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7 Copycat Recipes Of Your Favorite Restaurant Menu Items

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There are plenty of foods we buy from restaurants and grocery stores because they seem too complicated to replicate in our kitchens. While prepackaged products may be convenient and delicious, freshly cooked or baked at home is always the better option.

From Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits to Cracker Barrel's famous Coke Cake, Shared Food has perfected some of the country's most popular restaurant menu items so you can make it yourself at home. You'll never have to worry about long waits, expensive bills or bad service.

If you're looking to expand your copycat recipe book, this roundup is just the thing you need. You can recreate your favorites, minus all the preservatives, in the comfort of your own home. You might never go back to the restaurant version once you make these from scratch because anything they can do, you can do better.

1. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory - No Bake Avalanche Cookies

You can't go wrong with the combination of ooey gooey marshmallow and chocolate chips! These easy no bake cookies are a copy of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Avalanche Bark. If you're craving something peanut buttery, fudgy, crunchy and creamy, these cookies will definitely satisfy

Get the recipe here.

2. Starbucks - Unicorn Frappucino

The coffee chain's limited-edition Unicorn Frappucino was arguably the most popular drink so far this year. The color-changing beverage was only in-stores for about a week, so if you haven't had a chance to taste it or you're just sad about its disappearance, then you've got to trying making your own. Since you're your own barista, there's no need to worry about the sugar content, you can adjust the sweetness as you please.

Get the recipe here.

3. Red Lobster - Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Biscuits have everything going for them, they're warm, cheesy, buttery and pretty much melt in your mouth. In fact, the biscuits are so popular that they've become one of the most searched recipes on the Internet. Luckily, you can make them from scratch and believe it or not, they're better than the real deal.

Get the recipe here.

Click on the next page for more copycat recipes including a McDonald's favorite.

4. Cracker Barrel - Double Fudge Chocolate Coke Cake

If you're crazy for chocolate then chances are you've tried this decadent cake at Cracker Barrel. But instead of spending your money on a slice, why not bake a pan full of this double fudge chocolate coke cake topped with an irresistibly smooth and creamy frosting. This cake is so good that we won't even judge if you decide not to share.

Get the recipe here.

5. McDonald's - Big Mac Burger

We're all aware that McDonald's sandwiches are laden with preservatives that we shouldn't be putting into our bodies. So here's a chance to learn the secrets of the Big Mac and the accompanying special sauce so you can enjoy your own version of America's most popular burger guilt-free.

Get the recipe here.

6. Taco Bell - Crunchwrap Supreme

Taco Bell is known for creating outrageous but oh-so-delicious menu items such as the Crunchwrap Supreme. It's a grilled taco-meets-burrito wrap filled to the maximum with beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and more. Now you can make your own Crunchwrap Supreme and enjoy the authentic Taco Bell experience in the comfort of your own home.

Get the recipe here.

7. Cheesecake Factory - Avocado Egg Rolls

These aren't your traditional egg rolls, but no one is complaining because they're super delicious! Turns out they're really easy to duplicate and you mostly likely have all of the ingredients in your fridge. Just roll up the filling and fry it up for a trendy treat that's even better than The Cheesecake Factory's and you won't have to fight anyone for the last one on the plate.

Get the recipe here.

Are you looking forward to replicating these recipes? Let us know!

Awa has been writing for Shared for 3 years. She is a serial snacker who unapologetically loves celebrity gossip. Drop her a line at awa@shared.com.