l have to admit, when I made these crackers I was a bit sad I couldn’t try them (we’re doing the Whole30 this month). But, my toddler loved the crackers, so they have to be good!
This recipe is so simple you will want to stock up on crackers. It can be adapted for gluten free too.
So, what did we do?
Well, last month we hosted a number of parties, and we ended up with way too many burger buns. I went ahead and made croutons with a dozen buns, but still had two dozen left. What to do…
In my search for recipes to use up bread, I found several suggestions to make crackers. And so I took that concept and winged it.
First we quartered the buns with a bread knife. Then, we used a rolling pin to squish and flatten the quartered buns (psst.. lots of fun for toddlers!). The flattened pieces were then put onto a few baking sheets and drizzled with olive oil. After a generous sprinkling of salt, I placed the baking sheets in the oven to crisp up.
At this point, you could just eat them as is… but since we’d been reading about Valentine’s Day I decided to indulge my son’s enthusiam and make the crisps into hearts.
Doing so was pretty easy, since we used burger buns – once quartered they are lmost heart shaped. With a paring knife, I trimmed off the corners of the bun’s outer edge, and then between those two corners I cut out a triangle.
Voila! A heart!
Toby was thrilled. And he wanted to eat them right then and there. Based on his enjoyment, I’d surmise that the cracker crisps are deliciously crunchy…
So here’s the recipe. And make sure to check out the photos further down to see what we did (click any image to open in gallery view mode).
Heart Cracker Crisps Recipe
- burger buns, bread, etc
- olive oil
- sea salt
- Preheat oven to 200 F
- Quarter the buns, then press flat or flatten with rolling pin.
- Place pieces on baking sheets, then drizzle with olive oil (you could spread butter over top instead). Sprinkle with sea salt (or try cinnamon sugar!).
- Bake until crisp and golden, about 10-20 minutes,checking frequently.
- Let cool.
- To make heart shape crackers, cut off corners of rounded edge of cracker, then cut out a triangle between those two corners.
Note: You could adapt this to include cinnamon sugar on top for a sweet treat! To make gluten free crisps, just use gluten free buns.
So yeah! Three ingredient cracker crisps! Perfect for any time of the year, or maybe a less sweet alternative to all the Valentine’s Day candy… your choice.
Have you made anything like these before? Or maybe you have a great recipe for using up leftover bread… share in the comments below!
More Creative Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids:
- Preschool Fun: Painting and Lacing Hearts from Bare Feet on the Dashboard
- Simple Heart and Kisses Valentine Card from Witty Hoots
- Paper Heart Bunting from Peakle Pie
- Sensory Valentine’s Day Hearts Guessing Game from Mama Smiles
- Wax Resist Valentine Cards from The Gingerbread House
- Heart Cracker Crisps from Betsy’s Photography
- Valentines Heart Painting with Waterbeads from Multicraftingmummy
- Valentine Sensory Soup from Learning and Exploring Through Play
- Salt Dough Hand Keepsake from Learning and Exploring Through Play
- Heart Sensory Bag from Learning and Exploring Through Play
- Salt Dough Heart Candle Holder from Messy Little Monster
- Sensory Friendly Valentines from Mosswood Connections
- Paper Weight Rock Valentine’s Day Gifts from Teach Me Mommy
- Paper Bag Tea Cups from KidPep
- Ten Fun Valentine Ideas for Tots from My Bright Firefly
- Valentine’s Heart Mobile from Must Love Waffles