Celebrate the State Fair
Craving State Fair season? The live music, the rides, the food? Just because it's not fair season, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the festivities entirely. From corn dogs to Sweet Martha’s® famous cookies, Cub has your end-of-summer-cravings covered.
How to Celebrate State Fair Season at Home
While the end of summer looks a bit different this year than it has in the past, there’s no reason to miss out on the flavors of the fair. With the right ingredients, you’ll be able to create serve-on-a-stick favorites right from your own home. From delicious corn dogs to cool Jonny® Pops, everything tastes better when it’s on a stick.
Mini Donuts on a Stick
Cub’s fresh-from-the-bakery mini donuts taste great by themselves, but they’re way more fun to eat when served on a stick! Stack them on a bamboo skewer for a fun treat or take them to the next level with decorations. Start by making a simple icing of 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1-2 teaspoons of milk, mixed in a small bowl until fully combined. Dip your mini donuts in the icing, then move them to a cookie sheet. Decorate them in sprinkles, then let them dry before serving them up on a stick. For a chocolatey twist, add a tablespoon of cocoa powder and an extra teaspoon of milk to the icing to create chocolate frosting!
If you look up “state fair” in the dictionary, we wouldn’t be surprised if a picture of a corn dog showed up. Visit the freezer section of your local Cub and pick up a box of State Fair Classic Corn Dogs to fully celebrate State Fair Season. Don’t forget to grab some Heinz Ketchup & Mustard too!
Grilled Corn on a Stick
An iconic Midwest treat, it just wouldn’t be summer without grilled corn. If you’re serving this local favorite to your family, cut the cobs in half rather than grilling whole—this way they cook faster and little hands can hold them more easily. Just like at the fair, don’t forget to dip the grilled corn into melted butter before chowing down.
Sweet Martha’s® Cookies on a Stick
The Minnesota fairgrounds are home to Sweet Martha’s world-famous chocolate chip cookies. This year, cookies you crave are available all year round at Cub—pick up a bag of ready-to-bake cookie dough from the freezer aisle! Give these chocolate chip cookies a fair-themed upgrade by serving them on a stick. Insert a wooden popsicle stick into each ball of dough before baking, then bake as instructed on the packaging. Once completely cool, dip each cookie into melted chocolate or frosting before decorating in sprinkles.
Pickle Dog Skewers
What do you get when you wrap pickles in cream cheese and salami? You get a snack that you won’t be able to put down! To make this weirdly wonderful treat, pick up a package of sliced salami, a tub of cream cheese spread and some dill pickles from your Cub store. Spread a thick layer of cream cheese on a slice of salami, then wrap it around a pickle. Cut into slices and stack on a skewer. Be sure to make extra—these pickle dog skewers will go quickly!
Beat the heat with this sweet treat that’s served on a stick! Jonny Pops are made from fresh cream and come in flavors that everyone will enjoy. From Old-Fashioned Root Beer Float to Pineapple & Coconut, each creamy bite is a divine way to say farewell to summer.