Complimentary snacks on airplanes sound so exciting, but usually they’re just tiny little mediocre snacks that aren’t very helpful in curbing your hunger. But just because they don’t fill you up on the plane, doesn’t mean they can’t fill you up later. Save your airplane snacks for when you reach your destination, and re-purpose them by adding them to these delicious, more gourmet desserts.

1. Pretzels – Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles


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Repurpose your airplane pretzels and turn them into these amazing chocolate peanut butter truffles. You can make them for a snack or save them for dessert. Either way, you won’t be sorry. Recipe here.

2. Cookies – Deconstructed Ice Cream Sandwich Milkshake


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Ohhh yeah. Save your airplane cookies and turn them into an awesome topping for a nostalgic cookies n’ creme milkshake. You’ll be so impressed with how good it tastes. Get your shake on.

3. Peanuts – Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Cake


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Wowza. Your airplane peanuts will make the perfect crunchy and nutty topping to the peanut butter buttercream frosting atop this decadent dessert. Make it like this.

4. Muffins – Fudge-Filled Cupcakes With Nutella Frosting


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Turn your packaged muffin from your plane ride into a fudge-filled cupcake. Just use the muffin as the cupcake and everything else remains the same. Recipe here.

5. Animal Crackers – Homemade Frosted Animal Cookies


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Re-purpose the animal crackers from the airplane into this great throwback snack. Dip them in your ice cream or re-purpose them even further and turn them into one of these sweets you can make from frosted animal crackers.