I love a good holiday….especially one that gives me an excuse to eat dessert.
Memorial Day is no exception. As I honor those who have served and continue to serve our great nation, I also plan on feasting on a variety of summer holiday essentials: hamburgers, chips and queso, salads of all variety, and dessert.
In my opinion, no holiday is complete without dessert.
The trouble with summer holidays is that one must wear a swimsuit during those months when neighbors are hosting block parties complete with ice cream sundae buffets and family members are getting together for reunions that involve various types of cakes and cookies. It is much easier to eat one (or two) pieces of pie at Thanksgiving, knowing that your wardrobe can consists of long turtlenecks and bulky layers for the next few months. Unfortunately the summer monthsand its gatherings are not nearly as forgiving.
My desire for a delicious dessert and my need to fit in my swimsuit later this week when I take my children to the pool have caused me to be creative in the kitchen as I prepare desserts for our Memorial Day celebration.
Enter: the brownie fruit kabob.
Making these little sticks of delicious-ness is quite simple and they are relatively forgiving to one’s waistline.
First gather the following items:
*Brownies (they can be homemade, from a box, or swiped from your mother-in-law’s kitchen while she is out of the room)
*Various types of fruit
*wooden skewers (available on the baking aisle at most grocery stores)
- Cut brownies and fruit (if needed) into small (about one inch) squares.
- Line cookie sheet/plate with waxed paper. Alternatively thread brownie squares and fruit onto kabob.
- Drizzle chocate syrup over kabob. Serve.
- Take children to the pool with total confidence in your ability to fit into this year’s swimsuit.
The great thing about Brownie Fruit Kabobs is that you get a little taste of chocolate along with a nice serving of fruit. If you want to save some extra calories, skip the chocolate syrup. Opt to dip them into sugar-free, fat-free whipped cream instead.
Spruce these kabobs up for Memorial Day by giving them a patriotic flair. Use raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and marshmallows to give the kabobs a “red, white, and blue” theme.