There’s something irresistibly fun about eating food on a stick! From Chinese takeout skewers to dark chocolate brownie pops and beyond, these fork-free recipes are guaranteed to make you feel like a kid again.
Broccoli Beef Skewers with Teriyaki Glaze
Serve the sweet and sticky sauce on the side so kids can dunk their broccoli and beef skewers to their heart’s content. Make these gluten-free by opting for tamari instead of soy sauce.
Caprese Skewers with Plum Balsamic Drizzle
Use fresh herbs as the skewers for these delicious and juicy appetizers for a burst of extra flavour with every bite.
Manchego Quince Skewers
Take a note from speedy Spanish tapas with these four-ingredient skewers. Manchego cheese, quince paste rolled in almonds and watercress create a sweet, salty, crunchy, cool combo that pairs spectacularly with a Spanish Tempranillo wine or sherry-based cocktail.
Skewered Greek Salad
Souvlaki isn’t the only Greek treat that you can serve on a stick. Skewer your cucumber, tomato, olives, feta and red onion for this fresh take on the popular salad.
Grilled Chicken Sticks with Plum Sauce
Juicy pieces of grilled chicken are dipped and coated with homemade plum sauce made from sweet plum jam, tart lime juice and garlic for an unforgettable barbecue flavour perfect for an appetizer or main.
If you’re looking for new ways to enjoy your Chinese takeout favourites, try these simple and satisfying skewers. Loaded up with juicy pork tenderloin, snow peas, water chestnuts, red peppers, baby corn and oranges, and marinated in a sweet garlic-soy sauce, this inspired dish is sure to please.
Guests will love these tiny treats dipped in chocolate and decorated with coloured sugar.
Tomato, Watermelon and Basil Skewers
Whip up some fresh and delicious appetizers that seamlessly blend all your favourite flavours of summer into one tasty dish.
Strawberry Shortcake Skewers
All you need for this super simple dessert are strawberries and pound cake tossed in sugar, and fresh whipped cream. After a quick cook on the grill, the warm, caramelized strawberries become super juicy and delicious — the perfect pairing for dense, rich pound cake. Don’t forget to dip in some fluffy whipped cream!
Lady Bug Pops
The perfect kid-friendly treats, these frozen pops are made from a purée of strawberries, orange and lemon juices and honey and then dotted with blueberries.
Sandwiches on a Stick
Not your average brown bag lunch, this sandwich-on-a-stick can be fully customized with the ingredients your kids (or you!) love most.
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pops
Smooth, creamy peanut butter cheesecake is sliced into cubes and dipped into melted chocolate before getting placed in the fridge to cool. Serve these sweet pops straight from the fridge (or freezer if saving for a few weeks).
Chicken and Pineapple Skewers
Fire up the grill and try your hand at these flavour-packed skewers, starring chunks of pineapple and chicken thighs brushed with a homemade barbecue sauce.
BBQ Chicken Kabobs With Tequila Lime Cilantro
Dinner is packed onto one delicious skewer with these chicken, zucchini and bell pepper kabobs. It’s one of our favourite veggie-forward grilled skewer recipes.
White Chocolate Lollipops
These pretty treats, bejeweled with dried cherries, are so easy to make and taste great too.
Italian Breakfast Skewers
A fun twist on breakfast, these skewers of Italian sausage, pancetta and pineapple cubes are baked until golden brown and running with delicious juices.
Indian-Inspired Corn Dogs with Mango Dipping Sauce
Have guests arriving and no appetizers prepared? Pancake mix makes sure these Indian-inspired corn dogs are ready in a flash. Simply add cornstarch, corn meal and garam masala to the batter before coating the sausage, then fry those babies up until they’re golden brown and crispy. Serve with spicy mango dipping sauce.
Beef Pops with Pineapple and Parsley Sauce
Grilled beef and pineapple pops are drizzled with a tangy parsley sauce that your guests won’t be able to resist.
Purple Smoothie Pops
These fun popsicles are a cool way to take advantage of red cabbage’s vibrant hue. They’re also loaded with nutrition, thanks to the cabbage, Greek yogurt, mixed berries, banana and honey.
Grilled Cheeseburger Kebabs
Loaded with homemade meatballs, grilled cheese sandwich squares, cherry tomatoes, lettuce and pickles, these deconstructed cheeseburgers are the ultimate finger food for a backyard barbecue.
Hamburger on a Stick
What could be more fun than a hamburger on a stick served with a mouth-watering peanut satay sauce for a tasty twist.
Chocolate Pumpkin Truffle Pops
Pumpkin, peanut butter, shredded coconut, dates and vegan chocolate chips come together for a healthy-ish after-dinner treat that’s made even more fun when served on a stick.
Think of how pretty these fluffy marshmallows will look at each place setting. With a drop of food colouring or two, you can even tint your creations to match your wedding colours. For a sweet take on the wedding bouquet, group marshmallow pops into a happy handful.
Mango-Coconut Ice Pops
You’ll quickly forget about the store-bought variety after taking a single hydrating bite of this vibrant homemade popsicle. Much like a frozen smoothie, you’ll feel good about increasing your water-packed produce consumption from breakfast to dessert.
Sweet and salty meet again in this corn dog-inspired meal. Breakfast sausages are coated in cinnamon-spiced pancake mix and cornmeal then fried until golden brown. Serve with syrup for delicious dipping.
If there’s one thing kids love more than food on a stick, it’s dip! These colourful donair skewers filled with lettuce, pita, tomato and cubes of seasoned ground beef make snacking a fun affair. Opt out of the pearl onions for an onion-free meal and slice the tomatoes before skewering for the little ones.
Turkey Quinoa Skewers
These meatballs get a nutritional boost with the addition of quinoa. The tart and tangy cranberry sauce served on top makes the entire dish sparkle.
Grilled Yucatan Chicken Skewers
Cooking chicken on skewers leaves more surface area for tasty caramelization. This spicy dish, served with a few vibrant additions is the kind of protein-packed main course you’ll want to make again and again.
Valerie’s Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Always a party favourite, chicken skewers marinated in fresh ginger, garlic, lime juice, soy sauce and coconut milk and grilled to perfection, pair perfectly with homemade peanut sauce.
Harissa Marinated Chicken Skewers with Couscous
Prep these chicken skewers in marinade before you leave so they can soak up all the fiery-hot harissa flavour in the cooler on the way. When you arrive, your chicken will be ready to hit the grill.
Black Cat Pops
One bite and you’ll be happy these black cats crossed your path. Dried figs and almond butter make a sweet truffle that’s coated in deep, dark chocolate. Your family will be meowing for more.
Grilled Strawberry Kebabs with Lemon-Mint Sauce
A light and refreshing post-dinner treat in the spring or summer, strawberry skewers are brushed with oil and maple syrup, grilled until tender, then drizzled with a sweet lemon-mint sauce.
Yogurt Fruit Popsicles
A perfect grab-and-go breakfast solution, freeze up a batch of fruit-and-yogurt popsicles for a fast, frozen treat.
Grilled Fruit Skewers with Vanilla Butter
A sweet treat on a stick, these banana and pineapple skewers are lightly grilled until caramelized and served with a sweet vanilla-infused butter. Be sure to make plenty because these smoky and sweet fruit skewers will go fast.
Get the Grilled Fruit Skewers with Vanilla Butter recipe.
These addictive, 10-minute snacks are great when you’re short on time.
Chocolate Brownie Sandwich Cookies with White Chocolate Ganache
These kid-approved treats are perfect for a party. Chocolate brownie sandwich cookies, filled with a decadent white chocolate ganache and strawberry preserves, and drizzled with more white chocolate.