Remember Goldfish? AKA “the snack that smiles back.” Until recently, Goldfish did not smile back upon kids with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance. Although Pepperidge Farms recently developed a gluten-free goldfish alternative, it’s more like a cheese puff than a cracker, resulting in thoroughly disappointed gluten free-ers everywhere.
Anyone who knows their cheesy snacks knows the difference between their puff and cracker (#teamgoldfish). In an attempt to re-live that crunchy goldfish goodness (gluten-free edition), we found the perfect recipe, slightly adapted from thankyourbody.com. This all-natural five-ingredient, five-step recipe is guaranteed to satisfy your inner child.
#SpoonTip: Substitute your own favorite cheese and spices to experiment with your own flavor.
Gluten-Free Goldfish Crackers
- Prep Time:15 minutes
- Cook Time:15 minutes
- Total Time:30 minutes plus cooling time
- Servings:Approximately 5 (1 serving = 20 crackers)
- 2 cup shredded cheddar and monterey jack cheese
- 4 tablespoon butter
- 3/4 cup gluten-free flour mix
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon table salt
Heat oven to 350°F. Combine ingredients in a food processor. (Any food processor alternative you can think up will also do. Brownie points for getting creative.)
Knead the dough with your hands. The heat from your hands helps the ingredients combine better.
Shape and decorate the fish. Toothpicks or leftover takeout chopsticks are great tools to add smiles to your creations.
Arrange the snacks on parchment paper and bake them until golden-brown. 15 minutes or so should do the trick.
Voila! Let crackers cool and let your inner kid happy-dance to that oh-so-satisfying cracker crunch.