Treat Yourself

Treat Yourself

70 Classic Snacks You Loved as A Kid (and Still Love Today)

Book - 2014
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If you grew up on corner-store treats, memory lane is paved with Ho Hos, Yodels, Oreos, and Ring Dings. And while your taste buds may have grown up a bit, chances are you still crave these classic flavors. Now you can re-create the lunch-box delights that made you the envy of other kids, with all-natural homemade versions.

After much obsessing and experimentation, Jennifer Steinhauer has cracked the code for 70 iconic treats to re-create in your own kitchen. There are cookies with a perfect crunchy base for cream filling, snack cakes with frosting so thick you can peel it off all at once, candies dipped in chocolate and dusted with sugar, and ice cream pops so juicy that they drip down your arm. A self-taught baker, Jennifer had no interest in complicated techniques or chemical gunk, just easy hacks that break down and remaster these throwback snacks.

So go ahead--treat yourself to your own homemade version of these favorites:
* Samoas, Pecan Sandies, Chips Ahoy!, and other classic cookies
* Nutter Butters, Mint Milanos, Oatmeal Creme Pies, and other sweet sandwich cookies
* Twinkies, Drake's Coffee Cakes, Devil Dogs, and other snack cakes
* Fig Newtons, Lemon Mini-Pies, Strawberry Pop-Tarts, and other fruity, filled treats
* Soft Pretzels, Pizza Pockets, Funyuns, and other salty, savory snacks
* Cracker Jacks, Goo Goo Clusters, Candy Dots, and other candy favorites
* Orange Creamsicles, Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Pops, Nutty Buddies, and other frozen treats
Publisher: New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385345200
Branch Call Number: 641.86 STEINHAUER
Characteristics: 176 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm

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TheresaAJ
Jan 02, 2015

Here's your favorite secret commercial snack with a new twist. They're made with better ingredients and no preservatives. The book is heavy on the sweet snacks but does include a few savory ones -- soft pretzels, pizza pockets, cheezits, etc. A fun diversion for that rainy or snowy afternoon. Homemade Cheetos or Hostess Cupcakes, anyone?

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