Are you looking for some quick and easy snacks the whole family will enjoy? Crackers are perfect for snack times in busy households, or as lunchbox fillers, but what can you add on top? Here are 10 Easy, Tasty Toppings for Crackers The Family will Love to wrap their mouth around!
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Cheese and crackers is a classic combo, but you can make snack times a whole lot more interesting by trying a variety of toppings for crackers.
These tasty flavour combinations are sure to make crackers a go-to snack, and a great alternative to bread and wraps – making them ideal for lunchboxes, after school snacks or just a twist on lunchtime!
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Tasty Toppings for Crackers
#1. Cream Cheese and Crispy Bacon Bits
Spread your cracker with cream cheese and top with crispy bacon bits and a thin slice of avocado, or a sundried tomato, for a yummy snack.
#2. Nut Butter with Pear or Apple
Pop a layer of almond or cashew nut butter on to a cracker, and add some thin slices of pear or apple for a delicious and nutritious snack.
#3. Tomato, Cheese and Mayo
Sometimes the simple toppings are also the best. Spread your cracker with mayonnaise then slice cheese and fresh tomatoes on top and sprinkle with little salt for a tasty, easy snack or lunch. For extra flavour, you could add a sprig of basil.
#4. Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese
For a classic topping combine cream cheese, or sour cream, with some chives and smoked salmon. Or you could try horseradish cream sauce and dill instead.
#5 Crackers with Dips
Have you tried dipping crackers? Here are some dips that work well with crackers.
- Broad Bean Hummus
- Tasty Smoked Salmon Spread from allrecipes.com
- White Bean Dip – blend a tin of cannelloni beans, garlic clove, chopped mint, chopped chives, chopped thyme with some olive oil.
- Sour Cream and Chive
Whether you buy readymade paté or make your very own (like this quick smoked fish paté), you have the perfect easy snack or appetiser to serve your family and guests.
#7. Hummus and Parma Ham or Roasted Peppers
Add a little hummus to your cracker and top with parma ham and shaved parmesan cheese. For a veggie option replace the parma ham with sliced roasted peppers.
#8. Tuna and Olives
Mix some tuna with a little mayonnaise and mustard. Add to your cracker and finish off with an olive or a thin slice of pickle.
#9. Avocado and Ham
Put a slice of avocado on your cracker then top off with ham. Add some rocket for a healthy, easy snack at any time of day.
Do your kids love pesto? You can use shop-bought or make your own pesto, then top with some halved cherry tomatoes or some ham – yum!
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Have your say! Do you have other favourite toppings for crackers? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!