Salty Snack Recipes That Are Better Than Processed Foods

Snacking is a favorite hobby for many, but one too many consumers rely on store-bought packaged goods to get their fix. These snacks often come packed with preservatives — don’t bother even trying to pronounce some of those ingredients. Instead of dipping your hand into a bag of Doritos at snack o’clock, try making your salty snacks homemade so you know exactly what you’re eating. Thanks to accessible snack recipes found around the web, there’s no reason to pay for overpriced, under-quality snack foods. Simply make them at home and start with these seven recipes.

1. Cheddar Wafers

Shredded cheddar cheese | Source: iStock

If you have a cheese tooth rather than a sweet tooth, indulge your cravings with these homemade cheddar wafers from Eat Live Run. Wholesome and pronounceable ingredients come together to create these wafers, and the recipe yields 3 dozen, meaning you’ll have snacks for days.

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Directions: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Whisk together the melted butter and eggs until creamy. Add the cheese and mix until combined. Add the baking powder, salt, white pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and flour and mix well.

Roll out dough onto a floured surface until it’s a little less than ¼-inch thick. Cut out small circles with cookie cutters and place onto a parchment paper lined sheet tray. Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden.