Homemade Wheat Thins

10 Flares 10 Flares ×

Homemade Wheat Thins Isn’t it funny how human nature works sometimes? I’ve had an Ipod classic for years and I love it but recently it has started to show signs of it’s age and I was really bummed about it. The battery only lasts a little while and only if you keep the screen off most of the time. I was really bummed about it and I still am, but my parents gave me a new one for Christmas with twice the GB of the old one. I have awesome parents and definitely not just because of my new ipod.


 Anyway, my older ipod made me realize how much I love an ipod in good condition. I have unintentionally been keeping the new one in it’s box with the plastic on it and in perfect brand, new condition while I make do with my old one. I kept telling myself I would add music to it later and later kept getting further away.

 My family and I are going to Santiago this weekend and I remembered that I wouldn’t have enough battery life on the old ipod to get me there. This finally made me realize that it was stupid to have a perfect ipod and not enjoy it’s perfection even if it won’t last forever. Nothing lasts forever and that is just a fact of life that isn’t worth denying. So, I am syncing my beautiful new ipod to my library as I write this and looking forward to hours of battery for my trip.


On a different, yet connected, subject, there are no fast food stops between here and Santiago. This, of course, is a problem if you have a large family and will be driving for over eight hours. I was trying to think of some of the things we would have picked up to snack on if we could just run down to Costco or Target and I thought of wheat thins. Those yummy, crunchy, salty squares of goodness.


 Whether you live in a foreign country or just don’t like all the nasty stuff that goes into processed foods, you can make these at home and achieve a really good cracker that is as good, if not better than the original.


Homemade Wheat Thins

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 100 - 120 crackers

Homemade Wheat Thins


  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 3 1/2 Tbs. sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. salt plus extra for sprinkling
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour plus extra for rolling


  1. Beat butter and sugar until smooth. Add water, vanilla, paprika, and salt and continue mixing. Last, add flour and stir until smooth.
  2. On a floured surface, roll out dough into a rectangle. Make it a very thin layer. Use a pizza cutter to cut lines vertically and horizontally to create about 1 1/2 inch squares or cut into whatever shape you want. just make sure to keep them thin.
  3. Space closely together on a parchment lined baking tray. If you want to them to be on the salty side then sprinkle salt lightly over crackers.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees F (200 C) for 5-10 minutes watching carefully. When the edges start to darken pull from oven and let them cool.

These are great with dips for parties or just by themselves. I may have to make more before our trip if we want to have them on the road because they go pretty fast.

Related posts:



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *