15 Homemade Crackers for Easy Snacking
Cheese and crackers — the classic snack combo. But if you don't have any crackers in the cupboard, that doesn't necessarily mean you have to make a run to the store. What if I told you can make your own crackers at home, with ingredients you likely have on hand? If this sounds like an impossible task, these easy recipes will change your mind. Homemade crackers will save you money, and you can control the ingredients. Plus they're great to have on hand when unexpected guests arrive. Whether you enjoy them with dips, cheeses, or just as is, you can't go wrong with these 15 homemade cracker recipes.
A few kitchen pantry staples are all that's needed to make these easy crackers. "This thin wheat cracker is simple and thrifty to make," says recipe creator Ray Anne. "It will taste great with almost any dip or spread, and they will have much more character than factory-made crackers."
Chef John's Cheesy Crackers
"These crunchy, crispy crackers have a big, bold cheese flavor. They're vastly superior to anything you can get at the store," says Chef John. "You can change up the cheeses and the spices. It's really a fun thing to play around with."
Almond 'You Must Be Nuts!' Crackers
Almond flour and chopped walnuts give these crackers a nutty flavor without all the gluten. "These are so good you can eat them just by themselves," says reviewer Poppa Bear. "Nice, nutty flavor though even better with cream cheese, smoked salmon, guacamole, you name it."
"I made this for a large event and got tons and tons of raves," says reviewer HRMORTICIA. "The crackers tasted just like cheese-its to me and to the other participants."
Low-Carb Almond Garlic Crackers
"Super easy to make and very tasty," says reviewer Renee Sommers. "Next time I'll try leaving them in the oven at 250 degrees F for an additional hour as another reviewer suggested to make them crispier."
Rice cereal with lots of Cheddar cheese makes for crispy and crunchy crackers that you won't be able to stop eating. Recipe creator Domestic Chef describes this as an "easy recipe with minimal ingredients."
Crispy Rosemary Sea Salt Flatbread Crackers
"Making your own 'fancy' crackers at home is a fairly basic operation, and not only will they be less expensive than store-bought, but you can customize them any way you want," says Chef John. "Please pay attention to your baking time."
Lavash Cracker Bread
"This is identical to the cracker bread sold at delis in large grocery stores that costs six dollars for three big rounds," says recipe creator Betty. "You can make it for pennies! I fell in love with it as an appetizer with Havarti cheese melted on it but with the price of the cheese and lavash we didn't have it much."
This easy recipe is even better than the store-bought version, and you'll likely have all the ingredients in your cabinet. "These were exceptionally easy and very tasty," says reviewer Sandra Storey.
Cheddar Cheese Nippers
These cheese crackers are even better than store-bought! "A family friend used to bring her delicious homemade Cheddar crackers to us when she visited during the holidays," says reviewer Lucy Montgomery. "I was hoping to find a recipe so I could make them myself and this one is perfect!"
Red pepper flakes and chopped pecan put a unique twist on traditional cheddar crackers. "We entertain a lot and these are quick and easy to make," says reviewer KATHIN HARDIN. "When we're expecting lots of people I have a jar on our bar filled with these. Once baked they also freeze well. Just pop them in the oven for a few minutes to crisp them up."
Homemade Artisan Crackers
"Making your own artisan crackers is extremely easy, and so tasty that they're well worth the effort," says recipe creator Jennifer Ranger. "Wrap them up in a clear bag tied with a pretty bow for gift giving that is sure to impress."
Flax Seed Crackers
"I heard that if you mix flax seeds with an equal amount of water, soak them, and spread them thin, you'll get a tasty cracker. I heard right! These have a nutty, earthy flavor," says Chef John. "They're light, but still sturdy enough for dips and spreads. Experiment with other seasonings if you like."
Homemade Goldfish Treats
Four ingredients is all you need for a homemade version of this childhood favorite. "Easy to make! I usually have all the ingredients on hand," says reviewer Knitwit.