Slightly Domestic: Homemade Cheezits

I love cheezits.  I love cheezits with a fiery passion burning deep within my loins.  I love cheezits SO much that I refuse to buy them in the event I polish of an entire family sized box in a sitting, and when I do buy them I hide them from my husband so I don't have to share.  But, let's face it, cheezits are not the healthiest snack option in the world.  So I made a decision.  I would make my own cheezits.  I found this recipe and decided to give it a try!

I did make a few changes however:

1 cup of whole wheat flour
8 oz of grated sharp cheddar cheese
4 tbs of salted butter cut into chunks
2 1/2 tbs of water
I didn't measure the salt, but sprinkled some into the mixture as I was kneading it and on top of the actual crackers

First I took the the the flour, cheese, and butter and threw it all into my vitamix.  This was a rookie mistake.  I assumed that I could swap an actual food processor for my vitamix, and well, you can't.  I ended up over heating it (I actually added the extra water to try and prevent that) and ended up having to knead the dough by hand.  Either way I was able to get it to a consistency I liked and stuck it in the fridge for 20 minutes while the oven heated up.

Then I realized I don't have a rolling pin.

What wife doesn't have a rolling pin?  Don't they hand those out with your pearls and vacuum when you sign your marriage certificate?  Either way, I had to result to using an old pickle jar we hard lying around.


I cut them into squares, cut a hole in the middle and put them in the oven on 350 for approximately 15 minutes.  We don't actually have a kitchen timer, so I took them out of the oven when their edges looked golden brown.

And they are were delicious! (I was past tense, of course, because they're all gone.)  I definitely want to make these again, but hopefully with the proper equipment.  I'd also like to try swapping the butter (not that there's anything wrong with butter) with coconut oil sometime- just for kicks.   All in all, I call this a successful snack!



15 comments:

  1. these look super yummy, especially for a movie night in!

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  2. Yumm, that looks tasty. Awesome snack idea for kids too; so much healthier than the real thing too!

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  3. Mmm, those look so yummy and easy! Thanks for this recipe! I'm pinning :)

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  4. dude.. I need cheetz its right now... :)


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  5. My husband loves Cheezits! We should try this! I pinned it. :) Thanks!

    Dawn
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  6. I might need to try this recipe this weekend, this sounds amazing!

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  7. They look great! And so much better than those terrible sodium crackers from the grocery store!

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  8. Sounds yummy.....thanks for sharing...my kids will be happy. julieann r

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  9. Yum! I am going to make these for my mom. She is a cheez it addict. Thanks for the recipe!

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  10. I love this. Is there a way to make it gluten free? I wonder what kind of flour I could use instead.

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    1. I don't see why not! This recipe originally called for all purpose flour and I swapped it for whole wheat.

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  11. These look great! I didn't have a rolling pin either until this year. I just used the bottom of a pie plate and smashed it around when I wanted things flat.

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  12. lol I'm not a big cheezits fan, but my boys sure are. I don't have a mixer of any sort. I guess I was in the wrong line when they were handing out household items, too! I have a feeling my boys would polish those off! =) dropping by from Delicious Dish Tuesday

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  13. This sounds So good! We love cheezits around here. Will have to try this!
    Thanks for sharing with Delicious Dish Tuesday! I'm featuring this as my favorite for this week's link up! Come share another! :)

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    1. I'm glad you liked it! Can't wait to link up again :)

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