Mix it Up: Sweet Crackers

This is the perfect recipe to make the most of that few-days-old loaf or cake that needs to be eaten soon! In less than an hour, you’ll have a brand new sweet treat to serve the kids and their friends, or to stash and enjoy yourself.
Crackers are descendants of the earliest foods cooked by man – grain and water paste baked on hot stones 10,000 years ago. They’re thought to be the first convenience foods, hard and portable with a long storage life. When compressed yeast became available in 1870, leavened crackers went into large scale production, and two cracker bakers, Belcher and Larrabee, imported machinery to Albany, New York, changing the demand for crackers from a staple food to luxury food products.

The secret recipe:

  1. Preheat your oven. Low heat (250°F)
  2. Slice your sweets. Take loaves and muffins that are soon to be stale, and slice them into thin pieces, no more than 5mm thick. Lay them side by side on a baking sheet (not on top of one another).
  3. Bake for 20 minutes. Keep an eye on your sweet crackers to make sure they don’t burn. They will continue to crisp after you take them out of the oven as they cool.
  4. Enjoy!

Tips + tricks:

  • Spread on a layer of jelly, or nut or seed butter, and sprinkle on some hemp seeds or coconut shred for a satisfying snack. Or grind them up and use them as a base for another dessert!

Mix it Up is a series we created to share new and creative ways to enjoy our sinfully delicious sweets! Take a picture of the sweet crackers you make with our products, and post and tag us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest so we can see your delicious creations, try them ourselves, and share with others too.

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