Baked Beans with Vanilla Wafers

Rose Mary Mogan


I do have several recipes using Ginger Snap cookies, but since I was out of them, I decided to try Vanilla Wafers in my Baked Beans and see how they would turn out.

They turned out thick rich and hearty, and were very tasty. I thought to myself not bad for a substitute ingredient.

The Vanilla Wafers thickens the sauce & adds an extra hint of sweetness. We loved them with the extra bits of added cooked, cut up crumbled bacon & smoke flavor from the Liquid smoke.

This was quick simple & convenient, Not bad for a quick side dish.

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★★★★★ 3 votes
4-6 depending on portion size
15 Min
30 Min


2 can(s)
pork n beans (15 oz) undrained
4 slice
bacon cooked crisp & crumbled plus extra for top
1 medium
onion chopped (cooked in microwave 3 minutes)
1 1/2 Tbsp
liquid smoke, or less if desired
1/4 c
splenda brown sugar blend
2 Tbsp
yellow mustard
1/3 c
heinz catsup (my preferred brand)
3/4 c
vanilla wafers, crushed


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1Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. These are the ingredients I used to make this dish.

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2Spray casserole dish with nonstick cooking Spray.

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3Crumble vanilla wafers in zip lock bag and measure 3/4 cup, and set aside till needed.

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4Cook bacon in microwave and cut up into small pieces.

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5Chop onion and microwave for 3 minutes till a little tender.

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6Combine Chopped bacon, cookie crumbs, catsup, brown sugar, mustard and chopped onion & liquid smoke in a medium size bowl. Stir to blend ingredients together.

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7Add pork N beans, then stir and add to prepared dish. Top with extra pre cooked bacon slices if desired.

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8Bake for 30 minutes in preheated 375 degree F. oven. Remove from oven then serve when ready.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southern