17 Junk Food Aisle Copycat Recipes

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

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Inspired By: Chips Ahoy Cookies

“My dad, Art Winter, would tuck some of these cookies in the care packages he and my mom sent to me when I was in college.” —Art Winter, Trumbull, Connecticut

Get the recipe for Dad’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Inspired By: Honey Maid Graham Crackers

“The way my boys eat them, I would spend a fortune on honey graham crackers at the grocery store. So I decided to make a homemade version that is less processed—and less expensive. These are wonderful, although they still don’t last long.” —Crystal Jo Bruns, Iliff, Colorado

Get the recipe for Homemade Honey Grahams.

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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

Get the recipe for Easy Oatmeal Cream Pies.

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Inspired by: Nabisco Nilla Wafers

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

Get the recipe for Vanilla Wafer Cookies.

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Inspired by: Planters Heat Peanuts

“With a caramel-like coating and a touch of heat from the hot sauce, these crunchy peanuts make a tasty anytime snack.” —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Get the recipe for Sweet & Spicy Peanuts.

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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

Get the recipe for Chocolate Caramel Cracker Bars.

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Inspired by: Rice Krispies Treats

“A friend shared with me this fresh take on traditional crispy treats. My husband loves them, and I feel so efficient with their quick prep time.” —Anne Powers, Munford, Alabama
Get the recipe for White Chocolate Cereal Bars.

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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

Get the recipe for Quick Cherry Turnovers.

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Inspired by: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

“I like using pretty mini muffin liners and topping these homemade peanut butter cups with coloured 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. This is how to make homemade peanut butter cups.” —LaVonne Hegland, St. Michael, Minnesota

Get the recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter Cups.

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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

Get the recipe for Courtside Caramel Corn.

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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

Get the recipe for Meaty Sloppy Joe Pockets.

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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

Get the recipe for Quick Chocolate Sandwich Cookies.

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Inspired by: Chex Mix

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

Get the recipe for Slow Cooker Party Mix.

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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

Get the recipe for Granola Cereal Bars.

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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

Get the recipe for Nacho Salsa Dip.

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Inspired by: Sara Lee Mini Eclairs

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

Get the recipe for Chocolate Eclairs.

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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

Get the recipe for Cream-Filled Cupcakes.

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