids! This snack is so cute. I love that it’s patriotic and perfect for July 4! I’m totally making these!

  13. I can easily see how the kids would love these! The flavor combination looks intense.

  14. Oh yum! I want these! I would never think to pair the watermelon with sour patch kids!!!!

  15. Wow – what creativity in your culinary! Loving the thematic colors and the variety of food items in each idea! Yum….
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

  16. Oh wow this looks absolutely amazing – I bet they taste delicious as well – such a mix of flavours. x

  17. What a fun snack! Great way to get some fruit in with the sweets!

  18. What a fun idea for kids and love the sweet, sour type combo, plus my favorite fruit…watermelon!

  19. Seriously cute! I like that you’ve used fruit with the sweet marshmallows — I have a foster grandchild that doesn’t like fruit so this would be a way to get her to eat it.

  20. These look like they’ll make a perfect summer BBQ party treat! And they’ll be especially fun for the little ones to put together too. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  21. This look so cute! They look delicious too my fave is those sour patch kids! My kids would love these too and I could even do them for canada day here! So fun

  22. What a fun snack! This is perfect for the kids at Fourth of July!

  23. Oh these are so fun! I love Sour Patch Kids. I think we’d love these treats.

  24. These are so cute and look like a fun treat for the 4th of July. I can’t wait to make these with my kids.

  25. My youngest daughter would love these! She is addicted to Sour Patch Kids!

  26. These look good! I am not into sour but my family is! I think I will surprise them with this!

  27. This is a cute idea and something the kids can easily put together themselves. Since it includes fruit, I don’t mind the candy as much either.

  28. That’s such a good idea! Colorful and tasty both at the same time. I know the kids will love this one.

  29. I love festive treats, anything to keep the theme going. I think skewers are so summer.

  30. What an easy and fun food craft for kids! My kids will love this!

  31. What a neat idea. All the things my kids love, especially the sour patch candies. Great holiday snack.

  32. What a fun snack! If you’re hosting a party and you’re thinking of setting up a dessert bar, this would be a nice addition to the menu! It’s so easy to do, it only takes a few minutes!

  33. Those Sour Patch just went on sale for the big bag here. I need to buy one and make these asap!

  34. Wow, this is so easy and fun to try. Love this idea

  35. these look so amazing. I just threw out a bag of marshmallows because they were starting to go stale. They’ve been sitting there and I had no idea what to do with them. Now I do.

  36. My kids would absolutely love these. What a fun combination of sweet and fruit!

  37. Forget the kids, I would eat them! Dessert is also my favorite 🙂 I like how you incorporated fruit into it as well so it has some nutritional value it it too!

  38. Those skewers look yummy and perfect for summer/the fourth of July! Great recipe!!

  39. This kind of dessert is really a mouth watering! I would love to try this and no worries that my nephews and niece will love this.

  40. Super cute dessert idea! I think replacing the sour patch kids with blueberries would be yummy too. Fun post!

  41. This looks like a great way to celebrate 4th of July!

  42. I am so making these with my trio!

  43. Those look so cute and I bet they taste really good. I would love to try these.

  44. Looks like a party in your mouth. So many flavor profiles. Watermelon is my favorite fruit to consume all summer long.

  45. I am loving the snack skewers idea, I just need to get some watermelon and I can recreate this, thanks for sharing

  46. I am having a 4th of July party and am looking for all the easy food ideas I can get. I love how simple yet delicious this is.

  47. You’re so creative and I love this as our dessert. Glad you share this

  48. Such a cute and fun snack! There are so many ideas on what to prepare for the 4th of July holiday, but your red, white and blue sour skewers would definitely be on our table.

  49. These look like so much fun – I can see why they go quickly! I can just imagine all of the different flavors happening!

  50. Oh, I love this. My son will sure love it. Thanks for the creative ideas that you share.

  51. My son loves skewers (or kabobs are we call them). These sound like a lot of fun and I bet he’d love the sourness!

  52. I love this red, white and blue sour skewers! My son loves these treats.

  53. What a great idea for the upcoming 4th of July celebrations! I’m a little iffy on the watermelon part making it all too wet so I’m going to have to try them out for myself first.

  54. This is awesome. I would of thought to put sour patch with marshmallows! I will have to show these to kiddo. I think she would like to make these on our lake trip!

