19 Desserts on a Stick to Channel State Fair Vibes at Home

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Blondie Sticks

If you thought desserts on a stick were limited to cake pops, caramel apples, and ice pops, think again. We got creative and experimented with other food on a stick—including cookie dough, brownies, shortcake, and even pie pops! You can leave your forks, knives, and spoons in the drawer, because one hand is all you need to enjoy these yummy dessert skewer ideas.

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Geode Cake Pops

Geode Cake Pops
Hannah Bigot

These cake pops may look like they belong on a nature walk, but their rock candy crystals make them a cute and fun party dessert. Serving these sparkling treats on a stick makes them not only easier to eat, but also easier to serve at a party. Who knows, maybe this cake-on-a-stick recipe will inspire guests to hunt for real geodes.

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4 Ways with Waffle Pops

Waffle Pops
Hannah Bigot

If you're a die-hard breakfast lover, you need to try these waffle pops for dessert. Whip up your waffles just as usual, but add a wooden stick and choose one of our delectable dessert variations: s'mores waffles, birthday cake waffles, PB&J waffles, and even cereal- and icing-topped waffles. No matter which one you choose, you won't need syrup for these super sweet treats on a stick.

Buy It: Chuya Wooden Popsicle Ice Cream Sticks ($6, Amazon)

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Football Cookie Dough Pops

bunch of football cookie dough pops
Hannah Bigot

These cookie dough pops are delicious on more than just game day (though your tailgate or watch party won't be complete without the dessert on a stick). Make these cute sporty desserts for a No. 1 fan's birthday, or include them at any fall party to celebrate the arrival of football season. Don't be tempted to substitute another recipe for the cookie dough filling—other raw cookie dough recipes may not be safe to eat without baking.

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Kiwi-Strawberry Rooibos Ice Pops

Kiwi-Strawberry Rooibos Ice Pops
Jason Donnelly

Frozen fruit pops, anyone? Unlike what you might find at the store, our homemade ice pops (made with vanilla rooibos tea) are frozen with fruit slices to make them just a little more healthful. We recommend this strawberry-kiwi combo, but you can also try peach tea, strawberries, and fresh raspberries.

Buy It: Tovolo Classic Ice Pop Molds ($13, Amazon)

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Apple Pie Pops

Apple Pie Pops
Helen Norman

Portable pie is here! You can leave your pie pan on the shelf because these yummy desserts on a stick just need a cookie cutter to make their cute shape. If you don't have a maple leaf cookie cutter, you can also cut these adorable treats into circles, apples, or any other shape you want.

Buy It: Multi-Shape Cookie Cutters Set ($25, Michaels)

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Blondie Sticks

Blondie Stix
Blaine Moats

We honestly didn't think blondie bars could be improved. That is, until we dipped them in chocolate and served them like state fair food on a stick. If you've always wanted to make blondies into a dressed-up party treat, a quick dunk in white or bittersweet chocolate and a handful of nuts or sprinkles is the key. Of course, serving them on a stick amps up the fun factor even more than just enjoying them as finger food.

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Strawberry Shortcake on a Stick

Strawberry Shortcake on a Stick
Matthew Clark

We can't resist a cute mini dessert—especially when it's on a stick. The layers of goodness in these strawberry shortcake pops make them even better than the classic recipe. Best of all, you can mix up these dessert skewers to add a layer depending on your favorite part. Love strawberries? Add another slice! Want extra cream? Go for it!

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Boozy Mocha Pops

Boozy Mocha Pops
Hannah Bigot

Yep, we even found a way to turn your morning cup of joe into a one-handed dessert. Turn cold brew coffee into a delectable frozen treat on a stick by including a splash of creamer and a dash of vodka. To really ramp up the mocha flavor, drizzle the finished pops with melted dark chocolate and a sprinkle of chocolate chips.

