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I have no idea how this happened, but somehow I found wayward Cheese powder packets from those Mac & Cheese boxes hanging out in my pantry..and not a noodle in sight!  Strange, but it all worked out because those packets were on their way into the trash when BOOM, it hit me>>{{CRACKERS}}!  Why not make a thin, crispy, salty Cracker, packed with only the BEST fake and artificial cheese-like “flavor” known to mankind?!

Mac & Cheese Crackers!  These are almost as good as grabbing a handful of gooey Mac & Cheese and going about your business..minus the embarrassing sticky mess on your hands!  🙂

Who knew making crackers could be this simple?!  Grab a Cheese Packet, take 15-ish minutes and you’ve got a huge batch to snack on..you will LOVE them, and the kids..OHGosh, they adore them!

I PROMISE..if I can do this, so can you, it’s so much fun!

What you’ll need (double accordingly for more):

 

1 standard Cheese packet from the Mac and Cheese Box

3/4 cup Flour

2 tbsp. unsalted Butter

1/4 cup water (may vary, drizzle in slowly as needed)

A dash of salt

Water for brushing

A sprinkling of Salt for the tops

A food processor

Directions:

In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the cheese packet, flour and a tiny dash of salt to combine…

Add the melted butter and process until it’s a coarse meal, less than a minute.

Add the water slowly until you get a dough ball, about 1-2 minutes…

Turn it out onto a slightly floured work surface and knead it until it forms a moist dough.  Line your baking sheet with parchment paper.

Divide the dough into quarters, work with one quarter at a time and roll thin..SUPER thin!

Brush the rolled out dough very lightly with water and sprinkle with salt.

Cut the thin dough into “cracker shapes’..I went “rustic” (ugly)..lol!  But you can do whatever shape you like!

Onto a parchment lined baking sheet and into the oven at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes..keep an eye on them as they bake, they can burn…

Let them cool!  They will crisp up as they cool…

Pile them up and listen to everyone say “WOW”…

Then the grabbing starts…

And then silence, other than all the crunching..and giggling, of course!

~Enjoy!  🙂

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