Get into the spirit of the 4th July celebrations with these red, white and blue Fruit Skewers with Chocolate Orange dipping sauce.
To all my American friends and followers, Happy 4th of July! I hope you enjoy the celebrations and all that amazing food and drink you guys are so well known for.
It’s business as usual here in the UK and not a national holiday for us unfortunately but that doesn’t mean we can’t get into the spirit of the festivities. I
n our house tonight we’ll be scoffing big fat American style burgers followed by these delicious Fruit Skewers with a Chocolate Orange Dipping Sauce.
Made with raspberries, blueberries and marshmallows, these fruit skewers (or kabobs as the Americans would say!) are a really easy way to get some fruit into your fussy little eaters.
Obviously I chose the ingredients to stick with the red, white and blue theme but pretty much any fruit can be skewered like this.
The chocolate orange sauce makes this dish a little more naughty but even more enticing!
You can use it as a dipping sauce for the fruit (kind of like a fruit fondue) or else swirl it onto the skewers before serving and refrigerate for a few minutes so that the chocolate hardens. Mmmmm, both ways are equally as delicious!
The wooden skewers can be sharp so obviously be careful that your fussy eaters don’t hurt themselves. I’ve seen straws been used instead of skewers too, so that might be a good alternative if you are worried about injuries.
Whatever you are up to on this 4th of July, have a lovely day and weekend!
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4th July Fruit Skewers with Chocolate Orange Sauce
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Snacks
- Cuisine: European
Get into the spirit of the 4th July celebrations with these red, white and blue Fruit Skewers with Chocolate Orange dipping sauce
- 8 wooden skewers
- 40 mini marshmallows
- 40 raspberries
- 40 blueberries
- 100g milk or dark chocolate
- 2 tbsp milk
- zest of ½ orange
- Skewer the marshmallows, raspberries and blueberries onto the wooden sticks in whatever order you wish.
- Melt the chocolate in a heat-proof bowl above a pan of boiling water on the hob. Once melted, allow to cool a little before stirring in the milk. Add the orange zest and stir again.
- Serve immediately or swirl the chocolate orange sauce over the fruit skewers and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.
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What a cute idea. We don’t really celebrate 4th July but made these for my daughter’s birthday party and they were very well received by both kids and adults alike. The chocolate orange sauce is so yummy.
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
Lovely and colourful! I like that the chocolate sauce has a hint of orange in it too – they go so well together.
Ciara Attwell says
Chocolate orange is one of my favourite flavours.They are amazing together!