While some food companies, such as Coca-Cola, are known for being ultra-secretive about their recipes, few know that some classic food favorites can be made in the comfort of your home. Check out five recipes for famous eats after the cut!
1. Thin Mints. While it used to be a blessing and a curse that Girl Scout Cookies only came once a year, you can now indulge on the addictive treats any time you’d like! Sounds dangerous. And delicious.
1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
2 Tbl. Water
2 Tbl. Cooking Oil
1/2 Cup Cocoa
1 pkg. Chocolate Chips
2-3 drops Wilton’s Candy Mint Flavoring
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine cake mix, eggs, water, cooking oil,
and cocoa. You will need to blend this together well, this will be a
very sticky mess. Let stand for 20 minutes, and then shape into very
small 1/2 inch balls. Place these balls on a cookie sheet 2 inches a part,
and smash down flat. You will need to spray a large spoon with Pam to
make them flat. Bake for about 8 minutes. Let cool until they reach
Heat chocolate chips in either the microwave, or in a double boiler.
When completely melted add a couple drops of the mint flavoring.
Be careful not to add too much, it is a powerful flavoring.
You can either spread the melted chocolate on the cookies,
or you can dip the cookies into the chocolate.
2. Starbucks Frappuccino. Spend ten bucks on a delicious cup of coffee? I think not! Now you can have your sugar/caffeine fix before even leaving house in the morning.
1/2 cup fresh espresso
2 1/2 cups lowfat milk (2 percent)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon dry pectin
Combine all ingredients in a covered container. Shake until
sugar and pectin are dissolved.
3. Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. After all these fattening, sugary recipes, you may need to start looking up some good kale salad ones, just to even things out.
1/4 cup shaved semi-sweet chocolate bars
1/4 cup fresh Bing cherries, halved and pitted (you may
use canned cherries, but be sure to drain the syrup)
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy or whipping cream
1 cup milk
1. Place the shaved chocolate flakes and the cherries in
separate bowls. Cover and refrigerate.
2. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1
to 2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then
continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute
more. Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend.
3. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze
following the manufacturer’s instructions.
4. After the ice cream stiffens (about 2 minutes before it is
done), add the chocolate and the cherries, then continue
freezing until the ice cream is ready.
4. Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits. We really mustn’t neglect the more savory chain food classics! These faux Red Lobster biscuits are sure to earn you lots of high fives at any gathering they’re brought to.
1 1/4 lbs. Bisquik
3 Oz. freshly shredded cheddar cheese
11 Oz. cold water
1/2 cup melted butter
1 teas. garlic powder
1/4 teas. salt
1/8 teas. onion powder
1/8 teas. dried parsley
To cold water, add Bisquik and cheese, blending in a mixing bowl.
Mix until dough is firm.
Using a small scoop, place the dough on a baking pan lined with
baking paper. Bake in 375 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until
golden brown. While biscuits bake, combine spread ingredients.
Brush baked biscuits with the garlic topping.
5. Panda Express orange chicken. This looks somewhat detailed, but I’ll give up my simplistic cooking habits for a heaping plate of Panda Express (even the fake stuff) any day.
2 lbs boneless chicken pieces, skinned
1 1/2 t salt
oil (for frying)
1/2 c plus 1 T cornstarch
1/4 c flour
1 T minced ginger root
1 t minced garlic
dash crushed hot red chiles
1/4 c chopped green onions
1 T rice wine
1/4 c water
1/2 to 1 t sesame oil
ORANGE SAUCE FOR STIR FRY:
2 t Minced zest and
1/4 c Juice from
1 lg Orange
1/2 t Sugar
2 T Chicken stock
1 T Light soy sauce
Combine all ingredients in small bowl and set aside.
Cut chicken pieces in 2″ squares and place in large bowl. Stir in egg,
salt, pepper, and 1 T oil and mix well. Stir cornstarch and flour
together. Add chicken pieces, stirring to coat.
Heat oil for deep-frying in wok or deep-fryer to 375. Add chicken pieces,
a small batch at time, and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and crisp.
(Do not overcook or chicken will be tough.) Remove chicken from oil with
slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat. Add 1 T oil. Add ginger
and garlic and stir-fry until fragrant. Add and stir-fry crushed chiles
and green onions. Add rice wine and stir 3 seconds. Add Orange Sauce
and bring to boil. Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed.
Stir water into remaining 1 T cornstarch until smooth.
Add to chicken and heat until sauce is thick. Stir in 1 teas. sesame oil.
Serve at once.
Makes 6 servings.
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Would you make any of these recipes? If so, which ones? Do you have any famous food recipes you’d like to share?