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Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Bites

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Roll Bites
Hannah Bigot

Cinnamon rolls meet caramel apples. Our favorite traditional dessert on a stick idea is teaming up with a sweet brunch favorite, and the result is a mouthwatering treat we never knew we needed (but will definitely now be making all the time). Regardless of the season, we'll be lobbying to serve this frosted treat for dessert at least once a week.

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Pumpkin Pie Pops

Pumpkin Pie Pops
Hannah Bigot

Sometimes plain old pie slices just won't cut it. If you want to bring a little extra fun to your holiday feast, or if you're craving a taste of pumpkin pie outside the normal season, these mini pumpkin pie pops are the answer to your dessert wishes. To make them look like mini pumpkins, just use a pumpkin-shape cookie cutter to shape the piecrusts.

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake on a Stick

pineapple upside down cake stick
Matthew Clark

Here is one cake recipe that won't keep you in the kitchen all day. Even when it's stacked, this sweet treat on a stick has everything: donut hole "cake" bites, pineapple slices, a drizzle of caramel, and a cherry on top. No fork needed to dig into this upside-down cake served deconstructed.

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Neapolitan Pops

Neapolitan Pops
Blaine Moats

DIY ice cream bars are the on-a-stick dessert we've been waiting for. Use layers of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream to turn the classic scoop of Neapolitan into served-on-a-stick ice cream. These pops will fit right in on a sunny day—just lick fast before they melt.

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Caramel Apples

caramel apples
Hannah Bigot

There's no dessert on a stick that's more classic than gooey caramel apples. We will show you how to make these essential fall sweets yourself, along with ideas for dressing them up for the season. Add candy, nuts, dried fruit, or any combination of the three before the caramel sets to make an utterly irresistible autumn treat even tastier.

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Banana Crunch Pops

Banana Crunch Pops
Marty Baldwin

Healthy dessert plus a wooden stick equals these mouthwatering banana crunch pops. The combo of frozen bananas, yogurt, cinnamon, and granola is so delicious you might not believe it's healthy, but trust us, these frozen treats on a stick are more nutritious than most. You can even sneak one of these guilt-free treats as an afternoon snack when you're craving something sweet.

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Brownie Surprise Pops

Brownie Surprise Pops
Kritsada Panichgul

These cute little sweets on a stick come with a special surprise: chocolate-hazelnut spread. That's right, each brownie pop is stuffed with your favorite spread. Topped with chocolate frosting and crushed nuts, every bite is bursting with indulgent chocolate flavor.

Buy It: White Cake Pop Sticks ($10, Walmart)

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Dark Chocolate Fondue with Fruit Kabobs

Dark Chocolate Fondue Fruit Kabobs
Karla Conrad

When your sweet tooth is calling but you're trying to limit your dessert intake, opt for this healthy dark chocolate dessert on a stick. Load up your fruit kabob with fresh fruit, then dunk into the delicious vat of fondue. Bonus: the 2-ingredient chocolate fondue is made in a slow cooker so it will stay nice and warm while your guests dig in.

Buy It: Crock-Pot Programmable Slow Cooker ($50, Target)

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Carrot Cake Pops

Carrot Cake Pops
Andy Lyons

Not quite carrot cake pops and not quite cupcakes, these super-cute push-up desserts are an ideal party finger food. Top each one off with an adorable candy carrot so the carrot cake-lovers at your party know which dessert to reach for.

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Peach Melba Pie Pops

Peach Melba Pie Pops
Jason Donnelly

Making these pops is as easy as peach pie. If you want to simplify them even more, start with a premade pie crust and use a cookie cutter to create individual mini pies. With a gooey raspberry and peach filling on the inside and a sweet powdered sugar icing drizzled on top, everyone will be requesting the recipe for your unique pie-on-a-stick creation.

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Candy Bar Donut Pop

Candy Bar Doughnut Pop
Blaine Moats

This dessert pop is as easy as it is delicious. Dip donut holes in creamy chocolate frosting, then sprinkle with pieces of your favorite candy. Add a stick, and voilà! These party treats are dressed to impress in no time, making them great for a last-minute dessert.

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