Easy Fruit and Marshmallow Space Rocket Snack

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Have a little extra prep time to spare and need a fairly healthy (also super fun) snack idea for the kids?  Looking for a space themed snack that’s sure to excite your little astronauts?  You have to try out this super easy fruit and marshmallow space rocket snack!  They are easy to make and look so cute. They are easy to serve as well, plus who doesn’t love a snack on a stick?!

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Easy Fruit and Marshmallow Space Rocket Snack

A couple months ago, we were staring into the face of our last 2 weeks of preschool.  You might have seen how that all played out on my Instagram, but if you missed it, I can sum it up: lots of tears. I’m doing a little better now, but talk to me in the fall when I send my youngest off to Kindergarten and then again next spring when the older one graduates from elementary school.  I guess you could say I am quickly learning that I will become a big pile of sobby mush at all of my kids’ milestones.

Anyway.

Back to preschool.  It was our second-to-last week of preschool and Landon had his final snack duty.  Trust me, I totally could have phoned the whole thing in with one stop at the store. I remember that Landon and I were home by ourselves while Bob had Lily up in Connecticut to film her YouTube show. I was tired and not really in the mood to make a big deal for snack.

But it was his last. preschool. snack. duty. ever.  And I already described my weepy emotional state above.  So I decided that we should go out with a bang, blastoff in this case, and make up a fun snack. Landon has continued to be obsessed with all-things-space since our visit to Kennedy Space Center last winter. If we thought back then that it was just a phase, we now know that we are in this space obsession for the long haul.  He’s not going to lose interest anytime soon!

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Making a Space Rocket Snack

One quick spin around Pinterest gave me plenty of inspiration for our space themed snacks. I figured the preschoolers would love any kind of snack-on-a-stick and when I saw these fruit rockets from Taste, I decided to give them a try. They came out super cute and, aside from cutting up some fresh fruit, they didn’t take long to make.

Space Rocket Snack Supplies

Makes 15 snacks

15 strawberries, rinsed
1 cantaloupe
30 regular sized marshmallows
wooden skewers
small circle cutter

fruit space rocket ingredients

How to Make Fruit Rocket Snacks

1. Cut cantaloupe in half and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds.

Halved cantaloupe

2. Slice cantaloupe in 1/2 inch slices.  From those slices, cut into trapezoid-shaped pieces.

Sliced cantaloupe

3. Cut the rind off of each piece and use the circle cutter to round out the smaller end.

Circle Cutter cantaloupe

4. Hull each strawberry and then cut each berry into three slices.

slicing strawberries cantaloupe

5. Layer in the following order on the wooden skewer: cantaloupe, strawberry, marshmallow, strawberry, marshmallow, tip of strawberry.

cantaloupe on wooden skewer

Fruit on Skewer

Marshmallow Strawberry Cantaloupe Rockets

As far as storage goes, these snacks will layer pretty well on a big platter or casserole dish.  Since we were taking our space rocket snacks to school, I opted for a large casserole dish.  I put five snacks on each layer and then separated the layers with pieces of wax paper.  I covered the entire dish with aluminum foil and that is how we took them to school.

Fruit Rocket Kabobs in Dish

Make Ahead of Time

These snacks are easy to make up ahead of time and will keep in the refrigerator for up to a few hours before serving.  (Much longer than that and your marshmallows run the risk of getting mushy, so definitely the sooner they are served, the better.)

Needless to say, they were a huge hit with Landon’s entire class!  Seeing their smiles made the effort totally worth it!

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Easy Fruit and Marshmallow Space Rocket Snack

Looking for a space themed snack that’s sure to excite your little astronauts? You have to try out this super easy fruit and marshmallow space rocket snack! They are easy to make and look so cute. 
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cantaloupe, dessert, fruit, marshmallow, snack, space, strawberry
Servings: 15

Ingredients

  • 15 strawberries rinsed
  • 1 cantaloupe
  • 30 marshmallows
  • 15 wooden skewers

Instructions

  • Cut cantaloupe in half and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds.
    Halved cantaloupe
  • Slice cantaloupe in 1/2 inch slices. From those slices, cut into trapezoid-shaped pieces.
    Sliced cantaloupe
  • Cut the rind off of each piece and use the circle cutter to round out the smaller end.
    Circle Cutter cantaloupe
  • Hull each strawberry and then cut each berry into three slices.
    slicing strawberries cantaloupe
  •  Layer in the following order on the wooden skewer: cantaloupe, strawberry, marshmallow, strawberry, marshmallow, tip of strawberry.
    Marshmallow Strawberry Cantaloupe Rockets
  • Layer snacks on a platter or in a large casserole dish.  I separated each layer with a piece of wax paper. 
    Fruit Rocket Kabobs in Dish
  • Cover with foil and refrigerator until serving.

Notes

Easy, fun, and fairly healthy space themed snack idea!


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