Monday, December 26, 2011

Fruit Sticks/Fruit Cocktail Sticks | Party Recipes

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I had no intention to post this as this sounds silly for anyone and also is quite common but thought of posting this as it might give an idea for people who are not aware of this.I had prepared this recently for a small get together at my house and was able to capture few clicks.This is one of the most easiest ones to prepare and also a very good healthy snack for kids and is easy to serve in parties.Kids will love to eat it when served with chocolate fondue or chocolate sauce.
Fruit Sticks | Cocktail Fruit Sticks Recipe:
(Serves 5-6 people as finger food)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Watermelon scoops,seeded
1/2 cup Muskmelon scoops,seeded
1/4 cup Strawberry slices or 8-10 Strawberries,cut into halves
4 Pineapple slices(tinned),cut into flour
16-18 fresh Italian sweet Basil leaves
1/2 tsp Chaat masala
a pinch of Salt

to serve:
Chocolate sauce

Method:
  • Scoop out the watermelon into tiny balls and remove the seeds and keep the scoops aside.
  • Remove the seeds of muskmelon and scoop into tiny balls using the scooper and keep them aside.
  • Take a toothpick or any fancy cocktail stick and start pricking in the centre of each fruit and take care you do the colors in alternative way.While doing this also insert a basil leaf folded into half in between to give a nice color contrast to fruits.
  • Arrange them on a platter and sprinkle chaat masala and a pinch of salt all over it.
Serve them with Chocolate sauce or just as a finger food.

Notes:
  • Always serve this fresh or if you are planning to make it ahead keep them in a closed container and keep it refrigerated until its use.Remove it form refrigerator 15 mins before and arrange on a serving platter and sprinkle chaat masala and salt just before serving.
Variations:
  1. This recipe is so versatile and any kind of fruit like kiwi,papaya, mango,black grapes,green grapes,any kind of berries,cherries(stoned) or any fruit of your choice.
  2. Avoid the fruits like apple,pear,banana as they change their color very soon.If you are serving immediately you can use them otherwise it will spoil the look of the cocktail sticks.
  3. You can also insert marshmallows or candied cherries or a cube of cheese in between as the kids love them.
  4. You can sprinkle pepper powder for a bit spicy version.You can also drizzle honey but when serving as a finger food it will mess up our hands,hence better avoid it.

24 comments:

Priti said...

Looks very attractive ..perfect for parties for sure

Sudha Sabarish said...

Wow that's a nice one.Healthy one and its easy to make the kids eat fruits.

faseela said...

healthy recipe.........As you said many of them may not have the idea of this.......

Archana said...

Looks so delicious. Can goggle up all these in one go.Thanks. Never thought of this though it is simple. Thanks for posting this it has broadened my horizons and not my size.

Deeksha said...

Fruit Sticks look beautiful. Great idea. Thanks for sharing dear.

Chandrani said...

Looks so colourful and attractive recipe... Very healthy also.

Rinku Naveen said...

Love the colours. Yummy!

Aarthi said...

awesome idea...yummy sticks

DEESHA said...

Lovely starter for parties

Kaveri said...

Love this colorful platter..A great party appetizer.

Rachana said...

Those fruit sticks look so colourful and pretty.

Hari Chandana said...

Looks super cute and colorful... gr8 shots dear !!
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Ambreen said...

Yummy looking fruit sticks, very tempting clicks!

Khaugiri said...

Lovely dear, it's looking so pretty!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very tasty and inviting fruit cocktails . Wonderful pics.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Kalpana Sareesh said...

perfect party recipe.. love the colors..

Priya said...

Super cute and very attractive fruit sticks,definitely a crowd pleaser.

Yummy Team said...

WOW! Healthy, tasty and colorful fruit sticks..Loved the pics and presentation..

PriyaVaasu said...

Love the Colors!! looks beautiful n tasty!!! Easy on the stomach and great to the eyes!!!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Nice party pleaser

Gayathri NG said...

healthy n refreshing fruit sticks, lovely idea!!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

looks so colourful, the perfect size for starter. im gonna try with marshmallows

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

perfect for a party with kids... love the clicks...

Smitha said...

they look very cute...perfect for a kid's party and adults too!..healthy and yum!...happy Holidays! and Happy New year!

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