These little skewers are simple to make and a great addition to your appetizers at any Christmas party.
These little skewers are simple to make and a great addition to your appetizers at any Christmas party.
I am the recipe submitter and I just wanted to add a side note since there has been a few questions on how to keep the banana slices from browning. Use fruit juice there are several fruit juices that can work to prevent discoloration of sliced bananas. If you're worried about the flavor changing, stick to the sweeter, lighter flavors: Lemon juice Orange juice Tinned pineapple juice Tinned or fresh grapefruit juice Lime juice Apple juice Ascorbic acid powder(aka vitamin C) or if you're in a pinch, a ground-up vitamin C tablet works as well.Read More
I am the recipe submitter and I just wanted to add a side note since there has been a few questions on how to keep the banana slices from browning. Use fruit juice there are several fruit juices that can work to prevent discoloration of sliced bananas. If you're worried about the flavor changing, stick to the sweeter, lighter flavors: Lemon juice Orange juice Tinned pineapple juice Tinned or fresh grapefruit juice Lime juice Apple juice Ascorbic acid powder(aka vitamin C) or if you're in a pinch, a ground-up vitamin C tablet works as well.
Another twist on this that I have seen is to use green olive, grape tomato, and white cheese.
Fun to take to a pitch in. Easy and so cute!
Instead of toothpicks, I made these on top of wooden meat skewers and arranged them in a holiday vase for a party. They were a hit!
I made these for Christmas Eve. They are easy to make and the kids can help. Everyone thought they were a cute little treat. I am glad I read the review about dipping the banana slice in orange juice as well as the longer wooden kabob sticks and placed them in large wine glass
this was a hit at my open house. I borrowed Monica's idea, put them on meat skewers and arranged in a 1 pint mason jar. it worked great!
What fun! Thank you CNM Catering for this cute idea. We used big raspberries instead of strawberries because my grocery was out. It worked perfectly anyway. We used these on swizzle sticks in our cocktails. They were a hit! I think the alcohol in the cocktails helped keep the banana from browning! :-)
Easy & grandkids loved them. Used coffee stirrers from Starbucks. No pointed sticks for little ones. Length perfect.
Easy to make, changed it up a bit added white cheese for the hat trim and put on a toothpick with a white fuzzy top. Big hit at our pot luck lunch.
SUPER CUTE! I used skewers in place of toothpicks because my fruit was rather large and I wanted to used them as a garnish for milk shakes. They were loved by all. Thanks for sharing Andy!
I make these every year and they are a hit with the classes of all three of my kids! I cut the top of the grape so the hat lays flat. I also use a blueberry for the hat topper instead of a marshmallow. The kids love it.
Fabulous!! Such a big hit at a party! I used lemon juice on my bananas & it worked great at keeping them from turning brown. Thanks for the recipe!
I really thought this recipe was sweet!! I did some modifications because I did not have any strawberries, so I used raspberries! I put lemon juice as suggested to keep the banana from browning, and i also made a chocolate dipping sauce to go with it, by melting chocolate, cream and sugar on the stove. It really went well together, and was a great hit at my party!!!
This was a lot of fun to serve. Used lemon juice to keep the banana from browning.
Super fun, cute and easy. Kids loved it. Make sure you slice the banana thin and use small grapes - lots to fit on a toothpick.
These are a perfect holiday treat if you have a little cook at home and want a quick/fun project for them. They also look great for holiday parties. I tried both the banana/grape combination (can't fail) and the olive/feta cheese combination that someone suggested in a review. Word of warning: if you try the olive/feta combination, make sure the particular types of cheese and olive that you use will mesh well together flavor-wise. Mine looked great but the flavor combination was fairly foul. Someone at the party suggested mascarpone might work better with the olive...hm.
Just made these on Thanksgiving with my 6 Grandchildren as a fun activity after dinner. They loved making and eating them. And of course they loved finishing the extra fruit!
I'm sooo thrilled to have found this!! I'm throwing a holiday party for my 11 year old daughter and her friends and this PERFECT!! thank you thank you!!
My rating is for it's creative appearance. This recipe inspired my Grinch Brunch menu for Christmas: - Grinch kabobs - "Who Hash" (any hash - I made potato and breakfast sausage with onions, red & green pepper) - Eggs - Stolen (because the Grinch "Stole" Christmas) As for the taste... the kabobs are best served with a yogurt dip or on a long skewer to garnish a fruit smoothie.
Very easy & very cute. Used raspberries instead of strawberries. Dipped the bananas in orange juice. Found longer toothpicks in the spice & baking aisle. We instead of a marshmallow top I used yogurt covered raisins.
