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1 Mess-Free Kitchen Tip, 3 Tasty Toppings

August 06, 2017

It’s fun to let your imagination go wild in the kitchen, but it can also create a mess. Prep smart and save some clean-up time by using Ziploc® brand seal top bags to seal in ingredients while they get crushed. Because it’s more than a bag, it’s a mess-free crushing machine.

Keep crumbs from flying everywhere when crushing ingredients like nuts, candies, crackers or cookies. Here’s how:

  • 1

    Fill a Ziploc® brand bag with whole ingredients.

  • 2

    Press out the air, seal the bag, lay flat on a cutting board.

  • 3

    Crush with a rolling pin until crumbs reach desired size.

To amp up the flavour and add some crunch to your favourite recipes, get inspired by these tasty combinations.

1. Mini Cheese Balls


For a toasty coating, roast nuts in the oven, let cool and crush in a Ziploc® brand storage bag. For party prep, save time by making the coating ahead and seal in the freshness with the Smart Zip Plus® seal.

1. Mini Cheese Balls

Mini cheese balls rolled in crushed nuts and chopped parsley make the perfect party appetiser.

2. Crispy baked chicken


Cracker crumbs are excellent on top of a casserole or as a coating for chicken. Ziploc® brand storage bags stay sealed to keep stray cracker crumbs from flying everywhere.

2. Crispy baked chicken

Give breaded, baked chicken a crunchy coating. To get cracker crumbs to stick, dip uncooked chicken in beaten eggs first.

3. Peppermint hot chocolate


Crush candy canes to make peppermint sprinkles. Ziploc® brand freezer bags keep candy pieces contained. Prep ahead for weather when you can't go out and store extra sprinkles in the bag.

3. Peppermint hot chocolate

Add crushed candy canes to hot chocolate for a refreshing twist on a classic cold-weather treat.