25 Copycat Recipes and Cookbook Giveaway

Certain foods like Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls, Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars, and Girl Scout Thin Mints, I just adore.

Rather than being dependent on going to mall for my fix, waiting for seasonally-available items to come around, or over-paying for storebought, I came up with at-home, copycat versions of the real thing.

Included are 25 of my Favorite Copycat and Knock-Off Recipes, as well as some fun DIY recipes, such as making your own vanilla extract or peanut butter that save money and taste far better than storebought.

25 Copycat, Knock-Off & DIY Recipes averiecooks.com

1. Cranberry Bliss Bars – Starbucks Copycat Recipe and the reader feedback on these has been extremely positive

Cranberry Bliss Bars {Starbucks Copycat Recipe} averiecooks.com

2. Overnight Buttermilk Soft and Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls – My ode to Cinnabons, and I prefer these to the real thing

Overnight Buttermilk Soft and Fluffy Cinnamon Rolls averiecooks.com

3. Peanut Chewy Payday Bars

Peanut Chewy Payday Bars averiecooks.com

4. Old-Fashioned Butter Mints (no-bake, gluten-free)

Old-Fashioned Butter Mints (no-bake, gluten-free) averiecooks.com

5. Homemade Little Debbie Star Crunch (no-bake)

Homemade Little Debbie Star Crunch (no-bake) averiecooks.com

6. Soft Buttery One Hour Pretzels (vegan) – Faster and easier than going to the mall for Auntie Anne’s or Wetzels Pretzels

Soft Buttery One Hour Pretzels (vegan) - Auntie Anne's Copycat Recipe averiecooks.com

7. Ritz Cracker-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups (No-Bake, Vegan) – I like adding crackers for added crunch along with salty-and-sweet, or try this recipe for classic Peanut Butter Cups (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)

Ritz Cracker Stuffed Peanut Butter Cups (No-Bake, Vegan) averiecooks.com

8. Outback Steakhouse Wheat Bread (vegan) – Copycat Recipe for the soft, brown bread many steakhouses like Longhorn and Outback serve. I don’t eat steak but I do love this bread

Outback Steakhouse Wheat Bread (vegan) - Copycat Recipe averiecooks.com

9. Twinkies

Homemade Twinkies averiecooks.com

10. Baked Vanilla Donuts with Vanilla Glaze – The baked version of a Krispy Kreme

Baked Vanilla Donuts with Vanilla Glaze - The baked version of a Krispy Kreme averiecooks.com

11. Butterfinger Bars (No Bake, Vegan & GF options) – Make in less than 5 minutes in the microwave

Butterfinger Bars (No Bake, Vegan & GF options) - Make in less than 5 minutes in the microwave averiecooks.com

12. Homemade Baileys Irish Cream – Make in the blender in 1 minute

Homemade Baileys Irish Cream - Make in 1 minute averiecooks.com

13. Homemade Cinnamon-Sugar Graham Crackers

Homemade Cinnamon Sugar Graham Crackers averiecooks.com

14. Samoas Bars (Vegan & GF options) – The flavors of the Girl Scout classic cookies combined in easy-to-make bars rather than fussy, layered,  multi-step cookies

Samoas Bars (Vegan & GF options) averiecooks.com

15. Chocolate Turtles (No-Bake, Vegan, GF) – Raw, Vegan, 3 Ingredients, 10 minutes

Chocolate Turtles (No-Bake, Vegan, GF) - Raw, Vegan, 3 Ingredients, 10 minutes  averiecooks.com

16. Homemade Vanilla Extract (vegan, GF) – A truly work-free recipe. Just wait it out

Homemade Vanilla Extract (vegan, GF) averiecooks.com

17. Homemade Ginger Ale (vegan, GF)

Homemade Ginger Ale (vegan, GF) averiecooks.com

18. 10-Minute Homemade Hot Fudge (GF)

