Food On a Stick

Everything's more fun to eat when you serve it on a stick! Here, 4 dessert recipes and 3 fun veggie recipes your kids will enjoy.

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Cake Balls

Baby Shower Desserts: Cake Balls

Cake Balls

Turn this tempting treat into a festive holiday dessert by switching up the sprinkles. Use red and green for Christmas, black and orange for Halloween, and red and pink for Valentine's Day.

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Cinnawheels

Frances Janisch

Cinnawheels

These tasty bites aren't just for kids! Conjure up memories of your own childhood trips to the soda fountain with colorful paper straws like these from Modern Lola. Cut your prep-time to mere minutes by using store-bought cinnamon-bun dough, or click on our recipe for a fully homemade version.

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Pie Pops

Frances Janisch

Pie Pops

No one can resist these sweet jam-filled treats. Save time by using your favorite store-bought sugar cookie dough, or use our homemade dough recipe.

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Corn Clusters

Frances Janisch

Corn Clusters

Got a real sweet tooth? Try replacing 1 cup of the popcorn with 1 cup of chopped dried fruit or raisins.

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Tomato Twigs

Frances Janisch

Tomato Twigs

This simple recipe is a great way to entice your kids to try tomatoes. Prep the twigs right before serving to keep your breadsticks from soaking up the tomato juices and going soft.

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Cheese Trees

Frances Janisch

Cheese Trees

These little sandwiches can be customized to suit your family's tastes. Try whole-wheat bread with cheddar cheese or pair rye bread with Swiss or provolone.

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Salad Sticks

Frances Janisch

Salad Sticks

Salad on a stick may sound crazy, but it's a great way to get kids to eat vegetables. Help your child remove the veggies from the skewers to avoid any accidents.

Originally published in the August 2010 issue of Parents magazine.

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