Love or hate it, the ’90s were one magical time. Besides the AWESOME fashion and incredible music, the tasty, crave-worthy snacks were the true highlight of the decade. Sadly many of our favorites are no longer in production or sold in the U.S. Well turn that frown upside-down, because we have found the recipes for some of your favorite ’90s snacks so you can once again savor those magical flavors that defined the decade. The 90s are already making a comeback in fashion, so why not food as well?
So simple, yet so amazing, this sweet snack was a favorite of pretty much everyone. Although they did have a few flavors, the original vanilla cookie with vanilla fun-fetti icing was definitely the tastiest. It’s so simple to make these at home, so you totally should.
Hi-C’s Ecto Cooler
Hi-C was the sugary, sweet and delicious juice box we all loved in the ’90s. In particular, the limited-edition Ecto Cooler was even better because it was neon green and featured Slimer on the box. Although it’s no longer in stores, you can recreate this Ghostbuster-themed juice at home (and now that you’re older add alcohol if you want)!
These may be the last ones in the world. Took years to find these ones butterfinger bbs. The simpsons butterfinger bb's are and will be my favorite butterfinger. #butterfinger #90s #retro #candy #thesimpsons #1990s #discontinued #butterfingerbbs pic.twitter.com/HpCOlpzQub— jason lu (@whitecoffee967) May 24, 2018
These bite-sized bits were a favorite of Bart Simpson (and his slingshot) and as fun to eat as they were delicious. Sure you can still get the full bar, but the BB’s always tasted better. Relive the magic and make this tiny treats yourself.
Keebler Magic Middles
We’re not sure why these went away. What’s not to love about a soft, chewy shortbread cookie with a gooey, melt-in-your-mouth fudgy center? Nothing! Bring the magic back home by making these beauties yourself.
Oh Zima. How we miss thee. Only the coolest cats had a Zima in their hands. Yet despite reaching cult status, this malt beverage lost its edge and is no longer in production. Good news for you is that you can recreate this refreshing classic at home (and yes, you must drink it out of a mason jar).
Jell-O Chocolate Pudding Pops
These creamy, chocolatey frozen treats were way better than ordinary fudge pops. Make them at home!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pies
Although there were a few TMNT themed foods (hello Ninja Turtles Cereal!), these vanilla pudding filled pies with the green icing glaze by Hostess was by far THE BEST. This homemade version will totally have you saying “cowabunga!”
McDonald’s Fried Apple Pies
Yes you can still get the baked apple pies, but they don’t hold a candle to the original fried version (go figure). Throw your diet to the wind and whip up this ’90s favorite ASAP.
Reese’s Cookie Crunch
It was genius: place a chocolate cookie INSIDE a Reese’s peanut butter cup for a crunchy twist on the classic candy. Apparently most people are purist, but it is quite easy to recreate this at home. Use this base recipe and simply add a chocolate wafer cookie to it. Bam.
This citrusy soda that had us bouncing off the walls for hours is something we all miss. Recreate the hype (and get a bit hyper yourself) with this homemade version.
The Flintstones Pebbles Push-Up
The Pebbles variety of this creamy, fun treat was the best because those “pebbles” were actually rainbow Nerds. Push up the fun factor by making this homemade orange push-up treat and sprinkle Nerds on top.
A crispy cookie filled with a sweet peanut butter cream and shaped like a peanut: Planters at it’s finest. This treat didn’t stay around for long, but it definitely hasn’t been forgotten. This homemade version may not have the classic shape, but you’re in this for the flavor right?
These snack (aka: candy) bars where made with real peanut butter, a crunchy wholegrain cookie and were covered in milk chocolate. It didn’t stay on shelves long (apparently the Mars family didn’t care for peanut butter), but it isn’t hard to make these to keep on your own shelf.
Sprinkled Chips Ahoy Cookies
Sprinkles are for winners, so it’s no wonder that they made an excellent addition to the already tasty Chips Ahoy. Be a winner yourself by adding sprinkles to this copycat recipe to relive the glory days all over again.
Carnation Breakfast Bars
In an attempt to eat something healthier than our sugar-laden breakfast cereals, the go to was Carnation Instant Breakfast shakes or an easier (and tastier) alternative, the breakfast bars. With a healthy dose of chocolate, this homemade version is just as good as the original.