It's common to just shake them into the sink or the garbage, but is there anything else!
Since they're already dry, they don't spoil if kept fairly airtight. I scoop them into a plastic container with a lid and save up until there's enough to do something with them.
Add to hamburger to extend it a bit
Use in Meatballs
or Zucchini Cakes
coating for Chicken Nuggets
You can even use them as a substitute for oats or flour in recipes-
1/2 c. crumbs = 1/2 c. rolled oats,
1/2 c. crumbs = 1/4 c. flour
Or use them in place of graham cracker crumbs for a pie crust. See below.
1 ½ c. graham cracker crumbs
¼ c. sugar
5-6 Tbsp. melted butter
Stir together crumbs and sugar, mix in butter. Press firmly and evenly in a 9” pie pan. Chill 1 hour OR bake at 375 degrees 6-9 minutes, til edges are brown (and it smells wonderful).
Use a blender to crush the cookies/crackers, or a cereal box liner or big zip top baggie and a rolling pin
Breadcrumb crust:use dry breadcrumbs, increase sugar to 1/3 c. You’d never know!
Chocolate Crust: use 1 ½ c. crushed chocolate cookies (take out creme filling), don’t use the sugar in the crust recipe.
Gingersnap Crust: use all gingersnap crumbs or part gingersnap, part graham. Leave out sugar.
Nut crust: add 1/3 c. finely chopped pecans, almonds, walnuts, or other to any crumb crust.
Vanilla Crust: use crushed vanilla wafers, leave out the added sugar.
Try it! (Now, won't you feel thrifty?)