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Delicious Copycat Recipes You Can Recreate at Home

Make your own Shamrock Shakes, Animal-Style Fries, Pineapple Whips and more tasty treats — right in your own kitchen!

Margo Gothelf · 2 months ago

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Ever go out to eat and have something so spectacularly tasty you thought to yourself, Mmm, I wish I could make that at home every day! Here's where that daydream turns into a delicious reality. See how to recreate some of your favorite fast food and restaurant recipes at home in your kitchen, and don't be surprised if these copycat recipes taste even better than the real thing!

Chocolate Chip Cookies Inspired by Levain Bakery

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Kirbie's Cravings

Levain Bakery in New York City is famous for its giant chocolate chip cookies — and for its equally giant lines that stretch for blocks. For those days when you want to skip the line, this copycat recipe for Levain cookies by Kirbie's Cravings lets you create melty, monster-sized treats at home. You might be reluctant to share a treat this good, but trust me, there will be enough to go around!

Shamrock Shake Inspired by McDonald's

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Dinner Then Dessert

The biggest downside to McDonald’s shamrock shake? It's only available for a limited time each year. Extend the season of the signature St. Patrick's Day celebratory drink and learn how to make your very own version at home. Want to know the secret to getting your homemade version to taste just like McDonald’s? It's all in the mint extract.

Animal-Style Fries Inspired by In N Out Burger

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The Girl on Bloor

If you live on the West Coast, you know you can't go to In N Out Burger without ordering the animal style fries. (If you live on the East Coast, you don't know what you're missing!) Experience the fries for yourself and whip up a batch of the unofficial secret menu item right in your kitchen. If you're new to animal fries, it might seem like a lot of strange toppings to keep adding on, but just roll with it. Your taste buds will thank you for this unusual combo.

Chicken Burrito Bowl Inspired by Chipotle

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Valentina's Corner

Turn your kitchen into your very own Chipotle with these DIY burrito bowls. The recipe has everything you need to make a homemade burrito bowl — including the cilantro lime rice. The best part about making these burrito bowls at home? There's no extra charge for guac!

Cinnamon Rolls Inspired by Cinnabon

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Sweet Tea and Thyme

You always know when you're close to a Cinnabon: The unmistakeable smell of cinnamon and sugar starts wafting through the air. Bottle up that decadent smell and bring it home with this copycat Cinnabon cinnamon roll recipe. Want to know the best part about this recipe — besides the heaping layer of cream cheese frosting? You can eat them all right in the comfort of your own house instead of in a sticky food court.

Crunchwrap Supreme Inspired by Taco Bell

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Spend With Pennies

Dare I say it, this copycat crunchwrap supreme might even be better than the real thing! The recipe from Spend With Pennies doesn't stray far from the original, using the same ingredients, but cooking everything fresh puts a spin on the much-loved drive-through classic. If you want to make the experience of eating the Crunchwrap Supreme even more authentic, get in your car and take a spin around the block while you and the kids dig in! 

Pineapple Dole Whip Inspired by Disney

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Princess Pinky Girl

Part of the fun of a trip to Disney is getting to indulge in all of the exciting Disney food — especially the Pineapple Dole Whips! It's surprisingly easy to recreate the famous Dole Whip at home, since the refreshing treat requires just three ingredients and couldn't be simpler to put together (literally: ingredients, meet blender). As you enjoy the sweet treat, head over to the Disney YouTube channel and watch the fireworks show and you'll feel just like you are at the parks!

BBQ Chicken Pizza Inspired by California Pizza Kitchen

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We Are Not Martha

It's a good thing this copycat California Pizza Kitchen BBQ chicken pizza recipe makes two pizzas, because there's no question that you'll want a second slice. We Are Not Martha's recipe even goes even a step further to recreate a homemade dough. Save this recipe for your next family pizza night!

Easy Blooming Onion Inspired by Outback Steakhouse

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Small Town Woman

No need to travel to Australia — or even your local Outback Steakhouse — when you can make a blooming onion in the comfort of your own home. For this recipe, you'll need to cut up a bunch of onions, so don't be surprised if the waterworks start flowing. Small Town Woman's recipe can also be made in the air fryer, just in case deep frying isn't your thing.