Sprinkle Sticks!

April 21, 2014

Sprinkle Sticks - easy and delicious sweet snack

It’s been a busy long weekend, with Easter, an important birthday, and an impromptu bonfire party with friends. It’s been one of those weekends where you feel happily exhausted by the end of it. With school back tomorrow we planned a quiet day today. I did five loads of laundry, cooked a roast dinner, and sent the kids outside to play all afternoon in the wild wind.

To fuel the outside play I made a quick and easy sweet snack that we’ve christened ‘Sprinkle Sticks!’

Inspired by these amazing looking Apple Pie Fries from Oh Bite It ( check out her Pizza Fries which look awesome too!) we decided to make a berry version with lots of added sprinkles!

They are like little pastry jam sandwiches crossed with pastry fairy bread. Sweet sticky berries on the inside, sprinkles on the outside, and cut into little sticks so you can gobble them up really fast!

Sprinkle Sticks - easy and delicious sweet snack

We made two batches today, one using puff pastry and one using short crust pastry. You could use homemade pastry, but we used the frozen stuff which makes this recipe very quick and easy. We taste tested both versions and both were good, but we liked the light crunchiness of the puff pastry better than the shirt crust pastry, but both were yum!

The recipe below is enough to make one round of sprinkle sticks using 2 sheets of pastry, which was more than enough for an afternoon snack for the 6 hungry people in our family. Just make up more jam and berry mixture if you need to make lots of sprinkle sticks, they’d be great for a party!

You could fill these with so many different jams or fruits, and you could co-ordinate your sprinkles to match the season, holiday or celebration!

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Sprinkle Sticks!
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Ingredients
  • 2 sheets of puff pastry (or short crust pastry if you prefer)
  • 1½ tbsp berry jam
  • a handful of frozen berries
  • 100s and 1000s or sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 200 C and line a large baking sheet with non-stick paper.
  2. Lay out your frozen pastry sheets on some baking paper or non-stick sheets. When the pastry has defrosted sprinkle each sheet with a generous amount of 100s and 1000s or whatever kind of sprinkles are your favourite. Using a rolling pin, gently roll over the sprinkles pressing them firmly into the pastry.
  3. Whiz a handful of frozen berries in the food processor or blender till they become tiny little chunks. Mix the berry chunks with the berry jam.
  4. Turn one pastry sheet sprinkle side down and spread it with the berry and jam mixture. Do not be tempted to put lots of jam on the pastry sheet... spread it thinly and leave a small border around the edge of the pastry.
  5. Place the other pastry sheet, sprinkle side up, on top of the jam mixture and press down gently around the edges.
  6. Using a pastry cutter or a knife cut 1 cm strips then cut those strips in half or in thirds across the middle to make small 'sticks'.
  7. Carefully put your sprinkle sticks onto your baking tray, making sure none are touching. Cook in a hot oven for 15 minutes or until the sprinkle sticks have puffed up and turned a light golden brown.

 

Sprinkle Sticks - easy and delicious sweet snack

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Kate Lloyd April 21, 2014 at 11:28 pm

These look soooo delicious and simple to make. I can’t wait to include in at our next party! Love that they are egg-free too, which means it’s a safe treat food for her. Thank you so much!

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JDaniel4's Mom April 22, 2014 at 8:33 pm

These look delicious! What a fun spring treat!

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amy April 23, 2014 at 1:48 am

I wonder if you could leave the jam out and just have yummy pastry sticks? These look so yummy…my four year old doesn’t like jam all that much though.

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katepickle April 23, 2014 at 12:47 pm

You can definitely leave out the jam and make just one layer of pastry. We often do this with left overs when I am making a pie. Just cut into strips and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, or sprinkles and bake!

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Kelly August 8, 2014 at 2:19 am

Could these be made the day before a party or would they go soggy overnight? They look delicious and perfect for my daughters party!!

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katepickle August 8, 2014 at 10:46 am

I’d probably bake them the day of the party to make sure they are crispy, but you could prepare them a day ahead and pop them in the freezer until you are ready to bake them.

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