Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Food On A Stick

Hey there! So everybody and their mother knows that Cake Pops are extremely popular at this moment, right? Of course. Well, I found something that takes the whole Cake Pop idea to the next level. If we can put cake on a stick, why can't we put other things on a stick that look cute too? WE CAN!! Maybe I'm the last one to catch this train, but I honestly never thought beyond a Cake Pop and I was a-mazed when I saw these fantastic foods on a stick. What makes them better than regular foods, you may ask? Um... because they are small and on a stick! Duh! Ladies, with these you will have the cutest parties, I promise. I know you're probably wondering if I have ever heard of a shish kabob, and yes I have, but these are different! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. They are so darn cute! Tell me what creative foods you want to put on a stick!

Poptarts on a Stick

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FOR THE TWO-BITE POPTARTS1 c. fresh cherries, pitted and diced
3 T. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
2 T. water
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 pkg. prepared pie crusts
wooden popscicle sticks
FOR THE GLAZE1 c. powdered sugar
1-2 T. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
food coloring and sprinkles (optional)
In a small saucepan, combine cherries, sugar, cornstarch and almond extract. Heat on stove over medium heat until mixture has thickened. Remove from heat and allow mixture to cool. Unroll pie crusts and using a pizza cutter to slice them into 1 1/2″x 2″ rectangles (I used a ruler to measure mine into equal sizes.  Just use a butter knife to score your pie crust before cutting). 
Place a wooden popscicle stick on top of one of the cut rectangles, then spoon a small amount (about 1 1/2 tsp.) of cooled cherry filling into the center of the pie square, taking care not to get it near the edges.   Gently lay a second rectangle over the top of the cherry filling.  Press the edges of the rectangles together with a fork.  Transfer to a baking sheet.  Bake poptart pops in an oven preheated to 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes, or just until the edges begin to brown. 
In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla to make glaze.  Tint with food coloring, if desired.  Spoon over cooled poptart pops, sprinkle with colored sugar, and allow to the glaze to harden slightly before serving. Enjoy!
Pizza on a Stick
Makes about 24
1 pound (grapefruit size) piece of dough (I used the Master recipe (page 25), but Olive Oil dough (page 134), Whole Wheat (page 74-9) or even Brioche (page 189) would be great!)
1/2 cup pizza sauce or crushed tomatoes
1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
pepperoni or other favorite toppings
preheat the oven to 400 degrees
Set up 2 0r 3 baking sheet pans with parchment or Silpats, set aside.
Roll the dough out to a 1/4-inch thick rectangle, using enough flour so the dough doesn’t stick.
layer on the sauce, cheese and pepperoni. Leave some of the cheese exposed so that it can melt and act as a glue, to hold the pizza rolls together.
Roll the dough into a log, starting at the long end.
Using kitchen shears, cut the dough into 1/2-inch thick buns. (I only baked 16 and then wrapped the rest of the log, refrigerated it and will bake it later this week. You can also cut and freeze the individual pizza rounds to thaw and bake within the next 2 weeks.)
Place them on the prepared sheet, leaving plenty of space for them to expand when they bake. Allow them to rest on the counter for about 15-20 minutes.
Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown and the cheese has melted and caramelized a bit.
Put them on a stick or let them cool and pack them in a lunch box!
S'mores Pop
Smores Pop
No recipe for this dessert. Just a few notes:
  • You will need a bag of jumbo marshmallows, crushed graham crackers and some melted chocolate.
  • You can of course make these without roasting the marshmallows, but really, marshmallows taste so much carmelized.
  • Assembly: Stick a popsicle stick in one end and slowly turn the marshmallow 1/2 inch above the flame until golden. Dip the roasted marshmallow in melted chocolate and then roll it in crushed graham crackers. That’s it – enjoy!


  1. Brandt loves the pizza roll idea. We'll make those! Love you. XO

  2. The ideas brought a smile to my face. I love the pizza one. I must try it out for my baby girl.


  3. keep writing awesome posts like these and you will be very successful.

    I went out and got the ingredients for the pizza i will let you know who it turns out.

  4. Great post! I love pizza, its my guilty pleasure :) this is such great idea... perfect as a party food!

    Thank you!

    Greets from Dublin!

  5. This is such a great post. I especially love the pizza one! I love pizza:)

    I also wanted to let you know that I have awarded you the Liebstar blog award! Check out my blog for the guidelines if you wanted to participate!

  6. Hi there!
    I found you via Randomly Reese's blog. Can I say YUMMMM!!! I never thought behind a cake pop. Just tried it a month ago and wow. Great pictures btw!

    Now following your blog.

  7. The pizza turned out great. I went to the supermarket and got roti, mozzarella cheese and hunts spaghetti sauce.

    The coolest thing about it was that my 5 year old got to do it. We used the roti as the base, put the sauce on, then the cheese and added ham. then we placed it in the oven. when it can out we wrapped ans sliced it. It was delish!!!!

    Now my 5 year old keep wanting to do it again. LOL!!!

    Thanks for the idea!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Aw good! I'm glad you liked it! That makes me happy that you tried it :) I'm going to put up more recipes tomorrow, so stop by again!!