Fruit Kebabs

This Italian Family
by This Italian Family
5 kebabs
10 min

5-minutes easy treat that uses up some of your baking leftovers!

Everyone in my family except from me loves dried fruit! Especially when they are all home the whole day I buy quite a lot of it as an easy snack to have always ready. However, I sometimes end up with the odd bits remaining at the bottom of the packet that no one wants. So the other day I had some left over and thought I’d try offering them as a little treat in a different format to see if I could empty all the packets rather than having them lying around. Not going to lie, these are real calories bombs! But they can be such a good treat to have on special occasions so that is why I thought I’d share the recipe with you today!

If you have an older toddler or child you can also involve them in making these as it’s such a nice threading activity for them and one they can probably complete independently.

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Recipe details
  • 5  kebabs
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 5 Minutes Total time: 10 min
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  • Mixed dried fruit that you have
  • Some chocolate
  • Ground nuts (I used almonds)

Chop up any bigger dried fruit (e.g. dates or dried apricots) into small bits of around 1 inch each.

Thread it all through some long skewers and make sure to squish them close at the end of the skewer. I used 1 dried date and 1 prune for each skewer, alternating the bits when threading them.

In a small bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave and place the ground nuts in another small plate.

Dip/roll the skewers with the fruit in the chocolate until it’s all covered, then roll them again in the nuts.

Leave them to dry up on a plate for an hour (or 15 minutes in the fridge if you are in a hurry or your house is particularly warm).
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  • Diana Diana on Mar 28, 2021

    Confused. You say chop into small pieces and then thread onto skewers. This would extremely difficult to do

    • This Italian Family This Italian Family on Mar 29, 2021

      So sorry for the confusion, you are right I wasn't very precise with that as I said "chopped up" but didn't specify to which dimension. I chopped it so each piece was around 1 inch (so that's for the dates and dried apricots for instance) and you can just leave any smaller dried fruit like raisins whole of course. I will amend the recipe now to be clear, thanks for pointing it out.

  • Ok, this is sheer genius! How have I never though of this? I am a big dried fruit fan myself. It's a wonderful grab and go snack for work when I don't really have time to take a real break. I work with dogs, they don't understand clocks! Just last week I purchased a 1.5 pound tub of dates, it was gone in 3 days, what does that tell you? Will serve this as a desert for my bubble buddies. Thinking I will try dates and pineapple or apricots . . . And I have a bunch of pecans to use up. The wheels are turning. Thanks for such a fabulous idea!