Score Big with Softball Candy Kabobs: A Sweet Treat for Your Team

Score Big with Softball Candy Kabobs: A Sweet Treat for Your Team

Softball season is in full swing, and what better way to celebrate victories and boost team spirit than with some delicious softball candy kabobs? These playful treats combine the sweetness of jumbo marshmallows with the iconic look of softballs and can be customized with your team colors! Whether you're cheering from the sidelines or celebrating a big win, these kabobs will be a hit with your team! They are pretty simple to make but will impress everyone if you bring these to the ballpark!

Ingredients and Supplies Needed for Softball Candy Kabobs

Softball Jumbo Marshmallows (instructions for making below)

Assorted Candies in team colors (suggestions provided below)

Bambo Skewers

6x9 inch Treat Bags with ties 

Lollipop treat stand or Styrofoam block


How to Make Softball Marshmallows 

Ingredients and Supplies Needed for Softball Marshmallows

Yellow Sanding Sugar or make yellow sanding sugar yourself (tips below)

Jumbo Marshmallows 

Large cup Water

Bambo Skewers or Lollipop Sticks



Lollipop treat stand or Styrofoam block

Red Candy Melts

Piping Bags 

#4 Piping Tip 


Step 1: Homemade Sanding Sugar (skip to step 2 if using store-bought sanding sugar)

This simple ingredient adds a delightful sparkle and sweetness to your marshmallows (they taste like Marshmallow Peeps), perfectly mimicking the look of softballs. If you are making baseball kabobs instead of softballs, I still recommend white sanding sugar (the kids will love the taste and the sanding sugar helps when piping stitches).

Mix granulated sugar with a few drops of gel food coloring in the bowl of a food processor until evenly tinted. Spread the colored sugar on a baking sheet and let it air dry for a few hours or bake it at 200 degrees Fahrenheit until dry, approximately 10 minutes. Once dry, break up any clumps with a fork and your sanding sugar is ready to use.

Step 2: Coating the Marshmallows 

Now it's time to transform ordinary marshmallows into softballs! Insert a bamboo skewer or lollipop stick into each marshmallow. 

Dip the marshmallow into a cup of water. Lift the marshmallow out of the water by the stick and shake off any extra water droplets. 

Hold the marshmallow over a bowl of sanding sugar and use a spoon to fully coat all sides of the marshmallow with sanding sugar.

Note: you do not want to roll the marshmallow in the sanding sugar, as this will cause the sugar to clump. The sugar will stick to the marshmallow's surface, creating a shimmering yellow exterior reminiscent of a softball.

Set the sugar-coated marshmallows aside to dry while you prepare the next step. I used a cake pop stand to hold each stick upright. Alternatively, you can use a block of styrofoam. You want the sticks to be upright and not touching so that the marshmallows can fully dry. Mine took about 30-45 minutes to dry out. 


Step 3: Preparing the Skewers

While your softball marshmallows dry, prepare your bamboo skewers by soaking them in water for at least 30 minutes. This prevents the skewers from splintering when assembling the kabobs and ensures they're safe to eat. Once soaked, pat the skewers dry with paper towels and set them aside until ready to use. 


Step 4: Piping on the Stitches

To complete the softball look, use red candy melts to pipe on the signature stitches. Melt the candy melts according to the package instructions, then transfer them to a piping bag fitted with a small round tip.

Carefully pipe two lines with tic marks onto each marshmallow, creating the classic softball stitching pattern. Allow the candy melts to set completely before handling the marshmallows to avoid smudging the stitches. 


Step 5: Assembling the Kabobs

Now for the fun part – assembling your softball candy kabobs! Thread a variety of candies in your team's colors onto the soaked bamboo skewers, alternating with the softball marshmallows for a playful mix of flavors and textures. Get creative with your candy selection, choosing favorites like gummy candy, taffy, licorice twists, or chocolate-covered pretzels to complement the sweetness of the marshmallows. You will want to select candy that is soft enough to pierce with the bamboo skewer, or candy that has a hole already that you can slide the skewer through. 

The Dollar Tree is a great place to find a large variety of candy in smaller packages! Our team colors are blue and red, and I was able to find a variety of candies in these colors! 


Step 6: Packaging

Once assembled, place your softball candy kabobs in treat bags and tie them closed at the bottom of the stick to ensure the candy and marshmallows stay fresh. You will want to place your finished candy kabobs into a treat stand or piece of styrofoam to keep them upright and separated. If you lay them flat the stress of the weight can cause many of the candies to crack and split. 

These delightful treats are perfect for post-game celebrations, team parties, or as a special surprise during practice. Watch as smiles light up the faces of your teammates as they bite into these deliciously festive kabobs, celebrating both the game and the camaraderie of your softball team. 

Softball candy kabobs are a fun and tasty way to show your team spirit and celebrate the joys of the game. With just a few simple steps, you can create these adorable treats that are sure to be a home run with your teammates. So grab your bamboo skewers, gather your favorite candies, and get ready to score big with these sweet softball-inspired kabobs!

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Miranda Weldon is the owner and Chief Crafter at MagpieTayleetot. An accountant by trade, who left the world of finance in pursuit of more creative ventures. This mother of two and Class "Room Mom" to many, loves to DIY snacks, party supplies, and more! Miranda is a self-taught seamstress of 15 years who always prefers to make things herself.

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