8 Surprising Ways to Cook With Frozen Waffles

Waffle pies? Waffle nachos? Believe it! Frozen waffles can do way more than you think

Smores Waffles

Surprising Ways to Cook With Frozen Waffles

A Thrifty Mom

Gather around the campfire—or actually, your broiler—for this kid-inspired dessert. Top frozen chocolate-chip waffles with milk chocolate and mini marshmallows for the ultimate nostalgic, gooey treat.

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Mini Dutch Apple Waffle Pies

Surprising Ways to Cook With Frozen Waffles

Food Family Finds

Got a muffin pan? Press waffle shells into the muffin cups and fill them with chunky apple pie filling and a sweet crumble topping. Voila: individual-sized pies.

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Fruit and Waffle Kebabs With Maple Cinnamon Yogurt Dip

Surprising Ways to Cook With Frozen Waffles

Mom on Timeout

Skewer mini waffles on colorful straws and add strawberries and sliced bananas to make this decorative breakfast, on-the-go snack, or healthy dessert. Greek yogurt flavored with maple syrup and cinnamon makes a perfect dip.

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White Chocolate Buttery Waffles Snack Mix

Surprising Ways to Cook With Frozen Waffles

Averie Cooks

Need a festive finger-food snack for your next party? Just mix waffles with Chex cereal and popcorn coated in melted white chocolate and peanut butter, and top with powdered sugar and sprinkles.

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Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwiches

Surprising Ways to Cook With Frozen Waffles

Foodie Crush

Slather multigrain waffles with raspberry jam and top with honey-baked ham and Swiss cheese to make this delicious take on the classic sandwich. Dust with powdered sugar for extra sweetness and a picture-perfect presentation.

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Chicken and Waffle Nachos

Surprising Ways to Cook With Frozen Waffles

From Away

Love chicken and waffles, that lusciously rich soul-food breakfast? Here’s a great riff on the concept: Layer mini waffles with fried chicken bites and grated cheddar cheese, then drizzle everything with sour cream, homemade maple-mustard syrup, and Sriracha.

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Maple Bacon Waffle Bread Pudding

Surprising Ways to Cook With Frozen Waffles

Noble Pig

This decadent bread pudding mixes salty bacon with a sweet, creamy maple-and-vanilla-flavored egg filling. Although the recipe calls for homemade waffles, you can easily sub in frozen ones.

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Maple Sausage and Waffle Breakfast Casserole

Surprising Ways to Cook With Frozen Waffles

Cassie Craves

Toasted waffles keep their crunch in this hearty casserole, which combines maple sausage, eggs, cheese, and red and green bell peppers.

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Ellen Sturm Niz is an editor and writer living, parenting, and working in New York City. Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and Google+.

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