Our Favorite Foodie Moments from TikTok

January 30, 2021
So Yummy

It’s no secret that we’ve spent a majority of the last year “bored in the house and in the house bored!” Since we’ve had spare time on our hands, we’ve logged more hours than we care to admit scrolling through TikTok. While we do love a new dance trend, our favorite category of TikTok is food hacks.

Foodies are constantly coming together on the app to share their tips and tricks for creating delicious dishes. So Yummy’s “For You Page” is filled with a wide range of food-inspired videos. Content creators are sharing both step-by-step recipe tutorials as well as the creative hacks they use to prepare their favorite treats. TikTok offers an infinite well of food hack knowledge just waiting to be explored.

That’s why we took the initiative to dive right in and test out a few of the app’s most viral food trends. We baked our own DIY Cheez-Its and Three Ingredient Samoa cookies, which were both delish! We also had a blast slicing up a cake with wine glasses and burning happy faces into our toast.

Take advantage of everything we’ve learned from spending too much time on TikTok. We’ve included example TikTok videos alongside our own recipes/ instructions, so you can try out all the foodie fun for yourself!

Happy Face Toast

@sonjaissakainenPut on a happy face ☺️🍞 #happytoast #toastface♬ Put on a Happy Face – Dick Van Dyke & Janet Leigh

 

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 1 serving

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 slice bread, (works best with plain white bread)

 

Directions: 

  1. Using your fingers, press a smiley face design into the bread.
  2. Place into the toaster, toast, and enjoy!

 

“Tortilla Hack”… but Pie!

@simplefood4youHad to try this🤩#tortillatrend#trend#tiktoktrend#trending#recipe#cooking#foodie#foodtiktok#mat#food#fördig#fördigsverige#fyp♬ Baby Work It – Your Favourite Garçon

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Total Time: 35 minutes 

Difficulty: Easy 
Yields: 2 mug cake 

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 store bought pie crust
  • Assorted store bought pie fillings (we used berry, pumpkin, blueberry, and apple — one heaping spoonful of each)
  • 1 tablespoon egg wash
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sugar

 

Directions: 

  1. Using a store bought pie crust, lay a heaping spoonful of pie filling into each of the four “corners” of the dough, making sure to leave a bit of space on the edges. In between the first and fourth fillings, slice a line halfway down the center of the dough.
  2. Carefully, fold the first filling over the second. Second over the third. And third over the fourth. Once your dough is in a triangular shape, crimp the edge, brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with sugar. Slice 3 small slits in the top for steam to escape.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until crust is a deep golden brown, and filling is bubbling. Let cool slightly, slice in half, and enjoy warm!

 

Wine Glass Cake Cutting

@brittonbee🌷 #ColorCustomizer #cake #wineglasscakecutter #picnic #aesthetic #glasscake #strawberrychocolate♬ original sound – stella

 

Prep Time: 5 minutes 
Total Time: 5 minutes 

Difficulty: Easy 
Yields: 6-12 servings, depending on size of cake

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cake
  • Wine glasses

 

Directions:

  1. Give each guest a wine glass, and one-by-one, press it carefully into the cake to fill the cup!

 

Scissor Flower Cookies

@spoonbgo

#toktoksun #fyp #toktoksun #foryoupage #cookie #flowercookie #baking

♬ High Hopes – Panic! At The Disco

 

Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Total Time: 10 minutes 

Difficulty: Easy 
Yields: 12 cookies

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 box store bought sugar cookie dough, prepared according to directions
  • Sanding sugar, optional

 

Directions: 

  1. Taking a ball of store bought cookie dough rolled in sanding sugar, cut the ball in half and half again. Then cut each segment in half one additional time to create a “flower” shape.
  2. Flip dough over, flatten gently with hand, and shape “petals” to make each even. Bake as directed on your box of store bought dough and enjoy!

 

Instant Blueberry “Ice Cream”

@smexylexi711frozen blueberries + milk and stir = blueberry ice cream #xyzbca #fyp♬ juless – anastazia’s edits💓

 

Prep Time: 5 minutes 
Total Time: 1 hour

Difficulty: Easy 
Yields: 1 serving  

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, (optional)

 

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, pour frozen blueberries. Cover with milk (and sugar, if desired) and let sit for 2-4 minutes, until milk has frozen slightly around the berries.
  2. Stir with a spoon to separate chunks as a “slushie” consistency forms. If milk is still liquidy, allow to sit for 30 seconds and stir again.
  3. Repeat until all of milk is frozen.
  4. Scoop and enjoy!

