YA Inspired Recipes


YA Inspired Recipes

I have this thing where whenever I read about a character eating food, I immediately am ravenous and MUST have whatever it is they are eating. Because of this, I decided to start putting together some recipe cards for some of my favorite reads.
I hope to make more of these in the future, so if there’s a particular meal, snack or dish that you read in a YA novel and wanted to try, by all means, let me know in the comments!

1.) Balthazar’s Madly Delicious Bear Claws

Note from Megan Shepherd: When I first started receiving invitations to speak at book clubs, I had no idea how delicious the meetings would be! Many book club members I’ve talked to enjoy preparing a meal or snacks for the discussion, and I wanted to share this recipe for The Madman’s Daughter “Madly Delicious” Bear Paw chocolate cookies. I recommend serving them with traditional English tea.
Bear Paws recipe via @EpicReads

1.) Queen Elisa’s Coconut Scones

The Girl of Fire and Thorns is chock full of tasty treats. Honey and fig cakes, jerboa soup, pudding. . . it all sounds so delicious and I totally get why Elisa surrounds herself with these delicacies. (Click here to view recipe card in a larger size.)
Coconut Scones Recipe - Inspired by THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson
Recipe via – This recipe was actually inspired by The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson!

2.) Dauntless Cake

All we know about this cake is that it is chocolate and Four is obsessed with it and all Divergent fans should be eating it when reading Allegiant this fall. (Click here to view the recipe card in a larger size.)
Chocolate "Dauntless" Cake Recipe - Inspired by DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth
This recipe is from

3.) “Perry’s Berries” Pie

Remember that scene in Under the Never Sky when Perry teaches Aria how to tell if berries are poisonous? Consider this mixed berry pie a salute to that sexy scene. (Click here to view the recipe card at a larger size.)
Mixed Perry Pie Recipe - Inspired by UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi
This recipe comes from

4.) Not Bad Poutine

Mel can’t stop talking about food in How to Be Bad and it is because of this book that we now know about the classic Canadian dish of fries, gravy and cheese curds. As Mel says, “‘No, it’s amazing, trust me. The most fattening thing in the world, but worth every calorie.'” I trust you Mel, I trust you. (Click here to view this recipe card at a larger size.)
Canadian Poutine Recipe - Inspired by the teen book HOW TO BE BAD
Recipe via

What other dishes would you like to see for the next recipe roundup?


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