14 Homemade Recipes for Your Favorite Sweet '90s Snacks

Remember when you were a kid and your mom forbade you from eating Dunkaroos so you had to beg your best friend to give you just a little taste, and then she'd only give you the bland cracker so she could lick up all that sweet, sweet icing with her little grubby finger? What a twat.

Anyway, now you're grown and able to make yourself literal buckets of Dunkaroo icing if you so choose, and, also, these 13 other delicious, processed sweets of your youth. No one can stop you!

Nutter Butters

Shaping the dough is a bit of a process, but upgraded peanut butter cookies aren't going to make themselves. Find the recipe here!

DIY Fudge Stripe cookies

Simply dip the cooked basic shortbread cookies into melted chocolate. They have a remarkably similar texture to the originals. Recipe here.

Fudge Pop-Tarts

The crisp outside is basically just a pie crust. Just don't try to toast a frosted one -- it'll melt all over the place. Get the recipe!

Hostess CupCakes

With their fluffy marshmallow frosting and chocolate ganache, these cupcakes are way better than the originals. But nostalgia is really the most important part of all these treats, anyway. Recipe's right here!

Homemade Oreos

The wafers are almost salty, which contrasts nicely with the sweet, sweet cream filling. Hard to compete with this original, but these are something special in their own right. Recipe here


Somehow Funfetti cake mix, Cool Whip, and fat-free plain yogurt combine to taste exactly like the frosting dip of your youth. You want this recipe.

Fruit by the Foot

Unlike their inspiration, these are made with pure fruit and a touch of honey. If you were/are one of those kids who would pop the whole unraveled fruit tape in your mouth, carry on. (If you must.) Get the recipe!

Hostess Sno Balls

Honestly, the packaged ones are pretty gross, which is fine because the recipe author admits that these aren't exactly spot on. They're still quite tasty though! Recipe here.

Animal crackers

These beastly little processed cookies are made a bunch of different ways, but this particular recipe most closely resembles Nabisco's Barnum's Animals Crackers. You know... the ones from the red cage box!


The crispy wafers get their light texture from six egg whites and a tonnn of butter. Recipe here.

Nature Valley bars

Trick yourself into thinking they're healthy, and then try not to get all the crumbs stuck in your keyboard. Get that recipe!

Fig Newtons

They're an acquired taste, but if you dig them, the weirdly chewy, kind-of crunchy texture of a Newton's hard to beat. Recipe here.

Teddy Grahams

Make these and then dip 'em in that Dunkaroo frosting! Get the recipe!

Chewy bars

The healthy oatmeal cancels out all those mini chocolate chips, probably. Recipe here

Carrie Dennis is an associate editor for Thrillist and had to barter at snack time to taste the heaven of mom-forbidden Dunkaroos. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrrieDennnis.