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Does anyone know of a product that is like Cheezits or Goldfish crackers? My DS loves them and misses them. He likes the Glutino that are like Ritz, but I cant find the kind he likes. We've tried the nut thins and rice crackers and he does not care for them. Thanks for the help!

I will not go as far as baking our own, so no recipes please! Single working Mom:)

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I have a recipe for cheese crackers that I got from this board a couple fo years ago. It is from Sweetfudge, who is a great cook.

These are like goldfish cracker or cheez-its. Maybe you could use a cookie-cutter to shape them.

-2 Tbsp. butter

-1 egg

-Pinch each of salt and chili powder

-1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, finely grated

-1 tsp. xanthan gum

-3/4 cup white rice flour (brown rice flour makes them grainy)

-1/4 cup potato starch

-additional salt, to taste-- if you want them to be more cheezits like, add a bit of paprika.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix butter, egg and seasonings in a mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in grated cheese one-third at a time. Be sure and blend very well. Add flours and xanthan gum and beat very well again. Dough will be fairly stiff, like play dough.

Roll dough out very thin and cut into small squares (cracker sized). Transfer to cookie sheets. Press down to make crackers even thinner. Prick squares with a fork. Sprinkle with additional salt.

Bake at 375 degrees for 6 minutes, then reduce heat to 250 degreese, and bake for approximately 15 minutes more. Keep careful watch to make sure they do not burn. You want a deep golden orange-brown. Allow to cool before serving.These crackers travel and keep very well. They stay crispy for up to three days.Makes about 4 dozen 1-inch crackers.

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Honestly, I'm not sure there is anything yet that is really like Cheezits or Goldfish. I haven't found any gluten free crackers that we like, and none that are geared towards kids.....Glutino crackers are okay, but they are so pricey for such a tiny bag I just can't buy them!!!!

There are some good animal crackers out there though....Kinnikinnick makes some really yummy ones. There are many more gluten free cookies than there are savory kinds of crackers that kids are used to, from pre-diagnosis days. Maybe someone else knows of a brand out there that I haven't seen yet!

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My son LOVED goldfish before dx. He will tolerate the glutino ritz crackers that have the cheese flavor in them. They are not his favorite but he likes them well enough. I hope someone comes up with a goldfish type cracker soon!

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Does anyone know of a product that is like Cheezits or Goldfish crackers? My DS loves them and misses them. He likes the Glutino that are like Ritz, but I cant find the kind he likes. We've tried the nut thins and rice crackers and he does not care for them. Thanks for the help!

If it's the cheese Glutino ones that he likes, you can buy them by the case (6 boxes) from Amazon. Use the subscribe & save program and get an extra 15% off and free shipping. The program lets you put in a standing order to buy every 1, 2, 3, or 6 months but it sends an email first so you can push it off if you aren't ready or you can go in and "ship now" if you find you are going through them quicker than you thought. You can cancel after the first shipment if you want. There are no requirements or fees for joining. I save about a dollar per box by doing it this way compared to buying them in the store. Of course, you've got to have room to store the other boxes and in this case, I can't let my daughter see that we have a stash or she would just fly through the whole case. I also get my Pamela's baking mix and Clif twisted fruit through this program.

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Does anyone know of a product that is like Cheezits or Goldfish crackers? My DS loves them and misses them. He likes the Glutino that are like Ritz, but I cant find the kind he likes. We've tried the nut thins and rice crackers and he does not care for them. Thanks for the help!

I will not go as far as baking our own, so no recipes please! Single working Mom:)

I've not seen anything similar, sorry...perhaps since the first post has a recipe, maybe you can talk someone else into making them for ya...I donno, just thought it funny that you clearly stated no recipes...and the first one was exactly that.

I have a recipe for cheese crackers that I got from this board a couple fo years ago. It is from Sweetfudge, who is a great cook.

These are like goldfish cracker or cheez-its. Maybe you could use a cookie-cutter to shape them.

-2 Tbsp. butter

-1 egg

-Pinch each of salt and chili powder

-1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, finely grated

-1 tsp. xanthan gum

-3/4 cup white rice flour (brown rice flour makes them grainy)

-1/4 cup potato starch

-additional salt, to taste-- if you want them to be more cheezits like, add a bit of paprika.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix butter, egg and seasonings in a mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in grated cheese one-third at a time. Be sure and blend very well. Add flours and xanthan gum and beat very well again. Dough will be fairly stiff, like play dough.

