2013's Most Crazy Delicious Food Mash-Ups

We count down the insanely yummy (or sometimes just insane) culinary creations -- from ramen burgers to Cronuts -- that made us hungry this year

8. Guacamole Deviled Eggs

Guacamole Deviled Eggs


We saw a lot of riffing on deviled eggs in 2013, but this version with creamy avocado and a sprinkle of Spanish paprika was the most imaginative and, of course, tasty. Try five other delicious new takes on the picnic classic.

7. Popeyes Chicken & Waffle Tenders

Popeye's Chicken & Waffle Tenders


Chicken now comes fried in waffle batter. Thanks Popeyes!

6. Bacon and, um, Everything

Bacon and, um, Everything


Bacon in cookies… bacon around hotdogs… even bacon dipped in Nutella. This was the year bacon fatigue set in for a lot of us, but the little pork product that could kept on pounding away at our arteries -- and we loved it.

5. Slutty Brownies

Slutty Brownies


Basically, it's an Oreo cookie sandwiched between layers of brownie and cookie dough. Seriously, doesn't that just sound like a foodgasm? And they're super easy, of course.

4. Dorito's Taco

Dorito's Taco

Taco Bell

The spicy crunch of the orange-tinted Dorito shell paired with traditional Taco Bell fillings is so good we can't believe they just came up with it.

3. Ramen Burger

Ramen Burger

Ramen Burger via Facebook

This burger with a bun made out of ramen noodles (boiled, then fried) made its debut in Brooklyn this year, but quickly went nationwide, with creator Keizo Shimamoto taking his mash-up on tour across the country.

2. Cronut Knock-Offs

Cronut Knock-Offs


Faux Cronuts and the people who thought they were the real deal were as much of a story in 2013 as the mythical pastry itself. Almost every major city had a bakery with some kind of Cronut-like pastry. Someone in Worcester, Massachusetts, even sent us a Dosant (it was very delicious, thank you).

1. The Cronut

The Cronut

Dominique Ansel via Instagram (@dominiqueansel)

Created by NYC baker Dominique Ansel, the Cronut kicked off 2013's mix-up craze. And while the croissant-doughnut hybrid madness has dwindled, there are still Craigslist postings looking for people to pick up the pastries in the wee hours of morning before they sell out.

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