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What is a wafer?

Asked by meagan (4650points) October 6th, 2010

I’m planning on making this recipe -
http://www.marthastewart.com/recipe/no-bake-spiderweb-cheesecake?backto=true&backtourl=/photogallery/halloween-cakes-and-dessert-recipes#slide_1

It calls for chocolate wafers for a crust. I have a pretty good idea about what wafers are, but can I get some clarification (photos? brands?)

Thanks.

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Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Looks like she is using chocolate crackers similar to graham crackers.
www.nabiscoworld.com

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SuperMouse's avatar

I’ll bet you could use almost any chocolate cookie. I have seen cheesecake crusts made out of smashed Oreos, you could use chocolate graham crackers. It might come down to personal preference for taste and color.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Oreos would work great, plus you’d get to eat the filling off all of them.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Almost every recipe on the internet that calls for chocolate wafers mentions Nabisco’s Famous Chocolate Wafers. < Here is a link if you want to see what they look like.

It seems that they are difficult to locate in some areas. A few have mentioned that they can be found in the ice cream toppings aisle. If you cannot locate them, there are plenty of recommendations and recipes for substitutions.

meagan's avatar

Thanks for the awesome help, everyone! I especially like the oreo idea.. ;)

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Just got back from the grocery store. The Nabisco FCW were on the shelf along with animal crackers and Nilla Wafers.

Frenchfry's avatar

It’s a cookie. Very light.Delish!

Kardamom's avatar

They are definitely thin, usually crispy cookies. Nabisco makes a brand called Nabisco Famous Wafers that will probably work for this recipe. As I recall, they taste very similar to Oreos without the filling. You can see an image of the package here

meagan's avatar

@Kardamom Thank you! :)

meagan's avatar

Just wanted to say thanks, everyone. I used the oreos and the cheesecake came out sooo tasty :)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Where’s our piece?

Frenchfry's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe I want a piece too Lol

Kardamom's avatar

I was having a funny thought about communion wafers. I wonder if anyone ever makes dessert with those?

Glad your cheesecake turned out well. Sounds yummy.

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