The Cheese Board Lunch Box

Continuing on with my no-cook lunch box series, today I bring you The Cheese Board Lunch Box! This one goes out to everyone who is perfectly happy nibbling on a charcuterie board for dinner, instead of as an appetizer to dinner. 😉 Just be careful, this lunch box is going to tempt you to drink […]

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Continuing on with my no-cook lunch box series, today I bring you The Cheese Board Lunch Box! This one goes out to everyone who is perfectly happy nibbling on a charcuterie board for dinner, instead of as an appetizer to dinner. ;) Just be careful, this lunch box is going to tempt you to drink a glass of wine with lunch!

Four glass meal prep containers filled with the cheese board lunch box

Where Are the Vegetables??

I know, I know. I’m usually a vegetable-with-every meal type of person, but I think it’s entirely possible to have a cheese board lunch box and still keep balance in your day. Try eating a veggie heavy breakfast bowl, like my Vegetable Breakfast Scrambles, and make sure you include a veggie heavy dinner, like a stir fry, soup, or meal-worthy salad. Or hey, you can always just pack a side salad to go with this box for lunch. :)

What Else Can I Add to My Cheese Board Lunch Box?

As with all of these no-cook lunch box ideas, this Cheese Board Lunch Box is very flexible! Here are some other items you can include with or in place of any of the ingredients I put into my box:

  • Pickles
  • Grapes
  • Apple slices
  • A small container of your favorite jam
  • A small container of jam
  • A small container of pesto
  • Olives
  • Almonds
  • Dried cherries or cranberries
  • Sliced bell peppers

Other Meat Options

I used salami in my cheese board lunch box, but there are so many options with this one. You can use other cured meats, like prosciutto, capicola, soppressata. If all of that is too fancy or too hard to find, regular deli meat is just as great in this box! Roll up the slices into little “cigars” to make the presentation extra pretty and you’ll still feel like you’re eating an extra special lunch.

Wrap the Crackers for Freshness

To keep your crackers nice and crunchy, you’ll probably want to wrap the crackers in an extra fold-top sandwich bag or waxed paper to keep the moisture from the other ingredients out. I didn’t do this (because I’m lazy) and my crackers got a little soft, but I still enjoyed the box quite a bit over the next four days.

What Containers Do You Use?

These containers are made by Pyrex and are my favorite meal prep containers. While they’re not divided, the single compartment makes them very versatile. Also, the lid is simple, snaps on, and has no moving parts to break. There is a link to these containers in the bottom of the recipe card below. 

Overhead view of one Cheese board Lunch Box with a cracker stacked with cheese and salami.

 
Four cheese board lunch boxes lined up in a row

The Cheese Board Lunch Box

This easy no-cook lunch idea is perfect for the cheese lovers of the world! The Cheese Board Lunch Box makes a meal out of savory nibbles.
Total Cost $7.45 recipe / $1.86 serving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 638.5kcal
Author Beth - Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cheese $2.12
  • 4 oz. salami $1.99
  • 20 crackers $0.74
  • 16 dried apricots $1.40
  • 1 cup walnuts $1.20

Instructions

  • Slice the cheese. Wrap sets of 5 crackers in fold-top sandwich bags or waxed paper.
  • Divide the cheese salami, wrapped crackers, dried apricots, and walnuts between four containers. Refrigerate until ready to eat, or up to five days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1box | Calories: 638.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.63g | Protein: 26.95g | Fat: 48.95g | Sodium: 901mg | Fiber: 4.03g

How to Make The Cheese Board Lunch Box

Packages of ingredients for the cheese board lunch box

These are all the ingredients I used for the cheese board lunch box (this is all from ALDI). You can use whatever type of cheese or crackers that you like. I chose sharp cheddar and got a box of assorted crackers. Check the list earlier in the post if you want ideas for other items to include.

Four cheese board lunch boxes lined up in a row

Slice the cheese and wrap groups of five crackers in a sandwich baggie or waxed paper (I skipped wrapping my crackers). Divide all the ingredients between four containers.

Four glass containers of the cheese board lunch box staggered

Refrigerate your cheese board lunch boxes until you’re ready to eat, or up to five days! Enjoy!

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Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter Cups.

