Strawberry Trifle on a Stick

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Summer fair season is approaching. As in “state” fair, or “city” fair, or “small town” fair. Whatever kind of fair you have access to (and I hope you have one), you’re likely to see a whole lot of bizarre foods sold on a stick. Our local San Diego County fair always has its share of stick foods. I’m not sure how they do it, but I spied deep fried butter on a stick last year. I think I’ll stay conservative and go with corn dogs, or Smores, or anything else featured in Matt Armendariz’ new book: On a Stick.

In honor of this fun, new cookbook, I’ve put a Strawberry Trifle on a stick. It’s a simple-to-assemble recipe, and it’s perfect and colorful for summer. The short skewer alternates mint leaves, strawberries and chunks of angel food cake, and it’s served alongside a sweetened cream cheese whipped cream.

There it is- all assembled! Kids can help with this- it’s easy and fun and safe.

Some details: I purchased some fabulous mid-sized skewers at World Market. Use strawberries that are bite-sized. Leave mint leaves out if you’d like. And if you’re making these for Memorial Day or July 4th, go ahead and sprinkle some blueberries in and around your platter to make it red, white and blue.

Here’s Matt’s book, in all its fabulousness. I can just imagine the creative thought process that went into testing out various things that might work on a stick. There are photographs of every single recipe in this book. I just love it. And you’ll love it too. Check this out…

Pictured above: S’Mores on a Stick, Deep-Fried Macaroni & Cheese on a Stick, and yep… that’s Spaghetti and Meatballs you’re seeing there. Crazy, huh? That’s why this is such a great book. So different, and so unique and so creative. Congrats to Matt for putting something out there… that isn’t the same ‘ol same ‘old 🙂 This giveaway is now closed.  Randomly selected winners are commenters # 8, 15 and 109.  Congratulations!

Strawberry Trifle on a Stick

Here's a fun way to serve up a strawberry trifle- on a stick!

Yield: 20 skewers

Prep Time: 25 min


20 mid-sized skewers
40 mint leaves
40 bite-sized chunks of pound cake or angel food cake
40 bite sized strawberries, tops cut off
1 (8 ounce) tub whipped cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped


1. Assemble skewers- string mint leaf, cake cube, strawberry, another mint leaf, and then another cake cube. You can also alternate and put two strawberries and one cake cube on some of the skewers, if you'd like.

2. Prepare whipped cream- In a medium bowl, whisk together cream cheese and powdered sugar. Fold in whipped cream.

3. Serve Trifle Skewers on a platter along with a bowl of the sweetened whipped cream.


*I purchased some fabulous mid-sized skewers at World Market.
*Use strawberries that are bite-sized.
*Leave mint leaves out if you'd like.
*And if you're making these for Memorial Day or July 4th, go ahead and sprinkle some blueberries in and around your platter to make it red, white and blue.


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  • Cheri S wrote:

    A great idea and perfect timing for a company event with clients at an outdoor symphony gig! Thank you! Love the stick concept too!

  • Kim Delaney wrote:

    I am making the strawberry trifle on a stick for a 40th birthday party tonight. I would LOVE to have a copy of the book!

  • tcmaryf wrote:

    Gator pops. Chunks of alligator deep fried and on a stick like a lollipop. Didn’t taste better on a stick, but was hoping.

  • Lisa Lawrence wrote:

    i’ve made chocolate covered bananas on a stick, very vyummy….nothing unusual, i would love to try a bunch of new things!

  • Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker wrote:

    What a great idea and perfect for a summer cookout!

  • Elaine wrote:

    I have two kids that will eat just about anything on a stick. So anything I don’t think they will try I put it on a stick! Love the stick food!

  • Melinda wrote:

    Matt’s ideas look amazing. I love chocolate covered bananas – on a stick!

  • Mila wrote:

    Ii tried hotdish on a stick. Very interesting…

  • Christine wrote:

    I am so bummed that I probobly missed this. Was just about to comment and “life” happened. This looks like so much fun for my boy filled life.

  • lindsey campbell wrote:

    any fruit dip in chocolate is good on a stick

  • Cathe Holden wrote:

    What a fantastic cookbook idea! I’d love to have a copy, thanks so much for the chance!!

  • Megan wrote:

    I haven’t had anything noteworthy on a stick, I guess. I’d love to branch out a bit!

  • Lynn Lovejoy wrote:

    Unfortunately I’ve never had anything that weird on a stick! Thats why this book intrigues me. Hope I win a copy!!!

  • sharonjo wrote:

    I’ve only had the traditional stuff “on a stick,” but I love the idea of trying some new things–like the Strawberry Trifle!

  • Dana wrote:

    I REALLY need this recipe book because the most unusual thing on a stick I have ever eaten is a corn dog!!! Help!

  • Stephany wrote:

    Barbecued carrot medallions on a stick with lime and orange juice. Super tasty 🙂

  • Tracy wrote:

    So fun, I love it!!

  • Heather wrote:

    MMMmmmm! This would be great for my cookbook collection!

  • Molly wrote:

    This looks really delicious. I can’t wait to get the opportunity to make it for my friends!