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30 Junk Food Copycat Recipes

Ward off a snack attack with these homemade versions of junk food aisle favorites.

Inspired by: Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies

These easy cookies use only five ingredients and taste very similar to a store-bought cookie. Of course, everything's better from your own kitchen! —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

Inspired by: Totino's Pizza Rolls

This is my husband's version of store-bought pizza rolls, and our family loves them. Although they take some time to make, they freeze well. So when we're through, we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor for a long time! —Julie Gaines, Normal, Illinois

Inspired by: Nabisco Nilla Wafers

These buttery cookies bake up chewy and crispy at the same time. Sprinkle these vanilla wafers with colored sugar or leave them as-is. Their simplicity is beauty enough! —Edith MacBeath, Gaines, Pennsylvania

Inspired by: Hostess Apple Fruit Pie

When I was in high school, my best friend's mother baked mini apple pies every year. I was thrilled when she shared the recipe with me—it made me feel like I was finally an adult! —Katie Ferrier, Houston, Texas

Inspired by: Alexia Sweet Potato Fries

A local restaurant got me hooked on sweet potato fries. I started making them at home with different seasonings to match the taste. I'm thrilled with the results! —Jackie Gregston, Hallsville, Texas

Inspired by: Entenmann's Old-Fashion Donuts

These finger-licking good delicacies are so light and luscious, my family has always called them "angel food doughnuts." They're lovely at Christmas with a dusting of confectioners' sugar. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Inspired by: Planters Heat Peanuts

These crunchy peanuts have a caramel-like coating, and hot sauce gives them a touch of heat. They make a tasty snack any time of day. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Inspired by: Twix

Make them on Saturday and they'll be gone by Monday! These chocolate and caramel bars with a cracker crust are just that good. —Ally Billhorn, Wilton, Iowa

Inspired by: Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Fast Food Fries

Yes, you do want fries with that—especially these crispy, golden fries, full of garlic flavor and just a little bit of heat. —Steve Westphal, Wind Lake, Wisconsin

Inspired by: State Fair Classic Corn Dogs

One of the best parts of the many fairs and festivals in Indiana is the corn dogs! My family loves corn dogs, so I fix them fairly often at home. —Sally Denney, Warsaw, Indiana

Inspired by: Vanilla It's-It Ice Cream Sandwich

You'll discover why the treat is so popular in San Francisco. It's snack heaven...ice cream, delicious oatmeal cookies and a touch of chocolate. Swap out the vanilla for your favorite flavor, such as chocolate, caramel or cherry. — Jacyn Siebert, San Francisco, California

Inspired by: Dean's French Onion Dip

Once you taste this fabulous dip, you'll never go back to store-bought french onion dip. While it take a little longer to make, I promise it's worth every minute. —Kelly Gardner, Alton, Illinois

Inspired by: Rice Krispies Treats

A friend gave me this fresh take on traditional crispy treats. My husband loves them. —Anne Powers, Munford, Alabama

Inspired by: SuperPretzel

My husband, friends and family love these soft, chewy pretzels. Let your machine mix the dough, then all you have to do is shape and bake these fun snacks. —Sherry Peterson, Fort Collins, Colorado

Inspired by: Ore-Ida Bagel Bites

Garlic powder gives these speedy mini pizzas extra pizzazz. Not only are they a snap to put together, but best of all, the ingredient list is easy on your pocketbook. My husband loves them. And my toddler will soon enjoy them as an after-school treat. -Stephanie Klos-Kohr, Moline, Illinois

Inspired by: Pillsbury Toaster Strudel

Refrigerated crescent rolls let you make these fruit-filled pastries in a hurry. My family loves these turnovers for breakfast, but they’re so delicious, they’d be welcome any time of the day. Feel free to experiment with other pie fillings as well. —Elleen Oberrueter, Danbury, Iowa

Inspired by: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

I like using pretty mini muffin liners and topping these peanut butter cups with colored sprinkles to coordinate with the holiday we're celebrating. People can't believe how simple it is to make this irresistible candy with gooey, peanut butter centers. —LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota

Inspired by: Pagoda Crab Rangoon

When I'm dining out, crab rangoon is one of my go-to dishes. I decided to create a better-for-you version at home. —Emily Higgins, Wingdale, New York

Inspired by: Keebler Grasshopper Mint & Fudge Cookies

My friends often try to guess the ingredients, but I never tell them how simple they are to make. They taste just like the Girl Scout cookie, and they're perfect for Christmas and bake sales. —Jennifer Setser, Morgantown, Indiana

Inspired by: Orville Redenbacher's Caramel Popping Corn

My guests say they can't stop eating my caramel corn! For our basketball party I fix enough to fill a big red tin with our team's logo. The delectable syrup coats the popcorn well but isn't sticky. —Sharon Landeen, Tucson, Arizona

Inspired by: Hot Pockets

It’s easy to turn sloppy joes into hearty hot pocket snacks. I make the filling ahead and use refrigerated biscuits. I time them so they’re done baking just before kickoff. —Shelly Flye, Albion, Maine

Inspired by: Nabisco Oreos

These cookies freeze well, so it's easy to keep some on hand for last-minute munching. In summer, I often make them larger to use for ice cream sandwiches. —Mary Rempel, Altona, Manitoba

Inspired by: Chex Mix

This mildly seasoned snack mix is always a party favorite. Served warm from a slow cooker, the munchable mixture is very satisfying. —Dana Hughes, Gresham, Oregon

Inspired by: Quaker Chewy Granola Bars

These sweet peanut butter bars are perfect for breakfast, dessert or anytime as a quick snack. You can add raisins instead of chocolate chips if you prefer. —Helen Velichko, Kansas City, Missouri

Inspired by: Tostito's Salsa con Queso

This zesty dip is great for any get-together and allows me to spend more time with my guests. I always have requests to bring it when my husband and I attend parties. —Sally Hull, Homestead, Florida

Inspired by: Sara Lee Mini Eclairs

With creamy filling and fudgy frosting, this chocolate eclair recipe is extra special. —Jessica Campbell, Viola, Wisconsin

Inspired by: El Monterey Burritos

My cousin is of Mexican heritage, and I’ve watched her make this crunchy beef burrito recipe for years. The very first time I made them for my own family, they instantly became a favorite meal. They’re even better warmed up the next day in the microwave. —Debi Lane, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Inspired by: Keebler Sandies

Whenever Mother made these cookies, there never seemed to be enough! Even now when I make them, they disappear quickly. These melt-in-your mouth treats are great with a cold glass of milk or a steaming mug of hot chocolate. —Debbie Carlson, San Diego, California

Inspired by: Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes

Looking for a little something special to share with friends or family? Try these crunchy treats. They’re great with coffee or a glass of milk. —Peggy Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin

Inspired by: Hostess Cup Cakes

These moist chocolate cupcakes have a fun filling and shiny chocolate frosting that make them different from any other. They always disappear in a flash! —Kathy Kittell, Lenexa, Kansas

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