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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:58 PM
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what to do with cheap 'nilla wafers?
Edited on Thu Aug-03-06 03:13 PM by AZDemDist6
I got an off brand of Vanilla Wafers and Mr. K tried them today and said they stunk. Well since I just happened to buy some Jello Banana Creme pudding a couple days ago, I made Banana Creme Pie :9

Crust:

1 1/3 c. vanilla wafer crumbs
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. plus 2 tbsp. butter, melted

Combine all ingredients. Mix well. Press mixture into bottom and sides of a lightly greased 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 minutes. Cool. Yield: one 9 inch pie crust.

Filling:

1 pkg Banana Creme pudding
1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk adding enough 2% milk to make 2 1/2 cups milk total


bake pie crust and let cool, make pudding and immediately pour into cooled crust, refrigerate for at least one hour to set.

Cool Whip topping optional

edit to add pic


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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:00 PM
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1. 'nanner pudding's good, too!
Same deal except you make the pud from scratch (easy! 2 eggs, 2 tbsp corn starch, a pinch of salt, 3/4 c. sugar, 1 & 1/4 cup half and half, 1 tsp banana extract, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 small or 1 large nanners sliced... put the sugar, corn starch, & salt in the top of a double boiler & whisk together, pour in the blended eggs & milk, and whisk constantly over medium heat for about 10 minutes until it thickens, then add the extracts & nanners and remove from heat) and pour it over a few whole nilla wafers in each cup, and plop another whole one on top of each cup before putting them in the fridge to set up.

The Darling Husband's very FAVORITE dessert, and dead easy to make. That recipe fills six small custard dishes or four larger stemware glasses if yer bein' ellygant.

smoothly,
Bright
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:09 PM
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2. sounds yummy but yes I had no bananas, I had no Bananas today
:evilgrin:
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 04:18 PM
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3. oy..... I walked right into that one!
::humming 'I've got a loverly bunch of coconuts... there they are a-standin' in the lane...'::

vaudevillianly,
Bright
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:47 PM
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8. ....
sorry


just couldn't resist


:yoiks:
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:00 PM
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4. Make bourbon balls!
1 pkg Vanilla Wafers (crushed)
6 oz chocolate chips
3 T. corn syrup
1/2 c. bourbon
1 c. finely chopped walnuts
powdered sugar

Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler. Take it off the heat and stir in the corn syrup and bourbon. Add the vanilla wafers and walnuts and stir until combined.

Form 1" diameter balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on sheets of wax paper to cool. Roll in sugar again and store in a tightly covered container.(I use a 3 lb. coffee can).

These keep for a long time. I have made them every Christmas for the past 32 years. I have to make a triple batch because my brothers love them.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:44 PM
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7. sounds great, but never have bourbon in the house
we are both recovering alkies :evilgrin:
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:51 PM
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9. Increase the chocolate chips
that might work :-).
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:34 PM
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12. and call em "Death by Chocolate" ??
:rofl:
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-04-06 08:30 AM
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15. I will join you!
Too much chocolate triggers my migraines, but this might be okay if you can eat just one :-).
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wildeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:02 PM
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5. Wow, you are cooking already!
Are you unpacked all the way yet?
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 05:43 PM
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6. heck no, but I have the basics working
still can't find my good knives though.......

I'd be done except the contractors. but they are getting darn close. :bounce:
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wildeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:36 PM
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10. Hate that.
Last time I moved, I accidentally put my good skillet into the thrift store box. At least that is what I think happened, since the skillet never did surface for me. Someone got a smokin' good deal on a Calphalon tri-ply fryer :( Hope your knives haven't suffered a similar fate.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 06:38 PM
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11. ARGH!! cancel cancel
Angels, cancel that one, ya hear??

O8)
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:12 PM
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13. the only time I use those wafers is to make mini cheesecakes
You drop a nilla wafer in the bottom of a cupcake paper in a cupcake tin, and then drop in some cheesecake batter and bake til lightly browned. Then when cool, you cover with a bit of fresh fruit and a half spoon of orange marmalade as a glaze. Kiwi, strawberry, blueberries, whatever. Flavorful, handy to eat in two bites, and very colorful.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 10:20 PM
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14. that's brilliant! bet they freeze well too! n/t
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