Make These 8 Fun Earth Day Desserts (Recipes)

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By Cooking Panda

Happy Earth Day!

The pro-conservation holiday falls on April 22, and it’s important that you are ready for the occasion.

One way that you can cut down on your carbon footprint is by being mindful of food waste. Americans waste tons and tons of food every day, so it’s important to take steps to make sure that you’re eating what you buy.

The EPA recommends planning your grocery store trips and sticking to your list (which should be full of stuff you know you’ll use and you’re planning to include in a recipe) and freezing what you can: Bread, sliced fruit and meat usually freeze pretty well. Eat your leftovers and keep track of what food you have in your fridge so that you can shop there first!

If you want to make a delectable sweet treat for Earth Day, how about one of these adorable earth day desserts:

1. Earth Cake with Rock Candy Core

It’s globe-shaped, cakey and sort of stratified, but most important, the center is packed full of chocolate pebbles. Adorable!

2. Layers of Earth Cupcakes

How cute are these cupcakes? They’re not too hard to make, either, so you can score tons of extra points with whomever you serve them to.

3. Minty Green Milkshakes

There is a wide variety of options here, so pick your favorite. If you want, you can even drizzle or rim your glass with something blue, like blueberry jam, to get the full spectrum of earthy colors in there.

4. Earth Day Cake Pops

Cake pops are always a great choice for desserts, because they tend to be a lot easier than some other baked goods, and the single-serving portions are convenient — plus these are easy to decorate, since you just dip them into blue candy and then add some green blotches.

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5. Earth Day Cupcakes

The secret to these luscious, festive cupcakes is even simpler than you might think: All you need to do is mix up two bowls of different colored batter and spoon them together into your baking cups. They look so stunning!

6. Frog Pond Cookie Cups

Cookies AND candy, all in one fun dessert? No way!

7. Oreo Cheesecake Dirt Cups

Sure, maybe everyone has tried the regular dirt cups with chocolate pudding, gummy worms and crushed Oreos (and those really never go out of style), but why not spend an extra minute and whip up something a little more unique and exciting by adding this easy cheesecake filling? It’s delicious!

8. Rainbow Pretzel Butterflies

These are the perfect treats to make with your little ones. Plus, they’ll love the fruit roll-ups that taste sweet and give the butterflies their colorful wings.

Featured Photo Credit: Amelia Sommer/FlickrTags: Earth Day, earth day desserts, Earth Day recipes, easy desserts, Kid Recipes, weekend desserts
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