Easy Flag Fruit Kabobs are simple healthy snack or party treat. Served with a vanilla coconut strawberry dipping sauce these are a patriotic party must-have!
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4th of July is coming in a few weeks, and that means fireworks, parties, and lots of food! We typically spend the 4th in Door County, and I love to serve my kiddos and their cousin fun themed snacks. We have our fair share of not so healthy snacks over the holiday so when I can include a healthy treat everyone will eat I am all over it.
The end of June and early July is prime strawberry time where I live in northeastern Wisconsin. What better treat to celebrate than with my Easy Flag Fruit Kabobs.
I keep these kabobs simple with fresh berries and a vanilla coconut dipping sauce. This recipe is quick to come together, and always a hit with my kidds (and adults too!).
To make the kabobs I halve my strawberries lengthwise. After I have put the fruit on the skewers I trim a little bit of the sides of the berry so it can make a flag shape. I use the trimming in my dipping sauce- or sometimes they only get as far as my mouth!
I make a very simple dipping sauce to go with the fruit kabobs. I use vanilla yogurt, a little coconut extract, and the strawberry trimmings. I absolutely love the combination of the vanilla, coconut, and strawberry. A little tropical from the coconut, a little sweet from the yogurt, and the fresh taste of the strawberries is delicious!
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use different berries?
Yes! For I suggest: red grapes or raspberries. For blue I suggest: blackberries or black grapes.
Can I add white stripes?
Yes! I typically don’t just because I wanted them to be fresh berries, but for white I suggest: sliced banana, marshmallows, or cubed angel food or pound cake.
Can I use a different extract besides coconut?
Yes! I suggest using vanilla for a stronger vanilla flavor, or almond.
Can I make these a day prior to my party?
Yes! I would not suggest going out further than that because you are slicing into the fruit.
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Easy Flag Fruit Kabobs
- 11 wooden skewers, 12″
- 1 1/2 lbs fresh stawberries
- 1 pt fresh blueberries
- 1 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 tsp coconut extract
- Slice strawberries in half lengthwise and set aside
- 6 skewers will be half blueberries and half strawberries. The remaining skewers will just have strawberries. Place fruit accordingly on the skewers.
- Once fruit is places arrange with the starbwberry and blueberry skewers first followed by the all strawberry.
- Trim the sides of the berries so the will evenly line-up. Save the strawberry bits for the vanilla coconut dipping sauce.
Vanilla Coconut Strawberry Dip
- Add yogurt to a small bowl. Mix in extract and strawberries. Plate with the skewers.