9 Recycling Tricks For Desserts

A fabulous dinner party isn't fully a success without an equally fantastic dessert to round off the meal. But instead of making a classic dessert like pudding, ice cream, or a plain old sheet cake, you should try something new! Each of these 9 recipes is not only a perfect dessert, but also a real surprise thanks to its unique prep method. Your guests will love them all!

1. Raspberry & Cream Surprise

Life is full of tasks that aren't always fun, whether it's clearing out the basement, doing your tax return, cleaning out the gutters, or washing the car. Sometimes after that kind of work, you absolutely need to kick back and reward yourself. Or perhaps you know another hard worker in need of a sweet treat? Either way, surprise them (or indulge yourself!) with this extraordinary dessert! Get the full recipe here.

2. Bubble Wrap Cake

We hate to burst your bubble, but you need to be strong. For this recipe, you'll need a strip of bubble wrap and a fair amount of will power. Now, now, children — if you can resist the urge to pop those inviting little bubbles, the results will be worth it in the end. That's because the bubble wrap gives this delicious cake its wonderfully eye-catching design, so keep your mitts to yourself! But once the cake is finished, you can pop away until your heart's content! Get the full recipe here.

3. Giant Candy Bar

Who doesn't like candy? Well, lots of people, but in that case, it means even more for those of us who do. Particularly when you make something like this: the giant candy bar. It's also makes a great sweet treat fit for any child's birthday. Because who's ever seen a candy bar that size on their dining room table?! Get the full recipe here.

4. Chocolate Egg Surprise

Why make your chocolate cake in the same old boring cake pan? Kick things up a notch and make them in a shape that no one has ever seen before. An oval cake sure would be something new, eh? And these chocolate eggs can be enjoyed all year long, not just at Easter! Get the full recipe here.

5. Ice Cream Surprise

It's sometimes said we take the first bite of a dish with our eyes. That's especially true with this recipe, which uses a clever visual trick to reveal the true dessert in very surprising way. The leftover chocolate brownie with caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream also makes a great dessert and you certainly shouldn't let it go to waste, even without a chocolate dome. Get the full recipe here.

6. Mini Fruit Pies

When it comes to desserts, there's nothing more classic than a good old-fashioned pie. Apple may be the most popular, but there are plenty of other sweet fruit variations that have just as much potential to excite your taste buds. To make this delicious dessert even easier to enjoy, we've created a mini version so you can hold the whole thing in your hand and savor every last crumb of yumminess! Get the full recipe here.

7. Mini Unicorn Cheesecake

These delicious mini cheesecakes are special for a variety of reasons! They're much more colorful than ordinary treats, the unicorn theme is perfect for any kid's birthday cake or 80s or 90s throwback party, it's a no-bake cake recipe, and perhaps best of all, you don't need any special pan or fancy mold to make these desserts come to life — all you need is an everyday can. How can this possibly be, you might ask? It's magic! Get the full recipe here.

8. Coca-Cola Bottle Cake

When something looks great, it usually tastes even better. Anyone who wants to show off at their next party can surprise their guests with the following optical illusion. The coca-cola bottle cake not only looks fabulous, it tastes as good as it looks — and it's perfect party fun for young and old alike! Get the full recipe here.

9. Giant Kinder Bueno Bar

There are probably days when you don’t want to pay attention to what you eat — you just want something sweet, and preferably a lot of it. On such days, this is the perfect dessert! So go ahead and treat yourself to this dreamy, creamy Nutella decadence that will melt in your mouth. Admittedly, this cool treat may not be the healthiest dessert out there, but one thing’s for sure: it will leave you happy and satisfied! Get the full recipe here.

Who would have ever thought that you can actually put your recycling tips to good use when preparing recipes? If anything, it just goes to show that things are never boring in the kitchen, so have fun trying these cooking hacks out!



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