'Eat The Rainbow,' They Said. 'It Will Be Fun,' They Said.

And these "made-ya-smile" recipes prove exactly how fun this trend continues to be.

sprinkles hard candy lollipops

sprinkles hard candy lollipops

Hard Candy Lollipops: This project is a glimmering, shimmering rainbow of colors and flavors that is super fun for kids and adults to do together… And, it’s educational! Here are some hypothesis to ponder while working on your family sugar rush: How is hard candy made? Do different colors and/or of candy melt at different rates? How does the look and taste of different colors of candy change when melted together?

Photo by: Jackie Alpers

Jackie Alpers

"Eat the rainbow" has taken on a whole new meaning — it's not just about making sure your plate is filled with vibrant veggies (or, err, Skittles?). Everything from bagels to lattes are magically getting the rainbow treatment, and we're not mad about it. But you may be wondering when the rainbow blur is going to fade from your Instagram feed.

Seems like this trend is certainly not going to lose its luster anytime soon. And since it's here to stay, we highly recommend you lean into the hues and try one of these fun, colorful creations yourself.

Food Network Kitchen’s Rainbow Bundt Cake.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Somewhere over the rainbow bundt cake is a whole bunch of colored coconut flakes, and it's absolutely delicious.

Food photgrapher and writere

Food photgrapher and writere

You will need: a parchment-lined baking sheet, hard candy in a rainbow of colors, oven-safe lollipop molds, like these stainless steel molds from Get Suckered, and oven-safe (non-plastic) sticks. We used 6” long sticks, 3” molds. Insert the sticks into the molds before adding the candy and make sure that the molds lie flat against the baking sheets in order to minimize the amount of melted candy that leaks out around the edges. All of the following examples were baked at 350 degrees for approximately 5 minutes unless otherwise noted. Be careful because the candy and molds are hot and adult supervision may be required and be sure to let the candy cool completely before removing the molds.

Photo by: Jackie Alpers

Jackie Alpers

I'm a sucker for a colorful lollipop. This "pop"ular rainbow treat is the perfect DIY to do with kids.

Openers_ Cookmarks_ and Unicorn Bark

Openers_ Cookmarks_ and Unicorn Bark

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RYAN DAUSCH

All that glitters isn’t gold — but it just might be unicorn-esque. Candy melts swirl into a sweet treat that is sure to stand out at your next party (unicorns are not meant to fit in, after all). Place these shards of deliciousness into cellophane bags and tie with a bow to create a truly magical party favor.

Photo by: Jackie Alpers ©Copyright 2012 Jackie Alpers - All rights reserved

Jackie Alpers, Copyright 2012 Jackie Alpers - All rights reserved

Layers... we all have 'em. And so does this cake! Sifting the dry ingredients together helps to keep them light, while six different hues of food coloring make them jazzy. When you cut into this cake your guests are sure to be color-struck.

FNK BIRTHDAY PANCAKES Food Network Kitchen Food Network Heavy Cream, Maple Syrup, Cream Cheese, Vanilla Extract, Kosher Salt, Allpurpose Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Fine Salt, Milk, Unsalted Butter, Confetti Sprinkles, Eggs, Whipped Cream

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Birthdays and confetti go together like rainbows and unicorns — perfectly! If it’s your birthday (or half-birthday, or friends birthday, maybe even your dog's birthday?) and you really want to treat yo’ self, start your special day with these indulgent pancakes drizzled with cream cheese frosting.

Food Network Kitchen’s Tie Dye Cheesecake.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

If unicorns were able to make cheesecake (and if, you know, they actually existed) it looking something like this. A classic cheesecake is transformed using just a bit of food coloring and a wooden skewer to create an impressive tie-dye effect.

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FNK_ConfettiGooeyButterCake_H

Food Network Kitchen’s Confetti Gooey Butter Cake for W-Q4 2017 New FNK, as seen on Food Network.

Photo by: Renee Comet

Renee Comet

If you’re going to be magical you need to be able to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. This gooey vanilla butter cake is made using a white box cake mix. When topped with a cream cheese filling and lots of colorful sprinkles you end up with a dish that is anything but vanilla.

Easter Cake Decorated with Peeps and Jelly Beans

Easter Cake Decorated with Peeps and Jelly Beans

This cake decorated with Peeps is perfect for spring entertaining. Food Photography, Ideas and Recipes By Jackie Alpers for Food Network.

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Jackie Alpers, 2015,Television FoodNetwork, G.P.All Rights Reserved

Food Network digital contributor Jackie Alpers knows how to please the peeps. While there's no refraction or dispersion of light involved in the making of this rainbow cake, it is sure to catch everyone's eye. Make your favorite cake and decorate using these vibrant marshmallow treats.

SUNNY’S CEREAL CONFETTI COOKIES Sunny Anderson Food Network Unsalted Butter, Sugar, Eggs, Almond Extract, Flour, Baking Powder, Kosher Salt, Milk, Multicolored Puffed Rice Cereal (like Fruity Pebbles)

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Sunny Anderson is one smart cookie! These confetti cookies have a crispy surprise in the form of multi-colored puffed rice cereal. Add the cereal into the batter by hand at the end of the mixing process to ensure that your cereal stays in all its colorful glory.

Rainbow salad is displayed during an episode about rainbow foods to brighten your day, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen Sink, Season 1.

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Jason DeCrow, 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

The colorful arrangement of each component creates a presentation that will have everyone going back for more veggies. Rainbow foods have that effect on people.

Food Network Kitchen’s Colorful Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

We are on a roll with these colorful dishes. Summer rolls are the perfect way to display pretty veggies, like these thinly sliced beets and peppers.

You won’t be missing the sprinkles (okay, maybe just a little...) when you eat Nancy Fuller’s roasted vegetables with a balsamic glaze. The glaze is added after the rainbow vegetables have cooked, and is the perfect finishing touch.

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