September 24

5 Creative Uses for Cracker Crumbs

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Don’t you just hate it when you reach your hand into a bag of crackers, only to realize all that is left is the crumbs? It always seems like such a waste, that handful of two of crumbs that remains at the bottom of the box or bag, surely destined for the trash can. But wait! Did you know there are some fun and creative uses for those crumbs? Next time, don’t toss those cracker crumbs. Instead, take a look below at 5 creative uses for cracker crumbs that you can try today!

5 Creative Uses for Cracker Crumbs:

1. Make bird treats.
Birds love cracker crumbs, and now you can use them to make fun and tasty treats. Just roll a pinecone or toilet paper roll in peanut butter, and then roll in a plate of cracker crumbs. It will coat the peanut butter nicely and give you a tasty treat you can hang from a tree for your feathered friends to enjoy.

2. Create your own salad crunch.
Toss the leftover crumbs in a bowl with a sliver of butter, a pinch or basil, oregano, and salt and pepper. Lay the crumbs on a cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 10-12 minutes. You will get a crunchy, savory topping that is perfect on salads.

3. Give your chicken some crunch.
Place your crumbs on a plate and apply a brushing of water or even mustard to your chicken. Then, press the chicken into your crumbs. Bake your chicken in the oven as usual and when it is done you will enjoy a crunch that can’t be beat.

4. Bulk up your meatloaf.
Save crumbs in an airtight container and use them as meatloaf filler. Just add a cup full of crumbs to your ground beef and it will not only help season the meat but help it bind together a bit better. No need to buy breadcrumbs!

5. Make a sweet topping.
Mix your crumbs with a sliver of butter, a little nutmeg, and a sprinkle of sugar and cinnamon. Lay the crumbs on a cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 10-12 minutes. You will get a crunchy, sweet topping that is perfect on ice cream, yogurt, or even oatmeal.

See how simple it is to give new life to your cracker crumbs? From now on, don’t toss them. Instead, give one of these tips a try and give them a new and exciting life!


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  1. These are all great ways to use cracker crumbs. I would use them in my meatloaf and I would sometimes put them in my ice cream too for the crunch. Thanks for the ideas.

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