172 Best YouTube Challenges And YouTube Challenge Ideas

YouTube Challenges are a fun way to spice up your YouTube channel.

What’s better than the thrill of competition, the joy of completing something new, or just having some fun and sharing it with your viewers.

The best part about these YouTube challenges is that you can do them with friends, family, and some you could even do by yourself.

I’ve put together the most comprehensive list of the best YouTube challenge ideas so you can join in on the action and try some for yourself.

Let’s dive into them.

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Some of the most popular YouTube challenges you can do on YouTube are food-related challenges.

There are tons of them to choose from, some can be done alone, some can be done with your partner or friends, and some can even be done in groups.

Below you’ll find the best food-related YouTube challenges you can do. #

And we’re starting off with one of the most popular.

1. Ghost Pepper Challenge

The ghost pepper is one of the hottest peppers/chilis in the world and has been touted as the new great frontier in spicy food.

If you think you can handle the burn, then maybe this is the challenge for you.

Otherwise, start small and work your way up before taking on this beast of a pepper.

2. Smoothie Challenge

The smoothie challenge is a challenge that can go either way for you. Either you end up with a delicious treat, or you may need to reach for a bucket.

Here, you take a certain number of ingredients, half should be tasty, while the other half should be quite disgusting. You then write each ingredient on a piece of paper and then mix them up in a bowl or hat.

Players then pick random ingredients from the bowl to put into a blender for their smoothie.

To complete the challenge, all you need to do is drink the smoothie. Which doesn’t sound too bad right? That is until you start mixing tomato sauce with marmite.

This isn’t recommended for those with an easily upset stomach.

3. Bean Boozled Challenge

The Bean Boozled challenge is a fun YouTube challenge for just about everyone, but probably even more so for Harry Potter fans. As you may have guessed, this is a challenge based on eating different flavored jelly beans that are based on the flavors from the Harry Potter books/films.

All you need to do this challenge is the Bean Boozled Jelly Beans Box (available here), where you will encounter 10 tasty beans and 10 look-alike beans of wild and weird flavors.

4. The Cinnamon Challenge

The cinnamon challenge is a classic that you have probably heard of.

It involves taking a spoonful of ground cinnamon and trying to eat it in under 60 seconds without drinking anything.

More often than not it ends in a big cloud of cinnamon and participants searching for something to drink.

Be careful when doing the cinnamon challenge because of the risk of choking.

5. Chubby Bunny Challenge

Another YouTube classic is the Chubby Bunny challenge.

The goal of this challenge is quite simple, take turns putting marshmallows in your mouth and trying to say “Chubby Bunny”. If you can say it, then put another marshmallow in your mouth and continue until you can’t say it anymore.

The winner is the one with the most marshmallows.

Again, like the cinnamon challenge before, be careful of the choking hazard here.

6. Eat It or Wear It Challenge

The eat it or wear it challenge can get very messy. With this challenge, you put a variety of different foods in opaque bags so that you cannot tell what’s inside, then each bag gets a number.

Participants then take turns choosing bags (or going numerically). You have to eat whatever is in your bag and if you don’t want to eat it, then you have to wear it.

The winner is the person that “wears” the least.

7. Pizza Challenge

The pizza challenge involves hiding different ingredients in opaque bags again.

Participants then choose bags randomly and create their own pizza.

Then the real challenge is eating the masterpiece.

8. Exploding Watermelon

The exploding watermelon challenge is definitely something for you to do outside.

It all starts with a regular watermelon and then lots of elastic bands.

You then put elastic bands on and the last one to put an elastic band on is in for a big surprise when it explodes.

9. Ice Cream Taste Test

With the ice cream challenge, all you need to do is gather a bunch of different flavored ice creams and then blind test them.

If you can guess the right flavors, you win.

Up the challenge and get someone else to buy the different flavors, or create your own ice cream with interesting flavors.

10. Tin Can Challenge

The tin can challenge is another blind tasting challenge.

In this one, it’s quite easy to get set up. All you need to do is head to the store, purchase some food in tin cans and then remove the labels.

Now mix everything up and each participant takes turns trying out random tins.

11. Baby Food Challenge

The baby food challenge is another quick and easy challenge for you to take on.

Here you can head to the store again to purchase baby food, or you can get a mixed pack delivered (like this one on Amazon).

