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There’s something so satisfying about having food on a stick, whether it’s the nostalgia of childhood summer days or just the sheer convenience of being able to hold and eat your food in one hand. And you don’t need to be at a fair or festival to enjoy some. Here are eleven recipes you can make for the holidays or just a fun evening at home.
1. Fruits on a Stick
Serving fruits on a skewer is a fun and delicious way to eat your fruit. It’s also a great trick to get kids to eat more fruit. Eating them on a stick is simply more fun than the traditional way, and you can easily dip your fruit into a fruit dip without getting your hands dirty. You can even grill them a bit for added flavor.
2. Chicken Kabobs
Chicken kabobs are a fun way to eat chicken for dinner. Whether you’re making them for dinner with the family or for entertaining friends, they won’t be disappointed.
3. Beef Skewers
Mouth-watering beef skewers are perfect for the holidays. Perfectly cooked meat with a slight char can really create an amazing flavor.
4. Vegetable Skewers
Whether you’re on a diet or you want a new idea for kabobs, try making vegetable skewers. There is something about roasted vegetables that brings out so much wonderful flavor.
5. Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Grilled shrimp skewers bring the flavors of the South to your dinner table. It is a nostalgic recipe that will delight everyone’s taste buds, especially shrimp and seafood lovers.
6. Chicken Satay
Chicken satay is a popular dish of Southeast Asian origin. It is notable for its deliciously rich satay sauce on grilled chicken meat (or pork, if you like). The chicken skewers are served with an equally rich peanut sauce. Heaven in every bite.
7. Corn Dogs
Corn dogs are a famous theme park food on a stick. It’s a hot dog coated with a thick corn-based batter that gets deep-fried until golden brown on the outside.
Popsicles are a favorite treat for kids and adults alike. It’s such a refreshing treat on a hot summer day, but you can also enjoy them in fall, winter, and spring. Plus, you can use any frozen fruit available to you. The fruit doesn’t have to be fresh.
9. Caprese Skewers
Caprese skewers are a popular party appetizer because they look fun, are easy to eat, and are vibrantly colored. Made with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, and fresh basil leaves with a drizzle of balsamic glaze on top, these delicious appetizers are great for a party.
A cakesicle is a fun way to eat cake. The cake is mixed and molded into a mold. and is then decorated with chocolate frosting and sprinkles or whatever outer coating you want to add.
11. Lula Kebab
Lula Kebab is a delicious twist on the traditional kebab made with ground chicken seasoned with spices like cumin and coriander. It’s juicy, flavorful, and healthy, something you won’t mind eating a few of.
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This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.