Quarantine day 40: the time I make ritz peanut butter cups.  Forgive me!  Never did I ever think that in 2020 I’d be sharing such an embarrassingly easy recipe here on the blog. But wild things happen when you’re in a pandemic. Figured you needed to know about this snack. Wild things like sandwiching your […]

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Quarantine day 40: the time I make ritz peanut butter cups. 

These ritz peanut butter cups are everything! Creamy peanut butter, flakey, buttery crackers, melted chocolate and flaked salt. They are unreal.

Forgive me! 

Never did I ever think that in 2020 I’d be sharing such an embarrassingly easy recipe here on the blog. But wild things happen when you’re in a pandemic.

Figured you needed to know about this snack.

melted chocolate

Wild things like sandwiching your favorite peanut butter or almond butter or cashew butter or coconut butter between two Ritz crackers and then dipping the WHOLE DARN THING in chocolate.

Oh.

And then.

Sprinkling it with flaky salt. Because we need more salt on our already salty-sweet snack.

These ritz peanut butter cups are everything! Creamy peanut butter, flakey, buttery crackers, melted chocolate and flaked salt. They are unreal.

Yes I did this and I am not ashamed. These might be the best thing I have made all year. PLEASE RUN AND MAKE THEM!

These ritz peanut butter cups are everything! Creamy peanut butter, flakey, buttery crackers, melted chocolate and flaked salt. They are unreal.

So, funny story, I made a small batch of these a few weeks ago for the kids. It just sounded like such an amazing combo. Well, I ended up liking them more than the kids. I gave them away to family who also lost their minds. The kids were like… oh. They’re okay.

Meanwhile I’m like THIS IS THE BEST TREAT I’VE EATEN IN MONTHS! I must make a large batch so I can hide them from myself only to find them in the freezer at 10:48 at night after I’ve swore I’ll be better about going to bed early. By the way, late night internet deep dives + peanut butter cup Ritz crackers are worth it. Just saying. 

Maybe you had to be there.

peanut butter ritz cracker sandwiches

Anyway – do you know what these sort of taste like? Tagalongs. The girl scout cookies. I’m pretty sure when I was growing up they were called peanut butter patties? And even though I live for the peanut butter + chocolate combo, I became a chocolate snob at an early age and never thought the quality in those cookies was worth it. 

These ritz peanut butter cups are everything! Creamy peanut butter, flakey, buttery crackers, melted chocolate and flaked salt. They are unreal.

They are somewhat like tagalongs with a light, crisp cracker instead of the shortbread. 

OMG.

I can’t tell you how wonderful the combo is!

These ritz peanut butter cups are everything! Creamy peanut butter, flakey, buttery crackers, melted chocolate and flaked salt. They are unreal.

Let me explain it this way: if you’re the person who would choose flakey, butter puff pastry over a more dense pie crust any day (like me), that’s what this is like. Instead of the thick, dense, sometimes flavorless shortbread cookie, you get a light, flakey, crisp, salty cracker.

It just melts in your mouth! 

These ritz peanut butter cups are everything! Creamy peanut butter, flakey, buttery crackers, melted chocolate and flaked salt. They are unreal.

You can eat them at room temp or straight out of the fridge/freezer – COLD. I don’t know which I love more.

These ritz peanut butter cups are everything! Creamy peanut butter, flakey, buttery crackers, melted chocolate and flaked salt. They are unreal.

And you can make them ahead of time to snack on all weekend! This is probably what you should do, FYI.

These ritz peanut butter cups are everything! Creamy peanut butter, flakey, buttery crackers, melted chocolate and flaked salt. They are unreal.

Peanut butter, chocolate, salt and crispy crunchy texture. I am so here for it. 

These ritz peanut butter cups are everything! Creamy peanut butter, flakey, buttery crackers, melted chocolate and flaked salt. They are unreal.

Ritz Peanut Butter Cups

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Ritz Cracker Peanut Butter Cups

These ritz peanut butter cups are everything! Creamy peanut butter, flakey, buttery crackers, melted chocolate and flaked salt. They are unreal.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Rest Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 24 ritz crackers
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • flaked sea salt

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the crackers in a single layer.
  • Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together. If you do this in a microwave, cook in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until melted. The coconut oil is not necessary, but it does help the chocolate firm up at room temperature! Let this cool slightly while you make the peanut butter cracker sandwiches.
  • Place about 2 teaspoons of peanut butter on 12 of the crackers. Cover those crackers with the plain ones, creating a sandwich.
  • Dip each sandwich into the chocolate, coating it completely and letting the excess run off. Place it back on the parchment and sprinkle with flaked salt. Repeat with remaining cracker sandwiches. If you use the coconut oil, these will firm up to room temp within 20 minutes or so. If you don’t use the coconut oil, I suggest sticking the pan in the fridge for these to harden.
  • They are awesome at room temp, but I really like them cold too!

