15 Copycat Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Cream Filled Cupcakes
Photo: Alberta Rose

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Make restaurant-worthy desserts and classic packaged treats in the comfort of your own kitchen. From pound cakes and cookies inspired by by menu items at iconic chains like Starbucks, Panera Bread, and McDonald's to DIY versions of store-bought snack cakes and candy, you'll want to bookmark this collection of our favorite copycat desserts — you'll come back to it again and again.

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Copycat of Starbucks Lemon Bread

Copycat of Starbucks Lemon Bread

"A Starbucks favorite that you can copycat in your own kitchen," says recipe creator SB, who recommends serving with a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

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Better-Than-Starbucks Blueberry Pound Cake

Better-Than-Starbucks Blueberry Pound Cake

It couldn't be easier to make this coffeehouse-inspired pound cake at home. This recipe calls for frozen blueberries, but you can use fresh if they're in season.

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Neiman Marcus Cake II

Neiman Marcus Cake II
Sara Eleogram Roberts

"Looking for a cake recipe that will give you something like the ooey, gooey butter cake you had a Neiman Marcus?," asks recipe creator Mary Catherine Bailey. "Try this one!"

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Dole Whip

Dole Whip
Destiny Eikenberry

If you like fruity sorbet, you'll love this pineapple-flavored treat that'll make you feel like you're at Disney World all year long. You can make it with just five easy-to-find ingredients.

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Crispy and Creamy Doughnuts

Three glazed doughnuts on a plate
Carson's Mommy

"Absolutely the BEST yeast doughnut recipe we've tried and the only one we'll use," raves reviewer BellyDance. "The best secret of all is the butter in the icing ... it just melts into the doughnut (just like a Krispy Kreme)."

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Homemade Pop Tarts.

Try these colorful pastries for breakfast or dessert. "These homemade Pop-Tarts include all the flavor of the original, but don't contain any of the stuff you can't pronounce on the back of the box," says recipe creator Bettina M. Hornsby.

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Clone of a Cinnabon

homemade cinnamon rolls with icing

Allrecipes users can't get enough of this cozy recipe — it has almost 7,000 five-star reviews. "You have got to try these," says recipe creator Marsha Fernandez. "The first time I made them, I thought of how much money I could save by making my own!"

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Instant Chocolate Hard Shell

Instant Chocolate Hard Shell
Holiday Baker

What would you do-oo-oo for a Klondike Bar? As it turns out, you don't have to do much: This easy hard shell for ice cream comes together quickly with just chocolate chips and coconut oil.

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Mrs. Fields Cookies

Mrs. Fields Cookie II

"I made these one time and was hooked," raves reviewer JUDE RANCES. "Better than store-bought! This recipe is great for smaller batches of cookies."

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Homemade Twinkies

Homemade Twinkies

Believe it or not, these mini cream-filled sponge cakes taste even better than the grocery store staple. What's the secret ingredient? A package of vanilla pudding mix.

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Mock Butterfinger

Mock Butterfinger
Photo by sonjagroset.

Make this sweet and chewy copycat candy bar with just four ingredients: peanut butter, wheat crackers (like Wheat Thins), chocolate chips, and melted butter.

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My Version of the Famous Lofthouse Cookie

My Version of the Famous Lofthouse® Cookie

"These are the cookies you can find at some of you local grocery stores," according to recipe creator Nicole. "They are cakey and soft with a yummy sweet frosting and sprinkles!"

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Chocolate Duet Cookies

Chocolate Duet Cookies
Deb C

According to recipe creator CHERBH, these Panera Bread-inspired double chocolate cookies are somehow even better the next day (if they last that long).

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Shamrock Shake

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Mcdonald's fans will absolutely love this deliciously minty milkshakes. "This has become a St. Patrick's Day tradition in our house. The kids love it, and so do I," says recipe creator Julie Kimball Fitzgerald.

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Cream Filled Cupcakes

Cream Filled Cupcakes
Alberta Rose

"Fantastic recipe," according to reviewer JULIEKID. "The cupcakes turned out just right. They had a consistency very similar to Hostess cupcakes but with no nasty chemical aftertaste!"

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups should get you through the weekend.

Make homemade Reese's with just four ingredients you probably already have on hand (chocolate chips, peanut butter, confectioners' sugar, and a pinch of salt) and a muffin tin.

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