This morning, my 7 year old popped out of bed, and said “Guess what Mommy? It’s the first day of spring!” My first thought, as the wonderful and supportive mother that I am, was that she was clearly wrong. We had to confirm it with Siri (Oh Siri, always there to settle an argument when we need you…), and sure enough Siri confirmed that my daughter was right.
Woo hoo! It’s the first day of spring! I don’t know why that makes me so happy. Well, happy might not be the right word. Relieved? Hopeful? Remember, I live in Canada, so while other people on social media have been posting pictures of their cherry blossoms and their kids outside on the patio without jackets (*gasp*) for weeks, my kids still went to school today wearing snow pants and winter boots. And I went to pick them up wearing my bulky parka and my dirty rain boots. I’m cool like that. There will be no fashion awards going to this momma any time soon.
So let’s get a little spring-like cheesiness out of the way. Can you think of anything more spring-like than rainbows? And Easter? And Easter rainbows? With Peeps? No. I didn’t think so. I couldn’t think of anything more spring-like either. I threw together these adorable Easter Peeps fruit skewers this afternoon and the kids loved them. It was one of those awesome moments where the kids saw the plate of snacks when they got home from school and they were like, “Ooooo… we get to eat these!?” Yes. Those are the moments that make me feel like a good mom.
My husband, on the other hand was not impressed that I gave one of these to our 2 year old, who came THIS close (imagine me pinching my two fingers together to show you how close) to poking himself in the eye with the skewer as he was trying to bite the fruit off. Bad parenting moment. I guess he’s not ready for skewers yet. (So much for my moment of feeling like a good mom!) But my 7 year old and 4 year old loved them and they both managed to eat theirs safely without poking anything or anyone. Phew.
This is such a great alternative to the typical sweet, candy Easter treats you normally see around this time of year. I was inspired by the adorable skewers over at Amee’s Savory Dish. Wouldn’t these be great as a snack at an Easter party? I mean, yes, you have those Marshmallow Easter Peeps in there, but then you also have a rainbow of healthy fruit to balance it out.
Easter Peeps Fruit Skewers
The full printable recipe is at the end of this post, but here’s what you’ll need:
- Easter Bunny Peeps
- Green and Red Grapes
- Wooden Skewers
I found my Peeps at Walmart. We don’t have as much variety as our friendly neighbours in America, so the pink ones were the only ones I could get. No problem though, because they worked beautifully with my rainbow theme.
Pink Peeps. Red strawberries. Orange cantaloupe. Yellow pineapple. Green grapes. Blue blueberries. Purple grapes. All the colours of the rainbow.
Skewer the fruit onto the stick first, leaving lots of room at the end for the Easter bunny Peeps.
Run the tip of the skewer under water. Or dip it in a glass of water. Or even squeeze a wet paper towel on it.
Important tip: Make sure the tip of the skewer is WET before you add the marshmallow peeps.
If the skewer is wet, the marmallow peeps slide on beautifully. If the skewer is dry, the marshmallow sticks to the skewer, makes a mess on the tip, and makes it very difficult to get it on in one piece.
Arrange the skewers on a plate in a bit of an arch to get the rainbow effect.
Such a great idea for a healthy (or at least healthier…) Easter treat idea!
- Pink Easter Bunny Peeps
- Strawberries, cut in half
- Canteloupe, cut in 1" chunks
- Pineapple, cut in 1" chunks
- Green and Red grapes
- Wooden Skewers
- Wash and dry all of the fruit thoroughly.
- Skewer a red grape, two blueberries, a green grape, a chunk of pineapple, a chunk of cantaloupe, and a strawberry piece onto the skewer, leaving about 2.5" of space on the end of the skewer.
- Dip the tip of the skewer into a glass of water, and then gently add the Easter Bunny Peep to the end of the skewer. As long as the skewer is wet, it should go through the Peep easily.
- Arrange the skewers on a plate in a slight arch to get the full rainbow effect!
These rainbow Easter Peeps fruit kabobs are SO PRETTY! And they are so simple to make. Such a great idea if you are looking for a healthier Easter snack idea!
If you’re looking for more Easter treat ideas, be sure to check out our recipe for Mini Egg Cookies. These aren’t exactly healthy like the fruit kabobs, but they are soooooooo good. Mmmm…