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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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

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. These are the ingredients I used to make this dish.
Spray casserole dish with nonstick cooking Spray.
Crumble vanilla wafers in zip lock bag and measure 3/4 cup, and set aside till needed.
Cook bacon in microwave and cut up into small pieces.
Chop onion and microwave for 3 minutes till a little tender.
Combine Chopped bacon, cookie crumbs, catsup, brown sugar, mustard and chopped onion & liquid smoke in a medium size bowl. Stir to blend ingredients together.
Add pork N beans, then stir and add to prepared dish. Top with extra pre cooked bacon slices if desired.
Bake 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