Wednesday, August 31, 2011


In a conversation with friends over the weekend, we talked about snacks and how to do them inexpensively.  here are a couple of great recipes for snacky foods!  Do you have any that you love and use often? 

Easy Granola Bars
1c. Honey
1c. brown sugar
1c. peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
6 cups cereal, oatmeal, etc or a combination
1 1/2 cups dried fruit/nuts

Bring honey and brown sugar to a boil, add peanut butter and vanilla--beat until smooth.  Throw in everything else and press into a coated pan...9x13.  Cut into bars.  

My friend Kristin made these recently...I haven't made them yet, but they are on my short list! 

Cheese Crackers Recipe
1 1/2 cup flour
2 cups extra sharp cheddar, grated (use the kind you have to grate by hand, the other has added cornstarch and will change the consistency)
1/4 cup grate parmigiano reggiano (didn't have this, just used xtra cheddar)
1 stick butter, room temp

1/8 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients in a bowl and and use a pastry cutter to cut in the butter. Add a tablespoon of water 1 at a time till the dough just starts to come together. (I used 3)

Press and form 2 balls and cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Then roll out each ball to as thin as you can get it - about 1/8 inch thick. Use a pizza cutter to cut squares, place on parchement lined baking sheets and then poke holes in each cracker square. Bake 12-15 min at 325.

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