Jan 22, 2014

Valentine Fruit Kabobs + Fluffy Cream Cheese Dip #ValentinesDay #Recipe


Simple treats are the sometimes the sweetest! Lately I have been doing a ton of baking in preparation for Toodie's Valentine birthday. While traditional desserts are always a winner, I wanted to also serve yummy recipes that are healthy. We are a family of fruit lovers so I decided to add a twist to the boring mixed fruit bowl you often see at parties. Whether you are an adult or a child, everything tastes much better on a stick. Fruit kabobs are tasty, refreshing, healthy, and so much fun to eat. They are even better when you have something sweet to dip them in!


Ingredients:
  • cake pop sticks or wooden skewers
  • small heart shaped cookie cutter
  • assorted fruits
  • mini marshmallows (optional)
Directions:

Use a small heart cookie cutter to change the shape of your fruit pieces and dress up your kabobs. I chose fresh cantaloupe, honeydew melon, and watermelon. You can also use strawberries, pineapple, and even mini marshmallows. To hold the fruit in place I added a grape on each end of the stick. Once your Valentine Fruit Kabobs are made you can stick them in the fridge or freezer to get nice and cold. In the meantime get started on your dip!


The Fluffy Cream Cheese Dip is my favorite part of this recipe! It is simple to make and you wouldn't believe that it only takes two ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. It's sweet, tangy, and indulgent.

Ingredients:
  • 8 oz package of softened cream cheese 
  • 7 oz jar of marshmallow fluff
  • crushed graham cracker (optional for topping)
Directions:

1. In a large bowl combine cream cheese and marshmallow fluff. Use a handheld mixer to blend until consistency is creamy, fluffy, and smooth.

2. Place dip in the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes to chill. Top with finely crushed graham crackers.

3. Dip away and enjoy!


32 comments :

  1. LOVE this!!! What a fun idea and OMG does that dip sound delicious. I think I am going to surprise the family with this over the weekend!!

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  2. Fluffy cream cheese dip is right up my husband's alley. Now is the time for me to get off my butt and start some valentines' fun!

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  3. This is so cute! What a great healthy Valentine's Day treat!

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  4. That looks great! My kids would this - the fun eating it and the delicious flavors.

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  5. so cute!!! this is cute for the little ones but i think my boyfriend will also love it! and the watermelon and cantaloupe colors look so beautiful together!

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  6. My kids would LOVE this! Fruit kabobs are popular around here, and the fluffy cream cheese kicks it up a notch on the fun factor.l

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  7. These look TOO yummy! Perfect for those summer and dieting snacks!

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  8. I love this and it's a snack everyone in my home would eat!

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  9. Definitely a healthy way to celebrate Valentine's Day. My son may actually eat these, because they come on a stick!

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  10. Oh this looks super delicious! My kids would have a field day with this. Love the fruit kabobs shapes as well. Perfect just in time for Valentines Day.

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  11. These fruit kabobs are very cute! And, the fluffy cream dip looks really good.

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  12. absolutely adorable! i love the hearts!

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  13. What a fun idea! I did fruit kabobs for my boy's first birthday party, and they were a huge hit. I hadn't thought of the different shaped cutters. Genius for Valentine's Day!

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  14. Oh my goodness, that is such a cute idea. It looks so fun, I am going to have to try this idea.

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  15. My boys would love the fruit kabobs.I even have a small heart cookie cutter!

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  16. Omg, this looks so adorable and creative! sounds yummy! I gotta try it out :-)

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  17. That's such a great idea! I love it! It makes eating fruit so much more fun!

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  18. i can't get much in the terms of fresh fruit around here besides apples but this is adorable. I could replicate with apples right LOL

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  19. You can never go wrong with fruit as a treat! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe for the fluffy cream!

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  20. This looks awesome. I'm definitely making this for our valentine's day breakfast with heart shaped pancakes.

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  21. OH this sounds delicious. I love this dip for fruit.

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  22. This is such a healthy and scrumptious looking treat for Valentine's Day!

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  23. Sounds like a delicious and fun Valentine's Day treat. I think I'll try it out. Thank you for sharing!

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  24. I have never tried sweet cream cheese dip, but it does sound good! The fruit kabobs are so cute!!

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  25. That dip sounds delicious! And those heart fruits are the cutest thing ever :)

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  26. I love this idea for entertaining. I think it would be especially yummy in summertime.

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  27. Our family is fruit lovers as well except my little girl, I think these would help get her to eat it!

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  28. Yum! This made my mouth water. I'm having a Super Bowl party next weekend and this would be perfect, even though meant for valentines day! -April

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  29. You're right. Those are super cute and simple too. Great valentines treat.

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  30. Anything with cream cheese gets my attention, this recipe sounds so good

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  31. i like that you used the cake pop sticks for these instead of the pointy skewer sticks. I love to make these as well, but I've never made it with a dip before! Love that recipe! Your Valentine's baby will love all of the the ideas that you come up with! Wanna throw me and Noah a party?! :)

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  32. This looks good. The kebabs are a cute idea and the dip seems easy enough to make! Thank you for sharing.

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