Finally - only three more days until Thanksgiving! At Hail Merry we are grateful for so many things, our loyal fans chief among them. Every week we receive such lovely and reassuring emails and phone calls from our supporters, thanking us for creating delicious, healthy snacks they can eat guilt and worry free. It's your enthusiasm and passion that drives us to fight the good fight.
On that note, you may have heard we recently created some yummy new Macaroons flavors in our test kitchens (per your many requests!), and they're available in our Love All Macaroon Tin. (In my humble opinion the Strawberry are maybe the best thing I've ever tasted and the Caramel Sea Salt are pretty darn scrumptious too.) I decided to take the macaroons from my own Love All Tin and create this Thanksgiving Macaroon Gobbler - a vegan and gluten-free dessert option that satisfies the variety of dietary restriction at my table.
This is a great project for the kiddos (mind the sharp skewers) and can keep them creatively occupied while you're busy cooking Thanksgiving dinner for twelve. Even better? Instead of relying on classic autumnal decorations like pine cones, acorns, or leaves, make your Gobbler your centerpiece!
What you'll need:
- Wooden Skewers
- Your base: I went with a melon but you can also use a watermelon, cantaloupe, squash or pumpkin
- Your fruit: I chose strawberries, pineapple and grapes because they are my favorites and I liked the color scheme, but you should choose whatever appeals to you and your family. Melon balls, oranges, apples, pears and bananas all work well, but I would steer clear of raspberries, blueberries and kiwis - they tend to fall off the skewers
- 1/2 pear (his head)
- Whatever you have around the house to make his eyes and gobbler - I used dried apricots and a piece of a strawberry
1. Choose your color scheme and skewer your fruit and macaroons.
2. Build your base and your face: I used a melon and stabilized it with the leftover bunches of grapes. Cut your pear in half, flip it upside down and use the toothpicks to secure it to the melon. I used the dried apricots in my pantry for his eyes but you could use blueberries or raisins or whatever you can find. Same with the gobbler - I sliced a part of a strawberry but a bell pepper or anything else you've got lying around works just as well.
3. Start adding in your skewers row by row.
4. Continue alternating your skewers until all feathers are safe and secure and carefully move your Macaroon Gobbler somewhere safe where people can oooh and aaah at your hard work and creative genius.
We hope you all have wonderful and safe Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Comment below to let us know for what you are most thankful this joyous holiday season.
Peace + Light!