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6 Homemade "Junk Food" Favorites

Get your fix for childhood cravings with deliciously nostalgic recipes that, when made from scratch, are hardly "junk."

Cakey, Cream-Filled Goodness

Whether you're a vanilla, chocolate, or berry person, there's something for everyone.

Pop(ular) Tarts

With icing or without? Toasted or not? Make 'em any which way you want with these recipes.

The Candy Aisle

For those times when it's either chocolate-covered, or nothing at all.

Host-esque Pies

Perfect when you've only got one hand available to do your pie eatin'. (Try these with cherry filling too!)

Sandwich Cookies

The only thing better than one cookie is two, with icing holding them together.

Salty Snacks

Beware that the standard rule applies: you can never eat just one.

Mar. 31, 2012 12:51 pm
These " copy cat" recipes ( Twinkies, Hostess Cupcakes, etc) are so identical that the only thing missing is the sealed cellophane wrapper & the box ! They are so close in taste, texture & look.
Apr. 16, 2012 12:17 pm
Amazing find. I have a 13 year old daughter who is starting to become interested in cooking and baking. These recipes are going to give us lots to do together this summer!
May 2, 2012 10:18 pm
Over the last couple years I have been working to get the processed junk food out of our diets. These recipes will be perfect to try out on my family. Thank you!
May 2, 2012 10:20 pm
Over the last couple years I have been working to get the processed junk food out of our diets. These recipes will be perfect to try out on my family. Thank you!
May 26, 2012 9:42 pm
I'm not sure how good these recipes are in weaning us off processed food when they call for ingredients that are processed to begin with, such as cake mixes and whipped toppings. All the cake mixes I've ever seen have hydrogenated fats and highly processed ingredients. I'd rather see recipes that used whole food ingredients. Just my two cents.
Jun. 1, 2012 4:47 pm
KATSINTHEKITCHEN, I agree! Looks yummy, but the recipes I've seen have cake mixes and such in the ingredients, which was very disappointing.
Jun. 5, 2012 12:01 pm
so make them without mixes please add to the postive actions have fun with your kids while they are there
Jul. 21, 2012 11:50 am
There are many non-mix cake recipes out there that would substitute well for the boxed mixes in these...
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