What’s the worst thing you can offer a candy addict in recovery? That would be the chance to create a colorful, pinterest worthy, party enhancing candy kabobs! Once a month a group of my girlfriends gather at my house and last month, we met up a few days before my birthday. Renee, bless her heart, knows all to well that I only allow myself candy a few times a year on the candy high holidays (easter, halloween, christmas, valentines day and my birthday) and asked if it was ok to break the rules and have candy a few days early. When she told me why, I almost fell over in excited anticipation…I have been dreaming of making candy kabobs since I first saw them on pinterest. Not only are they awesome, but they are made up of my all time favorite, gummy candy!! I don’t know how she did it, (girlfriend must pay attention!) but she brought four of my top favs and I added those sour flag looking type things that were in the emergency candy jar (yeah, yeah, yeah). We giggled, we ate too much candy, we got sour gummy sugar everywhere…it was so much fun!
I highly recommend that you try this for dessert at your next young at heart gathering. All you need are a few bags of gummy candy (or anything colorful that you can skewer) and wooden skewers. Pretty plate and tiny vase for the skewers is completely optional, although highly recommended because, look how pretty! We girls are gathering again tonight and I get to gummy it up in early celebration of easter (woo hoo!). Its a looooong stretch of no candy eating from easter to halloween!
In case you’re wondering what my top 5 favorite gummy candies are…
- Sour Gummy Worms (Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers are the best)
- Sour Gummy Octupus ( Trolli Sour Brite Octopus are the best)
- Gummy Peach Rings (they all taste the same)
- Twin Cherries (Haribo are the best)
- Gummy Frogs (Haribo is the best)
p.s. to see what I skewer tonight in real time, stay tuned on instagram!