Monday, April 4, 2016

Fruity Cheese Crackers

When I was growing up, my Grandmother would have friends over for Canasta and lunch. You would have thought they were at the Country Club because they always dressed up and she would always use her finest china. Lunch was light, normally consisting of a chicken or shrimp salad, crackers, crudité and a simple dessert.

I can easily see my Fruity Cheese Crackers along side my Grandmother’s chicken or shrimp salad. General Mills Trix Cereal adds just a pop of fruit. Interesting, colorful and tasty. Perfect for a special luncheon, party or tea.

My Grandmother and her friends had many delightful afternoons around the card table. Lots of good food, good conversation and best of all, time spent with very good friends. Those were the good old days! Makes you want to unplug and step back in time!

Fruity Cheese Crackers
by Linda Mire @ Seasons to Seasonings
Adapted from Homesick Texan Blog, Grasping at Cheese Straws

2 sticks unsalted butter
2 cups (8 ounces) white cheddar cheese
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons half and half
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1-2 Tablespoons red pepper flakes (depends on how hot you want it)
2 Tablespoons dried tarragon
1 cup General Mills Trix Cereal, pulverized to dust
Whole General Mills Trix Cereal

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Place butter, cheese, flour, half and half, salt, pepper flakes, tarragon and pulverized Trix in food processor. Pulse until thoroughly mixed and dough begins to form a ball.

3. Take about 1 Tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Place ball on sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Using your hand, flatten the ball out to a small round cracker. Leave about an inch between each cracker. Repeat until sheet pan filled.

4. Place one whole Trix in center of each cracker.

5. Using the tines of a fork, press lightly around the edges of each cracker.

6. Bake at 350°F for 15-20 minutes.

7. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Delicious with your favorite chicken salad or alone!

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