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Desserts on a stick

Alicia is a freelance writer who covers everything from pets to cocktails, with cocktails being her favorite. Her loves in life include cheap wine, overpriced lattes, and avoiding exercise at all costs, all while trying to stay slim. She...

Fork-free, bite-sized treats

A mini-version of dessert might make some people cringe. We like our post-meal indulgences huge and served with multiple forks. However, if you put those same desserts on a stick, suddenly they become trendy and completely acceptable.

Cake pop recipes

Most of you are no strangers to cake pops. Chocolate covered balls of cake are making their way into birthday parties and celebrations everywhere, but there are several other dessert options that look just as fabulous on a stick. Dessert pops are perfect for entertaining as they serve as both a decoration and a treat. Many of your diet conscious friends may turn down a piece of cake, but they'll have a hard time avoiding one tempting bite on a stick. These desserts are also kid-friendly and can easily be made by your little helpers. Here are a few ways to make bite-sized desserts look adorable.

S'more popS'more pop

Ingredients:

  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate candy coating or chocolate chips
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • A candle
  • Sticks

Directions:

  1. Put the marshmallow on the stick and carefully roast it using a candle. Then dip it in melted chocolate and top with graham cracker crumbs.

Apple pie pop

Apple pie pop

Ingredients:

  • Pie crust
  • Apples
  • Cinnamon
  • Brown sugar
  • Butter
  • Sticks

Directions:

  1. Cut pie crust into small squares. In the center of one square, place diced apples, a sprinkle of cinnamon, a sprinkle of brown sugar and a small piece of butter. Lay the stick on top of the mixture.
  2. Top with another square of crust and press the pieces together. Seal the sides by pressing it with a fork. Be sure the stick is secure. Make a small slit in the middle of the crust to allow steam to escape.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and crispy.

doughnut hole popDoughnut hole Pop

Ingredients:

  • Doughnut holes
  • Chocolate candy coating or chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles, chopped nuts, coconut or topping of your choice
  • Sticks

Directions:

  1. Dip the doughnut holes in melted chocolate and cover with sprinkles, nuts or a topping of your choice.

strawberry shortcake pop

Strawberry shortcake pop

Ingredients:

  • Angel food cake
  • Strawberries
  • Whipped Cream
  • Sticks

Directions:

  1. Cut the cake into small pieces. Slice the strawberries. Layer the cake, strawberries and whipped cream on the stick.

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