This is another challenge that you can either do with multiple people or by yourself.

12. McDonald’s Roulette Challenge

McDonald’s roulette is a fun way to spice up your next trip to McDonald’s.

All you have to do is head to the drive-through and order the exact same as the car in front of you.

Who knows what you’ll get, maybe a meal for a large family, or just a McFlurry, but that’s all a part of the fun.

13. 10.000 Calories Challenge

This is no mean feat considering the daily average calory intake for women and men is between 2,000 and 2,500 calories.

Eating 4 or 5 times this amount in one sitting really will be a challenge.

You can spice this up by focusing on a specific food, color, or give yourself a time limit.

Whatever you choose to do, make sure to do this in moderation and don’t try these challenges very often as it can then be very bad for your health.

14. Big Meal Challenge

The big meal challenge is another one you can attempt, but not quite at the scale of the 10,000 calorie challenge.

If you can’t quite handle the larger calorie challenge, then have a go at the big meal challenge.

15. Hungry Hippo Challenge

The hungry hippo challenge involves you trying to gobble up as much candy (like jelly beans, smarties, skittles, etc.) as you can in a set time.

As you go, you put the candy you can gather with your mouth into a cup, and at the end, the one with the most candy in their cup wins.

16. Brand Name vs. Generic Brand Challenge

Can you differentiate between brand-name foods or generic brands? This challenge tests your taste buds and adds an interesting twist to your video when the generic brand is preferred over the (often more expensive) name brands.

17. Extremely Sour Candy Challenge

Can you handle the sourest of candies? Then this is the challenge for you.

It’s quite simple, turn on the camera and try eating the sourest candy you can find.

18. What’s In My Mouth Challenge

The what’s in my mouth challenge is a fun challenge for pairs or couples.

One person is blindfolded and the other person places an assortment of food (although sometimes also objects) into the person’s mouth.

It’s quite a simple game to start as all you really need is a blindfold (no cheating!), and can yield some funny spontaneous moments on your YouTube channel.

19. Pancake Art Challenge

This challenge has been popularized by Collins Key, but you don’t have to go to the extreme lengths that they go to on his channel.

This is a rather self-explanatory challenge, it’s a battle of who can make the best picture by just using pancake batter and frying.

You can make this challenge more interesting and your artwork more colorful by also using food coloring in different squeeze bottles with batter, so you effectively start painting in the frying pan (or hot plate).

20. Saltine Challenge

A classic among YouTube challenges is the saltine challenge. Here you have 60 seconds to eat 6 saltine crackers without drinking anything in between.

While it can seem simple at first, these crackers dry out your mouth almost instantly and make swallowing so many crackers in under a minute a real challenge, much like the cinnamon challenge.

Like the cinnamon challenge as well, be careful with this challenge due to the risk of choking.

21. Whipped Cream Challenge

The whipped cream challenge involves you placing a dollop of whipped cream on the top of your first with your arm extended. With your other arm, you smack your arm in the middle causing the whipped cream to fly into the air, and ideally, you then catch it with your mouth.

I say ideally because it is a challenge after all and it’s quite a laugh where it ends up falling.

Alternatively, you can get the Pie Face Game and risk getting a faceful of whipped cream if luck is not on your side. Either way, both versions are great in groups.

22. Korean Spicy Noodle Challenge

Korean noodles are infamous for packing a punch when it comes to hotness, but if you can handle the heat, this may be the next challenge you do.

The winner(s) are those that can finish their meal. Alternatively, if the heat wasn’t punishment enough, you can include that losers get a cracked raw egg on their head.

23. Haribo Sugarless Gummy Bear Challenge

Haribo gummy bears are a sweet and sugary treat most of the time, but some people have reported the sugarless gummy bears to cause a rather upset stomach that leaves you spending some quality time with your toilet.

To add to it and really test if these gummy bears can give you the runs, this challenge involves eating a 5-pound bag of the German confectionery company sugar-free bears.

24. Massive Ice Cream Sundae Challenge

Do you have a sweet tooth for ice cream? This challenge is sure to push even it to the limit.

The massive ice cream sundae challenge involves eating a massive ice cream sundae. I know, rather self-explanatory, but how much is massive?

Try 10.000 calories.

