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Duplicate Store Bought Foods

Updated on March 12, 2010

I know life can get pretty hectic and we may not have time to run to the store to grab what you wanted to eat that day. Duplicating your favorite foods is fairly simple and will save you a ton of money!  Sometimes, when we are walking around the store and we see something we really want but it's not on sale. Well, why not make it at home? I have a few recipes you can whip up in no time. These recipes may not be exact but they come pretty darn close.

Cinnamon Raisin Toast (Compare to: Sun-Maid Raisin Bread)

Cinnamon Raisin Toast is one of the easiest to copy. I know this bread can be pretty exspensive at local stores, so lets make it right from your kitchen! Here's what you need.

  • 2 slices of bread
  • 20 raisins
  • butter
  • sprinkle of cinnamon

Butter each slice of bread. Place both on a non-stick baking sheet. Gently press in raisins (10 raisins per slice) Sprinkle bread with cinnamon. Bake at 375° for about 5 minutes or until they feel like toast. Servings: 1

Classic Biscuits (Compare to: Pillsbury Grands!)

Ever make spaghetti one night and forgot to pick up dinner rolls? It's a real pain running back out to the store while you are trying to prepare dinner. Well, I wouldn't worry about running out anymore with these. These are awesome and really easy to make. You'll have some tender biscuits at your table in minutes.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup whipping cream

In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter with a fork until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Add cream and stir until mixture forms stiff dough. Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface, knead 10 to 12 strokes. Roll out dough 1/2-inch thickness. Cut out biscuits , using a floured 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a metal tray. Cook for 14-16 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Yields: 10 biscuits

Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal (Compare to:Quaker Oatmeal)

You can buy all kinds of pre-packaged oatmeal at the store but what happens if you need more then 8 packets in the box? Well, get ready to save money. Here's what you need.

  • 1/2 cup quaker oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp brown sugar

In a pot, heat water until it boils, once water starts to boil, pour on oats and stir. It will thicken, add more water to your liking. Mix in syrup and sugar. Stir until everything is blended. Enjoy!

Stuffed Crust Pizza (Compare to: Digiorno Stuffed Crust)

Nothing like making your own pizza at home! Kids love it as well. Copycat digiornos stuffed crust pizza in minutes. Your kids will have fun putting on their toppings, and it's a healthier choice than ordering from a pizza place or if you don't have time to run to the store!

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 - 1 cup water
  • String cheese
  • 1 Small (8 oz) can hunts tomato sauce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Toppings

In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Then blend in 3/4 cup water and oil. Stir until dough looks like a ball, if the dough is too stiff, add a little bit more water. Dough should be soft, not sticky. Place on round greased baking sheet. Flatten and leave some dough hanging off the edges. Place string cheese around the edges and fold hanging dough over top cheese, press down with fingers or fork. Make sure you cannot see string cheese at all. Spread tomato sauce around on pizza dough and add shredded cheese and toppings. Bake at 400° for about 15-20 minutes.

Jalapeno Poppers (Compare to: The Original Poppers Brand)

These poppers are great for a quick fix for a party or a movie night snack. They are pretty easy to make and really tasty! These little spicy things will heat up anyone's evening. So yummy but remember these are not a good choice for kids.

  • 5 ripe jalapenos
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • salt, pepper, garlic salt

Cut jalapenos in half (long ways). Remove both seeds and membrane. Rinse the halves and dry well. In a small bowl mix bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and garlic salt. In a medium size bowl combine cream cheese and cheddar cheese together. Fill peppers with cheeses, dip each pepper into egg then really coat peppers with bread crumb mixture. Place peppers on a greased baking sheet at 375° for about 20 minutes or so until golden brown. Yields: 2 servings. (you can double recipe)

French Toast Sticks (Compare to: Eggo French Toast Sticks)

Making french toast sticks from scratch is simple. You never have to buy frozen ones again. These are also great if you cut them into cubes and place them on kabob, then dip em! Store bought or homemade? you decide!

  • 4 slices of white bread
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 to 3 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • powdered sugar (sprinkled)
  • maple syrup (for dipping)

In a medium size bowl, beat 2 eggs. Add milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix well. Cut each slice of bread into 4 long slices, then dip in mixture. Make sure bread sticks are fully covered. Place on a warm skillet, brown on each side. When toast sticks are a golden color. Take off heat, place on a plate and sprinkle sticks with powdered sugar. Pour maple syrup in a little bowl dip sticks and enjoy!

Chewy Special K Bars (Compare to: Special K Cereal Bars)

These work out great if you run out of bars, i know generally they come a 6-8 pack box. So, when you realize you only have one left, no worries. Just whip these up! They are just as tasty.

  • 6 cups special k cereal, crushed
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup light karo syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

In a medium saucepan, mix together syrup and butter. Bring to a boil. When mixture comes to a boil, stir in peanut butter and cereal. Press mixture into a 9x13 greased baking pan. Melt chocolate chips and butterscotch chips in a microwave safe bowl, and melt together. When melted drizzle over cereal. Place in refrigerator until firm. Cut into bars.

Glazed Donut Holes (Compare to: Entenmann's Glazed Pop'ems)

Glazed donut holes make a great afternoon snack for the kids! They are easy and fast to make. You can even sprinkle them or roll them into powdered sugar, if you don't want glaze.


  • 2 1/2 cup flour, sifted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cold water

In a large bowl mix, flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon together. In another bowl combine egg, milk, and vanilla. Slowly add dry ingredients to egg mixture. Mix well. Flour hands well, and make little balls and drop batter in oil.You may have to flour hands after each two. Make sure your oil is ready by flicking water with your fingers, if it sizzles, its ready. Brown on each side. Lay donut holes on a paper towel.

Mix powdered sugar, salt, vanilla, and water in a bowl. Mix well. Mixture needs to be super thick. So, add more powdered sugar if needed. Let glaze sit to harden a little in bowl. When it starts to harden, stir then, dip each donut so they mixture is thick and creamy and sticks when taking the donut out of the glaze. Make sure the donuts are cooled before dipping.Yields: 3-4 dozen


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      8 years ago from Essex, Maryland

      Thanks....I made them for my daughter and she kept coming in the kitchen grabbing handfuls! lol

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      8 years ago from Pennsylvania

      great ideas, especially the donuts!!

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      8 years ago from Essex, Maryland

      hehe your welcome. I have many more ideas! Keep reading. : )

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