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Grilled Crackers for Summer Entertaining

Serving cheese and crackers at your next summer party? Try grilled crackers for a unique twist. Melt your cheese and add other grilled toppings too!

Serving cheese and crackers at your next summer party? Try grilling your crackers for a unique twist. Melt your cheese and add other grilled toppings too! Grilled Crackers for Summer Entertaining Recipe | Take Two Tapas

What could be more perfect that having friends over, or going a friend’s house, hanging by the pool, catching up while the sunlight lingers, and eating some good food from the grill?  

Not much in my book.  Backyard BBQs are perfect for taking in the lazy days of summer (or evenings if you are still working full time) and just enjoying time with friends and family.  Try grilled crackers this summer and wow everyone!

A lot of people stress over throwing parties, but grilling in the backyard screams “stress-free” and fun.  With all the summer fruits in season, you can even #DaretoEntertain in a unique way with your grill!

Serving cheese and crackers at your next summer party? Try grilling your crackers for a unique twist. Melt your cheese and add other grilled toppings too! Grilled Crackers for Summer Entertaining Recipe | Take Two Tapas

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I have been posting nacho recipes for the month of June and some might think that this deviates from those.  Just because the crackers are not piled up with toppings poured on them doesn’t mean that they can’t be “individual” nachos!

I had the idea that making nachos is fun, making personalized nachos is, even more fun, but making them on the grill while you are getting the coals hot for your other goodies is the best!

We all have that time where you are standing around the grill waiting for the coals to get hot or if you have gas, getting the temp up so you can slap on your steak, your fish, or your veggie skewers.  Boring!  Don’t stare at the empty grate, put something on it that you can eat now!

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Serving cheese and crackers at your next summer party? Try grilling your crackers for a unique twist. Melt your cheese and add other grilled toppings too! Grilled Crackers for Summer Entertaining Recipe | Take Two Tapas

This is where Dare Crackers come in.  For these grilled crackers, I used Dare Cabaret for their buttery goodness and Dare Breton Original Crackers for their wonderful texture.  

Not only are they tasty and perfect to hold all these delicious toppings, but they are large enough in diameter that they don’t fall through the grates on the grill!

Serving cheese and crackers at your next summer party? Try grilling your crackers for a unique twist. Melt your cheese and add other grilled toppings too! Grilled Crackers for Summer Entertaining Recipe | Take Two Tapas

I even threw some of my sliced plums and grapefruit slices on the grill too!  Caramelizing the fruit adds a touch of sweetness to them that pairs perfectly with the cheese!  

You can make your own flavor combination according to what is in season or what you have on hand.

Serving cheese and crackers at your next summer party? Try grilling your crackers for a unique twist. Melt your cheese and add other grilled toppings too! Grilled Crackers for Summer Entertaining Recipe | Take Two Tapas

For these grilled crackers, I chose a Manchego cheese, a soft goat cheese, and a rich and creamy Brie.  Manchego is a Spanish semi-hard cheese that has a buttery nuttiness to it.  

It usually found together with pears and honey.  This time, I went with tart pink grapefruit to mix it up.  The honey is so sweet that the grapefruit brings it in harmony with the cheese and the flaky cracker.

Serving cheese and crackers at your next summer party? Try grilling your crackers for a unique twist. Melt your cheese and add other grilled toppings too! Grilled Crackers for Summer Entertaining Recipe | Take Two Tapas

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The richness and creaminess of the Brie plays well with grilled plums.  The slightly tart yet sweet plum seems to melt into Brie as it melts on the cracker.  

I also did a classic pairing of fresh strawberries, mint, and some Balsamic glaze with the creamy goat cheese.  

The strawberry really shines with those flavors and brings freshness to the forefront.

Serving cheese and crackers at your next summer party? Try grilling your crackers for a unique twist. Melt your cheese and add other grilled toppings too! Grilled Crackers for Summer Entertaining Recipe | Take Two Tapas

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I threw in one more just for fun because they are two of my favorite things.  Pistachios and pomegranate arils.  I had some pistachios already shelled and chopped so I cracked open a pomegranate and added them to the warm goat cheese already on the cracker.  

When you bite into it the arils burst with tart juice and you get a great crunch with the pistachios.

grilled crackers on a sheet pan and goat cheese and pistachios in the background

Grilled Crackers for Summer Entertaining

Yield: 20 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Serving cheese and crackers at your next summer party? Try grilling your crackers for a unique twist. Melt your cheese and add other grilled toppings too! Grilled Crackers for Summer Entertaining!

Ingredients

  • Dare Cabaret Crackers
  • Dare Breton Original Crackers
  • Plums (, sliced and grilled)
  • Brie cheese (, sliced)
  • Manchego cheese sliced thin
  • Pink Grapefruit (, peeled and segmented)
  • Pomegranate arils
  • Pistachios shelled and chopped fine
  • Strawberries sliced thin
  • Mint leaves for garnish
  • Balsamic Glaze for garnish
  • Honey for garnish

Instructions

  1. Place your crackers on your grill while the coals are heating up.
  2. Add your cheese of choice.
  3. Let the crackers sit on the grill grates until the cheese melts or is warm.
  4. Remove and top with favorite toppings!
  5. You can see my favorite combinations above.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 36Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Todd

Wednesday 10th of May 2017

Whoa - grilling crackers? That's a new one for me, but love the toppings you have. I'm sure these would be very interesting - and delicious. Great for an evening cookout with friends.

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Thursday 11th of May 2017

Thanks! I love that everything is out by the grill so you don't have to keep going back in and out.

Frugal Hausfrau

Monday 11th of July 2016

How fun are these! They could so easily go on while the grill preheats!! Thanks for sharing with us on Throwback Thursday!

Mollie

Celeste

Sunday 10th of July 2016

I love the idea of grilled crackers. They look so mouthwatering delicious, have to share. I'm glad I found your blog from Weekend Wind Down.

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 8th of August 2016

Thank you Celeste!

Crystal

Saturday 9th of July 2016

oh my goodness! You're making me hungry! I love your photography :)Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty hope to see you back!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 11th of July 2016

Thanks for a great party!

Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom

Friday 8th of July 2016

I would have never thought to grill crackers! These look fabulous. Definitely must try!

Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

Wishing you a lovely weekend. xoxo

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Saturday 9th of July 2016

Thanks for a great party!

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