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Candy Kabobs

I don’t know if you’ve seen Candy Kabobs floating around or not, but we can all agree they are adorable. Spend some time making these Candy Kabobs because they are pretty sweet! 

5 assembled candy kabobs on wooden skewers

Candy Kabobs are great for making for a party, event, or for an everyday adventure. Kids love to help their parents put these kabobs together. I mean, who wouldn’t enjoy eating something sweet? The fun part of these kabobs is that you get to enjoy putting them together and eating them. 

What Are Candy Kabobs?

Candy kabobs are simply pieces of candy put on a kabob. Although it may seem like they are really easy to make, it does take some concentration. Most people who make these candy kabobs decide to make a pattern out of the candy. Adults and kids alike really enjoy putting these kabobs together. They are perfect for shirley temples

green gummy strips being pushed onto a skewer

How to Make Candy Kabobs

If you’re excited to learn how to make these kabobs, I’m going to walk you through it. Kabobs are fun to make because it can be a group activity. Let’s walk through how to make these. 


If you’re going to make the candy kabobs, you’re going to need a few ingredients. Your choice of gummy candy such as gumdrops, gummy ribbons, candy orange slices or watermelon, (select  2-3 different kinds). Also, don’t forget the skewers.

  1. Prepare your skewers by placing 1-3 candies at the end of each. 
  2. Alternate different candies to create a pattern.
  3.  Pierce the candy ribbon back and forth for a fun swirly design. 

As you can see, the ingredients are simple. Take your time putting the pieces of candy on the skewer. It will take some concentration, but you can do it. 

kandy kabobs on a wooden table with bowls of gummy candy surrounding them

FAQ’s for Candy Shish Kabobs

When you’re making something like these candy skewers, you really want to know everything you can to make them the best that you can. 

What Kind of Candy Should I Use?

If you’re going to have Candy Kabob, you will need to use thicker candy. The candy has to stay on the skewer, which means you want to use thicker candy that will not fall off. Head to your local bulk store and spend time picking out various pieces of candy. You can spend time making different types of candy skewers. 

How Should I Start a Candy Skewer?

Before I make a candy skewer, I simply choose which candy that I want to use, and then I lay it out next to the skewer. It’s hard to take the candy off the skewer and restart. If you can only slide the skewer on once, you’ll be in candy kabob making heaven. Candy can get really messy very quickly. 

How Many Pieces of Candy Fit on the Kabob?

Well, depending on the size of the skewer that you use, you can easily fit 8 or 9 pieces on it. Again the thicker the pieces of candy, the better. 

upclose image of a red blue and green gummy candy kabob

Tips for Making the Candy Kabobs 

I’ve given you some really good tips for making these kabobs, but I wanted to pass on some other tips too. With the experience I have making these skewers, I’ve done some trial and error.

Soak the Skewers in Water

If you spend a little bit of time soaking the skewers in the water and then wipe them clean, it’s actually easier to get the candy on it. 

Choose Various Candies

Another thing I have discovered while making these candy kabobs is that various candies work awesome! I like to go to the bulk candy store and pick out various pieces of candy. I like using bright pieces of candy. I’ve also found that using different textured candy also makes the skewers look really cool. 

shirley temple in a hurricane glass garnished with a candy kabob and a cherry

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Best Skewers for Kabobs with Candy

One of the choices you’ll need to make for this kabobs is what type of skewers you want to use. You can use wooden skewer sticks if you want, but there are also tons of reusable skewers you can buy online. You can even buy themed skewers (Disney or character themed). 

The next time you want to make candy kabobs, give this recipe a try. You’ll love picking out the candy, creating your skewer, and then eating it! 

5 assembled candy kabobs on wooden skewers

Candy Kabobs

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Candy kabobs are great as drink garnishes or as party favors! Use your favorite gummy candies for a colorful sweet treat.


  • 8 Skewers
  • Your choice of gummy candy such as: gum drops, gummy ribbons, candy orange slices or watermelon, (select a 2-3 different kinds)


  1. Prepare your skewers by placing 1-3 candies on the end of each.
  2. Alternate different candies to create a pattern or pierce the candy ribbon back and forth for a fun swirly design. Get creative and have fun with it!


Depending on how tall your glasses are, you may need to cut your skewers down to size using some craft snippers or kitchen scissors.

After placing your candies on the skewers you can cut the sharp tip off.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 0g

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