My boys have had goldfish crackers only once when my friend was visiting from New York and his daughter had brought them along to our house as a snack. The twins loved them and asked for them a few time but i never got down to buying them. Then, the other day as i was surfing the net for things that i could do with Dr. Seuss books, i came across them again as a suggested activity with the One Fish Two Fish book. Anyway, that got me thinking about the crackers and so I googled a recipe for the goldfish. Found a fairly simple one on http://tastykitchen.com/blog/2011/09/homemade-goldfish-crackers/
I decided to give it a try…i did not have any sharp cheddar at home so i used only regular Britannia natural cheddar. I also did not have a small goldfish mold and since we avoid buying soda, i had not tin cans that i could cut up to make a mold. Fortunately i found a fish in the playdough molds the kids had and made do with that…so the fish are bigger than the goldfish crackers. I followed the instructions pretty closely and had the boys help me with using the ‘cookie cutters’, as well as with the initial blending. The only thing i did differently was the amount of time i put them n for. While the recipe suggested 15 minutes i left them in for about 25 so they came out nice and crisp….and amazingly delicious. The boys took them right off the cooling rack and ate them! The loved the fact that it was shaped like a fish…and we used a toothpick to make eyes and a mouth.
Definitely going to make these again! They are almost over already. They don’t look as pretty as the actual crackers and are slightly brown since i left them in longer to get nice and crisp but they taste absolutely yum! if you prefer them chewy on the inside you can take them out sooner but my boys like the crunch!