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Fruit Skewers are a super easy and fun sweet treat. These fresh rainbow-looking fruit skewers are a colorful and delicious way to eat the recommended servings of fruit!

These fruit kabobs are incredible on their own or serve with a fun dip for ultimate snacking. Try Cheesecake Dip, Marshmallow Cream Cheese, or even Chocolate Hummus to dip these skewers in!

Rainbow fruit skewers on a plate.

Easy Fruit Skewers

I love things that are colorful, and these rainbow fruit skewers are just that! Just looking at them life seems more cheery and bright. And then you get to eat them! Full of fresh fruit, flavors and nutrients these fruit kabobs are insanely easy and delicious. This is one of the best ways to get a serving or two of fruits a day. My kids love them and I love that they will eat them. It is almost like I am tricking them to eat healthy. But I won’t tell if you don’t.

These fruit skewers are great as an appetizer, side dish or even a dessert especially served with a sweet dip. They are also a fun way to serve up fresh fruit as a snack. I do not know what it is about foods served on skewers, but it just makes them so enticing and fun. I can make a dish and put it in a fancy bowl and it won’t get touched. But put the same ingredients on a stick and it disappears. Just like these Antipasto, Teriyaki Beef and Grilled Hawaiian Chicken skewers, fruit skewers are just more enjoyable!

What You Need For Rainbow Fruit Skewers

This is all subject to your tastes and what is in season. Change the ingredients as you need to.

  • Strawberries: Sweet and juicy, look for the strawberries that are uniform in size and deep red color.
  • Oranges: You can leave the peel on or take it off.
  • Kiwi: Peel and cut, look for kiwi that is firm but gives under slight pressure.
  • Blackberries: Look for large deep-colored blackberries.
  • Red Grapes: The best grapes are firm and crunchy, not mushy.
  • Green Grapes: Slightly sweeter than red grapes they add a nice crunch.
  • Blueberries: Find blueberries that are uniform in size and just barely ripe.
  • Wooden Skewers: Use new wooden skewers to avoid cracks or splinters.

Assembling Your Fruit Kabobs

These are perfect to have little hands help assemble. Kids love to help in the kitchen and are more apt to eat what they can help make.

  1. Skewer: Using a skewer thread the strawberries, orange slices, kiwi, blackberries, grapes, and blueberries.
  2. Serve: Arrange on a platter and serve with your favorite dip or all by themselves.
Prepared variety of fruit ready to use.

Different Fruits You Can Use

Fresh fruit is a MUST for these skewers. Frozen fruit will just turn to mush. Because fruits are best at different times throughout the year, your choices of fruit might be different. Whatever fruit you use they will be incredible. Here are suggestions for the different colors.

  • Red: Raspberries, Strawberries, Watermelon, Seeded Cherries, and Red Apples.
  • Orange: Clementines or nectarines, Cantaloupe, Apricots and Mango are great orange flavor and colored fruit.
  • Yellow: Pineapple, Peaches, Golden delicious Apples, Pears some Mangos and Bananas.
  • Green: Kiwi, Green Grapes, Green Apples, and Honeydew.
  • Blue: Blueberries, Dark Purple/Blue Grapes, Elderberries and Blackberries.
  • Purple: Purple Grapes, Plums, and Blackberries can be used here too.
Assembling the fruit on wooden skewers.

Tips For Fantastic Fruit Skewers

The best part about these skewers is that they are fresh, vibrant, and fun!

  • Spreads: Fruit skewers are awesome on their own, but you can serve with dipping sauces for more fun. Chocolate sauce, fondue, caramel sauce, fruit-flavored yogurts, whipped topping mixed with coconut or vanilla. You can also use vanilla or chocolate pudding as dipping sauces.
  • Make A Cloud: Make these truly a rainbow and stick a cloud on the end of the skewer. Use a large marshmallow!
  • No Soaking: Since you are not grilling the fruit, you do not need to soak your wooden skewers.

Make-Ahead Rainbow Fruit Kabobs

You can prep the fruit ahead of time and then assemble the kabobs right before serving if you desire. There are just a few things to keep in mind if you want to prep ahead of time.

  • Avoid: When making fruit skewers ahead of time you will want to avoid fruits that brown quickly or get mushy fast. This would include bananas, pears and apples. They will still taste great, but not look good.
  • Trick To Keep Fruit Fresh: With these suggestions, you can keep fruit fresh for up to 3 days in advance. There are a couple of methods you could use. One is to purchase and use a product called Fruit Fresh or any other product that has either or both citric and ascorbic acids. These will keep your fruits from turning brown. You can also soak your fruit in a mixture of 1 cup water and 1 Tablespoon lemon juice. Soak for up to 10 minutes.
Kabobs ready to eat on a plate.

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Fruit Skewers

By: Alyssa Rivers
Fresh Rainbow Fruit Skewers are a super easy and fun sweet treat. Fruit skewers are a colorful, fun  and yummy way to eat the recommended servings of fruit!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12 skewers


  • 12 strawberries
  • 12 orange slices
  • 12 slices of kiwi
  • 12 blackberries
  • 12 green grapes
  • 12 red grapes
  • 24 blueberries
  • 12 wooden skewers


  • Using a skewer thread the strawberries, orange slices, kiwi, blackberries, grapes, and blueberries.
  • Arrange them on a platter and serve.


Calories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 628mgFiber: 6gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 200IUVitamin C: 182mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Tried this recipe?Mention @alyssa_therecipecritic or tag #therecipecritic!
Holding a rainbow kebab.

About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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