Cheddar Bacon Crackers (Bacon Cheese Straws)

Cheddar Bacon Crackers – quick homemade bacon and cheddar cheese crackers. These things fly off the plate at parties! Super easy to make and they taste fantastic! Flour, baking powder, cayenne, butter, cheese, bacon, and milk. Use your food processor and the dough is ready in a minute! The recipe makes about 5 dozen crackers – perfect for a party or holiday gift-giving! #cheese #cheesestraws #bacon #appetizer #partyfood #gameday

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Easy Homemade Cheese Crackers

These Cheddar Bacon Crackers are crazy addictive! I took these to a party and they were gone in a flash. I mean, how could they not be good? Cheese and Bacon. Hello? YUM! I’ve made a version of this recipe in the past with Rice Krispies in the dough. I really think the bacon puts the cheese crackers over the top!

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How to Make Cheddar Bacon Crackers

These crackers are super easy to make. In the bowl of a food processor pulse together flour, baking powder, cayenne, and butter until a crumbly dough forms. Add cheese, bacon, and milk. Pulse just until dough forms. Scoop dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Flatten in a criss-cross pattern with a floured fork and bake.

  • I made the cracker dough in my food processor. The dough came together in a minute.
  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can mix the dough by hand or use a stand mixer.
  • The crackers have a little bit of cayenne pepper for a kick. I didn’t think they were spicy at all. Feel free to reduce the cayenne or omit it if you are worried about the heat.
  • One cup of chopped cooked bacon is approximately one pound of fresh bacon.
  • The crackers will keep about a week in an air-tight container.
  • Can I freeze Cheddar Bacon Crackers? Yes! Place the crackers in a freezer bag and freeze. Thaw when ready to serve.
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What to Serve with Bacon Cheese Straws

This recipe made about 5 dozen crackers. Perfect party food! You can definitely half the recipe or freeze any leftovers. I will definitely be making more of these yummy cheesy bacony crackers for Christmas and New Year’s Eve! Give these a try. I promise they will be a hit!

We eat these crackers as is. If you want to dip them in something, give our Copycat Outback Ranch Dip or Jalapeno Ranch Dip a try.

Here are a few more of our favorite party recipes from the blog that go great with these crackers:

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Cheddar Bacon Crackers

Yield: 5 dozen
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Cheddar Bacon Crackers – quick homemade bacon and cheddar cheese crackers. These things fly off the plate at parties! Super easy to make and they taste fantastic! Flour, baking powder, cayenne, butter, cheese, bacon, and milk. Use your food processor and the dough is ready in a minute! The recipe makes about 5 dozen crackers – perfect for a party! They are always the first thing to go! #cheese #cheesestraws #bacon #appetizer

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup butter cold and cubed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cooked chopped bacon pieces
  • ¼ cup milk

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, pulse together flour, baking powder, cayenne, and butter until a crumbly dough forms. Add cheese, bacon and milk. Pulse just until dough forms.
  • Using a small cookie scoop (1 Tbsp), scoop dough onto parchment lined baking sheets. Flatten in a criss-cross pattern with a floured fork.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Notes:

  • I made the cracker dough in my food processor. The dough came together in a minute.
  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can mix the dough by hand or use a stand mixer.
  • The crackers have a little bit of cayenne pepper for a kick. I didn’t think they were spicy at all. Feel free to reduce the cayenne or omit it if you are worried about the heat.
  • One cup of chopped cooked bacon is approximately one pound of fresh bacon.
  • The crackers will keep about a week in an air-tight container.
  • We eat these crackers as is. If you want to dip them in something, give our Copycat Outback Ranch Dip or Jalapeno Ranch Dip a try.
  • Can I freeze Cheddar Bacon Crackers? Yes! Place the crackers in a freezer bag and freeze. Thaw when ready to serve.

Steph

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  1. Are these made with salted or unsalted butter? I was going to bake them with salted butter, but just want to make sure.

    Thanks!

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