Food can instantly transport you back to a different time and bring on a flood of memories. Whether it’s chicken noodle soup that reminds you of Gma or a batch of tamales that makes you feel right at home, food is definitely a powerful thing. Even the junk food we all love to hate has a place in our hearts. Maybe it’s that bag of Doritos or a pair of Twinkies that you just can’t resist. BUT, now you can indulge without worrying about the long list of ingredients you can’t pronounce. Here are 16 of the ultimate junk food dupes. Proceed with caution!


1. Chocolate Fudge Poptarts: Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in your favorite childhood treat every now and then. Turn on the cartoons and dig in. (via Half Baked Harvest)


2. Fig Newtons: These are just like the ones you ate as a kid, only elevated. With a thick layer of real fig filling, a hint of orange zest and the same soft dough you remember, these will make the memories come rushing back. (via Food 52)


3. Oreos: Two crunchy dark chocolate cookies filled with sweet cream frosting? Someone pass the milk! (via Bless This Mess)


4. Fruit by the Foot: Made with fresh berries and no added sugar, this is one sweet treat you won’t have to hide from the kids. (via Against All Grains)


5. Zebra Cakes: Even Little Debbie herself would think these moist cakes covered in white chocolate were the real thing. (via Ça C’est Bon)


6. Peanut Butter Cups: You’re only four ingredients away from a batch of these creamy Reese’s wannabes. (via The Comfort of Cooking)


7. Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts: With none of the artificial ingredients but all of the cinnamon goodness in a flaky pastry crust, these homemade Pop Tarts will make your mornings that much easier. (via Sally’s Baking Addiction)


8. Fudge Stripe Cookies: After one bite of this super simple recipe, you’ll never buy the store-bought version again. (via Ambrosia Baking)


9. Hostess Cupcakes: There’s just something about that swirly white icing that makes us feel like a kid again. The thick layer of chocolate and creamy filling here takes things to a whole other level. (via Brown Eyed Baker)


10. Fritos: This healthier, no-fry version is made possible with baked corn tortilla strips that are covered in a mix of delicious spices. (via Minimalist Baker)


11. Almond Joy: With two whole almonds, creamy coconut and milk chocolate, this recipe is a dead ringer for the original. (via Frugal Coupon Living)


12. Doritos: These chips are just as satisfying but without the neon orange fingers at the end. (via Heather’s French Press)


13. Nutter Butters: This recipe might take a bit of effort, but the payoff is better than expected… and so cute! (via Cupcakes and Cashmere)


14. Twinkies: The ultimate junk food can now be yours anytime you want. You’re welcome. (via Bust)


15. Cheese-Its: Everyone’s favorite crunchy, cheese-flavored crackers are the perfect recipe for a rainy day. Get the little ones involved and turn it into a fun afternoon activity. (via A Golden Afternoon)


16. Oatmeal Cream Pies: Two chewy oatmeal cookies hug a thick layer of vanilla frosting to make every bite of these pies as delicious as they sound. (via Carl’s Bad Cravings)

What are the ultimate junk foods in your book? Are any of them on this list? Drop us a line!