The fresh grapes and strawberries that are currently at our market are all a large variety so I opted to use wooden skewers which I cut in half. This allowed for space to pick up each skewer. In order to prevent the banana slices from discoloring, I soaked them in about 1/4 cup of orange juice. If I make these again, I will replace the banana slices and use white string cheese slices as suggested by another reviewer. The kids thought this was a cute Christmas "Grinch" just be sure and keep a watchful eye on the younger kids to ensure their eating safety.
I used this idea but changed to raspberries for the strawberries (allergy), and I flattened the mini marshmallows and used them for the fur trim instead of the banana. Everyone enjoyed them and the festive look. Thanks for sharing this cute recipe.
Fun, easy, yummy, healthy...what's not to love? I used raspberries for the hat as one party goer has a strawberry allergy.
This was really easy, quick, and everyone loved them. Especially the kids!
Super cute and easy to make. I made it exactly as the recipe said. It's a fun (and cheaper) twist to the plain old fruit tray you see at Christmas parties. Our guests loved them!
this was so fun for my family and my party. Yay!
This was so cute! Was a perfect appetizer for Christmas dinner. And the little marshmallow on top made it taste like whip cream :) I took the advice from others and used lemon juice on the bananas to keep them from browning. And I used skewers instead of toothpicks (toothpicks weren't long enough) everyone loved it and it's super easy and adorable! it was a fun healthy snack to munch on through out the day :)
These were fun and easy to make. A hit at my Christmas gathering. Tasty and a little healthy :)
Great looking and easy to prepare. Everyone love them.
It was a hit in the office!
Wonderful! Served these with the Cream Cheese Penguins at my Holiday Party and suddenly I was the Best Host Ever. These were a great addition to the "healthy" side of the party. Make enough for "Take-Homes" because you'll have them...
Very easy and fun. Made this for a Christmas appetizer for the family. I especially liked how my son gobbled these up, even though he normally won’t touch grapes or bananas.
I did this recipe for a large gathering two years ago. When I didn't show up with them this past Christmas Eve, everyone was so disappointed. Not only are they great to look at, but they are delicious! A winner of a recipe!
I made these last Christmas for my party and they were a big hit. By the end of the day, they get pretty nasty but they look really good for the first few hours.
This was my preteen daughter's contribution to Christmas dinner this year - everybody loved them, young and old.
These were a huge hit with my grandchildren. I prepared my grapes and strawberries ahead of time, but waited until right before my party to slice the bananas and put them together. They didn’t last long enough for the bananas to turn brown??
I made these for a family gathering at Christmas. ALL were eaten quickly. So CUTE! Only problem was that those 4 pieces did NOT fit on a toothpick. I had to use fruit skewers and cut them in half, which is hard to do without splintering. Would make them again.
"Wow" this is really good, and it's healthier for the holidays I try to eat. Healthy but usually I can't find a tasty treat, but these are not only healthy but there tasty and fast to make thanks for sharing.
We used pineapple instead of banana delicious
This was a hit at our Christmas Eve party.I put them in a devil egg carrier to take to the party that way nothing bumped into each other and they stayed nice and fresh.
These were easy to make. I cut the top off the grapes to make them lay flat against the banana slice and make it look more like the Grinch! :) Everyone at our Christmas party thought they were adorable; and I loved having a healthier appetizer.
NO Changes necessary!! I've changed my diet and don't want to be one of "those people" who make others feel guilty at parties. So I try to bring in healthy dishes without being too obvious and imposing my new diet on others. These are WONDERFUL!!! Everyone loves them. They love the creativity and they rival all those cute creative holiday cookies - hands down. Thanks for the great idea!!!
So much fun to make these kabobs. Big hit with the party.
I have made these for the last 3 years for our church Christmas "coffee hour", and they are always a huge hit among young and old alike! Last year, I forgot the bananas at home (didn't want to assemble them until the last minute so the bananas wouldn't brown). So I ran out and bought canned whipped cream, and used it around the "rim" of the strawberry to resemble the fur on the hat. It worked just as well if not better - more authentic looking, and who doesn't like whipped cream with fruit?! Thanks for such an easy, healthy, tasty and cute recipe!
Made these for Christmas and my family loved them!
We hosted 4 Christmas parties this year, I made these for the first one and they were such a hit I made them for all four parties, no problem with the bananas browning, they didn't last long enough.
Cute and easy for Christmas!
Kids loved it for a summer treat!
It was a hit! The combination of fruits is delicious! My bananas only browned a little tiny bit but no one cared. I made it a few hours before the event ??
Grandbabies loved this!
Simple and cute. I turned a few marshmellows red after handling the strawberries. Next time I will thread all the grapes, then bananas, then strawberries and wash my hands and then thread all the marshmellows last.
