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Fruit and Cheese Kabobs

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 8

Speaking heart-to-heart, these colorful kabobs are welcome appetizers. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
(1-lb.) brick Cheddar cheese, cut into 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices
1/2
honeydew melon
8
(10-inch) bamboo skewers
16
fresh strawberries, washed

Steps

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  • 1
    With 1 1/2-inch heart-shaped canape or cookie cutter, cut 16 hearts from cheese slices.
  • 2
    Remove seeds and rind from half melon. Place melon, cut side down, on work surface. With heart-shaped cutter, cut 16 hearts from melon. If necessary, use small knife to cut around hearts following imprints made by cutter.
  • 3
    For each skewer, alternate 2 cheese hearts and 2 melon hearts. Add strawberries to each end of skewer.

Expert Tips

  • For an interesting centerpiece, leave off the strawberries on the sharp end of the skewer. Place reserved melon half on a serving platter and stick the heart throb-bobs into it. For toddlers, arrange fruit and cheese on a tray.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Kabob
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
5g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 2 High-Fat Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Whether you are chillin’ lakeside or seaside, beach party snacks are a summer must have.

    So there’s your cooler. Your empty cooler that’s screaming to be loaded up with delicious snacky snacks and packed next to the water noodles and beach blankets for your waterfront fun time with friends. The problem? You’re just as empty for ideas as that cooler is food and bevies. If you’re on the hook to keep your beach peeps fed and happy, here are some ideas that will help do just that.

    Super Cool(er) Ideas

    While most coolers are great for a day at the beach with the family, if you’re looking to host a larger group outing you’re going to want a cooler large enough (50 to 70 QT) to handle enough ice to keep things chilled for as long as possible.  Having this also gives you many more snack options to bring along.

    You’ll want to pick foods that, for the most part, require only your hands for eating utensils.  The less mess you can make at the beach, the better. Mother nature and humanity will thank you. That said, here are some ideas to get you packin’ and hittin’ the sand.

    Again, the less garbage and mess you make at the beach, the better. Serving on a stick is both fun and easy:

    Fruit and Cheese Kabobs (Featured below)
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    Dips are also great for the outdoors. Put them in a plastic container along with some cut up veggies in a Ziploc bag and you're set:

    Fresh Dill Yogurt Dip
    Red Pepper Humus
    Creamy Spinach Dip
    Zippy Vegetable Dip

    Finger foods are perfect for keeping pinkies clean and tummies full:

    Stuffed Cucumber Snacks
    Ranch Roll Up Snacks
    Roll Up Ham Cheese Bites
    Turkey Cucumber Dill Sandwiches
    Salmon and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

    Simply Snackin’

    If you’re looking more for “snacks on the go,” here some ideas you can make to fill up the Ziplocs with and throw in a bag.

    Tropical Island Chex ® Mix
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    Honey Nut® Snack Mix
    Cinnamon-Raisin Snack Mix
    Ranch Pretzel Nibblers

    If you're looking for even more fun ideas be sure to check out these collections:

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    What's your favorite beach party snack?

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