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


1Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. These are the ingredients I used to make this dish.
2Spray casserole dish with nonstick cooking Spray.
3Crumble vanilla wafers in zip lock bag and measure 3/4 cup, and set aside till needed.
4Cook bacon in microwave and cut up into small pieces.
5Chop onion and microwave for 3 minutes till a little tender.
6Combine Chopped bacon, cookie crumbs, catsup, brown sugar, mustard and chopped onion & liquid smoke in a medium size bowl. Stir to blend ingredients together.
7Add pork N beans, then stir and add to prepared dish. Top with extra pre cooked bacon slices if desired.
8Bake for 30 minutes in preheated 375 degree F. oven. Remove from oven then serve when ready.

About Baked Beans with Vanilla Wafers

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Southern