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Christmas Candy Kabobs

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These fun Christmas candy kabobs are the perfect party treat for your next class party or holiday gathering!

Skewers with assorted gummy Christmas candies on them, a white christmas village in the background.

Do these kabobs swap out meat and veggies for pieces of candy? Yup. And Christmas is the perfect time to spoil that sweet tooth.  Your favorite gummy treats are the ultimate sugar rush this holiday season! 

Capture the cuteness! Hurry up and pin our pretty picture to your favorite board on Pinterest before Scrouge tries to steal your joy! 

Sweet candy kabobs fit a Christmas theme perfectly. No holiday screams candy like Christmas! We’ve also made these for Easter celebrations, and once I made this into a pretty candy bouquet for Valentine’s Day. Regardless of the occasion, we have so much fun making and eating this fun treat. Serve them up in a cute display, or let everyone make their own custom candy kabob for your special occasions.

Skewers with assorted gummy Christmas candies on a shite countertop

FAQs:

  • How long do you soak skewers for candy kabobs? Soak bamboo skewers or wooden skewers for approximately 5 minutes before lightly patting dry and assembling. If the skewers dry out, just submerge them again for a few minutes.
  • Can you make candy kabobs ahead of time? We don’t recommend making these more than an hour ahead of serving time because the candies dry out.
  • Feel free to design them ahead of time, though. If you need to make these the night before, make sure you seal them in a ziplock bag or in a cellophane bag with a twist tie. 

Supplies for delicious candy kabobs:

bamboo skewers

Christmas Candy Kabobs

Ingredients for our gummy candy kabobs (we bought all of these for a great price at Five Below):

  • Sour Patch Kids ornaments
  • Christmas tree Peeps
  • Snowman Peeps
  • Haribo Sour Streams
  • Haribo Candy Cane gummies
  • Sour Punch Twists
  • Trolli Strawberry Puffs
  • Airheads Xtremes Merry Berry
  • Holiday Dots
  • Crabby patties

Can you believe that you can find all of these fun candies (and more!) at Five Below? They always have so many fun holiday themed products and the Five Below snack and candy selection is amazing!

Their pricing is competitive and we’ve found their shipping to be super fast! An added bonus: if you have a Five Below store in your town, you can skip shipping and have it delivered right to the store for FREE!

Ingredients for Christmas Candy Kabobs, including Sour Patch Kids ornaments
Christmas tree Peeps
Snowman Peeps
Haribo Sour Streams
Haribo Candy Cane gummies
Sour Punch Twists
Trolli Strawberry Puffs
Airheads Xtremes Merry Berry
Holiday Dots
Crabby patties

Directions on how to make the perfect Christmas candy kabob:

1. Soak skewers in water for five minutes, or until no dry spots remain, so the candies don’t snag and drag stickiness all over them. Quickly pat the excess water off, but do not allow to dry.

2. Lay out candies in the design of your choice. It’s much easier to rearrange the candies for maximum cuteness if you haven’t already skewered them.

3. Poke the bamboo skewer through the thickest part of the candy then slide into place. Leave room at the bottom of the stick so guests can hold them without getting sticky fingers. Serve immediately.

Three candy kabobs on a white countertop

Variations and substitutions:

  • Most gummy candies work great on a wooden skewer or bamboo skewer! Try sour belts, gummy ribbons, gummy bears, gummy sharks, Skittles gummies, Lifesavers gummies, Swedish Fish, Jolly Rancher gummies, Sour Patch Kids, Dots, Twizzlers… The only problem with these sweet candy kabobs is deciding which sweet treats to stack! 
  • Arrange your candy sticks in a Christmas mug or vase filled with floral foam.

Tips and Tricks:

  • I used 10-inch skewers, but you can use whatever size you have on hand, and wooden skewers work as well. Just make sure your pieces of candy make sense for the size of the skewer. 
  • Decrease the quantity of candies used with shorter skewers. 
  • Super small candies don’t work as well because the gummy candy will rip… unless you’re using toothpicks.
  • If the Christmas Peeps leave residue, use a damp washcloth to wipe down the skewer.
  • We tried Christmas chocolate, but unless it has a very thick chocolate coating, the candy will rip apart. 
Scattered christmas gummy candy on a countertop with a white christmas village in the background and three candy kabobs in a jar.

Gummy candy kabobs make a great addition to any dessert table or party. Next time you need a quick route to show-stopping sweet treats, stack up your own candy sticks. 

Our candy kabobs would be a perfect activity for a Christmas class party for older children. We would recommend making up a small bag with an assortment of candies for each student and letting them put together their own designs. Just be careful with the skewers so no one gets hurt!

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Need more Kabob ideas? Check out our Halloween Candy Kabobs and stay tuned for more holiday kabobs to come!

Christmas Candy Kabobs

Christmas Candy Kabobs

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These fun Christmas candy kabobs are the perfect party treat for your next class party or holiday gathering!

Do these kabobs swap out meat and veggies for pieces of candy? Yup. And Christmas is the perfect time to spoil that sweet tooth.  Your favorite gummy treats are the ultimate sugar rush this holiday season! 

Capture the cuteness! Hurry up and pin our pretty picture to your favorite board on Pinterest before your carriage turns into a pumpkin! 

Ingredients

  • Sour Patch Kids ornaments
  • Christmas tree Peeps
  • Snowman Peeps
  • Haribo Sour Streams
  • Haribo Candy Cane gummies
  • Sour Punch Twists
  • Trolli Strawberry Puffs
  • Airheads Xtremes Merry Berry
  • Holiday Dots
  • Crabby patties

Instructions

  1. Soak skewers in water for five minutes, or until no dry spots remain, so the candies don't snag and drag stickiness all over them. Quickly pat the excess water off, but do not allow them to dry.
  2. Lay out candies in the design of your choice. It's much easier to rearrange the candies for maximum cuteness if you haven't already skewered them.
  3. Poke the bamboo skewer through the thickest part of the candy then slide into place. Leave room at the bottom of the stick so guests can hold them without getting sticky fingers. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g

*This calculation is just an estimate ~ results may vary!

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