Make These 10 Animal Cracker Desserts, You Unicorn You (Recipes)

Make These 10 Animal Cracker Desserts, You Unicorn You (Recipes)

April 18 is a very important moment! It is National Animal Cracker Day! What to do with animal crackers? Between finishing filing your taxes (am I the only one who left them until the last minute? Yeah? Hmm…) and just enjoying Tasty Tuesday, the week definitely calls for something sweet. So why not pick up your favorite bag or box of animal crackers or those delightfully sweet frosted circus cookies and go wild with some exciting new ways to enjoy your favorite sweet snack? Some recipes using animal crackers. Let's do it.

1. Homemade Animal Crackers

Homemade Animal Crackers

Let's start with the basics, shall we? There's not a thing wrong with a classic box of animal crackers, but if you want to DIY it, it's pretty simple, and it's got to taste amazing.

2. Lemon Cheesecake

Lemon Cheesecake

This sweet yet tart cheesecake is absolutely phenomenal with a crust made out of animal crackers dessert, while the thick lemon curd topping (feel free to use store-bought if you want to save on time) will absolutely rock your socks off with its bold flavor.

3. Circus Animal Cookie Blondies

Circus Animal Cookie Blondies

Brownies are great. Blondies are just as wonderful -- better, some say. You know what's even more stupendous? Mixing Circus Cookie chunks right into the batter. Don't blame me if you get hooked.

4. Chocolate-Covered Animal Cookies

Chocolate-Covered Animal Cookies

They are a bit like Circus Animals, but chocolate, and you can adjust them to your taste, if, for example, you love sweet milk chocolate or prefer bitter dark chocolate. Plus they have that delicious homemade vibe, so everybody wins.

5. Circus Animal Cookie Ice Cream Birthday Milkshake

Circus Animal Cookie Ice Cream Birthday Milkshake

This is so easy! All you need are three ingredients, a blender and a few minutes of your time. If you're as much of a boozy milkshake fiend as I am, you'll want to dump in a hearty glug of whipped cream vodka. Trust.

6. Circus Animal Cookie Dough Truffle Bars

Circus Animal Cookie Dough Truffle Bars

WHOA WHOA WHOA. Hold it. Is this real life? It IS, my friends. It is. You can absolutely enjoy these fudgy white chocolate cookie treats any time that you want, because they are that easy to whip up.

7. Coney Island Cheesecake

Coney Island Cheesecake

Prepare yourself for the amazingness that is this crust! Animal crackers, sugar cones and salty, roasted peanuts get crushed up and mixed with butter, but that's debatably not even the most exciting part. Guess what else is in this beauty? Smooth, melted ice cream, fun colorful sprinkles and COTTON CANDY WHIPPED CREAM. Yes, I said it. It's real. It's. All. Real.

8. Frosted Circus Animal Cookie Butter

Frosted Circus Animal Cookie Butter

Seriously, this is so stupidly easy, but it's incredibly luscious. All you do is pulse these cookies in a food processor with a bit of oil until they form a smooth, creamy paste. And then you eat it on EVERYTHING.

9. After School Snack Cookies

After School Snack Cookies

All your favorite snacks mixed into one, for a harmonious blend of sweet, salty and crunchy that you can only get when you mix up chocolate chips, toasted coconut, potato chips and animal cracker pieces. Wow, I never would have thought of that!

10. Lucky Rainbow Bark

Lucky Rainbow Bark

This delightfully sweet, crunchy white chocolate/Lucky Charms/Circus Animal Cookie bark is as rainbowy as it gets. You'll feel like a unicorn princess eating it.