16 Recipes for National Junk Food Day

Maybe every day is Junk Food Day for ya, but according to our food holiday calendar, July 21 is the official holiday. We're not saying you should consume more salts, fats, and sugars today, but if you decide to, here are 16 recipes for homemade twists on the junky classics, like tater tots, Kit Kat bars, and beef jerky.

Because we couldn't let National Junk Food Day go by without celebrating just a little bit, we thought it'd be fun to share some of our favorite home-made junk food, without all of the chemicals and processing. Who needs Slim Jims and Ho Hos when you can have homemade candy corn and a fluffer nutter sandwich made with homemade honey vanilla fluff?


Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallows
Easy Homemade Doughnuts
Honey Vanilla Fluff
Homemade Kit Kat Bars
Maple Walnut Graham Crackers
Spicy Peanut Caramel Corn
Candy Corn
Fudge Cookie and Mint Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches
Pudding Pops


Beef Jerky
Curried Sweet Potato Chips
Perfect Thing and Crispy French Fries
Pizza Rolls
Extra Crunchy Chips
Tater Tots