Cheese Crispies (Gluten Free)

by Merissa on August 16, 2012

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When I went gluten free almost a month ago now I wondered what on earth I was supposed to eat for snacks! I love crackers and cheese. Cheesy goodness along with crispy crackers. Perfection in my book! Plus I love the little extra protein boost in the afternoon from the cheese. As an alternative I came up with these cheese crispies. They are crunchy, they are cheesy, and they are ridiculously easy to make. All you need is a single ingredient, CHEESE!

Shred up some good cheese. So far I've only tried this with sharp cheddar but another flavor may work. Use a bar pan (with sides!) and make little piles of the shredded cheese on the pan. Do not grease the pan and do not use very much cheese in each little pile.

Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 7 to 8 minutes or until the edges get a little brown and crispy. It's ok if the middles don't look "done" because they will crisp up as they cool.

Remove the Crispie from the pan and let it cool. You may want to let it cool on a paper towel to drain off some of the "grease" if that bothers you.

I store these in a bag in the fridge. They only last a few days in my house. Enjoy!

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1 Cindy August 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Merissa,

I’ve been making these for years, except I cook them on the stove in a frying pan. We call them “cheese chips” and my kids LOVE them!

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2 Heather :) :) :) August 16, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Okay, this is all that and a bag of organic potato chips :) :) I love crispy cheese…and now I can have all the crispy cheese without all the other stuff :) :) Thanks for posting this ;) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :) :) :)

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3 Brenda Renaud Blackburn August 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I’ve made these unintentionally, like when I’m making quesadilla’s and the cheese falls out when i flip them over. I never thought to do it on purpose, lol. Thanks!

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4 Mel Free August 17, 2012 at 10:32 am

I used to make those when I was a teenager!..I thought I invented them! ;)

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5 Beth August 17, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Unbelievable. I can’t wait to try this!

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6 Angie S. August 18, 2012 at 1:56 pm

My friend introduced me to these a few years ago. I love them made with Monterey Jack.

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7 Barb August 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm

My kids used to put a plate of shredded cheese on top of the floor registers to make these in winter!

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8 Merissa August 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I LOVE this! :)

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9 Mary September 19, 2012 at 5:45 pm

My daughter (15) takes string cheese sticks & cuts them n half & microwaves them for about 30 sec; they melt nicely but not too hot. Then uses speg sauce or maranara sauce for dippng. Its way better than fried cheese sticks and just as yummy!!

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10 Donna November 24, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Anyone tried any varieties of goat cheese?

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11 jodee January 31, 2014 at 12:29 pm

I have been making these for years with Parmesan and now with the cheddar thanks to you! Yummy could not enjoy anything more. When hot sprinkle with herb bread crumbs yummy and add to a bowl of hot soup. Thank you so much for all that you share with us. Luv luv your sight just luv it. I am so eager to learn and do then pass on to my children and grands…well thanks again.
J:)Dee

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12 Cecelia April 14, 2014 at 11:31 pm

That did it! I’m subscribing to this blog.

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