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What To Make With What’s On Sale: Graham Crackers

It’s time for What To Make With What’s On Sale! Nabisco Honey Maid Graham Crackers are as low as $1.49 after coupon this week at Safeway.

Graham crackers are a quick and easy snack, and they’re fun to cook and bake with, too. Here are six recipe ideas for graham crackers!

One of the main ways I use graham crackers (besides slathered with peanut butter as a snack for the kids) is in meatloaf, believe it or not! My sister-in-law gave me the idea to make meatloaf with a sweet-and-sour Asian twist: use graham cracker crumbs instead of bread crumbs or oats, and flavor the mixture with soy sauce, grated carrots and ginger, and a little hoisin sauce. Here’s a recipe for Asian Style Meatloaf that’s similar to what I make.

Graham Cracker Grape Sandwiches: Image from Food Network

Graham Cracker Grape Sandwiches: Image from Food Network

These Graham Cracker Grape Sandwiches look like a tasty snack idea with just three ingredients: crackers, cream cheese, and halved grapes!

Graham crackers are great in many types of desserts as well. Here’s a basic recipe for a graham cracker crust that can be used for pies or cheesecake.

Broiler S’mores are a fun treat to make at home — be sure to keep a close eye on the marshmallows as they brown very quickly under the broiler!

Try these 5-star Cinnamon Graham Crunchy Cookies as an alternative to regular chocolate chip cookies. The recipe calls for coating the spoonfuls of dough in graham cracker crumbs before baking to give them a crispy texture on the outside.

Here’s a recipe that would be fun for Valentine’s Day: Graham Cracker Cookie Bars. (They’re more of a candy than a cookie.) The bars are made with a base of graham crackers that’s topped with a simple homemade caramel sauce, and chocolate chips are melted over the caramel and sprinkled with your choice of toppings. They’re easier to make than they look!

Graham Cracker Cookie Bars: Image from Tasty Kitchen

Graham Cracker Cookie Bars: Image from Tasty Kitchen

This No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake is another fancy-looking dessert that’s simple to put together. Graham crackers are layered with whipped cream and refrigerated until the crackers become moist and cake-like.

Do you like to use graham crackers as anything other than a snack?

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  1. Thanks for the great recipe ideas, as always, Abby. The no-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake made my tummy rumble. Boy, those strawberries sure look good!

    As a kid, my grandma would give me a few graham crackers and a mug of milk for a snack, it was the best. I have never even thought of using graham crackers in anything other than a snack though.

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