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Space is cool, which means the 50th anniversary of the moon landing this year is basically the coolest. While we may never actually visit that lunar landscape ourselves, we can take inspiration from the nighttime and the vast reaches of space through which more intrepid humans have traveled (okay, any excuse for dessert). Which is why we rounded up some of the best galaxy-inspired recipes on the web (okay, it was originally for the 2017 solar eclipse, but this is a fantastic excuse to revisit these stunning sweets).

If you’re not much of a baker, there are some drinkable options in this list too—or you could just pick up a pack of these limited edition marshmallow moon Oreos:

Oreo Marshmallow Moon Cookies, $2.98 at Walmart

The sandwich cookies you know and love with moon-themed patterns and purple marshmallow creme filling (because green cheese would just be weird).
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Should you want to tackle a far-out kitchen project, though, you could go super literal and make an adorable moon cake:

Or, you could pay homage to the moon landing and the tantalizing mysteries of space in the form of beautiful, dark blue and purple, galaxy-themed desserts. Scroll down to check them out!

Read More: The Best Space-Age Astronaut Food You Can Buy

Galaxy Color-Changing Lemonade Slushie

While we’re celebrating the moon, it is summer—aka, sunny and hot. Nothing is more refreshing in those conditions than lemonade. Throw in some crushed ice and magical color-changing butterfly pea extract and you’ve got a space-age thirst quencher that’s fitting for both occasions. Get the Galaxy Color-Changing Lemonade Slushie recipe.

Galaxy Bark

Even aliens need to get their chocolate fix. Just don’t bring this outside while the sun is out or it will melt all over you. Under cover of darkness, no one will see how much you can pack away, either. Get the Galaxy Bark recipe.

Galaxy Cupcakes

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If we were astronauts, these are the treats that we’d bring to the NASA bake-off. These or Milky Way cookies to keep things extra thematic. Get the Galaxy Cupcakes recipe.

Galaxy Brownies

Blast off with ooey, gooey, rich, and chewy bars that are not only rich in flavor, but also personality. Eat your heart out, unicorns. Get the Galaxy Brownies recipe.

Galaxy Popcorn

The moon landing is firmly entrenched in pop culture. This recipe should be firmly entrenched in popcorn culture. Or something like that. Get the Galaxy Popcorn recipe.

Galaxy Cake Roll

It’s not even the moon’s birthday, but you’re going to lick the icing off. Space Rihanna would be so proud. Get the Galaxy Cake Roll recipe.

Galaxy Latte

Stay up too late gazing at the moon (or watching “Apollo 13” again)? You’re going to need that mid-afternoon caffeine fix, and what better way to pay tribute to the historic anniversary than to make it a cosmic latte? Get the Galaxy Latte recipe.

Galaxy Doughnuts

A flavor and color combination so balanced and delicious, it’s out of this world. Plus, what else would you eat with your galaxy latte? Get the Galaxy Doughnuts recipe.

Galaxy Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for purple, pink, and blue ice cream. Try it with silver sprinkles that resemble stars—or a black chocolate magic shell topping to nod to the dark side of the moon. Get the Galaxy Ice Cream recipe.

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Joey is a NYC-based writer/editor, TV/radio personality, editor-at-large for Chowhound, author of "Basic Bitchen," and host of "Dish This." His work has been featured in outlets like Food & Wine, People, InStyle, Travel+Leisure, and BuzzFeed. Prior to a career in editorial, he served as the lead publicist for hit TLC shows like "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," "My Strange Addiction," and "My Crazy Obsession." In his spare time, he enjoys volleyball, visiting the beaches of Naples, Fla. (his hometown), worshipping Beyoncé, eating sour candy, writing depressing poetry, interior design, and perfecting his stand-up comedy routine. He's also been struck by lightning—quite the shocking experience.
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