It is no secret that we all get addicted to our favorite foods from restaurants and grocery stores. But sometimes it isn’t so easy for us to feed our addictions once we have them. Perhaps the food of our dreams is outside of our budget. Or maybe we’ve decided to make a lifestyle change that pushes our favorite foods off our diet.
Making your favorite foods at home with copycat recipes is usually cheaper than purchasing them elsewhere, and food made from scratch is almost always preferable to processed food full of preservatives.
And with copycat recipes, you can even support lifestyle choices. So if you are avoiding carbs, check out the Keto version of Buster Bars or the low carb version of Hostess cupcakes. And if you love chicken nuggets but can’t eat gluten, you’ll love the gluten-free version of Chick-Fil-A’s famous nuggets.
From Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole to the delight of a fresh Orange Julius, I’m betting you will love all of these copycat recipes contained in this list! Which one would you like to try first?
- Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole – Yellow Bliss Road
If your favorite reason for heading to Cracker Barrel is to indulge in mouthfuls of their cheesy Hashbrown Casserole, you need this copycat recipe in your life. You’ll get all the cheesy and oniony potatoes you can handle, plus a crunchy topping that really satisfies!
- Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones – Recipe Girl
The Pumpkin Scones at Starbucks are downright famous, and people wait all year until they are available again. If you get into the mood for pumpkin spice at the “wrong time of year”, now you can do something about it! (And we all know, there is NO SUCH THING as the “wrong time of year” when it comes to Pumpkin Scones.)
- Homemade Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts – Sally’s Baking Addiction
If you have a weakness for Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts but don’t like all the preservatives, you have to check this recipe out. These poptarts are totally from scratch, giving you even more amazing flavor without all those “extras” you don’t want.
- Starbucks Cafe Mocha – Copy Kat
There’s no doubt that Starbucks Cafe Mocha is delicious, but buying one every day can really make a dent in the budget. With this copycat recipe, you can make one anytime you want right in your own home. Of course, you won’t get the whole Starbucks experience this way, but nothing beats being your own barista!
- Copycat Starbucks Egg Bites – Recipe Girl
Those tempting Egg Bites at Starbucks can be hard to resist, but it’s so much more affordable if you make them at home. And with this copycat recipe, you can. Your family will thank you!
- Keto Buster Bars – DQ Copycat Recipe – All Day I Dream About Food
The keto diet is awesome, but giving up all the sugary treats can be a bummer. These Keto Buster Bars give you all that Dairy Queen pleasure without blowing your diet. This recipe isn’t simply a copy – it is a sanity-saving game changer!
- Homemade Oatmeal Creme Pies – Sally’s Baking Addiction
Snacks like Oatmeal Creme Pies are a huge temptation in the grocery store, but we all know that nothing beats the taste and quality of homemade. When you taste these mouth-watering homemade versions of the famous Lil Debbie snack, you’ll never want to buy them again!
- Copycat Taco Bell Meximelts – Yellow Bliss Road
Taco Bell is one of those places that is completely addictive. Unfortunately, they also tend to discontinue some favorite items a little too often, and one victim of this was the beloved Meximelt. But guess what? Now you can make your own at home! Take that, Taco Bell!
- Copycat Crunchwrap Supreme – Spend With Pennies
Another copycat recipe from Taco Bell, this Crunchwrap supreme is made from fresh ingredients at home. Your family will be singing your praises when you serve this for dinner!
- Copycat Hostess Cupcakes (Low Carb, Gluten-Free) – All Day I Dream About Food
Another one of those favorite snack sensations we all grew up on, Hostess cupcakes are amazing. This copycat recipe is even more amazing because these homemade cupcakes are low carb and dairy free!
- Copycat Chick-Fil-A Gluten Free (and Paleo) Chicken Nuggets – Almost Supermom
If your gluten-free diet has forced you to give up favorites like Chick-Fil-A chicken nuggets, you really need this recipe in your life. You’ll enjoy all the same juicy and flavorful chicken without the gluten (and other unhealthy stuff).
- Copycat Starbucks Vanilla Bean Scones – Recipe Girl
Like most things at Starbucks, those Vanilla Bean Scones are completely addictive. And when you make them at home with this copycat recipe, they somehow taste even better!
- Homemade Thin Mint Cookies – Sally’s Baking Addiction
Are you in serious need of some Thin Mint Cookies but it isn’t the right time of year? Make them at home! Just remember – when you can make them at home, there really is nothing to stop you from eating all the cookies – and then making even more!
- Copycat KFC Cole Slaw – Dessert Now Dinner Later
KFC Cole slaw is famous for a reason, and now you can make it at home. It will make the perfect side dish to your own fried chicken dinner!
- Creamy Dreamy Copycat Orange Julius – Yellow Bliss Road
It might be hard to believe that you can enjoy the sweet, creamy refreshing goodness of the Orange Julius at home, but with this recipe, you can. And just like that, you have beverages through the summer without needing to head to the mall!