Easy Copycat Dessert Recipes

One of my favorite things about baking is the nostalgia of familiar or family favorite recipes. The most nostalgia I get when baking is from all of these delicious and easy copycat recipes. Taking a bite of something homemade but tasting that familiar treat you remember enjoying as a kid…not to mention homemade is always better in my opinion. Better ingredients, better tasting, less processed, and the satisfying feeling of “holy sh*t I just made this from SCRATCH”. Yes, I promise that’s what you’ll be saying after any of these copycat recipes.

The best part about these recipes is that they are not only SO easy to make but you can now have your favorite classic and even discontinued treats whenever you want them. You can surprise any crowd with these homemade copycat recipes too. So whether you’re an experienced baker, an at home every once in a while baker, or total beginner, these recipes will be a breeze for you to accomplish 🙂

Copycat Thin Mint Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer

Creating Copycat Recipes

The key to recreating our favorite treats from scratch is to study the treat off the bat. For each of these recipes (minus the Copycat Strawberry Cheesecake Bars since they’re discontinued) I bought from the store to test and “study”. I’ve never loved studying more to be honest. I really want to capture the textures and flavors that accompany these copycat recipes. I can create a Thin Mint that tastes just like the Girl Scouts BUT if they were soft and chewy then it wouldn’t live up to its copycat name.

The second most important part to recreating these classic treats after mastering the textures and flavors is all in the presentation. Each copycat recipe needs to have a wow factor off the bat that clearly and easily resembles the nostalgic treat you used to beg your parents to buy you from the store.

Strawberry Cheesecake Bars Finished | The Squeaky Mixer

The EASIEST & Most Delicious Copycat Recipes

copycat oatmeal cream pie cookies lined up

Copycat Oatmeal Cream Pies

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This is easily one of my favorite and nostalgic copycat recipes. I used to LOVE the Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies as a kid and I had so much fun…
Copycat Hostess Cupcakes | The Squeaky Mixer

Copycat Hostess Cupcakes

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Every once in a while my parents would let us pick out some sort of Hostess treat from the grocery store. If I wasn’t picking out the Little Debbie Oatmeal…
Copycat Kudos Granola Bars | The Squeaky Mixer

Copycat Kudos Granola Bars

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I was OBSESSED with the Kudos Granola Bars as a kid. My personal favorite was the M&M one. They are sweet, chewy, and my favorite part was that I could…
Finished Product - Milano Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer

Copycat Homemade Milano Cookies

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Milano cookies have always been an easy favorite of mine. They’re soft, not overly sweet, have the perfect amount of chocolate, and are just simply so good. I hope you…
Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookie | The Squeaky Mixer

Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies

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These Old Fashioned Iced Oatmeal Cookies taste like my childhood. They are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, chewy, perfectly sweet and spiced at the same time. I…
Copycat Thin Mint Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer

Copycat Thin Mint Cookies

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Who on earth doesn’t like Girl Scout Cookies?! My favorites were always the caramel delights and thin mints. But if I’m being honest, I don’t think that there was ever…
Copycat Zebra Cakes | The Squeaky Mixer

Copycat Zebra Cakes

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I’ve created quite a few Copycat recipes so far but these Copycat Little Debbie Zebra Cakes just might be my favorite and take the cake….no pun intended. Now that my…
Copycat Starbucks Cake Pops | The Squeaky Mixer

Copycat Starbucks Cake Pops

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These adorable and simple cake pops remind me of my niece Ruby. She is the brightest light in every room and the sweetest, smartest, big-hearted little human. This tiny superhuman…
Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer

Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies

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I am having so much fun recreating my favorite childhood treats and turning them into the most delicious copycat recipes. I hope you guys are having fun following along and…
Copycat Cosmic Brownies | The Squeaky Mixer

Copycat Cosmic Brownies

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There is something so special to me about creating these copycat recipes that we all have missed or just remember being so delicious from our childhood. I can’t tell you…
Copycat Samoas Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer

Copycat Samoas Cookies

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These cookies are so delicious and nostalgic and taste JUST like the ones we all know and love. The best part is that they are so easy to make and…
Copycat Zebra Cakes | The Squeaky Mixer

Copycat Zebra Cakes

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I’ve created quite a few Copycat recipes so far but these Copycat Little Debbie Zebra Cakes just might be my favorite and take the cake….no pun intended. Now that my…
Copycat Starbucks Cake Pops | The Squeaky Mixer

Copycat Starbucks Cake Pops

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These adorable and simple cake pops remind me of my niece Ruby. She is the brightest light in every room and the sweetest, smartest, big-hearted little human. This tiny superhuman…
Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer

Copycat Nutter Butter Cookies

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I am having so much fun recreating my favorite childhood treats and turning them into the most delicious copycat recipes. I hope you guys are having fun following along and…
Copycat Cosmic Brownies | The Squeaky Mixer

Copycat Cosmic Brownies

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There is something so special to me about creating these copycat recipes that we all have missed or just remember being so delicious from our childhood. I can’t tell you…
Copycat Samoas Cookies | The Squeaky Mixer

Copycat Samoas Cookies

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These cookies are so delicious and nostalgic and taste JUST like the ones we all know and love. The best part is that they are so easy to make and…
Copycat little Debbie Swiss Rolls | The Squeaky Mixer

Copycat Chocolate Swiss Rolls

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I think…or at least hope every one of you have at least tried a Little Debbie Swiss Roll at one point in your life. They are so nostalgic. Even though…

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