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Jan 23, 2010 09:36 AM

What to do with graham cracker crumbs?

I got a big bag of them in preparation for Christmas baking and didn't end up using them. Looking for smallish recipes - I don't want a huge pan of magic bars sitting around. Any ideas? I'd prefer bars or cookies to desserts like cheesecake, etc.

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  1. Immediately after dipping your bread slices in batter for making french toast, dredge them in graham cracker crumbs and fry or bake as usual. Makes a nice crunchy outer crust.
    You can use them similarly with pancakes or waffles.

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    1. re: todao

      Todao...don't the crumbs burn?? My son told me today that one of his favorite breakfast dishes is french toast coated in cereal...WTF? (trying to grasp the concept) Sorry, but how do you do this? Dip the bread in the egg mixture and then in cereral or graham cracker crumbs and then fry?

      1. re: Val

        That's what I would do, if I was to, it's basically breading. The crumbs will stick, then proceed as you normally would for French toast. But I'm not getting the pancake or waffle thing. Make pancakes, dip in egg batter, then fry?? I guess, like pancake French toast. The waffles seem more problematic though.
        As you said, WTF.

    2. These Harvard Squares are good - this recipe makes a 13X9-inch pan, but they are very thin . . . so not quite as dangerous as magic bars!

      These tarts are in my bookmarked recipes folder - you could top them with any fruit you like:

      Wish I could point you to something more healthful, or smaller . . . but the only reason I buy those things is for holiday baking, too. I'm sure if you wrapped them well they'd store nicely in your freezer 'til you were ready to indulge again!


      1. As long as they are real dry, divide them up in plastic bags and freeze. They will last a good year. You can tighten up the sauce for saurbraten with them also. Mix them up with peanut butter and sugar for a streussel type topping for vanilla or banana cream pie.

        1. Mail them to me?

          Otherwise make Nanaimo bars.

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          1. re: tastesgoodwhatisit

            That's exactly what I'm making today -
            Nanaimo bars...I'm thinking of adding peanut butter to the filling

          2. Stir them into vanilla yogurt.