10-Minute Homemade Hot Fudge averiecooks.com

19. Homemade Peanut Butter (vegan, GF) – Make in minutes in your food processor. Once you try homemade, you’ll never want storebought

Homemade Peanut Butter in 10 Minutes (Vegan Option, GF) averiecooks.com

20. Homemade Cookie Butter (vegan, GF) – Very similar to Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter or Biscoff spread

Homemade Cookie Butter (vegan, GF) averiecooks.com

21. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (no-bake, vegan, GF) – Better than Quaker Chewy Granola Bars and ready in minutes

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars (No-Bake, Vegan, GF) averiecooks.com

22. Hot Pepper Jelly (vegan, GF) – Like the Trader Joe’s Hot Pepper Jelly, which is sometimes only seasonally available

Hot Pepper Jelly (vegan, GF) averiecook.com

23. Pumpkin Spice Latte (vegan, GF) – Starbucks Copycat Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Latte (vegan, GF) - Starbucks Copycat Recipe averiecooks.com

24. Orange Push-Up Smoothie (GF, can be kept vegan) – Tastes like an Orange Push-Up, in smoothie form

Orange Push-Up Smoothie (GF, can be kept vegan) - Tastes like an Orange Push-Up, in smoothie form averiecooks.com

25. Thin Mints (vegan, no-bake) – Make in minutes and they’re a dead-ringer for the original

Thin Mints (vegan, no-bake) - Make in minutes and they're a dead-ringer for the original averiecooks.com

Classic Snacks Made from Scratch: 70 Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Brand-Name Treats by Casey Barber showcased 70 scrumptiously salty-and-sweet recipes, plus mouth-watering full-color photos, so you can have your childhood cake and eat it, too.

Having the fun and satisfaction of making them yourself with all-natural ingredients so they taste more delicious than the brand-name originals. This book faithfully reproduces beloved snacks and nostalgic vending machine classics like:

*Nutter Butters®
*Nacho Cheese Doritos®
*Funyuns®
*Klondike® Bars
*Animal Crackers
*Creamsicles®
*Sour Patch™ Kids
*Cinnamon Pop Tarts®

25 Copycat, Knock-Off & DIY Recipes averiecooks.com

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165 comments on “25 Copycat Recipes and Cookbook Giveaway”

  1. I LOVE all your copycat recipes!!! I’ve been wanting to try those thin mints for awhile!

  2. Is that a picture of Goldfish?! I would love to make those at home!

  3. My grandmothers baked rice with cinnamon

  4. Popcorn balls!

  5. I’ve always wanted to make my own soft pretzels!

  6. this book looks so fun!!!!!! >8-P

  7. Wheat thins

  8. I would love to make homemade graham crackers. I pinned your recipe a few weeks ago but haven’t had the chance to try it yet.

  9. I love the brown bread from Cheesecake Factory…maybe similar to the steakhouse bread?

  10. I’d love to try soft pretzels

  11. Ding Dongs!!

  12. I would love to recreate goldfish!

  13. I want to recreate Starbucks pumpkin loaf – maybe a healthier version? It is soooo good!

  14. I have been wanting to make your pretzels for a very long time!

  15. I would love to recreate triscuit crackers in any flavor I’m addicted to them !

  16. PaPa Johns breadsticks

  17. Those recipes look amazing!

    Slightly healthier versions of Twix or Snickers.

  18. Honey graham crackers

  19. Annie’s pretzels…just like at the mall! mmm.

  20. My mother served me Yodels every lunch in grade school. I adored the dark chocolate coating and the rolled center. Just remembering Yodels makes my heart warm

  21. SO much win! Love me some copycat recipes because like you said, what you make at home always tastes better!

  22. I miss White Alpine chocolate bars that used to be on the shelves. I don’t know what was in them, for sure, but I loved them! I’m sure a magician like you, Averie, could figure it out. I’m a follower in the food department, and I love following you!

  23. Definitely oreos.

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