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Kid-Friendly Finger Food: “Traffic Light” Fruit Skewers with Creamy Caramel Dip

by Annabel Karmel


Kid-Friendly Finger Food: “Traffic Light” Fruit Skewers with Creamy Caramel Dip

The red, yellow and green of these fruits make for an attractive presentation that will appeal to children, but you can use any combination of fruits that your child particularly enjoys.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Makes: 8 skewers, 4 portions
Not suitable for freezing

You will need:

¼ Galia or other green melon, seeded
½ large mango, peeled, or approximately 5 ounces cut mango
8 medium strawberries, hulled
8 plastic or wooden skewers

For the creamy caramel dip:

¼ cup dulce de leche
4 teaspoons heavy cream

Remove the rind from the melon and cut 8 cubes, each approximately 1 inch. Cut the mango into 8 smaller-size cubes. Thread one cube of melon onto each skewer, followed by a cube of mango and a strawberry.

Mix together the dulce de leche and cream to make the dip, and spoon into small bowls. Serve with the fruit skewers.

Lemon Yogurt Dip Variation

For a tasty alternative dip that is easy to prepare, mix 1/3 cup thick Greek-style yogurt with 2 teaspoons milk, 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar, and 2 tablespoons lemon curd.

From Anabel Karmel's Top 100 Finger Foods