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While I’m on “maternity leave” (as much as a blogger can take), I’ll have a few people guest posting on the blog to keep things interesting. Today, my friend Marie over at JustPlainMarie.ca is going to talk about how to make DIY no bake cookie sticks. These look delicious. My sons were watching over my shoulder while I was scheduling this post going, “Ooooo can we make that!?! I LIKE THAT!”
Have you ever had Pocky sticks? The first time someone gave me one, I headed to the store to find them, and then stopped short at the price.
They’re imported from Japan and kind of … really expensive.
Hi! I’m Marie, and I’m usually found at Just Plain Living. My friend Danielle has been looking for people to fill in for her while she’s off having her next baby. Since I’m too far away to help with the baby, I decided to try my hand at some fun DIY posts. Leave a note and let Danielle know if you like it, and I’m sure I’ll be back with more delicious goodies. Hey, and maybe I should mention that I’m the author of A Cabin Full of Food, a homesteading cookbook packed with almost 1000 from-scratch recipes. (No cookie sticks, though – this is new stuff!)
Now, if you’re a diehard Pocky fan, my version isn’t going to change your mind. Glico has been making these delicious little snacks (cookies? Cookie sticks?) since 1922 and they’ve remained popular for good reason.
But maybe you’re a little bit cheap, a little bit DIY and you want … oh, let’s be honest, mostly you want the cool snack without the huge imported price, right?
Luckily that is very easy to do!
And finally you’ll need the fun extras – cookie crumbs (make those yourself), coloured candy sprinkles, even crushed nuts. You could also have some melted chocolate in a color that contrasts your chocolate spread, or maybe just cinnamon sugar if you’re using dulce de leche.
Break your breadsticks in half.
Cover half of the broken breadstick with your delicious coating of choice.
Don’t eat it yet. (Should that have been step three)
Decorate your breadsticks. Get creative and have fun. I kept it pretty simple with just chocolate sauce, cookie crumbs and sprinkles, but your imagination is the only limit here.
Thanks Marie for sharing this delicious recipe!
Don’t forget to check out Marie’s other posts on her blog, justplainmarie.ca. Marie also wrote a fabulous cookbook, A Cabin Full of Food. If you’re looking for a cook from scratch type of recipe book, make sure to pick it up! I recommend the print version… I got her eBook initially, then realized I’d need the print book because there’s too much content to really read through easily in an eBook.
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Danielle Pientka is the sewing and DIY blogger behind DIYDanielle.com. She taught herself to sew in 2011 when she wanted to make cloth diapers for her first son. She’s been sewing everything from ecofriendly items to kids products to clothing since, as it has become a passion. She loves learning how to do new things and teaching others in the process. She hopes to inspire other moms to take time for themselves to find their own creative passion.
Danielle lives in Maryland with her three young sons and her husband, Brandon. In her spare time, she gardens, reads, horseback rides, and has a small homestead with goats and ducks. Visit her shop to buy patterns or her sewing eBooks. Subscribe to her newsletter to get blog updates, free patterns and other printables by clicking here.