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8 Viral TikTok Recipes We’ve Tried and Vetted

February 16, 2024
Courtesy of Rebecca Strong

If you love food and you’re active on TikTok, no doubt your “For You” page is loaded with recipes. With so many food trends originating on TikTok, it can be challenging to know which ones to try, and whether or not they really work. 

We took that step for you: We’ve tried and vetted some of the most viral TikTok recipes, and here are our honest favorites to add to your recipe rotation.

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1. Yogurt Bark

TikTok’s Viral Frozen Yogurt Bark

Katie Garrity / Clean Plates

This treat couldn’t be easier to prep, and it’s protein-rich, thanks to Greek yogurt.  All you have to do is mix Greek yogurt with vanilla extract and the sweetener of your choice, spread the mixture out on a baking sheet, and sprinkle with your favorite toppings (like berries, granola, and nut butter). Freeze it for four hours, then break into pieces and enjoy. It works as a snack or a healthy dessert.

Try this recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie.

2. Carrot Bacon

finished carrot bacon on a skillet


Plant-based eaters who miss bacon will love this recipe, in which carrots magically transform into the breakfast fave. To recreate the smoky and salty flavor of bacon, peel thin, flat ribbons of carrots and drop into a marinade of liquid smoke, paprika, onion, and garlic powder. Bake the slices for 6 minutes until you have a crunchy consistency. Munch on it as is, or add it to salads, sandwiches, or grain bowls. We were pleasantly surprised by this viral TikTok recipe – though we doubt most meat eaters will prefer this to the real thing. 

Try this recipe from Tabitha Brown.

3. Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap

tiktok chicken caesar salad wrap on a counter

Katie Garrity / Clean Plates

Here’s a protein-rich TikTok recipe that lets you take this classic salad on the go. With breaded chicken, crisp romaine lettuce, zesty Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese, and crunchy croutons, this wrap is the perfect combination of textures. Pro tip: Warm the tortillas before assembling your wrap for extra toasty flavor. 

Try this recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod.

4. Snickers Stuffed Dates

viral snicker date bites on a plate

Samantha Schwab / Clean Plates

Sometimes only a chocolate treat will do – and in those moments, this delicious and fiber-packed dessert is key. It’s no wonder this Snickers copycat was one of the most viral TikTok recipes in 2023. To make it, simply cut open a date, fill it with peanut butter, drizzle with dark chocolate, and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. It’s creamy, and caramelly (thanks to the dates), chocolatey, and salty – it hits all the notes. 

Try this recipe from Moribyan.

5. Baked Oats

finished ramekins of blended baked oats with cinnamon on top

Rebecca Strong / Clean Plates

Baked oatmeal has been trendy for a while now, and this version takes the popular fave and bumps it up by blending, giving you the texture of a cake. Plus, you can prep these mini versions in advance, then warm up and enjoy on busy weekday mornings. To make it: Mix oats, the milk of your choice, maple syrup, baking powder, a banana, salt, and an egg in a blender. Pour the batter into ramekins and bake until you achieve a soufflé-like texture. Even though these baked oats look impressive, we couldn’t believe how easy it was to replicate. With filling ingredients and fiber from the oats, you’ll remain satisfied through lunch. 

Try this recipe from Bellyfull.

6. Baked Salad

Rebecca Strong / Clean Plates

Add crispy chickpeas, shaved roasted Brussels sprouts, chicken, and herb-infused tahini sauce to romaine lettuce, and you’ve got TikTok’s trendy “baked salad.” There are many versions of these viral TikTok recipes, but this one, with baked chickpeas and brussel sprouts, is our favorite. Not only is this hearty salad warm and flavorful, but it also sneaks in a generous amount of fiber and protein. 

Try this recipe from Justine Doiron.

7. Sushi Bake

Sushi Bake

Pamela Vachon / Clean Plates

Leave it to TikTok food creators to turn something that’s usually cold and generally a restaurant favorite into a warm dish you can whip up at home. To make a “sushi bake,”  you combine ingredients like salmon and imitation crab with Sriracha, cream cheese, Japanese mayonnaise, and rice, then bake. Garnish with furikake, avocado, scallions, and even more Sriracha. It’s delicious right out of the oven, but we also keep leftovers in the fridge to enjoy cold on busy evenings when we might otherwise spend money on takeout.

Try this recipe from Alissa Nguyen.

8. Banana Bark

holding a piece of banana bark

Samantha Schwab / Clean Plates

An alternative to yogurt bark is banana bark, a chocolatey treat that’s ready in 40 minutes. It’s a classic combo of banana, peanuts, and dark chocolate, and though it feels like an indulgent dessert, it also offers some protein and fiber, and very little refined sugar.  To make it, spread sliced bananas on a baking sheet, drizzle with peanut butter, sprinkle with chopped peanuts, then top with melted dark chocolate and flaky sea salt. Freeze, then break into pieces. Pro tip: slice the bananas extra thin for the best consistency. 

Try this recipe from Chanel Eats GF.

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