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90s Snacks Recipes to Take Care of All Your Nostalgia Food Cravings

If you grew up in the 1990s, you know that snacks were a big deal. From Dunkaroos to ring pops, there was a snack for every occasion. And now, thanks to this amazing collection of 90s snacks recipes, you can take care of all your nostalgic food cravings.
90s Snacks Recipes to Take Care of All Your Nostalgia Food Cravings
90s Snacks Recipes to Take Care of All Your Nostalgia Food Cravings
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Remember those yummy snacks from the '90s? The “too many cookies, never enough frosting” dunkaroos, Little Debbie’s cosmic brownies, delicious bagel bites, and the pre-healthy era fried McDonald’s apple pie… oh, the memories…

If those memories made you hungry, you are in the right place! We've got all the recipes you need to make your favorite snacks from scratch. So whether you're in the mood for a nostalgic treat or a childhood favorite, we've got you covered.

These recipes are so simple; even a beginner can make them. And they'll taste just like you remember - maybe even better!

These snacks will take you back to a simpler time when life was just a little bit easier. With no artificial flavors or colors, these snacks are as close as you can get to the real thing. So go ahead and indulge in some nostalgia – your taste buds will thank you for it!

Keep scrolling and get started on your favorite 90s snack recipe now!


Every 90’s kid's favorite snack - vanilla cookies with a side of vanilla frosting featuring colorful sprinkles - the dream! Even though they made a comeback a few years ago, the frosting to cookie ratio is still off.

Make your own dunkaroos and stay in charge of the cookies' size and the amount of vanilla frosting you apply. To enjoy homemade dunkaroos and some delicious nostalgia, simply bake some classic sugar cookies and make vanilla buttercream frosting for dipping!
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Cosmic Brownies

Why do they call these brownies “cosmic”? They were inspired and named after the Cosmic Bowling trend in the late 90s. Topped with bright, colorful sprinkles meant to represent the night sky - cosmic brownies were all the rage back in the 90s.

This homemade version of the cosmic brownies will make you feel like an explorer who has discovered the ultimate source of infinite energy - in chocolate form (of course).

Fruit Roll-Ups

Original fruit roll-ups from the 90s came in four flavors: strawberry, apple, apricot, and cherry. Some cool kids could brag about getting their hands on limited-edition flavors like ‘electric raspberry’ or ‘lemon-lime.’

And now, you can choose any fruit flavor you prefer and recreate this semi-healthy retro snack in your kitchen.

Bagel Bites

“When pizza and bagels come together, snack time can be any time” - the perfect slogan for an ideal snack! Our homemade versions are even more delicious!

Original (Deep-Fried) McDonald’s Apple Pie

Until 1992, McDonald’s apple pie used to be fried and not the healthy baked version we know today. We respect the decision to make apple pies less unhealthy, but the fried apple pies were beyond delicious!

If you miss fried apple pies from the 90s (especially if you have never had those), you can follow this recipe and enjoy the decadent crunchy treat!

Corn Dogs

Remember going for a corndog and lemonade at the mall with your friends? Corn dogs might not be exclusive to the ’90s kids, but weren’t they all the rage back then?

Ring Pops


Jello Popsicles

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The hottest form of edible bling available from the mid-80s - ring pops were everything for all the 90s kids! A wearable hard candy jewel came in delicious flavors like raspberry lemonade, watermelon, and strawberry.

This recipe will take you all the way down memory lane! You can make perfect popsicles with just Jello and water. Mix the powder as you would, only this time put in mold shapes instead of cups or bowls for easier freezing!


Yes, you can still get pop tarts in most grocery stores, but nothing is better than the homemade kind! Give it a try, and you’ll never return to the store-bought variety.

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes is another flashback to the 90s for many of us. The most basic ground beef and tomato sauce sandwich didn’t originate in the 90s but sure was incredibly popular all through it. The big gooey, messy burgers from the classic “It Takes Two” 1995 Olsen sisters movie.

Peppermint Patties

Do you remember that infamous York Peppermint Patties 90’s commercial where a dad pretends to be a hockey goalie? It was everything!

The classic chocolatey minty candy tastes even better homemade!

Fish Sticks

Van de Kamp’s frozen fish sticks commercial from 1994 is all the proof you need to know how popular this crispy snack used to be amongst us 90s kids! No need to change it now… maybe just make them a little bit healthier with our homemade baked fish sticks recipe.

Rice Krispy Treats

All 90s babies remember Rice Krispy Treats! They were our sidekick to Saturday morning cartoons every weekend!

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