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I’ve always loved Triscuit crackers; they’re truly an iconic snack. For me, it’s always been about the satisfying crunch when you bit into it. I also like how a Triscuit holds up to whatever you decide to pile on it.
I thought the crackers were pretty perfect the way they are, but after a hundred years, there’s a new twist on Triscuits. In addition to the traditional wheat, they’ve now added brown rice to the mix. Taking the opportunity to tempt your taste buds one step further, sweet potatoes and red beans have been baked into some varieties, also.
With the new crackers in flavors like Sea Salt & Black Pepper, I started to think about what new toppers I might try. When I was young the most adventurous I got was getting fancy with the canned cheese. But I felt these crackers needed something a little special.
One of our favorite appetizers are the Cream Cheese Pickle Bites that my husband’s aunt makes. If you haven’t had one, they’re easy to make: spread cream cheese on a slice of ham and roll around a pickle. I decided to use those same flavors and make sort of a deconstructed Pickle Bite recipe.
For this particular Triscuit recipe I chose the Sea Salt & Black Pepper Brown Rice Triscuits. To make, spread some room-temperature cream cheese on the top of each cracker (feel free to use low-fat to save a few calories). On top, place a small piece of deli ham (I used brown sugar ham because it’s delicious). I then cut a pickle spear into thin slices and topped each pile of ham with a piece of the pickle. All of my favorite appetizer components stacked on a yummy cracker.
Top 5 Toppers
Here are five more of my top Triscuit topper ideas:
- Go classic with a single slice of good-quality sharp cheddar cheese.
- Dips. One of our favorites is Hot Artichoke Dip.
- For tailgating try Loaded Baked Potato Triscuits: top the cracker with a dollop of mashed potatoes, and sprinkle on some crumbled bacon and shredded cheese.
- Try a Caprese “salad”. Top your Triscuit with a slice of fresh mozzarella, half a cherry tomato, and then drizzle with a little olive oil or balsamic vinegar dressing.
- Open-faced sandwich. I spread my crackers with a little BBQ sauce, then top with a slice of cheddar or pepper jack, and finish by piling up a bit of mesquite smoked turkey breast.
You can also check out the Triscuit Pinterest board for more Triscuit recipe ideas.