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

Copycat Oatmeal Cream Pie Cookies

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Remember opening up your lunch box as a kid and getting HYPED over something delicious packed away in there? Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies were an easy favorite for me…
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…

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