These Berry Fruit Skewers are a healthy sweet treat everyone will love! Colors of the rainbow sing in these fruit kabobs, with the option to drizzle with chocolate or serve with yogurt dip. Gluten free and vegan friendly recipe with a few substitutions.
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe:
- Nutrient-rich fruits provide an easy, healthy dessert the whole family will love!
- Perfect for outdoor parties, special occasions and more!
- Fun way to get the kids in the kitchen!
- Creative, colorful and delicious all in one.
The key to rainbow fruit kabobs is to use a variety of fruits to give it pops of color and textural appeal. I love to use a mix of the following:
- strawberries – you will need 1 pound, or one clamshell, of fresh strawberries. Remove the stems and slice into halves or thick slices, depending on the size of the strawberry.
- fresh pineapple – look for a medium to large pineapple that’s heavy for it’s size, with a consistent golden yellow color.
- kiwi fruit – ripe kiwis will give slightly when squeezed, so give each one a good feel beforehand.
- blackberries – go for one small pint of blackberries, which hold up well on the skewers.
- blueberries – you may not use the whole pound of blueberries, but I always like to have extra on hand.
- wooden skewers – I used 10 inch bamboo skewers, but you can use 6 inch, 8 inch or whatever size you have on hand. Wooden skewers are easy to find in most grocery stores, or you can order them online. Use cocktail sticks for a mini fruit skewer effect.
Optional for Dipping
- Chocolate – dark chocolate sauce made from mini chocolate chips and coconut oil creates a sort of magic shell sauce. Feel free to either drizzle it on top or serve on the side for dipping.
- Yogurt Dip – use your favorite yogurt (like plain Greek yogurt or vanilla yogurt) and some honey to create a delicious yogurt dip to serve on the side. Turn it into a lemon yogurt dip with some lemon zest and a little lemon juice added to the mix, too.
NOTE: Keep the recipe dietary friendly as needed by using your favorite plant-based yogurt and allergy-friendly chocolate chips. Swap the honey for maple syrup if sweetening your own yogurt.
Keep scrolling to find the full recipe with measurements in the recipe card below, at the end of this post.
How to Select the Best Berries
When shopping for berries at the grocery store, here are the most important details to look for:
- Strawberries – bright red color, plump appearance, firm texture, natural shine, fresh green leaves.
- Blackberries – deep purple color, plump and dry, firm, free from excess moisture.
- Blueberries – deep blue color, dry exterior (sometimes with a silvery powder called bloom), plump with smooth skin.
Berry season runs from early May – late August, depending on the type of berry. But thanks to California Giant, they have a plethora of national and international growers to provide us with super fresh berries any time of year! Check out their site to learn more about shopping, storing, washing and freezing your berries.
How to Make
Whether you want to stick to the rainbow theme or create your own spin, these fresh fruit skewers are ready in just a few easy steps. Here’s how I like to do it:
Wash and dry all of the fruit, then gather together along with a cutting board, bamboo skewers and a baking sheet or dish to place the finished skewers.
KID FRIENDLY TIP: Place all of the berries and fruit in separate bowls and create an assembly line for your little kitchen helpers.
Prep the strawberries, pineapple and kiwi by slicing into about 1 “ thickness so that they do not fall off of the skewers.
Gently slide berries and fruit onto skewers, alternating the berries with the pineapple chunks and kiwi. Be creative as you like here!
Continue until you’ve made the desired amount of skewers, or until all the fruit runs out.
TIP: Use any extra fruit to make fruit salad or freeze to make smoothies!
If drizzling with chocolate, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on half power in 30 second increments, stirring in between until melted.
Either drizzle the chocolate over the skewers and place in the fridge to chill. Or, serve along side for dipping.
Make Yogurt Dip
In a small bowl, mix together yogurt with honey. Keep chilled in the fridge until ready to serve.
Colorful fruit skewers add that special pop to any dessert table. Everyone’s eyes light up when you bring a platter of these to any party. Some of my favorite ways to serve these beauties includes:
- Outdoor Summer Parties: Keep in a cooler with ice and bring to all your BBQs, picnics, cookouts and more.
- Special Occasions: These make a wonderful addition to any birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower, graduation party and more.
- Just Because: Fancy up the way you serve fruit and enjoy any night of the week. A fun and creative project for kids, especially after family dinner. Goes great in school lunch boxes or as an after school snack, too!
How to Make Ahead & Store
Berry fruit skewers can be assembled 1 day in advance if drizzling with the melted chocolate.
Plain fruit skewers will hold their integrity in an airtight container or on a plate tented with plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 3 days. I like to place a piece of parchment paper or paper towel in with the skewers to absorb any excess moisture.
Recipe Tips & Notes:
- Go for your own selection of fruit. While this shopping list includes my favorite fruits, you could also add different colors like red grapes, green grapes, purple grapes or watermelon, honeydew or cantaloupe cut up with a melon baller.
- Cut larger fruit into bite-size pieces. You want the fruit small enough to look presentable on the skewers, but not so small that they fall off the skewer.
- Use wooden sticks. While you can use metal skewers if you have them, I find the bamboo skewers to provide a better presentation.
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Berry Rainbow Fruit Skewers
These Berry Fruit Skewers are a healthy sweet treat everyone will love! Colors of the rainbow sing in these fruit kabobs, with the option to drizzle with chocolate or serve with yogurt dip. Gluten free, vegan friendly recipe.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 10–15 skewers 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Fridge
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 16 ounces strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1 medium pineapple, cut into small triangles
- 3 medium-large kiwis, skin removed and sliced
- 6 ounces blackberries
- 1 pint blueberries
- Wooden skewers
Optional for Dipping:
- 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips + 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil, melted
- 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt of choice + 1 tablespoon raw honey
- To make berry fruit skewers: Gather all of the fruit (washed and dried), cutting board, skewers, and baking sheet or dish to place finished skewers.
- Prep fruit: Slice the strawberries, pineapple and kiwi into about 1 “ thickness (you want to make sure it doesn’t fall off skewer once poked through).
- Assemble skewers: Start to slide berries and fruit onto skewers, alternating the berry varieties with the pineapple and kiwi. Continue this process until you’ve made the desired amount of skewers. Set aside while you make the yogurt dipping sauce and melted chocolate (if using).
- To melt chocolate: Add chocolate chips and coconut oil to microwave safe bowl and microwave on half power in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted. You can drizzle the chocolate over the skewers and place in the fridge to chill, or serve along side for dipping.
- To make yogurt dip: Combine your favorite yogurt with honey and keep chilled until serving.
MAKE AHEAD – Fruit skewers can be assembled 1 day in advance if drizzling with the melted chocolate.
STORAGE – Store skewers in an airtight container or on a plate tented with plastic wrap in the fridge for up to 4 days. Parchment paper or paper towel helps to absorb any excess moisture.
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