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Fresh Fruit Skewers or Frozen Fruit Skewers

Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 -14 kabobs


Fruit Skewers

  • 1/4 of medium watermelon, chopped
  • 1/2 cantaloupe, chopped
  • 1/2 pineapple, chopped
  • 1 cup grapes
  • 6 oz. blueberries
  • 2-3 firm ripe bananas cut into 1/2 inch slices

Chocolate Drizzle (for Frozen Fruit Skewers)

  • 4 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening


  • Thread fruit onto skewers, alternating fruit. For fresh fruit skewers, line skewers on a paper towel lined baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until read to serve. Y
  • For frozen fruit skewers: Line kabobs on wax paper. Melt the chocolate in the microwave on low at 30 seconds intervals, stirring in between until melted, being careful not to overheat. After chocolate is melted and still warm, stir in shortening (NOT butter), until smooth. To create a perfect drizzle, add chocolate to a ziploc bag, cut off the corner and squeeze chocolate through opening. ***You can also drizzle the chocolate when you are ready to eat the kabobs - it can be easier to eat and less brittle this way.
  • Freeze kabobs in a single layer on the wax paper for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • When ready to serve, let kabob(s) thaw for a couple minutes but consume WITHIN 10 minutes because they melt/become soggy very quickly.



  • fruit selection: the fruit listed is specifically for frozen fruit skewers.  You can use any fruit for fresh fruit skewers. Feel free to add more or less of the fruit you love, however, I have found strawberries to be too tart frozen.
  • ripe fruit: make sure your fruit is ripe so it is sweet!
  • serving skewers: use plain wooden skewers, metal skewers, decorative skewers or even toothpicks
  • rainbow fruit skewers: selecting a rainbow of fruit colors makes for a beautiful presentation. You will want:
    • red: raspberries and/or strawberries
    • orange: oranges, cantaloupe and/or peaches
    • yellow: pineapple and/or bananas
    • green: grapes, honeydew and/or kiwis
    • blue: blueberries
    • purple: grapes
  • one color fruit skewers: if you're having a themed party, it can be fun to make skewers of all one color.
  • shaped fruit skewers: you can use a metal cookie cutter to cut some of the fruit (like watermelon, cantaloupe, kiwis) into fun shapes.
  • chill fruit skewers: fruit skewers are best when chilled, so make sure you plan ahead, and allow time to refrigerate for at leas one hour before serving.

How to Serve Fruit Skewers

If you're serving Fruit Kabobs at a party or shower, there are a few options:
  • on a platter: line the fruit kabobs on a platter.
  • in a mug/glass: stand the fruit skewers up in a mug, glass or vase.
  • on ice: frozen fruit skewers can get soggy quickly, so you will want to keep them on ice. You an place them directly on ice or line them on a platter and place the platter on ice.

Make Ahead Fruit Skewers

  • Fresh Fruit Skewers:  You can assemble the fresh fruit skewers 24 hours ahead of time, lay in a single row on a paper towel lined baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Frozen Fruit Skewers:  Once kabobs are frozen, you can transfer them to a freezer bag where they will keep for up to 3-4 weeks in the freezer.