I can't wait to try these for our annual Christmas party! How far in advance can these be made after soaking the bananas?
An excellent addition to our Christmas meals. It was a welcome, fresh alternative to the many sweets.
Made as is & was a big hit; even from my 31 yr old grandson.
The kids I made this for at a Christmas party loved these. I did add s'more marshmallows to the bottom, so he had a Santa beard as well!
Made these at Christmas they went over with a bang everyone thought they were adorable.
Used “cotton candy” grapes....really gave it an even more unique flavor!!
Really cute, fun, and easy to prepare. You’ll want to select smaller grapes and strawberries to fit the kabobs easily on a toothpick.
My husband made these for a party for second graders. He inadvertently used the strawberry for the body (flat side on the plate) and then used the grape for the head with marshmallow for the cap. Although it was unconventional, everyone loved them! Bonus - they stood up! This was a nice alternative to the sweets - which were overlooked because of these cute treats. Thanks!
Very easy and impressive. Turned out to be a hit!
These were a hit with my grandchildren on Christmas. A healthy substitute for candy.
So easy, the kids helped! They loved it and so did the guests. Cute!!
No Grinch here:) Lovely nutritious snack!
Made these for a holiday party - went over well, especially with the kids!
I cut the grapes in 1/2 and it made it look more like a "head" kids love it!
So cute! And very healthy as long as you use organic berries and grapes. My family and friends loved this.
Delicious and healthy Christmas snack! Not to mention very festive looking. Made everything as is and soaking bananas in apple juice was a good suggestion. Kept them fresh all day long. Very easy prep too!
These were easy to make and I must say, they were a hit!
I added an extra banana slice for a collar! Tip: slice banana a little thick so it doesn’t split when pushing onto skewer.
My adaptation to make it 100% real food: Cotton Ball: String Cheese Hat: Raspberry Head: Green Grape Suit: Strawberry Boots: Bluberry
Easy to make, my sons helped and that says a lot!
My grandkids loved this. I'm making this again for Christmas day to provide a snack to hold them over while we open gifts. Easy to assemble and super cute. I placed them in a canning jar to hold them which worked very well.
Its really creative i lovebit
I brought all of the items to make these and then made them with my 5 year old grandson. We had a great time doing it and he "designed" his own! When they were all done my 2 year old granddaughters loved them. This is an easy thing to make and I suggest having the kids help!
I made these for our younger guests and they really enjoyed them, especially the marshmello on top!
my girls loved making and eating them, it was a big hit
Grandchildren loved this, and it is safe for my “allergic to everything” grands.
I made these as described - except that: a) I used tall, white lollipop-type sticks, and b) the store was sold out of strawberries, so I had to use raspberries but they were great. I also added an additional marshmallow under the banana which I think gives the Grinch more of a collar. As someone else showed in their picture, I served these standing up in a glass. Yet another new family holiday tradition is born from the wonderful recipes submitted by great folks here to Allrecipes!
kept the grandson busy while we set up the christmas buffet!
I liked it. They were cute and tasty. But I needed longer toothpicks, it was difficult to place the marshmallow on top of the strawberry.
These were a hit at our choir party -- and a gluten free healthy alternative to all the baked goods. Several people told me they were going to go home and make them with grandchildren. I did put them on long meat skewers and arranged them in a vase with floral foam at the bottom which worked wonderfully.
Would make them again. Everyone loved them.
Added blueberries in place of marshmallow. Turned out great. Nice light taste and healthy
Fun, festive and very easy Christmas treat!! Everyone loves them!! Will definitely use this one for many years!!
Really cute. Great idea without changes to recipe.
These were easy to assemble and were a smash at the Christmas dance party. The grapes I used were large so I cut them in half and placed the cut side next to the banana which I think gave more of a little grinch look. However they lose a point because the banana slices began to brown before the party.
The adults liked them more than the kids did!
People go nuts for it, even if they don't know who the Grinch is!
These were so cute and tasty!
Simple and fun.
A huge hit with the family I definatly will make again
Quick, easy, healthy and the kids loved them!
It was a big hit with adults and kids. Easy to make. I prepared it in the morning with a little pineapple juice on the bananas and had the skewers standing straight in floral styrofoam (as stated in a review listed below) and they looked perfect by desert time. I would definitely make it again.
Adorable appetizer!!! Thank you!!!
I would have given these five stars but there was no way that all the fruit would fit on a toothpick! I had to leave the banana off which looked terrible, so I went back to the reviews. Luckily I didn't have to read all 150 to find the hint to only use half a grape. That worked perfectly and looked much more realistic.