For perspective, 1 pound of ice cream has approximately 950 calories, so this challenge involves eating over 10 pounds of ice cream!

This is definitely a challenge you’re not recommended to do very often, and maybe even rope in some friends.

25. 10.000 Calorie Fruit Challenge

If you’re not in the mood for brain freeze from the massive ice-cream sundae challenge, try doing it with a variety of fruit.

You can put together a tasty fruit basket, and have a feast, but it will be a challenge to eat it all.

26. $100 Team Burger Challenge

This is another tasty challenge that involves eating as much as possible.

This challenge can be done at a number of steakhouses around the country (or from the comfort of your own home) and generally involves eating a massive burger (and sides) within a short time period.

If you manage, the meal is on the house (or whatever you decide at home, like loser has to do the washing up).

In most steakhouses, this can be done as one person, or as a group, and the burger size is around 10lbs!

27. Letting XYZ Decide What I Eat Challenge

This is a fun challenge that can lead you to try new foods you never thought of trying.

You can let someone you know decide on what you eat, or if you’re in a restaurant, let the waiter decide on your order, etc.

28. Mystery Drink Challenge

The mystery drink challenge involves concealing various drinks with contestants not knowing what they’re drinking.

You can either go with a variety of different flavors and see if participants can guess what they are.

Or you can do the far more entertaining version that involves a drink that tastes good, and then others of varying disgustingness.

29. Only Using One Color To Cook Challenge

This one is fairly simple to understand, but can be a real challenge in practice.

Can you cook up something tasty using only one color?

30. Healthy vs Junk Food Challenge

Depending on what type of food you like to eat, this challenge could be quite simple or a real difficulty for you.

The healthy vs junk food challenge pairs two or more people against each other for a time period where they can only eat healthy food or junk food.

Sure, the healthy food might not be as tasty as the junk food, but you’ll definitely feel a whole lot better than your junk-food-eating competitor!

31. Bite, Lick, or Nothing Food Challenge

32. Candy Challenge

33. SQUID GAME Honeycomb Candy Challenge

34. Red Food vs Yellow Food Challenge

35. Superhero Food Art Challenge

36. World’s Stinkiest Fish Challenge

37. Eating Only One Color of Food For 24 Hours Challenge

38. Going To The Worst Rated Place Challenge

39. Going To The Best Rated Place Challenge

40. Don’t Wipe Your Mouth Challenge

41. Sour vs Sweet Challenge

42. Let The Person In Front Of You Decide What You Eat

43. Brain Freeze Challenge

44. Popsicle Challenge

45. Coffee Challenge

46. Chicken Nugget/Burger Challenge

47. Gummy Food vs Real Food Challenge

48. Spicy vs Extremely Spicy Food Challenge

24 Hours YouTube Challenge Ideas

Spending 24 hours doing something, in particular, can be a challenge in and of itself, but these challenges take this to a whole new level.

Can you spend 24 hours in a weird place, or doing a weird/boring activity, or maybe trying some strange food.

If you’re looking for a challenge that requires endurance, check out the best YouTube challenges that take at least a day to complete.

49. 24 Hour Whisper Challenge

50. 24 Hours in a Tent Challenge

51. 24 Hour Bathroom Challenge

52. Only Eat Gas Station Food For 24 Hours

53. Only Eat Weird Shaped Food For 24 Hours Challenge

54. Eating Food From XYZ (Country) For 24 Hours

55. Swap Diet With Your Grandma For 24 Hours

56. Ignoring Your Partner For 24 Hours

57. 24 Hours In One Location Challenge

58. Swap Diet With Your Kids For 24 Hours

59. Overnight Survival Challenge

60. 24 Hour Handcuff Challenge

61. Say No To Everything for 24 Hours

62. Say Yes To Everything for 24 Hours

63. Living In Your Car For 24 Hours

64. Living In Your Bathtub For 24 Hours

65. Listen To An Annoying Song For 24 Hours Challenge

66. Speaking In a Different Language For 24 Hours

67. Last To Leave The Room Challenge

68. Last To Leave The Circle Challenge

69. Last to Leave The XYZ Challenge

70. Last To Stand Up Challenge

71. Day In The Life Challenge

Try Not To… YouTube Challenges

These YouTube challenges are all about practicing self-control.

