Where to Donate Halloween Candy

Your Candy Will Bring Smiles

Halloween have your kids howlin’ and running around like werewolves during a full moon? Ps- the next full moon on Halloween won’t occur until 2020. No matter how fun trick or treating is, the aftermath can lead to late nights, sour tummies, and fights over who gets the last mini kit-kat. So what’s a Mom or Dad to do when the candy long outlasts your little slugger’s costume? Donate it! It might be hard to believe (for candy-loving speed walkers) but donating your kids candy can help soldiers far from home feel warm and fuzzy, put a smile on a sick kid’s face who didn’t get to go house-to-house wearing their favorite superhero getup, and help families feel a little closer together when they don’t have a place to call home. Also, you can “donate” candy to science – there are some super cool experiments you can do with skittles, starbursts and lifesavers!

Operation Gratitude – send candy to the troops around the world. No matter where a soldier is stationed, it’s probably far from home. What better way to celebrate a night of fun and frivolity than to send a sweet treat to those keeping us safe?! Operation Gratitude will gladly take your leftover candy (if you’re so inclined send some toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss too to keep their smiles sparkling and a handwritten note {reminding them to floss is optional}) and include it in the care packages they send to soldiers throughout the year.

Ronald MacDonald House – Families with sick kiddos can stay here for little to no cost during hospital stays to ensure that all kids have a “home-away-from-home.” Donating your candy to a local chapter of the RMHC can help put a smile on a face who might have had a tough day, long test schedule or just need a pick me up.

Local Homeless Shelters –If you want to donate your kids candy, and teach them a lesson in humility, try checking if the local homeless shelters accept donations of prewrapped candy. Little ones can make up goody bags with their leftover candy, and help out people in need. Many shelters have volunteer hours for high schoolers, families or just those who want to lend a helping hand. It never hurts to teach kids about life and how to make the world a better place.  

Science Experiments – Bring back the good ‘ole days by dropping Mentos into a bottle of coke (make sure you stand back!), drop Skittles in water and watch the S’s float to the top, and see if Lifesavers really do spark in the dark! 

Throw a Howlin’ Ghoulish Halloween Party

Hosting a Halloween party doesn’t have to stress out the head Mummy. 

Ask friends to bring their favorite dishes, whip up some spooky Witches Brew, throw together some meatball mummies, wrangled up your ghosts and goblins and you’ve got yourself a scary fun party. You can even help your fellow mom-sters by suggesting some creepy dishes to bring – such as severed fingers, spooky snakes, stuffed jack’o lanterns and even some brains! Your mini-brides, knights, Elvis’ and ponies won’t be able to stop talking about all the “gross” stuff they got to eat! Disclaimer: we take no responsibility for Junior telling strangers you made him eat “brains” for dinner.

Party Prep

No one wants to clean up after a party (major buzzkill), so order some scary easy paper plates and silverware that you can just bag up and recycle when the ghosts float home. Amazon has some great patterned party kits that can add a little spark to a super spooky night. We also found these awesome invitations on Paperless Post that will be easier to send out to potential partygoers than gathering howling wolves during a full moon.



Tick tock, tick tock – throw on either Hocus Pocus, or Casper to get the family in the Halloween mood. Then….put the kids to work…err….let them help….decorate the house by creating some handmade ghosts with tissues, black markers and string. Make spiders with construction paper, tape and red markers. String black and orange streamers from wall to ceiling to create a festive Halloween hall. Place “spider webs” around the house and complete the look with spider rings and fake flies. Et voila! You’re very own haunted house and party central!


The Witching Hour!

Mix up a cauldron of Witches Brew {link to other blog post with this} a few hours before your goblins arrive, dress in your favorite costume (we are in love with this one, and this one, and this one!) and fire up @pandora or @iheartradio’s Halloween stations to get some spooky good tunes pumping out of the house as your partygoers and trick or treaters start ringing the doorbell. Bonus points for pulling out your old Rocky Horror Picture Show album and spinning those retro vibes. 

Meatball Mummies

Looking for something so yummy it's scary this Halloween? 

At Halloween, it can be challenging to get kids eating healthy. When sugary treats abound and veggies seem scarier than normal, treat your kiddos to a tasty dinner packed with protein, good fats, and just the right amount of 'fright'!

