Slideshow: 16 Recipes for National Junk Food Day

Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows
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.

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Kit Kats
Kit Kats
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.

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Easy Homemade Doughnuts
Easy Homemade Doughnuts
One roll of "Buttermilk" biscuits yields ten small, delicious doughnuts.

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Maple Walnut Graham Crackers
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.

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Spicy Peanut Caramel Corn
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.

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Candy Corn
Candy Corn
Candy Corn tastes better when made at home. You can make the most of this festive treat by coloring it creatively.

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Samoas
Samoas
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.

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Pudding Pops
Pudding Pops
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.

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Beef Jerky
Beef Jerky
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.

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Perfect Thin and Crispy French Fries
Perfect Thin and Crispy French Fries
These are everything a french fry should be: salty, crisp, light, and not greasy.

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Tater Tots
Tater Tots
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.

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Pizza Rolls
Pizza Rolls
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.

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