When you walk down the snack aisle in the grocery store, you’ll see all kinds of snacks and treats that bring back memories of weekend cartoons and bagged lunches. You might not always buy these treats on a regular basis these days, but you probably still have a soft spot for them because of the memories that they bring up. One of the reasons that you might not buy some of these treats is that they often don’t taste quite a good as you remembered them. Fortunately, there is a solution to that problem because you can make versions of them from scratch with Classic Snacks Made from Scratch: 70 Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Brand-Name Treats
The cookbook includes dozens of recipes for sweet and savory snacks that are better than storebought. Including both sweet and salty snacks makes this book a little unusual when it comes to copycat treat recipes, which often stick to the sweeter recipes like faux Twinkies and Ding Dongs. In here, you’ll find recipes for salty, cheesy and even deep fried snacks, including Chees-Its, Funyuns and Pizza Rolls. Reading through the book is almost like taking a trip through the grocery store because of the memories that recipes like these bring up – although since these are all made with all natural ingredients, you’ll feel a lot better about indulging in them.
The recipes are clearly written and easy to follow, and since you are probably already familiar with what the original products look like, you always know what you’re aiming for in the finished product. The book does feature photos of the recipes that make the dishes look far superior to their storebought counterparts that will make you want to start cooking if the names alone are not enough. The book is a lot of fun and great for entertaining, since these recipes are sure to be conversation starters (as well as tasty treats) for a bunch of people who ate them as kids.
Erin @ The Spiffy CookieMay 28, 2013
I reviewed this cookbook too, I really enjoyed it!