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7 Tips to Make Perfect Candy Kabobs!

Is it just me or are candy kabobs kinda EVERYWHERE right now? At Oh Happy Day we decided to try our hand at them and were bummed to discover that they are harder than expected to get right!

However, after multiple failed attempts we think we found our groove! Here are a few tips that we learned along the way to help you with your own…

Candy Kabobs - Done Right! | Oh Happy Day!

Candy Kabobs - Done Right! | Oh Happy Day!

  1. First and foremost, soak the skewers in water and wipe dry before skewering! This helps the candies from sticking to the wood when they’re sliding on.
  2. Skewers look the best when there’s a lot of variation in the color, texture, and type of candy. Try mixing some semi-translucent gummies (they look great when they catch the light!) with opaque candies — the variety adds a lot!
  3. Color is essential- we found that the most vibrant colored candy works best so ditch the dull colors and mix bright rainbow colors for maximum visual impact!
  4. Pay attention to form- make sure your column of colorful candies looks balanced from top to bottom.
  5. Lay out your candy designs before skewering them onto the stick, this will save you a lot of frustration if you want to change your mind!
  6. Pick thicker candies (larger than a 1/4 inch). Thinner ones tend to crumble when punctured.
  7. Try experimenting with the candy itself! Color block your marshmallows by dipping them in colored food dye or dip marshmallows in sprinkles to add variety in texture (FYI- you can skip the use of corn syrup! Just dip the marshmallow in warm-hot water, shake off the excess liquid, and dip in your sprinkles.  Marshmallows are already made of sugar, and the heat reactivates its stickiness).

Candy Kabobs - Done Right! | Oh Happy Day!

Candy Kabobs - Done Right! | Oh Happy Day!

Candy Kabobs - Done Right! | Oh Happy Day!

Finally, here are some great sources for candy!

SHOP THIS POST: Yellow stripe party napkin, Pastel pink stripe party platePink color block wood cutlery, Pastel pink stripe party cups

Crafting by Naomi Julia Satake

  1. Sue Mac

    May 6, 2016

    Love everything about these!

  2. Antonella | White House Crafts

    May 6, 2016

    These are adorable. What a great party idea!

  3. Cintia

    May 6, 2016

    These are perfect for my son

  4. Kari

    May 6, 2016

    That’s my kind of kebab! What a sweet treat!

  5. Jessica

    May 6, 2016

    I wish I liked candy more because these are so freaking pretty to look at!! Totally telling all my sweet-tooth friends.

  6. Michelle

    May 7, 2016

    They look like tiny pieces of art to me, and I bet they taste heavenly as well!

  7. Meghan

    May 7, 2016

    You saved me. I happened to be making these for my daughter’s birthday party the afternoon you posted this. I was singing your praises after my experience went so smoothly. No doubt I would have been cursing the experience if I didn’t have your tips!! Thank you!

  8. Lavues

    May 14, 2016

    These definitely are the perfect candy for the children! Colourful and tasty, nice!

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