Cook Time: 10-15 Minutes

Total Time: 20-30 Minutes

Yields: 8 Skewers


  • 1 box Mom Made Turkey Meatballs
  • 1 box Linguine Noodles
  • 1 cup Marinara Sauce
  • Ketchup or diced olives (for eyes, as desired)


Cook linguine noodles according to box directions, drain the add olive oil to coat the noodles preventing them from sticking together. Warm Mom Made Meatball Bites as directed on box. Place four meatballs on each skewer. Wrap linguine noodles around the meatball "body," leaving a space near the top of the skewer for eyes. Dot the opening with marinara sauce, ketchup or diced olives to create eyes.

Dip mummies in marinara sauce and enjoy!

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Bumpy Bread

Make cheese toast more fun ... make Bumpy Bread!

Kids love tasty and simple.  That's just what we've got for you today with our Bumpy Bread recipe.  This dish was inspired by the 6-year old daughter of our very own head honcho. Enjoy!

Time: less than 10 Minutes

Yields: 2 Servings


2 Slices Whole Wheat Bread

6 Mom Made Turkey or Beef & Cheese Meatballs, cut in half

2 Slices Cheddar or American Cheese


Heat Mom Made Meatballs as instructed on box. Cut meatballs in half and lay on two slices of bread. Lay one slice of cheese on top of meatballs on each piece of bread. Melt cheese in oven or toaster over until melted as desired. Serve with your favorite fruit or veggie garnish.

Find Mom Made Meatballs in a freezer near you.

Chicken & Waffles on a Stick

A Southern-inspired kid's meal

Looking for a way to combine our Chicken & Apple Meatballs Bites with waffles?  We crafted this Mom Made original that will have the kiddos asking for seconds!

Cook Time: 3-4 Minutes

Servings: 4


1 (8 oz.) boxes Mom Made Chicken & Apple Meatball Bites
24 Mini Frozen Waffles
1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup


Cook Mom Made Chicken & Apple Meatball Bites & toast waffles as directed on box. Spear meatball, waffle, meatball, waffle and repeat until all ingredients are used. Drizzle maple syrup on skewers or pour syrup into cup to dip. Enjoy!

For more fun recipes on a stick, click here.

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Meatball Tacos or Mini Taco Appetizers

Taco Night Made Easy by Mom Made

Kiddos and adults, all love tacos, right? BUT tacos can be messy. Well, we've got your solution.  Make some tacos or taco bites with our tasty and healthy meatballs and you're well on your way to a kid-friendly meal with half the work!

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 3 Minutes

Construction Time: 5-10 Minutes

Total Time: 15-20 Minutes

Yields: 4 Servings


8 Taco Shells or 1 Bag of Scoop Chips

1 Box Beef & Cheese Mom Made Meatballs

1 cup Lettuce, shredded

1 Jar Salsa

1 C Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Cilantro, additional veggies, guacamole or sour cream optional.


Heat Mom Made Beef & Cheese Meatball Bites according to directions on box. Place lettuce and salsa in taco shells or scoops. Position meatballs on top of lettuce and salsa. Top off with cheddar cheese. 

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Five Tips: Making After-School Dinners Easier

Eat healthy, stay on budget, strive to thrive

back to school

With school starting super soon (if it hasn't already), we’d be remiss if we told you we weren’t in full BTS mode here at Mom Made's HQ. So to help keep our cool – and keep our family life on track – we created a few tips and tricks for getting a healthy meal on the table that won’t break the bank, and – depending on where you live – have almost everything on your shopping list delivered right to your door. Instead of waiting in line at the store, hanging out at red lights or piling all the kids in the car, you can relax, grab a glass of wine and spend some quality time with the kiddos before homework quickly eclipses these warm summer nights.

Tip 1 – Make your list ahead of time

Know exactly what you need before you head to the store. Pen and paper seem to be our tried and true method of note taking, but list making apps are super great too! Shelf Scouter and Any List are two of our favorites.

Tip 2 – Use online coupons!

Apps like Shrink are designed to hold your favorite product coupons in your phone, and reward you when you buy – no clipping required! There’s also some Mom Made coupons in the Shrink app (hint, hint).

