Valentine’s Day Candy Kabobs

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Easy and affordable, these fun Valentine’s Day Candy Kabobs are perfect for heart day gift giving. We love how simple they are and these yummy candy stacked skewers make the perfect party favors for classroom parties and bake sales!

5 valentine's day candy kabobs in a mason jar with fun dip and heart shaped accessories

Aren’t these so fun and festive? A fun Valentine’s Day treat for all ages, we think that a bouquet of candy is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. We also LOVE that you can grab almost all the treats that you need for this at the Dollar Store!

Capture the sweetness overload, and make sure to pin these to your favorite Pinterest boards now:  

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Holidays are the perfect time for fun treats like this.

As you might have seen, we’ve made Halloween Candy Kabobs and Christmas Candy Kabobs, so it should be no surprise that we couldn’t resist making these fun Valentine Candy skewers … because, let’s be honest, Valentine’s Day candy is some of the prettiest, right?

And that’s the beauty of these fun candy sticks: they are perfect for all occasions and budgets! Because they are so pretty, they also work great as party decor to display at your event, and can be used as party favors for your guests!

We also think these would be amazing for bake sales or fundraising!

5 valentine's day candy kabobs on a white marble countertop with candy x's and o's

FAQs:

Can you make candy kabobs ahead of time? You could make these ahead of time, but if you do, then we recommend wrapping them in plastic wrap of cellophane bags to keep them soft. We recommend making them an hour or two before serving if you aren’t going to wrap them.

Get creative! These fun Valentine’s Day candy sticks would be fun for kids to help with and might be a fun way to do a classroom Valentine’s Day party activity.

Supplies for delicious candy kabobs:

bamboo skewers

+ all of your favorite skewable candies!! So easy!

Valentine Candy Kabobs

Ingredients for Valentine’s Day kabobs:

Directions on how to make the perfect candy skewer:

  1. To keep sticks smooth, you’ll want to soak skewers in water for five minutes, or until no dry spots remain. This will prevent the candies from snagging. Quickly pat the excess water off, but do not allow to dry.
  2. Before you put your candies on the skewers, lay them out in the design of your choice. It’s much easier to rearrange the candies for maximum cuteness if you haven’t already skewered them. OR, just go for it. We love that kind of candy skewering as well!
  3. Gently poke each 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.

Variations and substitutions:

Gummy candies are our favorite for our candy kabob recipes, but there are so many different things you can add besides gummy candy. We also love marshmallows, chocolates and just about anything that will hold it’s form with a wooden stick through it.

Favorite gummy candies to use include: rainbow sour belts, any gummy animals, Swedish Fish, the ideas are endless! If you have a local store that has bulk candy bins, that would be a great way to get more ideas for your candy sticks!

We also LOVE marshmallow candy on skewers. Think Peeps (so many holiday options with Peeps) but we also love big marshmallows and for this V-day kabob recipe, we dipped them in yummy melted Wilton chocolate, and then again in sprinkles for a fun look:

marshmallow being dipped into wilton bright white candy melt chocolates with wilton valentine day sprinkes on the counter
marshmallow dipped in pink walton valentine sprinkles with candy melt package on a white granite countertop
hand holding up a marshmallow dipped in pink walton valentine sprinkles

We also love to arrange these fun candy bouquets in cute vases! For added fun, fill your vase or jar with colorful candies like holiday themed M&M’s, or Jelly Belly Valentine’s Day Mix. You’ll have an adorable candy bouquet!

close up of a gummy candy kabob

Tips and Tricks:

We used 10-inch skewers, but you can use whatever size you have on hand.

As you can see in the photos, I was able to twist the fun Haribo Watermelon Gummy Candies into heart shaped before I put them on the skewers, so get creative and have fun with this!

Chocolate candies might be easy to skewer, but they make such a mess when you handle them and skewer them. Gummy candies seem to do best. But, as shown above, we do love dipping a marshmallow in chocolate if you need to get your chocolate fix in there.

5 valentine's day candy kabobs on a white marble countertop with red foil hearts and gummy x's and o's

Gummy candy kabobs are always a big hit for parties, and your party guests will love taking them home. The key to making these fun is to pick bright, vibrantly colored candies for maximum wow factor.

5 valentine's day candy kabobs in a mason jar with fun dip and heart shaped accessories and a LOVE silver statue and pink ceramic house

I think making different stacked designs is definitely the most fun part of these kabobs, and when you assort the stacking order, they show really nicely together when assembled into a big bouquet.

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5 valentine's day candy kabobs in a mason jar with fun dip and heart shaped accessories and a LOVE silver statue and pink ceramic house

Valentine's Day Candy Kabobs

Yield: 5
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Easy and affordable, these fun Valentine's Day Candy Kabobs are perfect for heart day gift giving. We love how simple they are and these yummy candy stacked skewers make the perfect party favors for classroom parties and bake sales! We love that these treats are not only simple to create, but a fun way to celebrate and share the "love" without breaking the bank. These are fun treats for all ages, and can be added to a jar to create fun party decor in the form of a candy bouquet that also serves as party favors for your guest to take home and enjoy!

Ingredients

  • Wilton Candy Melts, bright white
  • Wilton Valentine's Day sprinkles
  • Sunkist Fruit Gems
  • Hershey's Kisses
  • Puffs Sstuffed Hearts
  • Trolli Strawberry Puffs
  • Haribo Sweet and Sour Hearts
  • Haribo Sour Streamers
  • Haribo Watermelon Gummy Candy
  • Sour Patch Kids hearts

Instructions

  1. To keep sticks smooth, you'll want to soak skewers in water for five minutes, or until no dry spots remain. This will prevent the candies from snagging. Quickly pat the excess water off, but do not allow to dry.
  2. Before you put your candies on the skewers, lay them out in the design of your choice. It's much easier to rearrange the candies for maximum cuteness if you haven't already skewered them. OR, just go for it. We love that kind of candy skewering as well!
  3. Gently poke each 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.

Notes

We used 10-inch skewers, but you can use whatever size you have on hand. Larger candies with some bulk to them will be easier and hold up better on the skewers.

Chocolate candies might be easy to skewer, but they make such a mess when you handle them and skewer them. Gummy candies seem to do best. But, as shown above, we do love dipping a marshmallow in chocolate if you need to get your chocolate fix in there.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 115Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g

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

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