While you might think that sticks are reserved for popsicles, lollipops, and candy apples, there’s a ton of food that can be skewered. Here is just a small sampling of the plethora of snacks that can come on a stick.

1. PEEPS 

Peeps

You don’t really need a stick to enjoy a sugar-coated marshmallow, but eating a candy shish kabob is much more fun. Peeps Brand makes rainbow pops that feature four brightly colored Peeps on a stick—perfect for Easter barbecues. 

2. SCORPIONS

Head to the Wangfujing Night Market in Beijing and you can find some of the most inventive food in the world, from fried milk to fried scorpions on a stick. If that’s not to your liking, there's tarantula on a stick as well.

3. CHEESECAKE

Eli's

Treat yourself to this decadent Chicago treat courtesy of Eli’s Cheesecake. The cheesecake slice is skewered with a stick, frozen, and then dipped in dark chocolate. You can enjoy it all without the help of a fork.

4. SQUID


Ikayaki,

or grilled squid, is a popular treat served on a stick at many Japanese festivals.

5. LIZARD 


In China, you can get a dried lizard that’s splayed and stuck to a stick. Diners often soak them in wine or white liquor.

6. SRIRACHA

Lollyphile

Is there anything that doesn’t come in Sriracha flavor these days? Lollyphile, the company know for their ambitious and strange lollipop flavors, has a line of pops that taste just like the beloved hot sauce. You can buy a pack of four online for $8.

7. PIE

Pie pops are perfect for people who love pie but hate doing the dishes. You can check out this recipe for cherry pie pops courtesy of Pillsbury.

8. PIZZA

The Decorated Cookie

No matter how you're eating your pizza—flat, folded, or with a fork—someone is probably going to have something to say about it. Silence the haters by eating pizza on a stick instead. Meaghan of the food blog The Decorated Cookie has a how-to guide for making mini-'zas that sit right on sticks.

9. BACON

If you're going to see the Mets play at Citi Field, you can enjoy the game with some bacon on a stick. Pig Guy NYC offers the perfect greasy snack in three varieties: Sriracha maple glazed, dipped in salted caramel, or s'mores flavored.

10. TACOS

Tablespoon

Having an actual taco balance on a stick might be a challenge, so food blogger Michelle P found a compromise: crescent rolls with taco filling.

11. MASHED POTATOES

Betty Crocker

Mashed potatoes are too mushy to put on a stick—unless you fry them. Check out this incredible recipe by Jessica Walker on the Betty Crocker blog that will put your fries to shame.