Tip 3 – Meal plan

Take 30 minutes at some point during the week(end) and plan out what you’ll have for dinner that week. Our founder, Heather, swears by a meal planning weekly subscription with The Six O'Clock Scramble. Whether you create a spreadsheet with ingredients, recipes and the like, Pinterest boards of awesome crockpot dishes, or let the Scramble's service do it for you, you’ll breathe easier knowing that you have a few ideas when the week starts and the family inevitably asks “what’s for dinner?” or schedules have to be moved around because a soccer game is the same time as ballet rehearsal!

Tip 4 – Order online

Take advantage of online shopping to get your groceries delivered right to your door! Instacart and Amazon Pantry offer door to door service without getting off the couch. Fresh veggies, fruits, meats, pastas, sauces, and more are all available – often at the same price as your regular store. You’ll have more time to spend with the family, and no one tugging on you at the checkout line for those pesky M&Ms that just happen to be at eye level.

Tip 5 – Get the kiddos involved

Every chef needs a sous chef right? Let the little ones belly up to the kitchen counter and teach them the finer art of slicing and dicing veggies, rolling out dough, measuring flour and layering up lasagna. Classic dishes like meatloaf will really get their hands dirty (be sure to wash hands afterwards!) and baking cookies will make even the sourest of homework frowns turn upside down. Since older kids can handle some chores they can help with cleanup and setting the kitchen table. Give mini chefs a different job each night, so they get the full range of what it really means to be on Chopped Junior! Eat healthy, stay on budget, strive to thrive.


Fuel your kids with a healthy, quick breakfast

A tasty spin on the traditional egg and meat breakfast, Mom's Morning Muffins are packed with protein and plenty of flavor.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25-20 minutes

Yields: 12 Muffins


3/4 cup shredded hash brown potatoes

6 eggs

1/4 cup milk

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup green onion, finely chopped

16 Mom Made Foods Beef & Cheese Meatball Bites


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin pan well. Microwave Mom Made Foods Beef & Cheese Meatball Bites according to package instructions, allow meatballs to cool, cut into quarters and set aside. Beat eggs in mixing bowl, add milk, shredded hash browns, meatballs, green onions and shredded cheese. Stir well. Scoop egg mixture into muffin pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until “muffins” are set. Serve immediately, or, let cool and freeze for quick breakfasts all week!

To reheat frozen muffins, microwave on high for one minute. 

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Eating Healthy

Thoughts from an 11-year old.  Why eat healthy foods? 

My name is Emory and I'll soon be starting 6th grade. I love to play soccer, ride my bike, swim, play with my friends, do triathalons and I also love to cook. 

I believe eating healthy is one of those things that everyone needs to do. I have always been eating healthy, so that I grow more. One of the reasons I love eating healthy is because of all the happiness it brings.

Usually after I have a good meal I think, ”WOW this feels really good”, or sometimes after I eat a lot of candy I feel, ”Ohh I can’t eat any more.” Which feeling would you pick? I think that I would pick eating the healthy food, which is always the better choice.

As I get older, I have started to learn more about the world happening around me, and one of those things is that so many people don't eat healthy foods. Growing up with a mom that has an organic food business I have always been eating healthy. The majority of the food in our house is organic. Since I have been eating healthy foods for so long I learned to like them a lot. I love to eat fruit and vegetables, they are two of my favorite snacks. Fruits and vegetables are the best things to eat, they give you all the right nutrition that your body needs to stay healthy. 

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a pizza recipe your family will love

Meatball pizza is one of our favorites.  It's simple, super tasty, and always sends 'em coming back for seconds.

Prep Time : 10 -15 minutes

Cook Time : 10-12 minutes (depending on your crust and your oven)


Prepared pizza dough or pre-made crust

Olive oil

Pizza sauce

2 generous handfuls of shredded mozzarella cheese plus 1 generous handful of shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 package of Mom Made Meatball Bites, cut meatballs in half

Diced purple onion, diced green pepper and/or your favorite pizza veggies

Chopped fresh basil (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough on floured surface to desired size. Brush pan with olive oil and place dough on pan. Spoon sauce onto dough. Top with meatballs and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake in the middle of your oven for 10-12 minutes, or until dough is cooked and cheese is hot and melted. Garnish with fresh basil if you'd like. Enjoy!

