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Love Cheese Nips? You’ll be amazed by how closely our recipe mirrors the original.

Cheddar Cheese Snack Crackers

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Hands-on time: 32 min. Total time: 1 hr. 52 min.

A sharp cheddar gives these crackers a punch of flavor, while the turmeric and red pepper add natural color and a little bite.


• 6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)

• 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

• 1/3 cup chilled unsalted butter

• 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

• 1 teaspoon baking powder

• 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric

• 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

• 1/2 cup water


1. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Place flour and next 6 ingredients (through red pepper) in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Add 1/2 cup water through food chute, 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing until dough forms a ball. Divide dough in half. Press each half of dough gently into a 4-inch circle on plastic wrap; cover. Chill 1 hour.

2. Preheat oven to 375°.

3. Place half of dough in center between 2 baking sheet–sized pieces of parchment paper; keep other half of dough in refrigerator. Roll dough into a 10-inch square, 1/8 inch thick. Carefully remove top piece of parchment paper. Cut dough into 81 (about 1-inch) squares using a fluted pastry wheel or knife. Pierce a hole in center of each square with a wooden pick. Place squares, 1/2 inch apart, on 2 parchment paper–lined baking sheets using a wide thin spatula.

4. Bake each pan of squares at 375° for 20 minutes or until crisp. Transfer crackers to wire racks. Cool completely. Repeat procedure with remaining half of dough.

Note: Store the crackers in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. Recrisp in a 325° oven for 5 minutes, if necessary.

Serves 27 (serving size: 6 crackers) CALORIES 58; FAT 3.1g (sat 1.9g, mono 0.8g, poly 0.2g); PROTEIN 2g; CARB 6g; FIBER 0g; CHOL 8mg; IRON 0mg; SODIUM 154mg; CALC 52mg

Crack Crackers Recipe

These crispy, crunchy, herby, cheesy crackers are so easy to make&mdashand very, very hard to stop eating. You&rsquoll understand why they&rsquore called Crack Crackers after the first bite! The recipe, which comes from entertaining expert and Today show food contributor Elizabeth Heiskell&rsquos cookbook What Can I Bring? Southern Food for Any Occasion Life Serves Up, is simply store-bought Cheddar cheese crackers (such as Cheez-Its) dressed up with ranch seasoning mix and a few other spice rack staples. Dried dill and garlic powder make sure these aren&rsquot your average seasoned crackers. The crackers are baked in the oven until lightly toasted and crisp. The recipe, which serves 24 people, comes together in five minutes in a single bowl. After toasted, put the batch out and watch the crowd go wild. Crack Crackers make a terrific game day snack (they are perfect with a cold beer), an unexpected nibble for cocktail hour, or a fun substitute for the usual bowl of salted mixed nuts at a holiday party. However you serve these crackers, be sure to make an extra batch or two because they disappear faster than you&rsquod think. When in doubt, some savory cheese straws will save any party and if you&rsquore feeling feisty, our Fire Crackers complement these ranchy crackers perfectly if you have a big crowd.

Adapted from Real Food RN's Gluten Free Cheez-It Crackers

  • 3/4 cup sprouted brown rice flour or organic brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 cup grated organic sharp cheddar cheese*
  • 4 tablespoons pasture butter
  • 1 tablespoon grass-fed gelatin (<-- this is the only grass-fed gelatin I use and recommend)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (<-- this is my favorite sea salt)
  • 1/16 teaspoon organic turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons cold filtered water
  • Extra sea salt for sprinkling on top
  • Extra brown rice flour for dusting

DIY Keto “Cheez-It Crackers”

You can use any type of sliced cheese as long as it is really thin. I recommend the Sargento Ultra Thin Cheese. The cheddar tastes JUST like Cheez-Its when it’s baked, but you can also use pepper jack or swiss if you’d like, too.

  1. Preheat your oven to 250 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. I was able to fit 6 pieces of sliced cheese (cut into 9 pieces each) onto my baking sheet, making a total of 54 mini crackers, but you can cut them to any size you’d like.
  3. Bake for 30-35 minutes and then pull them out of the oven to cool. My husband and I practically ate them all in one sitting!

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Football Cheddar Crackers

These Football Cheddar Crackers are a perfect game day recipe for any crowd. Enjoy this free downloadable Game Day cookbook now.

You can use any shape cookie cutter, but it’s hard to beat footballs, especially on game day. Football season is a great time for getting together with friends and family, which means that it’s time to start thinking &ldquohealthy snacks&rdquo for game day. While chips, soda and chicken wings are really tasty, it’s important to eat healthy, even when you’re watching your favorite team. Consider making this cheddar cracker recipe as a snack, since it’s light, relatively healthy and quite tasty. This particular recipe makes for about three and a half dozen crackers or roughly 14 servings. After making these crackers, please feel free to rate and review them&mdashwe’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Also, do try and share this recipe on Facebook and Twitter too. We can’t wait to see what your friends and family have to say about this delicious snack!

