The invention of the cheese cracker ranks as one of the greatest moments in snack food history, right up there with the creation of the first pile of nachos. Snack foods collide in these crisp and spicy yeasted crackers, made with “00” flour—a favorite of pizza-makers for its fine texture and crisp results—and a packet of seasoned cheese powder from a box of macaroni and cheese (seriously). Crowning each cracker with a jalapeño slice before baking is the ultimate snack move.
What to buy: You can find “00” flour at well-stocked markets. We like the one from King Arthur called Italian-Style Flour.