Abracadabra, make fruit disappear! That’s exactly what happened the day I made these 4th of July Fruit Wands for the kids, turning a big dinner I made into them basically ignoring the meal and instead begging and pleading for more of these wands stacked with juicy watermelon and sweet blueberries. Watching their imaginative play at the dinner table, casting spells on each other and everything else in sight, was better than any game I could have come up with or paid for.

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After making Fruit Wands for Chloe’s birthday this year I was amazed at what a big hit they were with kids. All of the munchkins walked around our house casting magic spells on each other while eating the juicy fruit off their wands.

Wanting my kids to partake in the same magical excitement this Independence Day (and given the change of what fruit is now in season), I created these naturally red, white and blue Fourth of July Fruit Wands. Just place the wands in tall cups on the buffet table at your holiday BBQ alongside all those other special holiday recipes you’re craving. Then watch as the real magic happens when everything vanishes….everything that is except the smiles!

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So this Fourth of July toss out the boxed ice pops and store bought desserts laden with corn syrup and food coloring and instead make your family something with a naturally sweet taste like these “magic” fruit wands.

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4th of July Fruit Wands

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 watermelon
  • 2 pints blueberries
  • 20 skewers

Instructions 

  • Slice the watermelon into 1/2 inch round slices, and then cut out star shapes using a three-inch star-shaped cookie cutter.
  • Gently slide the blueberries on wooden skewers* and finally place a watermelon star on the top.
  • Place the skewers in a tall glass or in decorated floral foam as an eatable centerpiece.
  • * If serving to young kids make sure they\'re careful with the wooden skewers.

Nutrition

Sugar: 17g | Fiber: 2g | Calories: 90kcal | Protein: 2g | Carbohydrates: 22g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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  2. I’d love to post a picture and link to this great recipe on your blog on my new fun-and-healthy-eating-for-kids blog (barbarajeanhicks.com/blog) on July 4th. May I have your permission?

  3. I’d love to feature this recipe and a photo in an upcoming Find Me Gluten Free blog post. The blog post will be linked in our monthly newsletter that is sent out to over 80,000 gluten-free consumers. Do I have permission to include a photo of this recipe on our blog? I am not planning to post the full recipe and instructions, but rather just include the title of the recipe that links to the original recipe on this site and a photo.

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  36. These are adorable!!! Thank-you!! I too love the site!! I also think it would be cool to have a folder for “Holiday Cooking.” Thank-you for all the great recipes!!

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  38. Love this idea and will be making it for the 4th! The new site is great, but I have a question…How do you get to view the previous day’s recipe? I usually check your site religiously, but once in a while I miss a day due to the craziness of life with twin 19 month old girls! Please let me know how to catch up! Thanks!
    PS – Can’t wait for your book to come out!

  39. My 4-1/2 yo just asked, “Wow…how can we make them?!” Looks like we’ve got our weekend project! Thanks, Catherine – these look so fun. 🙂

  40. The site looks very pretty, but it’s harder to follow chonologically in blog form now and (the larger issue) I follow by RSS–Articles are now broken up by generic boxes instructing me to ‘preview of publish my post to see how it will look on my blog’. When I get to the site, the recipe is there but it doesn’t seem to be playing well with Google RSS Feeder.

    Just thought I’d let you know In case there’s anything your designer can do. 🙂

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