make home versions of your favorite junk foods

Naked Chicken Chalupa

Taco Bell's Naked Chicken Chalupa might be dead and gone  but that's no reason you can't enjoy a delicious taco in a shell made from fried chicken.


Okay, there might be something special about the processed flavor of processed fruit leathers that is lost when you make them at home, but trust us, you'll forget all about it

Chick-Fil-A Sandwiches

The South's favorite fried chicken sandwich isn't as unattainable as you may think. No matter where you live, you're only a brine and some seasoned flower


We're going to drop a bombshell on you to kick this one off -- not only are these tortilla chips more delicious than Doritos, they're also (somehow) vegan.


We're going to stick with Fork and Beans for this next recipe too, because they have done the impossible – they have made gluten free, vegan Cheez-Its.

McDonald's Fries

Serious Eats has a well-deserved reputation for recreating beloved fast food staples – and this might be their crown jewel. J.  and the Food Lab crew have successfully reverse

Gummy Bears

Sure, you're going to need special molds for these, but once you've gotten them, there's nothing stopping you from making healthy gummy bears for your kids.

Reese's Cups

Yes, we know these don't really look like Reese's cups. And that they aren't filled with peanut butter like Reese's cups are. But take our word for it -- these chocolate peanut butter cups

Chicago Style Popcorn

Most people outside the Midwest are sadly unaware of one of the best-ever junk foods: Chicago-style popcorn, a delicious mix of cheese and caramel corn. Luckily

Twix Bars

Twix bars might just be the most underrated candy bars that parents routinely steal from their children's pillowcases every year on Halloween. Pay tribute to them by making your own at home.

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