As summer rolls in, our household gears up for our annual Summer BBQ, a delightful occasion filled with family and friends. We prefer our BBQs to be easy-going and laid-back, ensuring that everyone relishes the experience. The key to such a relaxed atmosphere is having courses that are simple to make and put together. And these brownie fruit kebabs perfectly fit the bill. The beauty of these treats lies in their simplicity; many of the main components are readily available (unless you’re baking homemade chocolate brownies). Even better, they are incredibly fun and easy to assemble, making it an activity in which the whole family, especially the kids, can participate.
Grilling with wooden skewers
When it comes to using wooden skewers on the grill, there are a couple of essential tips to ensure things go smoothly. Firstly, dry wooden skewers are flammable, so it’s a good practice to soak them in water for at at least 30 minutes before cooking. This not only prevents fires but also helps maintain the integrity of your food. Additionally, make sure that the flames on your BBQ have died down before placing the skewers over the heat, as the wood may burn and weaken. If you prefer a more reusable option, metal skewers are an excellent choice. I often find them handy for the frequent BBQs we host.
While grilling these kebabs on your BBQ is fantastic, you can also enjoy them uncooked. Personally, I adore the textural contrast between the gooey, melting marshmallows, the crumbly chocolate brownie, and the burst of flavor from the strawberries. It’s truly a harmonious combination of tastes and textures. However, if some prefer them uncooked, that’s absolutely fine too.
To those seeking a more interactive, grill-inspired experience, you might be curious about the distinction between “Kebab” and “Kabob.” Both terms refer to sizzling chunks of grilled meat threaded onto a skewer or spit and cooked over an open flame. In the UK and Ireland, we tend to say “Kebabs,” while in North America, the preferred term is “Kabobs.” In essence, they describe the same delicious dish.
4th July BBQ Brownie Fruit Kebabs
- Begin by preheating your BBQ grill until it reaches the desired temperature.
- Start by rinsing the strawberries and removing the green tops.400 g Strawberries
- If you're using homemade brownies, cut them into small squares. If you're using store-bought brownie bites, there's no need to alter them.220 g Brownie bites
- Take your skewers and begin the fun part—threading the strawberries, marshmallows, and chocolate brownie squares in any order you prefer.500 g Giant marshmallows
- Once your BBQ grill is adequately heated, place the skewers over the grill bars and let them warm through for a couple of minutes, turning them over halfway.
- When the marshmallows turn soft and gooey, it's time to serve and relish your delicious creation. Enjoy!
These brownie fruit kebabs are the perfect dessert for your summer BBQ. They’re a breeze to prepare and offer a fantastic way to conclude your 4th of July celebrations. Whether you choose to grill them or enjoy them uncooked, these kebabs are definitely a crowd-pleaser.
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