Can you hold yourself back while watching/listening to some of the best videos and songs?

Test yourself and your friends with some of these challenges.

72. Try Not To Laugh Challenge

73. Try Not To Get Mad Challenge

74. Try Not to Sing Challenge

75. Try To Keep Singing Challenge

76. Try To Keep Dancing Challenge

77. Try Not To Make a Sound Challenge

78. Try Not to Say Wow Challenge

79. Try Not to Get Anxiety Challenge

80. Try Not To Get Uncomfortable Challenge

81. Try Not To Get Scared Challenge

82. Try Not To Dance Challenge

Couples YouTube Challenge Ideas

83. Not My Legs Challenge

84. Touch My Body

85. Chapstick Challenge

86. Boyfriend/Girlfriend Picks My Outfit

87. Boyfriend/Girlfriend Does My Makeup

88. Yoga Challenge

89. The Mouth To Mouth Challenge

90. Shopping For Your Boyfriend At Girly Stores Challenge

91. Remove Clothing Mystery Wheel

92. Who Knows Me Better Challenge

93. Extreme Couple vs Couple Challenge

94. Not my Arms

Partner or Group YouTube Challenges

95. The Disney Challenge

96. The Whisper Challenge

97. Innuendo Bingo

98. Heads Up Challenge

99. Water Bomb Challenge

100. Shock Ball Challenge

101. Potato Carving Challenge

102. Pinhead Balloon Challenge

103. Q-Tip Dart Challenge

104. What’s That Smell Challenge

105. Obey The Cards Challenge

106. The Pause Challenge

107. Condom Challenge

108. Guess The Film Challenge

109. Guess The Song Challenge

110. Guess The Video Game Song Challenge

111. Guess The YouTuber Challenge

112. Riff-Off Challenge

113. Tiny Hands Challenge

114. Singing Gargle Challenge

115. Egg Roulette Challenge

116. Internet Slang Challenge

117. Say Anything

118. Accent Challenge

119. 7 Second Challenge

120. Cotton Ball Challenge

121. Floor Is Lava Challenge

122. Speech Jammer Challenge

123. Backward Word Challenge

128. Duct Tape Challenge

129. The Dizzy Challenge

130. What’s In The Box Challenge

131. Who Wore It Better Challenge

132. Coin Toss Dare Challenge

133. Making My Sister Ugly Challenge

134. Mute Challenge

135. Math Dance Challenge

136. Never Have I Ever

137. Truth Or Dare Challenge

138. Spin The Mystery Wheel Challenge

139. The No-Look Challenge

140. Making Ugly Clothes Cute Challenge (Thrift Shop Flip)

141. Best Friend Challenge

142. Mom vs Dad Outfit Challenge

143. Two Truths, One Lie

144. Truth Or Drink

145. Extreme Waxing Challenge

146. Sing Anything Challenge

147. Dunk Hat Challenge

148. No Thumbs Challenge

More YouTube Challenge Ideas

149. Mannequin Challenge

150. Speed Drawing

151. Lego Challenge

152. Blindfolded Drawing Challenge

153. Blindfolded Makeup Challenge

154. Roast Yourself Challenge

155. Water Bottle Flip Challenge

156. Bottle Cap Challenge

157. Good Thing Challenge

158. Drive-Thru Costume Challenge

159. Things Only 1% of People Can Do

160. Crazy Soccer Challenge

161. Speed Dance Challenge

162. No Mirror Makeup Challenge

163. Don’t Look Away Challenge

164. 30 Drawings For 30 Days Challenge

165. Going Out In Public Dressed As a Celebrity Challenge

166. Recreate Famous Instagram Pictures

167. Let Strangers Buy Your Outfit

168. No Internet Challenge

169. 5-Min DIY Challenge

170. Do a Tough Challenge in a Videogame

171. Dollar Store DIY Challenge

172. 100 Layers Challenge

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Final Thoughts on YouTube Challenge Ideas

YouTube Challenges can be tons of fun, and they’re often easy to set up.

As you can see, with over 170 YouTube challenges to choose from, there is plenty to do and plenty of ways to provide entertaining content to your viewers.

If you need help thinking about YouTube Challenge Ideas or if you want some additional ideas for your own challenges, I hope this article has helped!

Let me know what creative YouTube Challenge Ideas will pop into your head next.