May 4, 2013

Homemade Copy Cat Wheat Thins

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As much as I love chocolate, I can't get enough of my salty snack foods.  Like, I can eat half a box of Wheat Thins before lunch and still eat lunch.  Not that I am proud of that.

Wheat Thins are like crack.  You keep getting handful after handful out of the box.  My mom always says to put what you are going to eat in a bowl and then leave the kitchen.  I've been working on it, buuuut it isn't go
Capturing the taste of Wheat Thins in a homemade cracker is hard.  There are dozens of copy cat recipes floating around the Internet, but I chose to use this one.  For my first time making crackers, I was pretty pleased with the results.  It is not the exact Wheat Thin taste, but it was close and unfortunately, just as hard to stop eating.  Good thing my brothers share my love of crackers with me.

Homemade Copycat Wheat Thins
Recipe Source:  Adapted from: King Arthur Whole Grain Cookbook
Yield: 20-30 crackers

11/4 cup whole wheat flour
1-1/2 tbsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. water

Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Preheat oven to 425. 

Combine flour, sugar, salt, and paprika.  Cut in butter until crumbly.  Add water slowly until dough is combined, but not not sticky. 

Roll onto parchment paper to1/4 inch thickness (or whatever you can get it too, as you can tell, mines are a little thicker.)  Cut into squares and bake for 10-15 minutes or until browned and crispy. 

Notes:  I didn't cut my first batch into squares before baking and it took 20+ minutes to bake.  And I forgot to take one batch out of the oven. (pic below:/)  However, cutting them into squares before baking vs. halfway through worked much better!

These are the edges of the unfortunate batch that didn't quite make it out of the oven.  Yeah, don't do this.  It isn't pretty.

What is pretty is all  the Chopped ideas I got the last week.  It was nearly impossible to choose but I finally decided to make a strawberry vanilla pie with a granola based crust and garnish.  Thank you all for all the ideas!


  1. Mmmm, these look really yummy! (Especially the ones that you didn't forget about!) I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who occasionally forgets I have something in the oven. Your pictures are LOVELY!!! I love the striped blue towel behind it... great contrast! Do you think you could sub coconut oil for the butter???

    1. I liked the towel too! Thanks for noticing ... it contrasted REALLY well with the burnt edges. :)
      I haven't tried them with coconut oil, but have dubbed that for butter before in other recipes, so I would think it would work. Let me know if you try it with coconut oil!

  2. I can never stop eating wheat thins! These look so good (and I bet better than the boxed ones!)


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