How To Make Gummy Candy Kabobs Skewers

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Candy kabobs are an easy and fun treat! They make great party favors, but they’re also great to serve at parties. These adorable treats will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth!

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Candy Kabobs are great for making for a party, event, or for just for a sweet treat. My younger sister loves to help me put the kabobs together. She also likes to snack on the gummies while we assemble.

I mean, who wouldn’t enjoy eating something sweet? The fun part of these kabobs is that you get to enjoy putting them together and eating them. Plus, it’s a super easy recipe that the whole family will enjoy.

About

Candy kabobs are much like the kabobs we all know and love. They are pieces of candy on a stick. They’re fairly easy to make, but it does take some thinking ahead.

I like to plan out the patterns I’m going to do ahead of time. Although, you can just simply stick some candy on a stick and call it a day!

various themed gummy candy kebobs on white background

Instructions

Making candy kabobs is a pretty straight forward process. It’s a fun activity that you can do on your own, or with a group.

Ingredients

They key to having tasty, fun kabobs is having a variety of candies. Select at least 2-3 candies. Some good choices are gumdrops, gummy ribbons, candy orange slices, and watermelon gummies. There’s really no wrong choice.

If you’re looking for a good variety, I like Sarah’s Candy Factory Gummy Mania Mix. It’s filled with fun gummies that the kids will love!

The Process

  • Pick out the candies you plan to use
  • Prepare your skewers by placing 1-3 candies at the end of each
  • Alternate different candies to create a pattern

Quick tips

  1. Soak the wooden skewers in water. Soaking the skewers in water beforehand will make getting the candies easier to get on.
  2. Choose various candies. There are so many fun shapes and sizes out there for candies. Using various candies is a great way to create exciting and unique candy skewers that will wow your guests! 
  3. Use food coloring pens to add fun designs. I used food coloring pens to draw fun designs on the jumbo marshmallows. This allows you to personalize your candy kabobs!
  4. Place larger candies on the ends. You want a good base at the bottom of the stick and you’ll also want a piece big enough to cover the sharp point at the top.
  5. Poke holes in middle of largest surface area. To prevent cracking and candy breaking off, you should place things like gummy bears and frogs on their side.
emoji candy kabobs

FAQs

To ensure your candy kabob assembly goes smoothly, it’s important to know everything about the process.

What Kind Of Candy Should I Use?

I find that thicker gummies work best. I have found that the thinner gummies tend to crack and break. This results in them falling off and a lot of frustration, especially if you’re already done with the design.

How Many Pieces Of Candy Will Fit On A Skewer?

It depends on the size of the skewer, the size of the candy, and how much room you’d like to leave on the bottom. I personally like to leave about two inches on the bottom for easy holding. Typically, I can fit 9-10 candies on when I have the candies close together.

Themed ideas

These skewers can be made for so many different holidays and parties! The possibilities are endless, but I do have favorites.

Ocean Theme

My favorite candies to use:

Fourth Of July Theme

My favorite candies to use:

Summer Theme

My favorite candies to use:

Halloween Theme

My favorite candies to use:

fourth of july themed gummy candy kabobs

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Candy Kabobs

Need a cute party favor? These easy to make gummy candy kabobs are an easy and fun treat that everyone with a sweet tooth will enjoy.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword candy kabobs
Prep Time 40 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 277kcal

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Instructions

  • Soak the skewers in water for a minute or two.
  • Take one skewer and shake off excess water. Place a larger gummy at the bottom, about 2 inches from the end. Stack additional gummies on top. When about half-inch from the top, add a larger gummy or marshmallow to cover the sharp point. To keep fresh, wrap in an 11×3-inch cello bag and close off with a twist tie.

Notes

Soak the skewers in water. Soaking the skewers in water beforehand will make getting the candies easier to get on.
Choose various candies. There are so many fun shapes and sizes out there for candies. Using various candies is a great way to create exciting and unique candy skewers that will wow your guests! 
Use food coloring pens to add fun designs. I used food coloring pens to draw fun designs on the jumbo marshmallows. This allows you to personalize your candy kabobs!
Place larger candies on the ends. You want a good base at the bottom of the stick and you’ll also want a piece big enough to cover the sharp point at the top.
Poke holes in middle of largest surface area. To prevent cracking and candy breaking off, you should place things like gummy bears and frogs on their side.

Nutrition

Serving: 1kabob | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Sugar: 44g

    • They keep for a long time but you should keep them out of a humid environment as they can get sticky. But when wrapped, they should keep for several months at room temperature. If it’s humid, you can keep them in the refrigerator.

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