Stop selling your soul to corporate America, people. The time has come to kick your dependency on name brand snacks. You no longer have to wait in egregious lines to get your fast food or food trend fix.
It’s time for America to truly become the land of the free. It’s time for you to become the strong, independent person you’ve always wanted to be. And it’s time to take your life and your hunger into your own hands.
So let these 25 DIY Copycat recipes lead you out of the darkness and into the promised land. Where everything is rainbows, smiles and homemade meals.
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Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays, but that shouldn’t prevent you from devouring your favorite sandwich. With this DIY recipe, you can get your fill-A everyday.
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Doughnuts may be the new cupcake, but homemade is the new store bought. So with this recipe, you can be the trendiest person in all the land.
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When you’re thirsty for iced tea but forgot to make that grocery store run, this recipe is here for you.
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You know your snooty friend from San Francisco who won’t stop talking about their spiritual sushirrito experience? Rub this DIY sushirrito in their face, and then stuff it in yours.
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Say goodbye to the disappointment of ripping open a bag of Doritos to find out that it’s 90% air, and say hello to this recipe.
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When the ever-looming Sriracha shortage finally occurs, this recipe will always be there to spice up your life.
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Introducing your new best friend, the microwave. This recipe will save you a ton of money, not to mention that trip to NYC. Momofuk-yeah.
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With this recipe for creamy, delicious soup under your belt, you’ll never have to go Pa-near-a Panera again.
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Starbucks only sells Pumpkin Spice Lattes in the fall, but being #basic is a year-round endeavor. This recipe will go great with your LuluLemon leggings and kale salad any season.
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You’ve been putting it off, but with this recipe, you can finally be strong and break off your toxic relationship with P.F.
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Your favorite granola bar may have been good to you so far, but these homemade treats will be much kinder.
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Don’t do it. Don’t wake up insanely early to get in that absurd line. Don’t buy into the fad. DO make this masterpiece instead.
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Remember that whole Chick-fil-A gay marriage controversy? If you’re still boycotting them, this recipe means you don’t have to miss out on your nugget fix.
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With a macaron recipe that’s as professional as Ladurée’s and do-it-yourself, you’ll be able to corner the market on both Instagram and Pinterest.
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With this recipe from that infamous West Coast fast food chain, you can now do it animal-style in the comfort of your own kitchen.
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You no longer have to depend on an eerily business-oriented tiny girl in a vest to get your cookie hookup. With this upgraded recipe, you can put that Girl Scout out of business for good.
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Not only does this recipe replicate Panera’s cinnamon-bun-on-crack, but it does it one better it by turning it into a muffin.
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Step away from the snack foods aisle, friend. These homemade crackers use real cheese, not that mystifying powdered stuff. And they taste infinitely better.
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If you’re a guy, you no longer have anything to be ashamed of. After trying this recipe, you’ll be screaming, “I’M A MAN AND I LOVE LUNA BARS,” from every rooftop.
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Did you really ever pay money to eat something that tastes like the dregs of your morning meal? This recipe will have you questioning your past self’s naïvety.
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Your favorite childhood on-the-go breakfast is now your favorite college treat. And FYI, this recipe will taste so much better than the original.
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Remember those ads where the wolf tries so, so hard to acquire Cookie Crisp but fails over and over? If he had just known this recipe, his whole life wouldn’t have been a tragic waste.
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Snap, crackle, pop. What’s that? It’s your microwave, using this recipe to make you the most delicious, easy treats imaginable.
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Avoid the extreme stress that is the Chipotle experience and enjoy this burrito bowl in the peace and quiet of your kitchen. The guac ain’t extra.
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There’s always money in the banana stand. With this recipe for the Arrested Development classic, you can even start your own family business.
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