“We’re gonna go back, BACK, back, BACK to school.. yeah, yeah” ~ oh yes, I’m singing that song. Bonus cool points to the first person to tell me what movie that’s from 😉
I don’t know about your kids, but my kids- they LOVE finger food and my kids are a wee bit obsessed with hot dogs, however, every time I send a hot dog “traditional style” to school with my daughter, she comes home with mustard on her uniform and that… sorry, I digress.
These hot dog kabobs are super simple to make and kids LOVE them! They’re fun to eat, they look delicious and they’re absolutely perfect for school lunches or even an after-school snack.
Kid Friendly Hot Dog Kabobs
I use the little coffee stirrers because “traditional” skewers are considered weapons (at least in my house they are) and not really a smart thing to send to school with your little ones.
These are SO easy to put together and oh my word the endless combinations you could come up with! For these, I used three of my kids’ favorite foods: hot dogs, cheese and grapes.
Hot Dog Kabobs
- cook 1 hot dog per kid and cut into manageable, bite-sized pieces (please make sure you cut these into bite sized pieces)
- red and green grapes (I use both because it really makes the kabobs that much prettier to look at!)
- block of your favorite cheese cut into decent sized cubes (I use sharp cheddar but colby jack would look and taste yummy, too!
Now, the fun part! You could even get the kids to help you with this part. Carefully stick the coffee stirrer through the center of your kabob ingredients in whatever order/pattern (my 6 year old is obsessed with patterns) you like and then place them on a plate for immediate devouring or wrap in a paper towel and put into a baggie or container to send with them for lunch! I can usually get 2 – 3 kabobs per hot dog depending on what other ingredients we add.
I hope that y’all enjoy this quick little idea as much as my family does!