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Oct 30, 2008 03:12 PM

Nabisco Chocolate Wafers

Where can I get Nabisco Chocolate Wafers in the Near North area?
These are the wafers that you layer with whipped cream - to create 'icebox cake' or 'zebra pudding'.

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  1. I haven't looked for them lately, but AFAIK you ought to be able to buy them in any large supermarket (Jewel, Dominick's, etc)... no?

    1. At Jewel, they are usually by the ice cream cones and ice cream toppings.

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      1. re: mel1414

        Couldn't find them at my closest Jewel - but I did get them at Treasure Island on Elm Street. Thanks!

      2. I like them crumbled up with melted butter to make a pie crust. Then I top the crust with mint ice cream for a grasshopper pie. It's be good with some kind of pudding filling also.

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        1. re: chicgail

          I think their most common use in recipes is to make an "ice box cake" (a.k.a. "refrigerator cake"), placing them sideways and spreading whipped cream between and around the cookies so that it looks like a layer cake.

          1. re: nsxtasy

            Yep, sounds like that from the OP's description. Never tried that. In fact, I don't know that I've ever even tasted it.

            The "grasshopper pie" recipe is a bit of a '70s idea that came from my former mother-in-law who was (and I presume is still) a wonderful cook. It would be even better, I bet to soften the mint ice cream and mix in some creme de menthe or rum, but then, of course it would be an adults-only desert. I haven't even thought about that desert for years until this thread.