Grown-Up Versions of Childhood Favorites Slideshow

Affogato

This is as simple as it gets. Vanilla ice cream, a classic childhood favorite, is given an instant adult makeover with a shot of espresso.

Make affogato.

Walnut Chicken Strips

What adult wants to eat chicken fingers? Not anyone I know. But if you swap out the breadcrumbs for walnuts and spice them up a bit, they become perfect for adults and kids alike!

Make walnut chicken strips.

The Dadburger Deluxe

Even the most burger-loving child might shy away from this mega-sandwich — but Dad won't!

Make a dadburger delux.

Frozen Mocha Hot Chocolate

Kids love frozen hot chocolate, but parents love it when there is a little coffee added in. Make it a mocha and enjoy a little caffeine as your ultimate indulgent treat!

Make frozen mocha hot chocolate.

Southwest Chicken Soup

Chicken soup soothes the soul. When you were a child that soup might have been pretty basic, but as an adult you are ready for more flavor and, of course, a spicy kick. Look no further than this awesome Southwestern-style soup; it is soothing for the grown-up soul.

Make southwest chicken soup.

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