I’ve been crafting with candy and it’s been fun – – fun to try something new and different. And fun to eat! Can you guess what these sweet treat Candy Kabobs are made out of?
They come in Red White and Blue, perfect for patriotic kabobs as we embark on various summer gatherings. This post may contain affiliate links.
Yep, Airheads!! You got it! Have you tried crafting with Airheads before? I love that there is a load of Red-White-Blue ones – perfect for summer crafting.
How to Make Candy Kabobs
Let’s get started – – you’ll need:
-Star Template and knife, or Cookie Cutter
First you will need to roll your Airhead out just a little to make it wide enough for a star. At first I was using a knife to cut around a template, but later I found a cookie cutter. I was able to get 3 stars out of every regular-sized Airhead. Warming the candy up in your hand will help make it more pliable. I tried the microwave, but it got too gooey to work with.
For the cookie cutter, I pressed it into the candy and then picked it up and used my hands to press the extra edges off from the backside:
Each star on your kabob is made from 2 star cutouts. Place one star cutout on the underneath side of the stick:
Then place the second star cutout on top of the stick, lining up the stars. Press front and back to mold them into one star that surrounds the stick.
I would then slide the star off the stick and make several more before assembling the kabob.
To make the circles, simply roll a ball of Airhead until smooth. That was my helper’s job:
To assemble, I would press the balls a little flat and then poke the stick through them. Then I would slide on a star. To help them stay in place and not slide down the stick, I found that getting the stick wet with water where I wanted to adhere the candy helped. Then I just pressed firmly and set the kabob flat to stiffen up.
Candy Kabob Display
Mine weren’t super dried out, so they were still pliable.
After they had been upright in the jar for about an hour, the candy was starting to droop a little. If you are doing this for a party, leave them flat until it is time to display them.
Britni Vigil says
What a fun idea Mandy, love that you can just roll and cut out airheads like that!