Once you’ve made fruit powder (get the recipe in my post on fruit powder), the next logical step is learning how to make pixy stix (a.k.a. pixie sticks). Homemade pixy stix are straws filled with fruit powder and sugar (I’ll suggest a proportion, but it’s ultimately your call on how much sugar you choose to add).
Making your own pixy stix gives you several clear advantages over store-bought pixy stix:
- You control the sugar amount. You could even use artificial sweeteners if you prefer.
- You control the flavor. You can make pixy stix in any fruit flavor or combination of flavors that you like. The ones shown above are strawberry rhubarb.
- By using cute paper straws, your pixy stix can match your party decor.
How to Make Pixy Stix
I’m certainly not the first to make homemade pixy stix. You can find another tutorial over on Love & Olive Oil which she adapted from a recipe on NPR. Mine have the distinction of being strawberry rhubarb flavored and, of course, they’ll soon be gracing a cupcake with their presence.