Spicy Chipotle Crackers

Margie Bruner - Glory Kitchenby: Margie Bruner, owner of Glory Kitchen
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These Spicy Chipotle Crackers are the perfect snack food to serve at a party.  They’re a crispy, cheesy, spicy bite and a bit difficult to stop eating.  Our San Miguel Mexican blend of pepitas (pumpkin seeds), ancho chilies, chipotle pepper, mexican oregano and other spices really liven up these crackers.

This is a quick and easy recipe which brings to life a typical cracker and keeps your guests coming back for more.  I’ve added extra chipotle pepper because I like a spicy bite but you can cut back if you prefer less spice and of course, you can increase the amount of San Miguel nut blend you use if you like extra zip and crunch.  The whipped egg whites are an important component of the recipe because it keeps the crunchy nut & spice pieces from falling off the crackers and gives them a nice chili pepper coating.  Keep an eye on the crackers as they bake – you’ll want them crispy but not browned.

I made enormous batches of these crackers to include in goodie bags for a recent wedding and they were a big hit.  This easy-to-make recipe for Spicy Chipotle Crackers is one you’ll want to keep in your files for an easy, go-to snack.  Hope you enjoy!

Spicy Chipotle Crackers

Yield: serves a large crowd

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup San Miguel nut & spice mix
  • 3 boxes Cheese Nip crackers
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle, ground
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 egg white, whipped
  • 1 tablespoon oregano, dried
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300º.
  2. Using a very large mixing bowl, pour in all 3 bags of cheese crackers. Sprinkle evenly the chipotle powder & salt over the crackers. Drizzle the oil over the crackers, and then using your hands, gently toss the ingredients to coat each cracker. Work carefully so as not to break the crackers. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, whip the egg white with a whisk until it is a bit stiff. Add the San Miguel nut & spice blend and incorporate well into the egg whites. Take the egg white mixture and disperse it evenly over the crackers. Using your hands, toss this into the cracker mixture to evenly coat the crackers. Again, be thorough in your mixing to coat all the crackers but gently so the crackers don't break.
  4. Place the coated crackers onto a parchment-lined baking tray. Bake in the center of the oven for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, gently toss and then place back into the oven for another 10 minutes or until the crackers are dry and crisp (but do not let them burn). Remove from the oven and allow to completely cool. Place in an airtight container and enjoy!

Spicy Chipotle Crackers - Glory Kitchen
Spicy Chipotle Crackers - Glory Kitchen
Spicy Chipotle Crackers - Glory Kitchen
Spicy Chipotle Crackers - Glory Kitchen