These ritz peanut butter cups are everything! Creamy peanut butter, flakey, buttery crackers, melted chocolate and flaked salt. They are unreal.

Might need to start a peanut-butter-cup-a-day rule.

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How to Make Sourdough Crackers. (BBQ! Garlic Herb! Plain!)

Sourdough crackers are easily our family’s new favorite thing. And if you’re like the rest of the world and have made a sourdough starter while in quarantine, I’m here to tell you what to do with the leftovers!  Because I can’t help when it comes to baking bread. But I CAN help with other sourdough […]

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Sourdough crackers are easily our family’s new favorite thing.

These sourdough crackers are made with sourdough starter discard and super easy! Use your favorite seasonings or spices to make these taste delish.

And if you’re like the rest of the world and have made a sourdough starter while in quarantine, I’m here to tell you what to do with the leftovers! 

Because I can’t help when it comes to baking bread. But I CAN help with other sourdough recipes that use the leftover starter. Promise I’m good for something.

That’s why I’m bringing you this bonus recipe today.

These sourdough crackers are made with sourdough starter discard and super easy! Use your favorite seasonings or spices to make these taste delish.

Okay so disclaimer – I essentially know nothing about sourdough. I started my starter 19 days ago. Started my starter! Ha! 

It didn’t even really start doing much until day 14ish. But it did smell good and sourdoughy by day five (or even earlier), so I started using the part you discard for other recipes. If you want to make your own sourdough starter (which is literally just flour + water), you can see how to do it here.

Every day (sometimes twice a day) when you feed the sourdough starter, you discard half. It seems so wasteful but pretty much has to be done, so I started googling what I could do with the discard.

Crackers were the first thing I made (I’ve since done waffles, pancakes and pizza dough!) and we got hooked on them FAST.

sourdough starter

The flavor is so good.

The texture is so crisp! You can season them however you’d like. You can eat them with ALL THE DIPS.

And since so many people are trying to start a sourdough starter right now, I figured I’d share the favorite cracker flavor we’ve made so far: BBQ!

sourdough starter

You can find the plain and garlic herb variations below. These are so ridiculously easy you won’t believe it.

These sourdough crackers are made with sourdough starter discard and super easy! Use your favorite seasonings or spices to make these taste delish.

The BBQ flavor? This was all Eddie’s idea. I made a few plain cracker versions (see the pic below!) and a garlic herb one too. After about four days of that he was like… um, can you make a BBQ one? Like BBQ potato chips? 

I was sold on the idea. 

Especially because the first time he tasted these crackers, he said he thought they tasted like pringles! That warms my ever loving 90s heart.

These sourdough crackers are made with sourdough starter discard and super easy! Use your favorite seasonings or spices to make these taste delish.

P.S. I cannot tell you why some of the crackers are super bubbly while others are not. But I don’t poke my dough with a fork. Maybe it’s the strength of the starter? I absolutely love the crisp texture and little bubbles.

These sourdough crackers are made with sourdough starter discard and super easy! Use your favorite seasonings or spices to make these taste delish.

I used the mix of seasonings that I’ve used for years to create a BBQ-ish flavor: smoked paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper. We LOVE this seasoning. It’s also delicious on grilled chicken or shrimp! 

These sourdough crackers are made with sourdough starter discard and super easy! Use your favorite seasonings or spices to make these taste delish.

All this cracker dough requires is a little wait time – like 30 minutes. Mix together the ingredients, then wrap up the dough and throw it in the fridge.

Next, roll it out and season it. The bake!

Then break it into delicious, crunchy crackers and try not to eat them all.

Oh and if you need a dip… you should probably make pimento cheese. Sorry! But not.

These sourdough crackers are made with sourdough starter discard and super easy! Use your favorite seasonings or spices to make these taste delish.

