Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows
Marshmallows don't have to come from a factory; they're easy to make at home, too. And if you're going to make them at home, go creative with these chocolate marshmallows boozed up with peppermint schnapps.
Every now and then you come across a recipe so ridiculously indulgent and unabashedly excessive that you simply must prepare it immediately. A perfect example? This recipe for homemade Kit Kat bars.
Easy Homemade Doughnuts
One roll of "Buttermilk" biscuits yields ten small, delicious doughnuts.
Honey Vanilla Fluff
Peanut butter and jelly is all well and good, but peanut butter and Fluff is even creamier and gooier. Plus, making it at home is super easy. All it takes to whip up this honey- and vanilla-flavored version is six ingredients, a big bowl, and an electric mixer.
Maple Walnut Graham Crackers
DIY graham crackers are incredibly easy. This recipe is based on one from Nancy Silverton's cookbook, Pastries from the La Brea Bakery, but has a New England spin with walnuts and maple syrup.
Spicy Peanut Caramel Corn
This snack has all the traditional elements of Cracker Jacks—peanuts, popcorn, and caramel—but the flavors are kicked up a notch. Each little peanut nugget is an addictive combination of spicy, sweet, and salty flavors.
Candy Corn tastes better when made at home. You can make the most of this festive treat by coloring it creatively.
Fudge Cookie and Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
The cookies for this sandwich are somewhat like a traditional ice cream sandwich cookie, but with a much more intense chocolate flavor. Use with any kind of ice cream, homemade or store-bought.
These cookies are tasty little morsels. And when you've reached the end of the box you purchased from your local Scouts, there's a surefire solution for sweet gratification: make your own batch and call them whatever you want.
At-home varieties of pudding pops offer the freedom to showcase less-celebrated pudding flavors (butterscotch or rice pudding pop, anyone?), or to create your own new flavor by making two-tone pops in complementary flavors.
The jerky is incredible, a high-brow-low-brow snack that has nothing at all to do with those gas station Slim Jims. Although they are just as satisfyingly addictive, this is beef jerky that you can feel good about eating.
Curried Sweet Potato Chips
These chips mix that spicy heat and earthy fire with the sweetness of sweet potato. Consider this a fresh, homemade take on Terra Spiced Sweet Potato Chips.
Perfect Thin and Crispy French Fries
These are everything a french fry should be: salty, crisp, light, and not greasy.
Raise your hand if you like Tater Tots (and remember, it's the Internet, so no one can see you)! Everyone, right? Perhaps with these upgraded Tots, we'll finally be able to elevate their status to the lofty heights they deserve.
These pizza rolls are good right from the pan, but you can also make them in advance, refrigerate, and heat them in the oven to serve.
Extra Crunchy Potato Chips
The ideal chip would combine both of these elements: the blond color and straight-forward salty potato flavor of a thin, old-school chip, and the hefty crunch of a kettle chip. And since there currently aren't any of them on the market, the only thing to do is try to make them yourself.