Halloween is about two things: dressing up and eating candy. It’s become a faux-pas to hand out anything on Halloween except pre-packaged candy, typically peanut-free. But if you are hosting a Halloween party or even attending one, this is the perfect time to spruce up the candy selection.
Candy kabobs are not only awesome to look at, they are also easy to make (and delicious to eat). You only need a few things to make them and a surprisingly small amount of candy.
What You’ll Need
- variety of candy large enough to fit on a stick (ie. candy corn is too small & too firm)
- I used:
- Ghost Peeps
- Pumpkin Peeps
- Gummy teeth
- Gummy pumpkins
- Candy corn pumpkins
- I used:
- kabob skewers – do not buy the giant ones; buy the shorter, narrower ones
- cellophane pretzel stick bags (buy from your local baking or craft store)
- festive straws (optional but I found some at the local dollar store)
- festive stickers (dollar store!)
- festive ribbon (dollar store!)
- festive container to place them in
You can either place the candy randomly onto the skewers or you can design a layout first. I stuck with one design for each skewer, alternating the colour of the gummy pumpkin between the teeth.
I suggest skewering upwards – start with the bottom candy and work your way up. For example, I started with a marshmallow ghost and worked my way up. For the top, select a candy that will sit nicely on top of the point (I used candy corn pumpkins).
Once your kabobs are complete, it’s time to package them up. I trimmed my straws to size and used them to cover the exposed skewer, pushing them into the bottom candy to secure. Next, slide them into the pretzel bags. I used the twist ties that came with the bags for extra security but this is optional. Tie your festive ribbon around then add some fun stickers! My festive ribbon had wire in it so I formed the ends into little curls.
I picked up a cute little Halloween bucket from the dollar store to place my kabobs in. This allows the kabobs to be a fun centrepiece on the table at your party!
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.