Sourdough Crackers

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Sourdough Crackers

These sourdough crackers are made with sourdough starter discard and super easy! Use your favorite seasonings or spices to make these taste delish.
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup leftover sourdough starter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup olive oil or melted butter plus more for brushing
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • flaked sea salt, for topping

BBQ spice

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked pepper

Garlic Herb

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried herbs like basil, oregano, italian seasoning, etc

Instructions

To make the BBQ crackers or Plain crackers:

  • In a large bowl, stir together the starter, flour, oli/butter and salt. Mix until a dough forms, bringing it together with your hands. Knead it a few times until smooth and then wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet (or 2) with parchment paper.
  • At this point I separate the cracker dough into two sections - it’s easier to work with this way. Take one piece and place it on a floured workspace. Roll it as thin as you can - the thinner the better, without tearing - like ⅛ inch or thinner. Gently transfer the dough to the parchment paper (or you can actually roll it out on the parchment and transfer the parchment to the sheet!). Brush the top of the dough with olive oil or melted butter. Sprinkle the BBQ seasoning mixture all over the top. If you’re making plain crackers, sprinkle with flaked sea salt.
  • Bake the crackers for 10 minutes, then rotate the pan and bake for 10 minutes more, or until golden and crisp.
  • Let the crackers cool completely before breaking them into pieces. I store these in a resealable bag for a few days. Though the rarely last because we eat them all!

To make the Garlic Herb crackers:

  • Follow the exact directions above, but stir the garlic powder and herbs into the dough with the flour. Brush the top with melted butter and sprinkle with flaked salt.

Notes

plain cracker recipe from king arthur flour

These sourdough crackers are made with sourdough starter discard and super easy! Use your favorite seasonings or spices to make these taste delish.

Once you start, you can’t stop!

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Homemade Crackers

Step up your snacks or parties with this homemade crackers recipe! This crispy flatbread style cracker is full of flavor, and all natural with no additives. We’re here with another baking tutorial: this time a homemade crackers recipe! Alex and I got out of the habit of making crackers…but are happy to report we’re back on the train. These homemade crackers are full of big, real flavor: nothing like the store-bought kind. They’re perfectly seasoned and crispy. Even better: they’re so fun to make at home! And they’re very easy: no yeast, no proofing, no special equipment to order (like our bread recipes). Here’s how to make crackers at home! For a gluten free variation, go to Almond Cashew Crackers. Ingredients for this crackers recipe You probably already have the ingredients for these crackers at home! Since we eat mostly plant based, this is a vegan crackers recipe, too. Here’s what you’ll need: Flour: Half whole wheat flour and half all purpose, but you can use 100% all purpose flour if it’s all you have! Seasonings: Italian seasoning, sesame seeds, garlic powder, black pepper and salt: you can also vary the seasonings (see below). Olive oil & water: Used as […]

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Step up your snacks or parties with this homemade crackers recipe! This crispy flatbread style cracker is full of flavor, and all natural with no additives.

Crackers recipe

We’re here with another baking tutorial: this time a homemade crackers recipe! Alex and I got out of the habit of making crackers…but are happy to report we’re back on the train. These homemade crackers are full of big, real flavor: nothing like the store-bought kind. They’re perfectly seasoned and crispy. Even better: they’re so fun to make at home! And they’re very easy: no yeast, no proofing, no special equipment to order (like our bread recipes). Here’s how to make crackers at home!

For a gluten free variation, go to Almond Cashew Crackers.

Ingredients for this crackers recipe

You probably already have the ingredients for these crackers at home! Since we eat mostly plant based, this is a vegan crackers recipe, too. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Flour: Half whole wheat flour and half all purpose, but you can use 100% all purpose flour if it’s all you have!
  • Seasonings: Italian seasoning, sesame seeds, garlic powder, black pepper and salt: you can also vary the seasonings (see below).
  • Olive oil & water: Used as the binder.
  • Maple syrup: Balances the flavor just enough (you could omit for no sugar diets). You can substitute honey if that’s what you have on hand.
Crackers recipe

How to make crackers at home

There’s no real technique required to making this crackers recipe! Unlike our bread recipes like sourdough bread or baguettes, there’s no proofing or shaping. All you do is roll out a thin sheet! Here are the basic steps (or go to the full recipe below):

