I am all about making snacks for my kids. I am not one to send a bunch of store bought packaged junk to school with them. I of course, don’t frown upon those that do however, I know my kids and know all that sugary stuff doesn’t fill them up and it most certainly doesn’t fuel their day for learning. This delicious Rice and Cheddar Fluffy Crackers Recipe is perfect for sending in the lunch box!They are fairly easy to make, and don’t take much effort. They aren’t as crunchy as a cracker but they do have some crunch to them, but for the purposes of this post I’m calling them Fluffly Crackers!
We didn’t tell our kids they were made with rice as a few of them won’t touch rice even if you paid them and they loved these. They make such a great snack, I have them on hand for after school too.
My kids get huge lunches, mostly all homemade with 1 treat tucked in that is from the store (so I’m not too anal about that!) but for the most part, it’s homemade, and filling. When they come home though, they still want a snack and giving them good snacks that will fill the belly until dinner is ideal – so they don’t ask multiple times, and these crackers do the trick! Couple them with some dip or sauce and they are good to go!
Yes, because they aren’t your traditional cracker, you can dip them in ANY sauces or dips you like. My kids? Like ketchup. Like, a lot. So, it was no surprise they dipped these delicious crackers in ketchup (it’s not as gross as it sounds!)Ingredients:
- 3 cups cooked and cooled white rice (sticky)
- 1 1/2 cups – 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- dash of pepper
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a food processor combine all ingredients and pulse until a dough forms.
- Scoop out 1 – 1 1/2 inch balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Using the bottom of a glass, press out your balls into very thin circles.
- Bake in the oven for 12- 15 mins until the edges are golden.
- Remove from oven and cool completely on wire rack. You can store these in an airtight container for 3-5 days
They are super tasty. And if you look above, they are a nice light and fluffy texture that even the pickiest eaters will enjoy. My kids can be picky when it comes to rice, and believe it or not crackers. They aren’t the biggest fan of crackers, to begin with, so I like to mix things up a bit. We make these along with some other crackers that are like cheez-it’s and they love those in their lunchboxes too. I will share the recipe for that one too at some point!