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Dessert for Dinner?

By Allison Kane

Highlights 4Cs

Curious, Creative, Caring, and Confident™
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Give your family a puzzling dessert with these sweet foods styled to look savory. Have each family member guess what each food is made of before they take a bite. Who correctly guessed the most ingredients?
puzzling food

Surprise your friends and family with these secretly sweet treats.

Apple “Fries”

Sprinkle apple sticks with cinnamon sugar.

Strawberry Jam “Ketchup”

Make your own or use your favorite jar.

Cookie “Burgers”

  • Sesame seeds (Brush on a dab of honey to make them stick.) 

  • Vanilla wafers 

  • Coconut flakes (Shake up the flakes with a few drops of food coloring in a sealed sandwich bag.) 

  • Red and yellow icing 

  • Chocolate-covered mint cookie

Fruit “Cole Slaw”

Mix cantaloupe, apple, and plum sticks with a dab of vanilla yogurt.

From Highlights magazine