The baking game is forever changed, y’all.

By Meghan Overdeep
July 06, 2021
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Angelique Hinkle of Seabrook, Texas, was making key lime bars recently when she realized she didn't have any graham crackers to make the crust.

What she did have, was a bag of Bucc-ee's Beaver Nuggets.

"I love Beaver Nuggets beyond words," Hinkle told MySA. "I don't think it gets more Texas than Beaver Nuggets."

In Hinkle's Houston-area home kitchen, desperation gave way to culinary innovation.

"Feeling like a super genius right now," she wrote alongside a photo of a mini loaf pan filled with Beaver Nugget crusts on Reddit.

Beaver Nuggets Pie Crust
Credit: Angelique Hinkle

Beaver Nuggets, which are just caramel-coated puffed corn kernels, are Buc-ee's best selling snack.

Hinkle told MySA that she pulsed the Beaver Nuggets and a half-teaspoon of cinnamon in a food processor until they were roughly the texture of sand. She used melted butter to bind the crust for her recipe, which included a no-bake filling.

"[It] came out perfect!" she told her fellow Redditors. "The crust held together really well, and it was delicious."

Beaver Nuggets
Credit: Texas Snax

Hinkle told MySA that this isn't the first time she's used Beaver Nuggets in baked goods before. She said the gas station snack adds a maple caramel flavor and a bit of crunch.

"I really think the possibilities are endless," Hinkle told the newspaper. "I'm considering ice cream next."