As Seen on TV: 9 Cookbooks Based on Cartoons

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There are a number of cookbooks dedicated to the animated delicacies created on your favorite cartoons. Pick up these books and you'll eating like a 'toon in no time.


In every episode of Bob's Burgers, the titular character comes up with a new burger of the day. The punny titles range from "New Bacon-ings" to "The Fig-eta Bout It Burger." All the characters (mostly Mort and Teddy) really seem to enjoy Bob's food, and now you can make the burgers yourself with this extensive, packed-with-puns cookbook.

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These crime-fighting turtles scarf down a lot of pizza in their downtime, and now you can make pies inspired by the eating habits of Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, and Leonardo. All 65 recipes are by the pizza wiz behind the blog Thursday Night Pizza.

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3. POKEMON; $10

Make bento boxes fit to win a ribbon in a Pokemon Contest. You may not have any Ouran berries on hand, but this cookbook will walk you through how to make adorable food that looks like various monsters from the franchise.

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4. GARFIELD; $17

Mondays are the worst, but they're a little better with a home-cooked lasagna. You can find a recipe for that and many other Garfield-related treats with this Gooseberry Patch cookbook. There are 230 recipes to choose from, and even little quips from Jim Davis himself.

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Get ready to make bacon pancakes and lots of other dishes from the Land of Ooo. The official cookbook details how to make Soy People tofu, magic barbecue ribs, pink and fluffy cream puffs, and more.

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Spongebob is one of the best fry cooks in Bikini Bottom, but we will never get to try a Pretty Patty or Krusty Krab pizza. At the very least, children will enjoy this beginner's cookbook based on the cartoon. The recipes are geared toward 7 to 9 year olds who are just learning their way around the kitchen. All the recipes are meant to be at least a little healthy.

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7. FROZEN; $23

If the songs from Frozen are still somehow stuck in your head, you can hum them while making some wintry snacks from this recipe book. It even comes with cookie cutters shaped like Olaf and snowflakes.

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Like the Spongebob cookbook, this spiral-bound guide aims to get kids interested in cooking with the help of some classic cartoon characters. The 56-page book has plenty of easy recipes that kids love, like mac n' cheese, popcorn, and more.

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Be the hero of any party by making one of the themed dishes in this cookbook. Most of the options are normal foods that are then fashioned with the DC heroes' logos. Burgers get Superman's "S" shield, pizza gets Green Lantern's insignia, and cupcakes become Bat-Signals. To help you get the shapes right, the book comes with stencils and character cut-outs.

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