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Cheese and Cracker Snacks Recipe

Cheese and Cracker Snacks

Prep Time 20 minutes

An old snack standby in our house is packets of cheese and crackers. The kids love them but they can get expensive and there are usually too many preservatives for my liking. Making my own is not only economical, but healthier as I can control the fat content and the amount of preservative the kids are getting. Whip up the cheese ahead of time and spread it for the kids or let them do it themselves with a safe knife.

by Anne Coleman

What you'll need

  • 4 ounces low fat or fat free cream cheese
  • 1 cup low fat cheddar cheese - shredded
  • 96 snack crackers, 1 1/2 to 2 inches in size
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Notes:

Makes 8 servings of 6 crackers each.

How to make it

  1. Combine cream cheese and cheddar in a blender with milk and pulse until very smooth.
  2. Stir in salt and paprika to taste.
  3. Spread evenly on 48 of the crackers. Top with remaining crackers and push down lightly.
  4. Serve immediately or store cheese covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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