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How to Make 9 Fast-Food Favorites at Home

Drive-thru goodness minus the drive
Spare a Trip to the Drive-Thru with These Copycat Fast-Food Recipes
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Whether it's a supersize bag of burgers and fries or a late-night cheap taco run, greasy fast food is one of life's most enjoyable guilty pleasures.

But if you ever find yourself unable to make it to your favorite drive-thru, these nine copycat recipes will have you feasting in the comfort of your own sweatpants.

 Shake Shack's ShackBurger

After you learn J. Kenji López-Alt's game-changing method of recreating Shake Shack's signature beef blend, all that's left is to grab a sack of crinkle-cut fries from the freezer aisle.

 The Mall's Orange Julius

A visit to the mall wouldn't be complete without a Styrofoam cup brimming with this food court staple. Except this time, you don't have to weave your way through shopping bags and strollers.

 

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 KFC's Fried Chicken

Whether or not Colonel Sanders's nephew revealed the actual list of 11 herbs and spices to the masses, recreating buckets of that finger-lickin' fried chicken is easier than ever with this genius recipe.

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 In-N-Out's Double-Double Burger

For years, the West Coast has held the secret behind a towering animal-style Double-Double over our East Coast heads. Not anymore.

 Krispy Kreme's Doughnuts

No need to wait around for that Hot Doughnuts Now sign to illuminate when you can fry up an equally melt-in-your-mouth batch at home.

 

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 Chipotle's Guacamole

America's beloved burrito chain recently gifted us its prized guacamole recipe. Now we'll never have to deal with hearing the dreaded "The guacamole is extra. Is that OK?" question ever again.

 Taco Bell's Chalupa

You'll finally get some use out of your extra hot sauce packet stockpile once you master this chain's famous chalupas.

 Starbucks' Caramel Frappuccino

The best part of making a frappuccino at home? No need to feel guilty asking for a Venti nonfat half-sweet with extra caramel drizzle.


 Panera's Broccoli Cheese Soup

Panera's cult favorite might be more cheese dip than actual soup, but how else would you be able to justify serving it in an oversize bread bowl?

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