Homemade “Goldfish” Crackers

These classic little crackers were a favorite of mine growing up, and they still are! Packed full of cheddar cheese, crispy, light, and cute to boot! When we were gearing up for our beach vacation, I wanted to make a snack to bring along for my 3 year old niece. Like most children, goldfish crackers are a staple food for her. When I calculated the nutritional information, I found that making these from scratch cut the fat and salt content in HALF! Even more surprisingly, they taste identical! When it comes to kids especially, I like food to be as healthy and delicious as possible, so these will definitely be a recipe I use often. The best part is how EASY this recipe really is! (I found this recipe on Pinterest, through TastyKitchen.com !)

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Homemade Cheddar Goldfish Crackers

What You’ll Need:

+ 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

+ 4 Tablespoons butter

+ 1 cup all purpose flour

+ 1 teaspoon salt

+ About 4 Tablespoons water

Start off by placing the cheese, butter, and flour in a food processor. Pulse until it turns into coarse crumbs. 

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Turn the food processor onto low and slowly add the water in, a tablespoon at a time. You want a consistency where the dough will stick together when you press it, but not to the point where it’s sticking to your fingers. (Like pictured below). Depending on the humidity of where you live and other factors, you may need more or less water than that.

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Lightly press it into a ball and store in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about an hour.

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Roll it out to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out the shapes that you’d like.

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Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the crackers on a baking sheet.

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Bake the crackers for about 15 minutes, or until they’re puffed up and golden. Perfect little puffy, cheesy bites. YUM!

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