Snack Cracker Toppings

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Looking for the best cracker toppings around? You'll find them all here! We've got tasty ideas for what to put on crackers for appetizers, snacks, and even cracker toppings for lunch. Say goodbye to the days of noshing on plain ol' crackers!

Jalapeno Jelly

Spice up snacktime (literally!) by serving crackers topped with a fiery homemade jalapeno jelly. You can take the edge off the heat by adding a smear of spreadable cheese, such as goat cheese or mascarpone. These aren't your typical cheese and crackers—they're so much better!

Fruit and Cheese

If you haven't tried this combination before, you're in for a real treat. And if you already love pairing fruit and cheese together, then this cheese and crackers combo is a no-brainer! Top your favorite kind of cracker with white cheddar cheese and sliced fresh pears for an easy, unbeatable afternoon snack.

Brunch Starter

Get a taste of brunch any time of day by snacking on sliced cucumber, smoked salmon, sour cream, and chives on top of crackers. To make each bite taste even more like a bagel, try switching up your cracker toppings with cream cheese to mimic bagels and lox. Just replace the sour cream with a dollop of cream cheese—whether you include the cucumber or not is up to you!

Garden Snack

A drizzle of balsamic vinegar is all it takes to transform these cracker toppings into a bite-sized caprese salad. Start with herbed cheese spread, fresh basil, and cherry tomatoes, then drizzle on a little balsamic if you want. Serving with just cheese, basil, and tomatoes can make a great snack, but adding balsamic can give it an extra kick as a party appetizer.

Make-It-Mine Wine Jelly

Wine, crackers, and cheese were probably already on your party-planning list anyway, so why not combine them all into the ultimate appetizer? Pick up a bottle of your favorite vino, then use it to make homemade wine jelly. Set out a jar alongside your appetizers so your guests can add a smear on top of their cheese and crackers.

Breakfast to Go

These poppable treats are just as easy to tote on the go as an entire breakfast sandwich! Top crackers with cooked bacon, a hard-cooked egg wedge, and a sprinkle of black pepper. You can also make these cracker toppings for lunch if you need a quick bite on the go or at your desk.

Kid Pleaser

There's a reason we call these cracker toppings "kid-pleasing." Just like a favorite brown-bag sandwich, stack crackers with peanut butter and banana slices. We take this snack one step further (into dessert territory) with chocolatey fudge sauce on top. Even adults won't be able to resist this simple snack!

Mediterranean Treat

Want a snack that transports your taste buds across the globe? Look no further than this Mediterranean-inspired cracker topping! Load your crackers up with mixed olive tapenade, capers, fresh parsley, and chopped pimiento, then close your eyes and imagine you're on vacation as you take your first bite.

Triple-Olive Tapenade

Three different kinds of olives make this tapenade shine! Use this just-salty-enough homemade tapenade recipe whenever you need cracker toppings for lunch, a snack, or a party. You can also change it up to make fig and olive tapenade, artichoke and dried tomato, or orange-scented almond variations.

Company Coming

Need your cheese and crackers to be dressed to impress? The combination of horseradish spread, blue cheese, roast beef slices,  and fresh dill was made for sharing with guests. Serve these cracker toppings at your next dinner party, or treat yourself to an extra-special afternoon snack when you need a pick-me-up.

Deli Special

Grab your favorite deli ingredients, but pass on the bread. Instead, use them as cracker toppings! Honey mustard, smoked turkey, and fruit preserves are a yummy combo if you're looking for cracker toppings for lunch. You can also try mixing up this cracker topping idea with different flavors of fruit preserves or other deli meats.

Basil Pesto

With this homemade pesto recipe on hand, you'll always have a delicious snack just moments away. For vegan cracker toppings, just add a spoonful of pesto on top of your favorite cracker (just be sure to use vegan cheese in the mix). But if you're an extreme cheese-lover, this pesto will pair great with a slice of Parmesan or provolone.

Mexican Spice

If you can't wait for taco night, you can sneak a taste as an afternoon snack by topping crackers with a black bean spread, avocado slices, and fresh tomato salsa. It's almost like sampling salsa, guacamole, and bean dip all at the same time!

Sweet Surprise

We don't know about you, but we're always yearning for something a little sweet when 3 p.m. rolls around. Satisfy your cravings for a sweet snack in a snap by topping crackers with vanilla frosting, a fresh raspberry, and shaved milk chocolate. Each one is like its own bite-size dessert!

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