  • Mix the dough. Whiz the dough in a food processor. You can also stir by hand.
  • Rest for 10 minutes. Divide the dough into 2 balls and let it rest for 10 minutes.
  • Roll out each dough into a very thin sheet. The thinner the better, because thin dough gets the crispiest.
  • Use a pizza cutter to cut into crackers, about 1 1/2 inches wide. It doesn’t have to be perfect (as you can see below!). Unless you’re into perfectly square crackers.
  • Bake for about 15 minutes total, turning at 6 minutes. The exact bake time will depend on the thickness of the dough and variations in ovens.
How to make homemade crackers

Crackers variations: new seasonings!

The vibe we went for with this crackers recipe was Mediterranean style: Italian seasoning, sesame seeds (for look and flavor), and salt and pepper. If you don’t have Italian seasoning onhand, just use equal parts dried oregano and dried basil. Here are some other ideas for seasonings if you’d like to change up the vibe:

  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Paprika or smoked paprika
  • Double the sesame seeds and nix the Italian seasoning
  • Caraway seeds (they’re in rye bread, so they add a rye vibe)
  • Poppy seeds
Homemade crackers recipe

Storage for homemade crackers

Homemade crackers don’t have preservatives like crackers from the store, so the storage recommendations are different. This crackers recipe will stay good for about 1 week. Here’s how to store them:

  • Place them in a sealable container BUT don’t seal the lid. That’s right! These crackers are best stored with the lid ajar or loose. This keep the crackers the crispiest! We try a side-by-side test and the loose lid was the winner.
  • To recrisp them, heat in a 225 oven for 15 minutes. Want to have that oven-fresh crispness again? Throw your crackers in a 225 degree oven for 15 minutes, and they taste new again!
Crackers recipe

Do you have to use a food processor?

It’s easiest to make this crackers recipe in a food processor, because the processor helps to mix the dough to just the right consistency without having to add too much water. But if you don’t have one, never fear! You can also mix it by hand: simply use a bowl and a wooden spoon. Let us know if you try the hand mixing method and how it goes.

Food processor recommendation

Alex and I use a food processor often: outside of this crackers recipe for hummus, pesto, almond butter and peanut butter, etc. It’s much more powerful than a blender and we use it all the time. The large size is most versatile, which we recommend. If you’re looking to add one to your kitchen, ere’s one we like: Cuisinart 7 Cup Food Processor.

Homemade crackers recipe

Ways to serve this crackers recipe

Use this homemade crackers for all your snacking and entertaining needs! Here are all the ways we love to snack on these crispy crackers:

This crackers recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free.

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Crackers recipe

Homemade Crackers Recipe


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: About 140 crackers
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Step up your snacks or parties with this homemade crackers recipe! This crispy flatbread style cracker is full of flavor, and all natural with no additives.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or substitute all purpose flour)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning*
  • 1 teaspoon black or white sesame seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt + more for sprinkling
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup (or honey)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, Italian seasoning, sesame seeds, garlic powder, black pepper, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. (Alternatively, you can stir these ingredients together in a bowl.)
  3. In a liquid measuring cup, stir together the olive oil, water and maple syrup. Then turn on the food processor and slowly drizzle in the liquids (through the hole in the lid) while the motor is running until a ball forms. You may have a little water left over; or, add a drizzle of water if necessary. (Alternatively, pour in the liquid ingredients and stir until a very sticky dough forms.)
  4. Divide the dough into two dough balls. Place them on the counter, cover with a towel, and rest 10 minutes.
  5. Lightly flour a clean countertop. Take one dough ball and use a rolling pin to roll out a thin rectangle, approximately 10 inches by 14 inches (the thinner the crispier!). Sprinkle more kosher salt evenly on top and roll over it several more times to incorporate it into the top. Transfer the dough to a sheet of parchment on your countertop. Cut with a roller to make squares about 1 1/2 inches on each side. Transfer the parchment paper to a baking sheet. Do the same with the other sheet of dough.
  6. Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake for 6 minutes, then rotate the pans (and switch oven racks) and bake about 8 to 10 minutes more until lightly browned. The crackers on the edges may get a little darker depending on how even your oven is. Cool for several minutes before eating; the crackers will become crispier as they cool.
  7. Storage: Store the crackers in a sealable container for up to 1 week, but leave the lid ajar / loose. This keeps the crackers crispy! If you’d like them crispier after a few days, bake at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.