  55. How fun! Even my picky eater likes all these ingredients, and can be shared with neighbors on the bug day.

  56. I love this idea. I will have to get the ingredients i need to make some for my friends kids this weekend. They are going to love it.

  57. My kids really enjoy helping (& I am learning to enjoy releasing power). This would be the perfect project for them to make.

  58. I love this idea! My son is having a birthday soon and I thought about making these for a snack. You have some of the best ideas! Thank you for the great post~!

  59. This is such a great idea. I love making foods for 4th of July. This would be a great snack for everyone too. I love how simple it is to make so that my girls could help out too.

  60. Great Idea, easy to do and one the kids can be left to do alone. Thank you for sharing.

  61. I enjoy going to family reunions. We always have a fun time with each other not to mention the variety of food. You have an interesting recipe I have never seen it before; marshmallow and melon.

  62. What a great idea for the upcoming 4th of July celebrations! I’m a little iffy on the watermelon part making it all too wet so I’m going to have to try them out for myself first.

  63. Those look so yummy. My daughter would love them.

  64. This is such a fun and easy treat! My kids in particular wold love it!

  65. pretty cool. i am in such a candy withdrawl that I would be all over there.

  66. Omg watermelon and candy?!?! These would be my daughters dream snack! Must make!

  67. So cute. My mouth is watering just by looking at those sour candies. I never liked them but for some reason kids love them. enjoy!

  68. These are so cute and simple! I know my kids would go nuts for them.They love anything marshmallow!

  69. This looks delicious, every kid will love this! The marshmallow and sour candies are matched!

  70. Great idea! My kids would love these. Of course we would have to leave off the blue for Canada Day — maybe just use red sours that day. No reason why can’t do it all again a few days later in red white and blue too! 🙂

  71. This looks delicious, I would really like to try this with my grand-kids this summer. Thank you for sharing this! Looks like it’s low cost too. 🙂

  72. This seems like such an interesting combination that I’m sure is really tasty. I have a huge sweet tooth so this looks amazing!

  73. This is a great idea. I love your creativity and the combination of marshmallow, watermelon and sour candy is really awesome!

  74. With July-4 around the corner such patriotic recipes are making rounds & this is such an easy recipe to do which kids would love so much. It looks creative & so healthy as well.

  75. What a fun 4th of July idea! Perfect for kids.

  76. Wow, this is a nice 4th of July treats. I will make some for our kids at home.

  77. These are so cute! Such great flavor combinations together for a patriotic snack. I will be adding these to my cookout menu.

  78. Such a great idea. Kids will love this for sure.

  79. Adorable and delicious? What could be better! Love it!

  80. Well, that’s easy enough. Wasn’t for sure exactly what it was until I scrolled down further. My son would be all over these snacks for the 4th of July!!

  81. What a perfect combination of sweet and sour! These look really simple to make as well.

  82. I love the effortless combination of colours and sweet and sour goes so well together. Plus its a skewer treat, what more could you want?

  83. Not a combination I would have ever envisioned but love the creativity. Our friends are fans of sweet and sour so this sounds something they’d enjoy!

  84. Oh for fun! We love sweet and sour at our house. My kids would get a kick out of these.

  85. This looks so incredibly easy to make, love it! Thanks for sharing such a fun and simple little treats for the kids.

  86. this is another thing to add for playdate snacks! thanks for sharing this! love the colours!

  87. What a cute idea and this looks absolutely amazing! I’m sure kids will love this one.

  88. That’s an interesting combination of flavors and textures. I can see why they would be gone quickly. Love the theme colors.

  89. That’s a fun way to use the sour candy. My youngest loves those too.

  90. Those dessert skewers are really easy and fun to make. Kids would surely love this dessert. 😀

  91. Things that I always enjoy about your posts:
    1. Easy to make
    2. Fast
    3. Delicious
    4. Colorful
    5. Bite size snacks

  92. This looks so good and it would fulfill my sweet tooth! Im not sure who will be more happy me or my son!

  93. These skewers are so cute for the 4th of July. I love the combinations of sweet and sour.

  94. I am sure your kids and every other kid in the neighborhood love you….LOL

  95. will be sharing this to my frends for some party ideas this summer!

  96. oh wow creative. i would love this. i am such a fan of sour and sweet. totally makes the kid in my happy. lol

  97. I know my kids would dig this! They look good to me to. I’ll pin it.

  98. Oh wow these are so cute and so easy to maake! I’m going to try these for our cookout!