Skewered By Love

This is a cute idea I came up with for any skewered supper or dessert for Valentine’s Day, a romantic night in, or a themed fête with friends.

Take a package of wooden skewers and add jellied or sugared gummy hearts to the handle end.  The candy hearts are most often red, but white and pink varieties can also be found in stores this time of year.  Use one heart for simplicity, or add several for greater effect.

Here is a close-up view of the candied hearts.

These sweet skewers can be used to spear chicken satay, fondue dippers like bread cubes or veggies, a marshmallow for roasting on an open fire, a meaty kabob, chunks of fruit, or appetizer version of Caprese salad — halved cherry tomatoes marinated in balsamic vinegar, small, fresh mozzarella balls, and basil leaves.