2. Festively colored candy that matches the upcoming holiday
3. Gummy candy
4. Food on a stick
So when I opened up the October Better Homes & Gardens magazine and saw this page, I about passed out. (I can't save the photo to show here and my scanner's on the blink, so click the link and go check it our for yourself. I'll wait!)
See what I mean? The gummy candy kabobs checked every box on my list up there, so I knew I had to make some for myself.
The best part for a candy freak like me was shopping for the candy, of course.
- If you use the pretzel bags, keep in mind how low you can push the bottom candy and still have it fit in the bag.
- Spray the skewers with non-stick cooking spray first; it helps the candy slide a bit easier
- Gummies with a layer of white marshmallow on the bottom (rings, frogs, caterpillars) are tougher to poke through. The worms were easier.
- The licorice I used was the Australian-style, which comes in all kinds of flavors (and hence, colors)
- For the top gummy, only poke the skewer halfway through so the pointy end doesn't come out the top.
- Peeps ghosts were darling on the skewers but just a smidge too wide for the pretzel bags to fit over easily, so it was a struggle to get them bagged neatly.
last year's gumdrop craft) and I'm obsessed with the idea of making rainbow kabobs with a giant marshmallow at the bottom to act as the cloud. I have no occasion to make them for but I just think they'd be so pretty!
What occasion would you make gummy candy kabobs for? What kind of gummy or chewy candy is your favorite? Would it be wrong of me to plan an entire party around my rainbow gummy kabob idea? ;)