As far as football game snacks go, these football cheddar crackers are simple to make. In order to make these crackers, you’ll need one cup of King Arthur unbleached all purpose flour, ¼ teaspoon of baking powder, ¼ teaspoon of ground red pepper (or a similar spice) eight tablespoons of Cabot Salted Butter, one large egg and eight ounces of Cabot Sharp Cheddar. When making these crackers, please remember to line your baking sheet with parchment or a light coating of butter. Then after mixing all the ingredients together, beat and blend the dough for roughly one to two minutes. These crackers will be ready after only eight to ten minutes, so they can be made on game day relatively easily. Try pairing them with this amazing recipe for hummus or our hot broccoli dip!

Cabot Creamery is a family dairy cooperative of over 800 farms throughout New England and New York. We’re confident that you and your family will love this cheddar cracker recipe because of the tasty Cabot Sharp Cheddar that’s used for this snack. After making this dish, please feel free to share your thoughts on your favorite social media channels. Also, don’t forget to rate and review these crackers!


1 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne), or more to taste (or your favorite herb or spice)
8 tablespoons (1 stick) Cabot Salted Butter
1 large egg, beaten
8 ounces Cabot Sharp Cheddar, grated (about 2 cups)

Cheddar Snack Crackers

Crackers have long been on my “try to make these from scratch” list, but for some reason, I’ve always put them off. I think I expected the rolling process to be a total pain. I thought it would take forever to get the dough rolled out to that super-thin 1/8” thickness, and they wouldn’t be worth the cost savings in the end. Turns out I was wrong – rolling the dough out was actually pretty easy.

Now, I don’t have kids, and we have long been out of college, so I’m not gearing up for the whole “back-to-school” season. But if I were, I can guarantee I’d be whipping up a batch or two of these cheddar crackers for packed lunches and afternoon snacks. Since they are a little thicker, they are sturdier than their store-bought counterparts and less prone to crumbling. But they still have that cheesy crunch that we all know and love – it is the best of both worlds! Plus, when you make your crackers from scratch, you can avoid all those yucky chemicals and additives some of the big name brands contain. Three times the win!

Ways To Use Low Carb Keto Cheese Chips

There are lots of ways to use baked cheese chips. You can do almost anything with them that you would do with “regular” chips!

Along with low carb tortilla chips and zucchini chips, these parmesan cheddar crisps are the solution for all the dipping, all the topping, and all the crunchy, salty snacking you’ve been missing. You’re going to love them. They’re awesome for everything from spinach artichoke dip to crab dip to salsa… almost just as much as munching on them all on their own.

Another perfect use for cheese crisps is crumbling them into salads. Seriously, if you haven’t tried a salad with parmesan crisps, you’re missing out! Since they are super crunchy, they make the perfect stand-in for croutons.

The Budget Reviews

A blog that reviews all sorts of "budget" items, from private label brands at stores like Aldi and Dollar Tree, to mobile apps and services, all to weed out the quality items, from the junk.

Savoritz Cheddar Baked Snack Crackers (Aldi)

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Any guesses as to what product this may be knocking off?

If you are a fan of the national brand, and chances are you can tell exactly what product this is emulating simply by looking at the box, go out and buy some, because these are every bit as addicting as the “original“, and for at least a dollar less per box.

I had my reservations the first time I grabbed Savoritz’ Cheese Baked Crackers from Aldi…who wouldn’t? After all, the product on which it is based is a nearly perfect snack, with a nice, satisfying crunch, and a delicious cheese powder that leaves you coming back for more. The margin for error was such that I thought there was no way that these could compare.

Everything here is just about perfectly emulated, even down to the national brands’ sole flaw (at least in my eyes) of being pretty darn salty. Don’t get me wrong, it never stopped me from shoving these down my gullet by the handful, but it’s something that you notice, especially the longer the snacking session continues on. The texture is every bit as crunchy, while the cheese flavor is pretty much spot-on. I’ll just keep this one simple and to the point: If you like the national brand, I can confidently say that you are going to like these. And if you like saving money, then you’ll like these even more.

Overall: 10/10. Not much needs to be said about these, other than the fact they are an almost perfect replica of the national brand. The crunchy texture, the strong cheddar flavor, and the heavy dose of salt are all here in overabundance. Even better, it’s at least a dollar less for the same size box, making it an excellent value. Once you buy these, you may never go back to any other brand…not even the original.

