Grinchy Fruit Kabobs

I saw a picture of these online (without any tips, directions, or a name) and have now made them for two occasions. They were a hit both times. The first time was at a Christmas party for our teen homeschoolers group and the second was at our special needs all-star cheer team’s holiday party.

I have included directions that I came up with while duplicating these. I also learned this through trial and error that it is so much easier to use a bit longer toothpicks when making these. They also look better, in my opinion.  I used these toothpicks the second time and recommend these or something of similar length.


Grinchy Fruit Kabobs


  • Green grapes
  • Strawberries cone-shaped and not too big
  • Bananas straighter bananas work best, sliced
  • Mini marshmallows cut in half
  • Toothpicks 4 inch if possible, I use these


  • Wash and allow the grapes and strawberries to dry. Decide how many Grinchy Fruit Kabobs you will make as you are doing this.
  • Prepare your ingredients putting them into an assembly line fashion as you go.
  • Cut the mini marshmallows in half with a paring knife, sit aside.
  • Slice the top (end with the stem) off of each strawberry, sit aside.
  • Slice the bananas. When I made 24 or 40, I used part of two bananas both times.
  • Assembly your Grinches in this order: green grape (go through the dot where stem was), banana slice, strawberry with the point facing up, and half of a mini marshmallow.
  • Arrange them on your plate and cover if not serving immediately. If it will be awhile, I recommend getting everything prepped and in an assembly line except the bananas. Keep the marshmallows in a closed baggie so they do not dry or harden. When it is closer to time, slice the bananas and assemble.



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