I have had some homemade recipes for store bought snacks saved in my favorites for months now and have never taken the plunge...until now! Bearing witness, for the last few months, to how many goldfish my kids riffle through each month, I decided to finally give 52 Kitchen Adventures' recipe for homemade goldfish a try!! And really, after thinking about it, I realized that making homemade snacks CANNOT be any more complicated/time consuming than toting around a screaming cart-full of hungry, tired kids through a mega warehouse -- all the while trying to weave my way through crowds of people, anxious to stop and clog all of the aisles in order to taste the latest products (and it seems that there is no avoiding 'sample day' any more...every day is sample day it seems...) and just when I think I've broken free, I'm stopped every 10 feet by curious twin gazers (...don't get me wrong, I like when people stop us to admire the twins, but sometimes....i'm in a rush!) Not to mention the back-breaking labor required to get EVERYTHING you bought (99% of which are....snacks!) into the car....whew!
Ok, back to the task at hand: you should really give this recipe a try! You can adapt it for a number of different tastes -- I had some odd and end cheeses on hand that I needed to get rid of, so I ended up making mine with Parmesan, Mozzarella, and Cheddar....delish! Next, I'm going to try pepperjack! But the flavor combos for these crackers are endless! The kids and husband LOVED these! I doubled the recipe and made enough to fill half of a gallon sized ziploc bag...and noticed that they were MUCH more filling than store bought goldfish. So, whereas my kids would normally go through 3 handfulls of fish at a time, they were completely satiated after just 4-5 of these gems -- wow!