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Back to School with Mom Made & Lunchskins!

BTS Tips for a Healthy Lunchtime 

Don’t just get back to school, get Back to You! Both Mom Made Foods and Lunchskins are committed to making Back to School easy, healthy, and eco-friendly.

With Back to School on the horizon, we know you’re already experiencing sleepless nights over packing lunches. Lunchbox and snack-bag woes abound at this time of year… but fear not! Lunchskins and Mom Made Foods are here with our parent-approved, super simple tips to avoid the packed lunch blues all year long.

Go Reusable & Eco-Chic

This Back to School season, go eco-chic! Kiss disposable plastic good-bye forever by investing in stylish reusable bags, bottles, cutlery, and containers. In just one shopping trip, you’ll make a difference… and give your grocery bill a well-deserved break!

Plan (and Pack) Ahead

Who else has nearly gotten frostbite from 7:30 a.m., “what do I pack?” refrigerator exposure? Keep the cold at bay by planning and packing ahead the night (or even the week) before. Keep it simple by planning on leftovers when cooking and put those reusable containers to work to store leftovers (both frozen and fridge-worthy) and cut up fruits or veggies for grab-and-go lunch and snack packs.

Get Inspired

Sick of the same old PB&J day after day? Pinterest has you covered with thousands of bento box, kabob, and deconstructed sandwich inspirations to satisfy your midday cravings. Follow your favorite food, mom, and family blogs on Instagram for creative ideas and easy recipes to keep the kids fed and your sanity in check! And don't forget - you can find us at @mommadefoods and @lunchskins on Instagram and Pinterest for mommy inspiration.

Get the Kids Involved

Nothing builds confidence and independence in kids than encouraging them to get involved in day-to-day tasks. Make packing lunch and snack part of their daily routine by stocking up on family-friendly, good-for-you favorites to create a “lunch packing station” on your kitchen counter. Your kids will develop healthy habits for life… and save you the headache of last-minute sandwich-making.

Grab a 20% discount and free shipping with code "3GM20." AND -- now through September 30th (or until supplies run out), Lunchskins will include a free mini zip Lunchskins ($6 value) with any $25+ purchase on the website. 

Have a yummy recipe, clever lunchbox tip, or stylish school supplies pic you’d love to share? Post on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with #Back2You to show us how you get back to school in fresh, green fashion.BTS

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Mushroom Meatball Stroganoff

"Russian" to fix dinner? Try Mom Made's Meatball Stroganoff!

A rich gravy of caramelized mushrooms, onions, dill infused cream, and beef sauce tops warm and juicy Mom Made Turkey Meatball Bites served with just-cooked egg noodles.

Prep Time: 15 minutes    Cook Time: 10-12 minutes   Total Time: 25-27 minutes

Yields: 4 servings


1 (8 oz.) box Mom Made Turkey Meatball Bites

2 cups Button mushrooms, quartered

2 Tbsp. Butter

1 each Onion, sliced

1 Tbsp. All Purposed Flour

1 cup Beef broth

2 cups Heavy cream

2 Tbsp. Dill, chopped

To taste Salt & pepper

4 cups Cooked egg noodles, keep warm


In a sauté pan, brown the mushrooms in butter with the onion, sprinkle on the flour & continue to sauté until the flour is absorbed, season lightly with salt and pepper.

Add the beef stock and heavy cream cook 7 to 10 minutes on medium heat, or until reduced by ½.

Add the Mom Made Turkey Meatball Bites and chopped dill.  Cook for another 5 minutes, adjust seasoning as necessary.

Plate the noodles and top with the stroganoff sauce.  Yum!

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I Plea, You Plea, We All Plea for Gluten Free!

Mom Made Gluten-Free Cheesy Mac Highlighted by Celiac Disease Foundation

After many months of developing a great-tasting gluten-free noodle, we are pleased to announce that our first gluten-free product is featured in the Celiac Disease Foundation's marketplace.  Our Gluten-Free Cheesy Mac is available for purchase directly from Amazon or click here to find a Kroger, Dillon, King Soopers, Fry's, Ralphs, or Smith's carrying this item in the freezer aisle near you.


Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Playdate

A simple & tasty summer playdate your kids will love!

Summer’s finally here and to keep the kiddos having fun and not glued to the TV, it's time for some playdates! We call this our “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy Playdate” because it takes minimal time and effort to host a super fun afternoon with friends. Mom Made Meatballs, lemonade and old fashioned games create an easy way to pass the time, feed hungry bellies and entertain the young and young at heart. 

Whether you pre-make the snacks and lemonade, or send the kids out to play while you and the other Moms tackle snack time together, it shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes to get everything ready.

We started making the lemonade then meatballs, and finished with playtime, but don’t be afraid to mix it up! Lemonade not your thing? Try some iced herbal tea or add some cucumbers to water for a spa like treat. Sliders not your thing? Sauté the meatballs and give the kiddos toothpicks and dipping sauces. The sky’s the limit with what you can create for your very own Mom Made “Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy” playdate!

Happy Summer!

Playdate Games:

T ball – create backyard memories with a good ole’ fashioned game of T ball
Pitch a tent – Fill with books, puzzles and coloring books
Yard games – grab some outdoor darts, corn hole or ring toss for a fun mini-carnival
Tag – tag you're it!

Mom Made Meatball Sliders


1 package of MMF meatballs – we used Beef and Cheese for this, but any flavor will do!

1 package of 8 count slider buns

1 jar of marinara sauce (bonus points if it’s homemade!)

3 tablespoons of olive oil

3 tablespoons of Italian herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, chives – fresh or dried)

1 – 2 cups of Mozzarella / Italian cheese



Preheat oven to 350. Grease a pan large enough to fit all 8 buns (we used a round 9x9 cake pan). Layer bottom of buns around the pan, and drizzle 1 cup of sauce across buns. Add 3 meatballs to each bun and top with mozzarella cheese, remaining sauce and bun caps. Brush sliders with olive oil, and sprinkle with herbs. Cover with foil and put in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove foil and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes for before serving.  

Mom Made Meatball Kabobs


1 package of cooked MMF meatballs – your favorite flavor!

3 cups of your kids' favorite veggies cubed

1 cup of cubed cheese

½ cup of your favorite dipping sauces – BBQ sauce, Ranch, etc

10 Skewers

Gather the family around and make your own Meatball Kabobs! Bonus points for using extra veggies or creating your own recipe!


Organic Blueberry Lemonade


½ pint of blueberries

8 lemons – juiced to 1 cup

8 cups of cold water

1 cup of blueberry simple syrup (recipe below)

1 large pitcher

Blueberry Simple Syrup:


¾ cup of sugar

1 cup of water

½ pint of blueberries


Bring water and sugar to a boil until sugar is fully dissolved. Add blueberries and cook for an additional 5 minutes until berries break down. Strain through a sieve and let cool. In pitcher, mix together cold water, lemon juice and simple syrup. Stir till well combined. Serve chilled and garnish with blueberries if desired!

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Sous Chef Junior

If you love quality food as much as we do here at Mom Made, it only makes sense to get the kiddos involved in the kitchen! We believe in startin' 'em young. It's genuine quality time while being productive in the kitchen. Two of our favorite things!

We encourage you to challenge your children to help with more than dessert. The more involved they are from a young age, the more they will learn to appreciate the joy of cooking and the link to healthy eating. 

Keep in mind - you know your kids way better than we do! Feel free to follow these age guidelines as you feel necessary. 

3-4 Years Old

  • Use cookie cutters
  • Rinse produce
  • Juice citrus fruit
  • Tear lettuce
  • Chop herbs (with much supervision if ready)
  • Cup soft fruits and vegetables (with much supervision if ready)

5-7 Years Old

  • Crack eggs
  • Form patties and meatballs
  • De-seed peppers (be sure to use gloves for hot peppers!)
  • Chop vegetables
  • Grease pans
  • Garnish dishes
  • Pour sauce
  • Use measuring spoons and cups
  • Shuck corn
  • Use microwave
  • Peel vegetables

8-10 Years Old

  • Use stove (to prepare eggs and other simple meals)
  • Use pizza cutter
  • Open can with can opener
  • Beat eggs
  • Pound chicken
  • Skewer food
  • Slice bread

10-12 Years Old

  • Boil pasta
  • Search for and follow simple recipes
  • Use oven
  • Use chef's knife
  • Simmer ingredients on stove-top
  • Make dressings
  • Cook a full meal!