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To each their own but Aldi's SAVORITZ CHEDDAR BAKED SNACK CRACKERS are by far the worst Cheez-It knockoff I've tried. The artificial cheese flavoring, the stale-like texture that makes you want to gag after one. I wound up leaving the unfinished box in our break room at work thinking someone would eat it. I moved on a couple years ago so maybe by now someone ate or trashed them. I know Aldi tends to tweak their recipes for some products, even when its not necessary, but for some reason I doubt they would have done it to this one. I'm afraid to try them just to find out. I love saving money but I'll leave this snack to the national brand.

But hey, their Nacho tortilla chips are excellent and taste just as good if not better than their Doritos. I see you haven't tried or reviewed them yet, so thought I'd point it out again.

Mike you are delusional the savoritz brand snack cracker tastes even better then the original cheez-its!! They are that good.

Amen! I only buy these a couple of times per year because they're so addicting, I end up eating half of the box (or more!) in one sitting. And now I'm thinking it's about time for another box.

I agree the Savoritz brand are fantastic. I was just looking up the calorie info and ran past this article. Bout to go get a bowl of them and watch a movie now! :P

Haha, always a good decision! I can usually take or leave junk food like this, but the last time I was in Aldi, the lady in front of me had a box, and it made me crave them. Since I was in line, I wasn't going to go all the way back. As it turns out, she didn't want them, and gave them to the cashier to put back.

I just told him, "I'll save you the trip", and added them to my order. lol. Then proceeded to down the box in, like, three days. Unbelievably good.

Not sure if you like white cheddar, but they have a White Cheddar version that we just tried, and they were just as phenomenal.

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Thank you so much for this. 😊

You can quickly pan fry these I always just slice off the block. Quick and easy

Just was thinking about this was great and easy and cost less money than the Parmesan crisps that were really small I paid $4 for a small bag thank you

Yummy! Iceland has a product called "Lava Cheese" that is basically THIS. Fried cheese, nothing else added other than maybe spices. they have a cheddar, smoked, and chili version. Sold with other chips/crackers in stores around Iceland. We can make our own!

I place the cheese in a single layer on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Bake 350 for just a few minutes. Cut into any shape with pizza cutter

Love these so does granddaughter who is 8. My favorite is smoked provolone and Swiss.Great for low carb to replace bread.

Great to see the nutritional info. As I recently developed gallbladder disease I was looking for a lower fat way to do these. I put cheddar slices in the pan, melted on medium heat until the oil separated, poured that off. Continued to cook until golden on the edges, cooled. When removed, it was crispy, lower fat, and didn't bother my GB.

Don't use pre-shredded cheese for best results. Get a big block of cheese and grate it yourself (it's actually cheaper too that way). This is a great snack for low-carbers!

You can make cheese crisps more quickly in the microwave. Cut 2 slices of cheddar cheese into quarters or eighths and arrange in circle on parchment paper and microwave on high for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Monterrey Jack, Pepper Jack, and Swiss cheese work as well. Provolone does not crisp well. Enjoy. You can also nuke 14 pepperoni slices (on parchment paper) for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes for meat chips.

And if you need more cheese in your life:

These cheesy everything crackers are literally everything you could want in a savory snack. They’re salty, crunchy, cheesy, buttery, and easy to whip up any old time!

  • Author:Jo
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 40 Crackers 1 x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: American


1 C all-purpose flour
¼ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
4 T cold, unsalted butter
cut into small cubes
½ C sharp cheddar cheese, grated
¼ C pecorino romano cheese, grated
¼ C half and half, plus 1 tablespoon
2 T Everything Bagel Spice


In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together the flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper. Add the butter and pulse 5-7 more times or until butter is incorporated into flour and no large pieces remain. It should look like coarse meal. Add the cheddar and pecorino and pulse a couple more times until combined. With the machine running, stream in 1/4 cup of the half and half until the mixture comes together in a ball. Divide the ball in half.

Take one half and roll out to 1/16th inch, between two sheets of parchment paper. Transfer dough, along with bottom piece of parchment to a rimmed baking sheet. Use a sharp knife to cut out 2ࡨ inch crackers and use a fork to prick each one a few times. Brush the crackers lightly with the remaining half and half and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the everything bagel spice. Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake on the middle rack for 20 to 25 minutes or until crackers are a light golden brown. Let them cool completely before breaking crackers apart – they will continue to crisp up as they sit. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Feel free to substitute a different cheese in for cheddar or pecorino here, but make sure to pick a relatively dry one. Parm, gruyere, or an aged gouda are all great options.

If you don’t have access to a store bought everything bagel spice, you can make your own. Here’s a great recipe.

These will be a little soft straight out of the oven, but will continue to crisp up as they cool. I prefer to let them cool directly on the pan.

Keywords: cheesy crackers, everything bagel spice crackers, cheddar crackers, cocktail snack, easy appetizer


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