Classic Snacks Made from Scratch: 70 Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Brand-Name Treats

Classic Snacks Made from Scratch: 70 Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Brand-Name Treats

by Casey Barber

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A cream-filled chocolate cupcake for dessert. Caramel popcorn while watching a movie. An ice cream sandwich on a hot summer day. What could be better than indulging in your favorite guilty pleasures? 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®
•Klondike® Bars
•Animals Crackers
•Sour Patch™ Kids
•Cinnamon Pop Tarts®

Wouldn’t it be nice if junk food wasn’t full of junk? This book answers that dilemma by serving up recipes for delicious, preservative-free treats made with the good, old-fashioned ingredients—flour, sugar and butter. With 70 scrumptiously salty and sweet recipes, plus mouth-watering full-color photos, this book shows you how you can have your childhood cake and eat it too. And don’t forget to share your original creations. Whether it’s for a kid’s birthday party, a movie night with the family or a fun night with friends, the recipes in this book are fun for all occasions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612431536
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 12/21/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,043,548
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Casey Barber is a freelance food writer, recipe developer and editor of Good. Food. Stories., a growing online magazine focusing on food from a storyteller’s perspective. Her work has also appeared in Serious Eats, ReadyMade, Gourmet Live, DRAFT, Time Out New York, iVillage, and other print and online publications.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Introduction 9

Useful Tools and Ingredents 10

Cookies 14

Nutter Butters 16

Fudge Stripes 18

Oreos 21

Mallomars 23

Mint Milanos 26

Animal Crackers 29

Graham Crackers 30

Oatmeal Crème Pies 32

Cakey Treats 34

Entenmann's Donuts 36

Tastykake Butterscotch Krimpets 38

Tastykake Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes 40

Hostess Chocolate Cupcakes 43

Hostess Orange Cupcakes 45

Twinkies 49

Sno-Balls 52

Raspberry Zingers 55

Devil Dogs 58

Cheesy Snacks 60

Cheez-Its 62

Goldfish Crackers 65

Nacho Cheese Doritos 67

Nacho Cheese Combos 68

Cheetos 71

Cheese Popcorn 73

Cheddar-Peanut Butter Crackers 74

Salty Snacks 76

Fritos 78

Cool Ranch Doritos 79

Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips 80

BBQ Potato Chips 83

Wheat Thins 85

Corn Nuts 86

Pretzel Rods 89

Funyuns 91

Chicken in a Biskit Crackers 92

Ice Cream Treats 94

Klondike Bars 96

Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwiches 98

Neapolitan Ice Cream Sandwiches 101

Toasted Almond Bars 103

Chocolate Éclair Bars 106

Strawberry Shortcake Bars 108

Pudding Pops 110

Creamsicles 113

Fudgsicles 115

Sweets and Candies 116

Apricot Fruit Roll-Ups 118

Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups 121

A Pudding Trio: Chocolate, Vanilla, and Tapioca 123

Mallo Cups 126

Caramel Corn 129

Peeps 131

Sour Patch Kids 134

Fruit-Filled Treats 136

Fig Newtons 138

Hostess/Drake's Cherry Pie 140

McDonald's Apple Pie 143

Cherry Toaster Strudel 145

Strawberry Pop-Tarts 149

Cinnamon Pop-Tarts 151

Table Talk Lemon Pie 153

Fried and Frozen Snacks 156

Tater Tots 158

Pizza Rolls 161

Mozzarella Sticks 163

Seasoned Waffle Fries 165

Soft Pretzels 167

Jalapeño Poppers 171

Dips and Spreads 174

French Onion Dip 176

Cheez Whiz 177

Ranch Dressing 179

Blue Cheese Dip 180

Port Wine Cheese Spread 181

Spinach Artichoke Dip 183

Pimento Spread 185

Helpful Resources 186

Techniques 187

About the Author 192

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Classic Snacks Made from Scratch: 70 Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Brand-Name Treats 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Erickson_and_Co More than 1 year ago
We make almost everything from scratch and at home. We very rarely eat boxed, premade, prepackaged, conventional (whatever you want to call it) foods. That means we don’t eat fig newtons (except for occasionally when I buy the organic brand), oreos, anything hostess, donuts, potato chips, etc, unless I make them and to tell you the truth I haven’t really thought about making this type of foods before; I guess I just figured that these things are bought at the grocery store and not made at home. But boy I was wrong! This book is awesome if you are want to eat these types of foods but want to cut out some of the unwanted ingredients that are in prepackaged convenient foods. I don’t think that all the recipes taste exactly the same as their name brand counterparts, but they are a close second and they are much healthier for you. Although, I am not saying that these recipes are healthy - the recipes still call for things such as sugar, white flour, corn syrup, vegetable oil, and vegetable shortening. However, I would much rather eat an occasional treat that has sugar, white flour, and vegetable oil in it than eat the unpronounceable artificial chemicals, preservatives, and colorings in grocery store boxed foods. One of the things that I really like about this cookbook is that each recipes tells the total time needed (including chilling and cooking time), a level of difficulty, and special equipment. This means that if I know I only have an hour to make something then I shouldn’t pick a recipe that is super hard and takes 4 hours. I also love that the recipes include the difficulty level so I know which recipes will be easy to make with kids and which I should conquer after bedtime. The instructions are easy to follow; and the more difficult recipes include very detailed instructions and diagrams to help achieve the desired results. I hate it when I pick up a recipe book and can’t find anything it calls for so I really appreciate that the ingredients in this book can be found at most grocery stores. I really like the homemade poptarts – they are so much better than a regular poptart (which I think is yucky). Some of our other favorites are the fig newtons, fruit rollups, chicken in a biskit crackers (I love the store bought variety but REFUSE to buy them because they are full of MSG); the recipe in this book makes them just as good without any MSG!!. We also really like the goldfish crackers, creamsicles, and cheese popcorn. Everything we have made from this book has turned out good. The only thing that I feel could make this book a little better is more color photographs of the finished products so readers know what the food is suppose to look like. The photos that are included are nice. I received this book to facilitate my review. However this did not affect my decisions and I was not under any obligation to write a review whether positive or negative.