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Bring this festive kid-friendly dessert to your next 4th of July BBQ! Red, White & Blue Berry Skewers are an easy snack that can be customized several different ways. It’s sure to please both kids and adults!

Berry Skewers can be made with ripe raspberries, strawberries, blueberries or blackberries. They are paired with a variety of sweet, white colored foods like sliced bananas, marshmallows and angel food cake. Alternate the different foods on the skewers in a red, white and blue pattern or make them look like the American flag.

Dip the berry skewers in Sweet Cream Cheese Dip. Recipe found below!

You could also dip them in whipped topping or chocolate hummus!

Check out some of my other summer BBQ recipes! Like my Summer Tortellini Salad, Turkey Burgers with Basil Pesto Sauce and my Greek Yogurt Bark!

Ingredients

For this recipe I used the ingredients shown in the photo above. You could also use blackberries or watermelon!

  • Raspberries – The raspberries were a little messy and harder to work with, but they taste delicious. They are a must for me because my youngest is allergic to strawberries.
  • Strawberries – I suggest cutting the strawberries into halves or quarters. I tried slicing the strawberries but they end up too thin and do not stay on the skewers.
  • Blueberries – The blueberries were my favorite berry to thread through the skewer. They go on easily, don’t make a mess and multiple berries can be added at at ime.
  • Bananas – Using banana slices instead of marshmallow or cake will keep these berry skewers 100% healthy.
  • Marshmallows – I used large marshmallows. I think mini marshmallows would work really well too. I used Dandies Vegan Marshmallows for this recipe because they don’t contain any corn syrup, artificial flavors or colors.
  • Angel food cake – The angel food cake was very easy to cut up into chunks. It doesn’t crumble at all.
  • Sweet Cream Cheese Dip – I provide instructions below on how to make the Sweet Cream Cheese Dip. This dip consists of cream cheese, brown sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and lemon juice.

Equipment Needed

  • Skewers – I prefer to used bamboo skewers but metal skewers work well too.
  • Electric mixer – A handheld electric beater will work.
  • Cutting board & knife
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups & measuring spoons

How to make

Step 1: Make the Sweet Cream Cheese Dip. Add all of the cream cheese dip ingredients to a medium-sized mixing bowl. This includes the cream cheese, brown sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and lemon juice.

Ingredients for the sweet cream cheese dip in a mixing bowl. This includes the cream cheese, brown sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and lemon juice.

Step 2: Using an electric mixer, mix the cream cheese dip on medium speed until thoroughly combined. Set aside.

Cream cheese dip ingredients mixed together in a bowl.

Step 3: If you are using any ingredients for the berry skewers that need to be chopped, now is the time to do it! I chopped the strawberries, banana and the angel food cake. The strawberries should be chopped into large chunks, not thin slices.

Strawberries chopped into large chunks on a cutting board.
Banana sliced on a cutting board.
Angel food cake chopped on a cutting board.

Step 4: Now it’s time to make your fruit kabobs! Make any combination of flavors that you prefer!

Fruit on skewers in all different combinations. Skewers are on parchment paper.

Step 5: Serve your festive fruit kabobs with Sweet Cream Cheese Dip on the side.

Graphic for pinterest. This shows the completed berry skewers on an oval plate. Firework graphics have been added as well as text that says, "4th of July Fruit Skewers."
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Red, white and blue berry skewers are displayed on an oval plate. In the top left corner is a small round dish of the cream cheese dip. The bottom right corner is a pile of blueberries.

Berry Skewers with Sweet Cream Cheese Dip


  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1012 servings 1x

Description

Sweet, ripe & juicy berries are paired with bananas, angel food cake and marshmallows to make an easy appetizer or dessert that both kids and adults will love!  Serve it with Sweet Cream Cheese Dip. 


Ingredients

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Sweet Cream Cheese Dip

  • 8 ounces cream cheese – softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Berry Skewers

  • Strawberries –  16 ounces (average sized container)
  • Raspberries – 6 ounces (average sized container)
  • Blueberries – 1 pint (average sized container)
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 bag of marshmallows
  • 1 angel food cake

Instructions

  1. Make the Sweet Cream Cheese Dip.  Add all ingredients for the Sweet Cream Cheese Dip to a medium-sized mixing bowl.  Mix thoroughly on medium speed using an electric mixer.  Mix until no clumps remain and the Sweet Cream Cheese Dip is light and fluffy.  Set aside. 
  2. Chop the berries, bananas and angel food cake for the berry skewers.  The strawberries should be cut into halves and/or quarters.  The bananas are sliced into 1/2 inch thick slices.  The angel food cake is roughly chopped into large chunks.
  3. Thread the berries, bananas, marshmallows and angel food cake onto skewers.  Get creative with your patters and combinations!  
  4. Serve the berry skewers with the Sweet Cream Cheese Dip. 

Notes

  • The Sweet Cream Cheese Dip should be refrigerated until it is ready to be served.
  • The banana slices may turn brown if made too far in advance.
  • In addition to the ingredients used above, you could also use blackberries and watermelon.  
  • In addition to Cream Cheese Dip, you could serve these with whipped topping, chocolate hummus or yogurt fruit dip. 
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: berry skewers, cream cheese

FAQ

Can I make these ahead of time?

If you are making the berry skewers ahead of time, I would not use banana slices. Otherwise, yes, they can be made in advance. Tightly wrap them in plastic and store them in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve them.

How long will the berry skewers keep for?

I would only keep them for about 24 hours. The marshmallows and the angel food cake will begin to dry out.

Can I use any other cakes besides angel food cake?

Pound cake would be an excellent alternative to angel food cake.

Do I have to make the angel food cake from scratch?

Absolutely not! I purchased a pre-made angel food cake from the grocery store for my fruit kabobs.

Recipe Variations

  • Instead of blueberries, try out blackberries instead!
  • In addition to strawberries and raspberries, include some chunks of watermelon.
  • If you don’t want to use angel food cake, try out pound cake.
  • If you don’t want to use a dairy based dip like my Sweet Cream Cheese Dip, try some chocolate hummus. Store bought chocolate hummus is delicious!

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