Recently at our local grocery store there were a bunch of Cheez-its on sale. We bought a lot, and I mean we bought like 10 boxes for 2 people. Since we already have an unopened box of graham crackers and saltines in the house, what the heck are we going to do with all these new crackers we bought? Turns out, there’s a lot you can do with crackers besides just eating them.
Saltines are great dipped in chocolate. Don’t knock it before you try it. Cook some chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 15 seconds until fully melted, and try it out. Dip that cracker in there and munch away. Saltines are also great alone dipped in ranch or bleu cheese dressing. One of my favorite saltine cracker snacks is to coat them with butter, sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on them, and place them in the microwave for up to a minute until they bubble on top. A delicious treat.
You can also liven up saltines by placing a bunch in a large sandwich bag and adding pepper, garlic, and a touch of salt (if they are unsalted). Shake well and enjoy your flavorful cracker treat!
Graham crackers with frosting on them to make a sandwich are great snacks in the house. I like cream cheese and chocolate frosting in them the best, but strawberry and any flavor is also great. You can also dip graham crackers in chocolate for a delectable dessert. Crunch graham crackers and sprinkle over ice cream or on top of cake for a crunchy additive to your desserts, and of course you can always make a graham cracker crust for pies or baked goods by crunching graham crackers very fine in a large zipper bag with a rolling pin and adding butter to form it into a crust.
A simple graham cracker dessert? make a graham cracker crust and coat it with any jam or fruit preserves, and sprinkle crushed graham crackers on top. Bake for about 15 minutes and enjoy a tasty fruit bar treat. Add a cup of uncooked oatmeal to the lower crust to make a fruit granola bar.
Graham crackers also make tasty cereal crushed in milk. Try it!
Now, back to all these snack crackers we just got. Turns out, these crackers are great in salads, crushed and sprinkled on top of cheesy potatoes and other casseroles, and are the perfect cracker for soups since they don’t go soggy right away. So far we have depleted 2 of the boxes we have just purchased. I’ve even used these crackers as a crusty base for veggie pot pie (just line the bottom of a greased pan with whole or crushed crackers; I used crushed) and had tasty results.
In the end, there is a lot you can do with crackers of any sort, just so long as you are willing to be a bit creative.