We all know that animal crackers are traditionally eaten straight out of the box, dipped in warm tea, coffee, or cold milk, but did you know that they are also used as a side ingredient in many food recipes? You can grind them up and use them as a delicious and tasty pie crust, or pie topping. You can also use them as a cake crust, either ground or whole. You can blend them into ice cream based milk shakes, or crumble them over a fruit salad. You can make little mini candy chocolate sandwiches with them, or you can blend them with peanuts for a delicious sweet pate. There really is no limit to what you can do with animal crackers, as many of the recipes on our website already exhibit. If you yourself have a unique and fun way that you incorporate animal crackers into a regular food recipe, then please feel free to submit the recipe to us for publishing, as we would love to share it with our guests and visitors.
Using animal crackers for a pie or cake crust is actually much more common than most people would think. Animal crackers have a fairly neutral and light flavor, so they can be incorporated into most dessert dishes, and they will not overpower the main pie or cake flavor. To make a simple animal cracker crust, all you need to do is grind up several cups of crackers with some butter. If you crave an extra sweet crust, then add brown sugar or liquid bees honey to the ground animal crackers. I have personally tried it with apple pie, blueberry pie, pumpkin pie, blackberry pie, chocolate cream pie, and with plain and strawberry cheesecake. With cake, it's delicious to use the ground animal cracker crumbs as either a crust, or as a thin layer in between two cake layers. For example I have made a simple vanilla cake with a middle layer of ground graham cracker crumbs mixed with rich and sweet homemade strawberry syrup.
For people who are vegetarian, then animal crackers are the perfect snack food. You can buy premade vegetarian animal crackers from the store, or you can make them yourself using one of our vegetarian animal crackers recipes. In addition to eating the crackers as they are, you can also use them as an ingredient in vegetarian dishes. For example you can crumble animal crackers over the top of soy yogurt, fruit salad, or garden salad. You can also use the animal crackers as a crust for any vegetarian cakes, pies, and desserts. Try melting vegetarian chocolate over a peeled banana, sprinkling crushed animal crackers crumbs over the top of it, then freezing it. Peaches, apricots, mangos, strawberries, blueberries, and apples also taste great with animal crackers. Even if you aren't a vegetarian, do check out our vegetarian animal crackers recipes, as they have substantially less saturated fat than the regular traditional recipes.
There are an unlimited number of recipes out there that you can use animal crackers with, so get creative. The next time you serve up some chocolate fondue, be sure to include animal crackers. Try our cheese animal crackers with Philadelphia cream cheese layered over the top of them. The cheese or spicy unsweetened animal crackers also taste great with tomato soup or pasta. My son even puts cheese animal crackers in his peanut butter and jelly or ham sandwiches. We would like to thank you for taking the time to read through this article. We hope you will be inspired to look at animal crackers not just as a quick snack, but as a accessory to a vast number of delicious recipes. If you have any questions or comments that you would like to send us, then please drop us an email using our address located on the contact us page. You can also send us a snail mail letter if you don't have an email address. Also don't forget to bookmark our website so that you can visit us again.