Notes

*If you don’t have Italian seasoning, you can use 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano and 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil.

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Crackers Recipe, Homemade Crackers

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Smoky Savory Fire Crackers.

One more snack to make before Christmas comes – fire crackers! These cuties are embarrassingly easy, super addictive, taste incredible and you basically need them in your life. I LOVE THEM. When we went to Rosemary Beach a few months ago for Lacy’s bachelorette party, we stumbled upon a farmer’s market that Saturday morning. One […]

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One more snack to make before Christmas comes – fire crackers!

These super easy fire crackers are such a simple recipe to make! Bake the crackers with spice and butter for the perfect party snack.

These cuties are embarrassingly easy, super addictive, taste incredible and you basically need them in your life. I LOVE THEM.

saltine crackers

When we went to Rosemary Beach a few months ago for Lacy’s bachelorette party, we stumbled upon a farmer’s market that Saturday morning. One of the vendors had something they called “fire crackers” out for sampling. They were spicy, seasoned saltines and they were DELISH.

I couldn’t stop thinking about them!

smoky spiced butter

So I googled similar recipes when I got home, and most of the recipes for fire crackers called for using tons of vegetable oil and basically soaking the crackers in the oil – with no baking. That sounded so unappealing to me, even if they are delicious in the end. I get the premise after researching it, but I still… resisted. 

I took it upon myself to create my own version of a savory cracker – with lots of melted butter and spices. The crackers are baked so the seasoning really adheres and the cracker stays crunchy! 

These super easy fire crackers are such a simple recipe to make! Bake the crackers with spice and butter for the perfect party snack.

I just LOVE recipes like this. There is something so retro and wonderful when it comes to doing a seasoned cracker or chex mix or even the cracker toffee around the holidays. It reminds me of the whiskey pretzels that Lacy and I make every year. Because they look like nothing – they just look like regular old pretzels. And when you set them in a cute bowl when hosting friends, they still look like nothing. But then people start eating them and they can’t stop.

Those are the best recipes!!

The ones that are packed with flavor but look simple. The ones that actually ARE simple! Yes, these are so simple. 

These super easy fire crackers are such a simple recipe to make! Bake the crackers with spice and butter for the perfect party snack.

To make the crackers, I found it easiest to put the crackers in a dish next to each other, then pour the seasoning over top. This way really works to coat the sides. I still suggest taking a spoon to the extra seasoning and dripping it onto the crackers one they are lined on the baking sheet for extra flavor. But the process couldn’t be easier!

The only tedious part is spreading the crackers out on the baking sheet (or sheets, you will need multiple!) in a single layer.  

Then bake ‘em! And try not to eat them all. When they are warm. 

SERIOUSLY. That is a problem. It is very very very easy to keep on eating these. They are crunchy, savory and so delicious. 

Merry making!

These super easy fire crackers are such a simple recipe to make! Bake the crackers with spice and butter for the perfect party snack.

Smoky Savory Fire Crackers

Savory, Smoky Fire Crackers

These super easy fire crackers are such a simple recipe to make! Bake the crackers with spice and butter for the perfect party snack.

  • 1 16 ounce box saltine crackers
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, (melted)
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Prep two baking sheets by placing a wire rack on the baking sheet.
  2. Place the crackers in a 9×13 inch baking dish so they are against each other in an accordion-like manor – like you took them out of the packaging and lined them up in the dish (you may need to do two batches). This helps the butter and spices get over every bit of the crackers!
  3. Melt the butter in a sauce pan over low heat. Stir in the sugar, garlic powder, paprika, pepper flakes, oregano, salt and pepper until combined. Pour the mixture over top of the crackers (again, you may need to do two batches!), trying to get in between each cracker. Use a spoon to drizzle any extra butter on the crackers and spread around the butter so it covers the crackers evenly.

  4. Place the crackers in a single layer on the wire rack. Bake for 15 minutes, then flip and bake for 15 minutes more. Let cool completely before serving. You can keep these packaged in a resealable container or bag until you’re ready to use!

These super easy fire crackers are such a simple recipe to make! Bake the crackers with spice and butter for the perfect party snack.

Look at that crispy flavor!

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