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3 Homemade Cracker Recipes for Your Favorite Store-bought Brands

With homemade cracker recipes for homemade Cheez-Its, Wheat Thins, and Ritz Crackers, you'll never go back to store-bought!

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Hi Bold Bakers!

Homemade cracker recipes may rarely or NEVER come cross your mind but these versions of your favorite store-bought crackers are such a perfect treat — and surprisingly easy to nail! Once you learn how to make crackers at home, you’ll never fear forgetting them at the grocery store again! 

I can’t help myself. Once I realize I’m buying the same thing again and again, I have the urge to try to make it myself from scratch. Case and point: these three fantastic store-bought cracker copycat recipes! 

With a few standard ingredients, you can swiftly re-create perfect store-bought crackers at home and know what goes into them! Perfect for any charcuterie and cheese board, make for a great grab-and-go snack, or serve as the ideal companion to hummus, dips, or a good bowl of soup.

Homemade Wheat Thins

My homemade Wheat Thins recipe is everything you love about the store-bought version: they’re delightfully crispy, slightly sweet, perfectly salty and flavorful thanks to whole wheat flour! These crackers are positively addicting!

I love serving these whole-grain crackers with my Blue Cheese Compound Butter. Get my Homemade Wheat Thins recipe!

Homemade Cheez-Its With Real Cheddar

Cheez-Its are one of our son Georgie’s favorites, so I really wanted to perfect a homemade version! I love knowing exactly what I’m serving my family. 

My copycat Cheez-It crackers are made with real sharp cheddar cheese, giving them more protein and an even cheesier taste than their store-bought counterparts. You can even experiment with other hard cheeses with this recipe! Give them a go with Monterey Jack cheese, or add a bit of parmesan to your extra-sharp cheddar. 

(Please note, ideally you’ll use a food processor to properly grind the cheese enough to make this dough but you can make it by hand with a little elbow grease.) Get my Homemade Cheese-Its recipe!

Buttery Homemade Ritz Crackers

My crunchy and salty Ritz Crackers recipe is made with real butter, unlike the store-bought version, giving you an unbelievably buttery taste! These bubbly crackers go perfectly with everything — serve them with your favorite fancy cheese or my Homemade Cream Cheese! If your house is anything like mine, you might want to double the batch because they go quickly! Get my Homemade Ritz Crackers recipe!

How Do you Make Gluten-Free Crackers?

Experiment with Homemade Cheez-Its or Buttery Homemade Ritz Crackers with gluten-free all-purpose blend flour!

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P Diane B
P Diane B
1 year ago

Gemma, I really appreciate your recipes, your cook books, newsletter and your YouTube channel! I have been a fan of you & of your family for many years now. Seeing your family grow and your business has been a real blessing to my life! I use more of your recipes than I take the time to post and am about to try this recipe on homemade crackers! Then, I will try the Nilla wafers recipe too! (: Thanks for sharing your culinary gifts to help us all enjoy a more nutritious and healthy lifestyle! Your talents make a difference in… Read more »

1 year ago

I’m definitely going to try each one of these. You give such good directions 😁

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Meet Gemma

Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, a cookbook author, and the creator of Bigger Bolder Baking. I want to help you bake with confidence anytime, anywhere with my trusted and tested recipes and baking tips. You may have seen one of my 500+ videos on YouTube & TikTok or as a guest judge on Nailed It! on Netflix or the Best Baker in America on Food Network. No matter your skills, my Bold Baking Team & I want to be your #1 go-to baking authority.


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