Did you ever rock crimped hair with a baby-doll dress and neon slap bracelets? Or maybe oversized flannel shirts with ripped jeans and Doc Martens? If so, you were a kid of the '90s. Kick back, crack open a Crystal Pepsi, and get ready for an edible trip down memory lane.
A little bit chocolate, a little bit marshmallow, and a whole lot of pink coconut. Check out this recipe from Leite’s Culinaria to make these iconic snack domes at home.
This stretchy, chewy lunchbox staple was the epitome of cool in the '90s, especially if you had the kind with the punch-out shapes. Make a much tastier version with this CHOW recipe.
What’s not to like about cookies you can dip in frosting? Bring this '90s favorite back with this recipe from the blog Oh So Pretty the Skinny.
Though it’s technically from the late '80s, Hi-C’s Ecto Cooler hit it big in the '90s as a lunchbox refresher. Revive your favorite Slimer memories with this version of the citrusy, neon green drink from FWx, Food & Wine’s lifestyle site.
The most exciting part was the occasional great white—a pure white, mysterious-flavored treat—in surprise packages. Bring these Bites back with this delicious recipe from Wellness Mama that uses shark-shaped candy molds.
The simple addition of sprinkles to chocolate chip cookies turned lunchtime into a party. Relive it with I Heart Nap Time’s birthday cookie recipe.
7. BAGEL BITES
Pizza in the morning, pizza in the evening, pizza at suppertime! I don’t know who invented these mini pizza bagels, but they were some kind of genius. Make your own via the Comfort of Cooking.
Unassuming sugar cookie on the outside, creamy chocolate goodness on the inside. Sneaky Keebler elves! Create your own magic with Bravetart’s recipe at Serious Eats.
When these creamy, chocolate-y Popsicles faded away in the '90s, I was heartbroken. I think Bill Cosby was, too. Thankfully, this CHOW recipe brought them back into my life.
Make-your-own snacks were on a par with Choose Your Own Adventure books, and this cheese-and-cracker snack was no exception. Bring it back with My Epicurean Adventures’ homemade version, complete with the little red wand.
Photo credits: '90s candy selection / Children of the 90s, Homemade Hostess Sno Ball / From Away, Fruit Roll-Ups / Amazon, Dunkaroos / Tumblr, Hi-C Ecto Cooler / Hollow Knowledge, Shark Bites / Foodette Reviews, Sprinkled Chips Ahoy / YouTube, Bagel Bites / Coupon Mamacita, Keebler Fudge Magic Middles / Walmart, Jell-O Pudding Pops / X-Entertainment.com, Handi-Snacks / The Grocery Girls
Leena Trivedi-Grenier is a Bay Area food writer and cooking teacher with an undying love for pot stickers. She earned her master's in gastronomy from Le Cordon Bleu. Her writing appears on her blog Leena Eats and in various food-based encyclopedias.