If you're super confident in your new sous chef, give them the responsibility to plan and cook a full meal! You can relax in the living room, and enjoy having dinner made for you for a change. Regardless how involved your child was in their cooking responsibilities, they will come to the table proud of their participation and ready to try their creation.

Bon appetit!


Caprese Kabobs a la Mom

Looking for a deliciously kid-friendly spin on the classic Caprese Salad? Enjoy this Mom Made favorite. And don't forget--it's so simple the kids can help with this one too.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes      

Cook Time: 1-3 Minutes      

Construction Time: 10 Minutes       

Total Time: ~20 Minutes

Yields: 4 Servings


1 (8 oz.) box Mom Made Turkey or Italian-Style Beef Meatballs Bites
36 cherry tomatoes
1 cup mozzarella balls, small
12 fresh basil leaves
1/2 cup balsamic dressing


Follow directions listed on Mom Made Meatball box to heat.

While meatballs cook, clean tomatoes and basil. Once meatballs are cool, spear a single cherry tomato, meatball, mozzarella ball, and basil leaf. Repeat until all ingredients are utilized.

Lay skewers on platter and dribble balsamic dressing atop. Serve immediately. 

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"Grilled Cheese" Kabobs

Do your kids love grilled cheese? We've got a new "grilled cheese" kabob we know your kids will enjoy making by themselves then gobble up with a smile.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes      

Cook Time: 3 Minutes      

Total Time: ~15 Minutes

Yields: 4 Servings


2 (8 oz.) boxes Mom Made Beef & Cheese Meatball Bites
12 1x1 in. squares of Italian Bread
12 cubes cheddar cheese
12 cherry tomatoes


Cook Mom Made Beef & Cheese Italian Style Meatball Bites as directed on box.

Cut Italian bread slices into 1x1 in. squares.

Cut cheddar cheese into desirably sized cubes.

Rinse cherry tomatoes.

Spear bread square, cheese block, meatball, and cherry tomato in that order until all ingredients are used.

Serve on platter with side of ketchup. Enjoy!

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Red, White, & Blue Berry Sticks

What's more fun than celebrating the Fourth with red, white, and blue tasty treats? These scrumptious treats will surely be a hit among kiddos and adults, alike. And, the best part is the kids can make these themselves.  

Total Time: ~15 Minutes

Yields: 20 Skewers


10 fresh Strawberries, halved
1 Cup Fresh Blueberries
3 bananas, sliced


It's simple! Just spear the strawberry halves, banana slices, and blueberries. We started with strawberry, then added a banana slice, and finished with two blueberries.

Happy Fourth!

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Hawaiian Meatball Skewers

Frozen meatballs never looked so yummy!

Looking for a tasty summer meal?  Look no further, we've got a Hawaiian Meatball recipe you'll make again and again!

Prep Time: 10 Minutes       Cook Time: 12-15 Minutes       Total Time: 25 Minutes

Yields: 4 Servings


  • 6 (8 oz.) boxes Mom Made Chicken and Apple Meatball Bites
  • 1 cup Pineapple, chopped into 1/2" cubes (as desired)
  • 2/3 cup Pineapple Juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Water
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. Cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 tsp. Cayenne (as desired)


In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water to make a slurry, set aside

In a medium saucepan, combine pineapple juice, rice vinegar, brown sugar, tomato paste, soy sauce and cayenne (if using) ~ bring to a boil over medium heat

Stir in cornstarch slurry and cook until thickened, about 1-2 minutes

Remove from heat and use immediately, or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks

In a large saucepan, combine cooked sauce, pineapple, and Mom Made Chicken Apple Meatball Bites; heat gently until hot, approximately 5-6 minutes

Serve with white steamed rice and cucumber slices or on skewers (as pictured)

*Do Ahead or Delegate: Prepare the sauce and refrigerate

*Optional: Add both fresh green onion and sesame seeds to garnish the meatballs