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21 Fun Summer ‘Food on a Stick’ Recipes!

Come on, admit it. When you see food on a stick, you want to eat it more than if it was on a plate or in a bowl. I don’t care if you’re 5 or 50, combining food with skewers is just plain fun! As the host of a party, it is also a great way to display and serve food for a crowd. Since summertime is party time, there’s no better time to start throwing all your food on a stick than now! And a lot of these recipes are perfect for summer grilling. Who knew sticks could be so great?

  • Get Out the Skewers! 1 of 22
    Food on a Stick

    Skewers aren't just for kebobs anymore! From savory to sweet, these recipes will inspire you to have some fun with your food!

  • Rainbow Fruit Skewers 2 of 22
    Fruit Kabobs

    Fruit skewers are classic, but with a little extra though and attention, turning them into rainbows makes them a showstopper! 

    Make Rainbow Fruit Skewers

  • Chicken Satay 3 of 22
    Chicken Satay

    Spice up your summer night with a little Thai flavor. Chicken satay with peanut sauce is sure to do just that!

    Make Chicken Satay

  • Pineapple Satay with Coconut Caramel Sauce 4 of 22
    Pineapple Satay with Caramel Coconut Sauce

    After you've had chicken satay for dinner, throw these skewers on the grill for a tropical treat! The pineapple satay is simple and delicious, and the coconut caramel sauce puts it over the top!

    Make Pineapple Satay with Coconut Caramel Sauce

  • Honey Chicken Kebobs 5 of 22
    Honey Chicken Kabobs

    The secret ingredient for these chicken kabobs is honey, adding a subtle sweetness to the marinade that will have you begging for more!

    Make Honey Chicken Kebobs

  • Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles 6 of 22
    Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles

    Yes, you can even put strawberry shortcake on a stick! These popsicles are sure to be a summer crowd pleaser!

    Make Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Pinwheel Skewers 7 of 22
    Pinwheel PB&J

    Even lunchtime can be more fun with these pinwheel PB&J skewers!

    Make Peanut Butter & Jelly Pinwheel Skewers

  • Japanese Chicken Yakitori 8 of 22
    Japanese Chicken Skewers

    These juicy, flavorful chicken skewers use Japanese wine in the marinade, making for a nice Asian twist for dinner.

    Make Japanese Chicken Yakitori

  • Caprese Salad…on a Stick! 9 of 22
    caprese salad skewers

    Caprese salad is one of my favorite summer foods. Putting the "salad" on a stick is not only super cute but is a great way to serve this yummy side dish at a party.

    Make Caprese Salad on a Stick

  • Poptart Pops 10 of 22
    Poptart Pops

    These poptart pops just might be the cutest breakfast treat I've ever seen. Would we expect anything less from Bakerella? The answer to that is a resounding NO!

    Make Poptart Pops

  • Grilled Shrimp Kebobs 11 of 22
    Grilled Shrimp Skewers

    The recipe for these grilled shrimp kebobs is simple, but the impact is big! Gorgeous and full of flavor, these kebobs are perfect for entertaining.

    Make Grilled Shrimp Kebobs

  • Grilled Cheese Kebobs 12 of 22
    grilled hamouli kabobs

    Have you had hamouli? It's a Greek cheese that doesn't melt all over the place, making it perfect for the grill. The first time I had it, I fell in love!

    Make Grilled Cheese Kebobs

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Popsicles 13 of 22
    Cookie Dough Popsicles

    I love this unique idea for popsicles! Not only are they cute, they sound downright delicious. Who wouldn't want chocolate chip cookie dough on a stick?

    Make Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Popsicles

  • Pineapple Glazed Salmon Kebobs 14 of 22
    Pineapple Glazed Salmon Skewers

    Marinating the salmon in pineapple juice before grilling is a genius idea! You could even add a few chunks of fresh pineapple to these kebobs for an extra fruity boost.

    Make Pineapple Glazed Salmon Kebobs

  • Caramel Cream Puff Pops 15 of 22
    Caramel Cream Puff Pops

    I can't wait to sink my teeth into these caramel cream puff pops! 

    Make Caramel Cream Puff Pops

  • Lime & Cilantro Mango Shrimp Skewers 16 of 22
    lime cilantro mango shrimp skewers

    Savory, buttery shrimp paired with the sweetness of mango sounds delicious enough, but throw in the light, bright flavors of lime and cilantro and you have something really special.

    Make Lime & Cilantro Mango Shrimp Skewers

  • Real Watermelon Popsicles 17 of 22
    fresh watermelon popsicles

    Watermelon is summery, popsicles are summery. Put 'em together for a SUPER summery treat on a stick!

    Make Real Watermelon Popsicles

  • Balsamic Pork & Apple Skewers 18 of 22
    balsamic pork and apple kabobs

    Juicy marinated pork is paired with apples and onions, making for a great balance of savory and sweet. Switch out the apples for another fruit to mix things up!

    Make Balsamic Pork & Apple Skewers

  • Trio of Mini Muffins on a Stick! 19 of 22
    Mini Muffins on a Stick

    These mini muffins served on a stick are very festive, perfect for the 4th of July or any summer soiree.

    Make Mini Muffins on a Stick

  • Martin’s Moroccan Chicken Kebobs 20 of 22
    moroccan chicken skewers

    These Moroccan chicken kebobs are packed with exotic flavor.

    Make Moroccan Chicken Kebobs

  • Lego Rice Krispie Treats 21 of 22
    Candy Coated Lego Rice Krispie Treats

    Have a kid who loves legos? These Lego Rice Krispie treats take a simple dessert and makes it super fun!

    Make Lego Rice Krispie Treats

  • Super Simple Savory Chicken Satay 22 of 22
    Savory Chicken Satay

    You'll be surprised how simple this recipe is, perfect for a hot summer night when you don't want to slave in the kitchen!

    Make Super Simple Savory Chicken Satay

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