Kid recipes: DIY Fiesta food favorites

Mini chicken on a stick, corn on the cob in a cup, paletas by Molly O’Connell

Missing Fiesta food? We are, too. But junior chef Molly has you covered with a few Fiesta food faves for kids.

SAN ANTONIO – Missing chicken on a stick? How about corn in a cup? Junior chef Molly O’Connell has you covered with these tasty recipes.

Mini chicken on a stick

Tip: Use a rib of celery and toothpicks to display your mini chicken on a stick. (KSAT 2020)


• Frozen chicken nuggets

• Small pickles

• Nacho jalapenos

• Whole rib of celery

• Toothpicks


Bake the chicken as directed on package. Skewer each nugget on a toothpick, top with pickle or jalapeno. Poke toothpicks into a rib of celery. It has its own little holder!

Corn on a cob in a cup

A twist on corn in a cup. (KSAT 2020)


• Corn on the cob

• 1 tablespoon cream cheese for each ear of corn (mayo or sour cream will work, too)

• 1 tablespoon butter for each ear of corn

• Cotija cheese crumbles

• Lime wedges

• Tajin


Cut the ends of the corn on the cob, cut into two mini cobs and bake the corn at 425°F for 7 minutes.

Mix the cream cheese and butter together.

Place each corn cob in its own cup, top with cream cheese mixture, sprinkle on Cotija cheese and Tajin, then garnish the cup with a lime wedge.

Lime paletas

Easy-to-make Fiesta treat. (KSAT 2020)


• 1/4 cup lime juice

• 1/2 cup sparkling water

• 1/4 cup sugar


Blend ingredients in blender. Pour mixture into popsicle molds. Place in freezer overnight. Chill out and enjoy!


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About the Author:

Diana Winters is a San Antonio-area native, Emmy award-winning and GLAAD-nominated journalist and baker who loves the Alamo City. She is the executive producer of SA Live, creator of South Texas PRIDE and co-creator of Texas Eats.