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    I Tried 11 Viral TikTok Food And Drink Hacks To See What Actually Works

    Those copycat McNuggets went viral for a reason...

    I'm going to be totally honest with you: I really don't understand TikTok! In fact, nothing makes me feel more like an old, washed up Millennial than hearing the young Gen Z'ers on the TikTok accounts.

    I always though TikTok was just for dancing, but it turns out it's the place to go these days for the hottest new food and drink trends (hello, dalgona coffee). So I did a deep dive into the world of TikTok and found a handful of food-related tricks I just had to try for myself.

    But first, a quick note. Most TikTok videos don't include precise ingredient measurements. I guessed the quantities to the best of my ability, and while they probably aren't perfect, I've included them in some recipes below in case you're interested in trying any of these at home.

    Copycat McDonalds' McNuggets

    What you'll need:

    Ingredients for copycat McNuggets on a countertop including flour, egg, chicken breasts, cornstarch, and spices.

    How to make it:

    The result: 🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗/🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗

    Two-Ingredient Microwave Oreo Cake

    @salt_to_taste

    Oreo Mug-cake. very simple and delicious. try it once and give your feedbacks. Keep smiling 😃

    ♬ original sound - Salt to taste

    What you'll need:

    A handful of Oreo cookies submerged in milk in a mug.

    How to make it:

    The result: 🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪/🍪🍪🍪🍪🍪

    Mini Pancake Cereal

    @melanie_locke

    i’m telling u guys 10/10 recommend!! might even beat normal pancakes ##pancakecereal

    ♬ Day in Paris by llusion - ash_the_dragon

    What you'll need:

    Bisquick pancake mix, milk, and an egg for making batter.

    How to make it:

    The result: 🥞🥞/🥞🥞🥞🥞🥞

    A bowl of mini pancake cereal topped with a slice of butter and a drizzle of maple syrup.

    One-Pan Breakfast Sandwich

    What you'll need:

    How to make it:

    The final breakfast sandwich getting crispy in a skillet.

    The result: 🍳🍳🍳🍳🍳/🍳🍳🍳🍳🍳

    Hands holding a cheesy bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich sliced in half.

    What you'll need:

    A bowl of sliced mangos and a mango White Claw in the background.

    How to make it:

    The result: 🥭🥭🥭🥭/🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭

    Two glasses of the mango White Claw slushy.

    The Easiest Way To Peel a Mango

    What you'll need:

    A knife, a whole mango, and a drinking glass on a wooden countertop.

    How to do it:

    The result: 🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭/🥭🥭🥭🥭🥭

    A drinking glass filled with peeled mango slices, ready to eat.

    Fluffy Japanese-Style Pancakes

    @newt

    Fluffy Pancakes hit different doe 🥞😳🥞👌🏼😋 ##fyp ##foryou

    ♬ original sound - newt120

    What you'll need:

    Ingredients for Japanese fluffy pancakes on a countertop including milk, sugar, eggs, flour, vanilla, butter, vegetable oil.

    How to make them:

    The result: 🥞🥞🥞🥞/🥞🥞🥞🥞🥞

    A plate of fluffy Japanese-style pancakes topped with powdered sugar, a drizzle of maple syrup, and sliced strawberries on the side.

    What you'll need:

    A bottle of Tito's vodka, frozen raspberries, a bottle of lemonade, and ice cube molds on a countertop.

    How to make it:

    The result: 🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋/🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋

    Three-Ingredient Crème Brûlée

    What you'll need:

    The ingredients

    How to make it:

    The result: 🍮🍮🍮/🍮🍮🍮🍮🍮

    Two ramekins filled with the crème brûlée mixture on a countertop.

    Flamin' Hot Cheeto Mozzarella Sticks

    @tinathrillz

    How to make hot cheeto mozzarella sticks##fyp ##food

    ♬ original sound - killtina

    What you'll need:

    Ingredients for Cheeto-crusted mozzarella sticks on a countertop

    How to make them:

    Crushed up Cheetos on a plate with two spice jars containing smoked paprika and crushed red pepper.

    The result: 🧀🧀🧀🧀🧀/🧀🧀🧀🧀🧀

    A cheese pull of a Cheeto-crusted mozzarella stick.

    The Quickest Way To De-Stem Leafy Herbs

    @foodies

    Tiktok teaches me more than school. ##foodies (via @anet_shevchenko )

    ♬ Tears of Gold - Faouzia

    What you'll need:

    A box grater and cilantro on a wooden countertop.

    How to do it:

    A handful of cilantro with its stems thread through a box grater.

    The result: 🥬🥬/🥬🥬🥬🥬🥬

    And with that, I might finally be able to get behind this whole TikTok thing.