Happy National "Something on a Stick Day"

This annual "holiday" doesn’t really specify what that “something on a stick” happens to be, so get creative! Whether it's a corn dog, a kabob, a cake pop, a popsicle, a roasted marshmallow or a candied apple...go find something yummy on a stick and enjoy! 

Here's some great "On a Stick" OC Options:

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: Candied Apples and Frozen Bananas on a Stick 

Corn Dog Castle at Disney California Adventure Park: Corn Dogs

Hot Dog on a Stick (Various Locations): Corn Dogs and Cheese on a Stick

Caspian Restaurant (Irvine): Kabobs

Darya (South Coast Plaza): Kabobs

Sweet & Saucy Shop (Newport Beach): Cake Pops 

Bubba Sweets (Huntington Beach): Cake Ups

Saddle Ranch (Costa Mesa): Cotton Candy Tower 

Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's (South Coast Plaza): Blue Cheese Stuffed Dates 

Balboa Beach Treats or Dad's Donut & Bakery Shop (Newport Beach): Balboa Bars 

Here's some fun "On a Stick" Recipes:

Salad on a Stick

Recipe courtesy Food Network Magazine

Ingredients
2 carrots, thinly sliced diagonally
1 cucumber, thinly sliced diagonally
1/2 head iceberg lettuce, cut into 2 1/2-inch chunks
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes
Blue cheese or Ranch dressing for serving


Directions
Thread the carrots, cucumber, lettuce and tomatoes onto 4 long wooden skewers, alternating the vegetables. Refrigerate; serve with the dressing.

Grilled Fruit on a Skewer

Recipe courtesy of All Recipes 

Ingredients

1/2 cup margarine
1/4 cup honey
3 fresh peaches, pitted and quartered
3 fresh plums, pitted and quartered
3 bananas, cut into 4 pieces each
12 strawberries, hulled
12 skewers

Directions
Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat and place a large sheet of foil onto the grate.
Melt the margarine and honey together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and cook gently, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Do not let the sauce boil.
Thread a peach quarter, a plum quarter, a banana piece, and a strawberry onto each skewer. Place the skewers onto the foil on the preheated grill; spoon margarine-honey mixture over each skewer.
Grill until the fruit is softened and the sauce has thickened and cooked onto the fruit, about 5 minutes. Flip the skewers, spoon more margarine-honey sauce over each, and grill for about 5 more minutes on the other side.

Pillsbury Crescent Hot Dog on A Stick

Recipe courtesy of Pillsbury

Ingredients

8 hot dogs
4 slices (3/4 oz each) American cheese, each cut into 6 strips
1ncan (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
8 wooden corn dog sticks

Directions

Heat oven to 375°F. Slit hot dogs to within 1/2 inch of ends; insert 3 strips of cheese into each slit.
Separate dough into triangles. Wrap dough triangle around each hot dog. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, cheese side up.
Bake at 375°F. for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Insert 1 stick in each crescent dog.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks

Recipe courtesy of Snyder's of Hanover

Ingredients
12 large Snyder's of Hanover Pretzel Rods
4 ounces white chocolate candy coating
Toppings (blue and red sprinkles, MMs®, or gum drops)

Directions
Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
Melt the chocolate according to the package. After the chocolate has been melted, dip the Snyder's of Hanover Pretzel Rods into it, covering at least half of the pretzel rod.
Allow the excess chocolate to drip off.
Sprinkle dipped pretzel rods with blue and red toppings.
Drizzle additional chocolate onto the pretzel rod if desired.
Place on the cookie sheet and let set until the chocolate is firm.
Store at room temperature in an air tight container.

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