Tips-y Tuesdays: Homemade Cheese Crackers

We were going to be going over one of the Fudgelet’s school friends’ houses and I wanted to bring a snack. My usual ideas wouldn’t work because the other boy has various allergies. Somehow I happened to think of cheese crackers. I hadn’t made them since I was dating K and still living in Maryland. The crackers tasted even better than I remembered and were worth the effort. But, as is the nature of toddlers, the other boy ended up not even having any. Haha! Ah well. The mom, Fudgelet, and I were big fans.

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Chicken and Onion Crackers

After growing up loving Chicken in a Bisket crackers, I introduced my husband to them recently. Unfortunately, we noticed that they had MSG in them, which might explain why they are so addictive. He loved them as much as I did, so he tried looking for an off-brand that might not have MSG. There wasn’t one we could find, so I decided to try to make some crackers with a similar flavor. These were not exact, but are inspired. I played around with thicknesses and baking times. Basically, you want them to be a bit thin to cook up extra crispy. My thicker ones were not as successful. I also decided the salt and onion was a bit much, so I have adjusted the recipe below accordingly.

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You can feel free to make these crackers with any seasoning you like. In place of the chicken broth, you can also use water to have a non-chicken cracker. I thought about sprinkling cheese on top, but that did not match the original flavoring. If you have celery salt, I would recommend adding that in place of the salt. I don’t have it, and did not want to buy it for just this, but it is an ingredient in the original crackers.

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Homemade Graham Crackers

I had been seeing s’more desserts all over the internet recently. It made me crave those flavors, but surprisingly without the chocolate twist. You can certainly add chocolate to the mix, but after tasting these crackers and the toasted marshmallow ice cream, I was ok leaving out the chocolate so that I could better enjoy these two flavors together. Having never made graham crackers before, I knew I was in for a treat. Homemade versions usually are better in the baked category, and these were no different.

You can put some cinnamon sugar on top of the crackers before baking to make a different version that is super delicious on its own. I recommend making a few like that and setting aside, not to be used in the ice cream sandwiches that you will want to make with these crackers.

Most people have been mixing the graham crackers into their s’more ice creams, but I was craving sandwiches. If you want to mix them in, feel free! For the chocolate part, you could either do a swirl in the ice cream, chocolate syrup when you eat it, or a chunk of chocolate on your ice cream sandwich.

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