 

2-Ingredient Oreo Mug Cake

@eitanWatch “Quarantined Qooking” On Instagram -> @EITAN #lifeathome #coronavirus #coronatime #cooking #recipe #quarantined #oreos #cake #mugcake #food #yum♬ original sound – Eitan Bernath

 

Prep Time: 5 minutes 
Total Time: 5 minutes 

Difficulty: Easy 
Yields: 1 mug cake 

 

Ingredients:

  • 8-10 Oreos, enough to fill your mug
  • Milk, enough to fill your mug halfway

 

Directions:

  1. Add Oreos to a mug. Pour to cover halfway with milk. Using a fork, smash and stir the Oreos until a cake batter-like consistency forms.
  2. If batter seems too thin, add another Oreo. If batter seems too thick, add a splash more milk, (the recipe is very forgiving!)
  3. Microwave for 60-75 seconds, until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream, if desired, and enjoy warm!

 

Easiest Egg Sandwich

@foodnetworkFood Network agrees… the viral egg sandwich lives up to the hype. #fyp #foryoupage #eggsandwhich #minitutorials #snackbreak #learnfromme♬ Rise and Shine – Tiagz

 

Prep Time: 5 minutes 
Total Time: 10 minutes 

Difficulty: Easy 
Yields: 1 egg sandwich  

 

Ingredients: 

  • 3 eggs
  • Two slices bread
  • Fillings of your choice (we used cheese, avocado, and tomato)
  • Salt and pepper

 

Directions: 

  1. Into a preheated, well-oiled or buttered pan, pour 3 scrambled raw eggs. Once the eggs have cooked for a few seconds, take each slice of bread, dip in the raw egg, and flip to the other side. Set onto the egg and allow to cook.
  2. Once cooked, carefully flip the eggs and bread over. Fold in the left and right sides onto the bread, top with cheese and desired toppings, and fold one slice of bread onto the other to form a sandwich.
  3. Season with salt and pepper, slice in half, and dig in.

 

DIY Cheez-Its

@jacquegotmeatThx for 275k followers‼️ Will this cheez-It hack get me to 300k?? #cheezit #cheezits #PajamaJam #cheesy #foodhacks #snacks #trending #cooking #cheese♬ Dancing in My Room – 347aidan

 

Prep Time: 5 minutes 
Total Time: 30 minutes 

Difficulty: Easy 
Yields: 32 Cheez-Its  

 

Ingredients: 

  • 8 slices cheese, (we used white cheddar)
  • Salt, a pinch
  • Thyme, a pinch (if desired)

 

Directions: 

  1. Layer slices of cheese on top of one another and slice into four pieces, to form smaller squares. Lay onto a parchment lined sheet and season with salt & thyme.
  2. Bake the Cheez-Its at 275 degrees F for 25 minutes, until golden brown and crisp.

 

3-Ingredient Samoas

@sweatininpinkAnyone else miss Girl Scout cookies? #healthy #vegan #cookies #girlscoutcookies #samoas #newfitfeelin #favoritememory #getfit #tiktokrecipe♬ Up Beat (Married Life) – Kenyi

 

Prep Time: 15 minutes 
Total Time: 40 minutes 

Difficulty: Easy 
Yields: 12-14 cookies

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 ripe banana
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup melted chocolate

 

Directions: 

  1. Mash one ripe banana with coconut until “batter” forms. Scoop dollops onto parchment lined baking sheet, and flatten with your hand or the back of a measuring cup until flat and round. Then, using your finger, create a hole in the center.
  2. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown — (or longer, if you want chewier and darker cookies.) Cool and drizzle with melted chocolate. Dip the bottoms too, for the true “Samoa” treatment!

 

 

Loaf Cake Slicing Hack

@suziihomeYeğenlerim isterse 🌸 İnsta 🌿 @suziihome #bisküvilipasta #pastatarifleri #mozaik♬ Shakle Habetek – Hamada Nashawaty

 

Prep Time: 0 minutes 
Total Time: 1 minute

Difficulty: Easy 
Yields: 1 slice 

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 loaf cake

 

Directions: 

  1. Using a sharp knife, slice loaf on alternating diagonals until you reach the end. Tip each edge piece onto its side with the tip of your knife, for dramatic effect!