Roll dough out very thin and cut into small squares (cracker sized). Transfer to cookie sheets. Press down to make crackers even thinner. Prick squares with a fork. Sprinkle with additional salt.

Bake at 375 degrees for 6 minutes, then reduce heat to 250 degreese, and bake for approximately 15 minutes more. Keep careful watch to make sure they do not burn. You want a deep golden orange-brown. Allow to cool before serving.These crackers travel and keep very well. They stay crispy for up to three days.Makes about 4 dozen 1-inch crackers.

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I have a 3 yo and I wish I could find these too. I give him the Glutino crackers and the animal crackers instead.

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Have you tried Lay's STAX? One of the flavors is Cheddar Cheese. No, it's not goldfish, or even a cracker, but it's light/crispy/cheesy. Our girls love 'em, and we've found them at the big W-M for $1 a can, which is a pretty phenomenal price for a gluten-free snack in my book.

http://www.fritolay.com/our-snacks/lays-stax-original.html

we haven't, but thanks for the tip! I will grab some for my son :D

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Something that's not quite the same, but might be acceptable to the little guy? Have you checked out Tings? They look like crunchy cheetohs, but with no cheese, and they are corn and rice based. I've seen them on some gluten-free snack lists, and we used to love them. They are very salty. I haven't verified with the company yet that they are gluten-free, however.

Does anyone know of a product that is like Cheezits or Goldfish crackers? My DS loves them and misses them. He likes the Glutino that are like Ritz, but I cant find the kind he likes. We've tried the nut thins and rice crackers and he does not care for them. Thanks for the help!

I will not go as far as baking our own, so no recipes please! Single working Mom:)

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Yeah sorry to say I have not found a replacement yet. I love CheezIts, those used to be my favorite junk food kinda snack. No such luck yet. I tried those chedder nut thins too and they are just not the same, lol. <_<

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This is an ancient topic, but for those who are still looking for this read below 

 

According to amazon, 05-24-14 (the date i stumbled across it) actual branded Goldfish "Puffs, Mega Cheeze" are listed as gluten free.

"Always baked; Gluten free" - the third feature of the product

http://www.amazon.com/Pepperidge-Farm-Goldfish-Puffs-Cheese/dp/B00HU0T7O8/

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i wish I had posted just a few minutes later, as I also found "Annie's cheddar bunnies" a few columns down. I've had great luck with Annie's before, so I will personally be ordering these.

disregard link - found not to be gluten-free version.
cheddar is still unavailable in gluten-free at this time.

Edited by SalokcinX

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i wish I had posted just a few minutes later, as I also found "Annie's cheddar bunnies" a few columns down. I've had great luck with Annie's before, so I will personally be ordering these.

http://www.amazon.com/Annies-Homegrown-Cheddar-Bunnies-Crackers/dp/B000CQ4D50/

 

 

----------Annies Cheddar Bunnies ARE NOT GLUTEN FREE!--------- they contain wheat.

 

They do make some of the gummie bunnies and a few kinds of bunny grahams in a gluten-free version, but not the cheddar ones.  Be careful when browsing Annies products, a lot of the packaging looks very similar and I myself have come close to buying a gluten version of my intended gluten-free product.

 

Also, on the forum the admins don't like when we put links to amazon because they have spammed here before.  You can just put the product name or link to the manufacturer website.

 

The goldfish puffs are all pretty good.  Kind of like a cheeto.

 

Also, I find the closest gluten-free thing to cheezits are Van's Say Cheese cheddar gluten-free Crackers.  They are really really good. http://www.vansfoods.com/our-products-crackers#

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----------Annies Cheddar Bunnies ARE NOT GLUTEN FREE!--------- they contain wheat.

whoops. Yeah, I guess they don't make the cheddar option in gluten-free yet. :-( my fault. I went looking for them locally today, and only found the cinnamon, vanilla and chocolate versions in gluten-free

Please disregard the Annies option.            D-:   sorry

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No problem, it is a common mistake we all can make.  I just put it in bold for future readers :)

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Schar cheese bites taste like Goldfish & Cheezits, too.

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Schar makes a little cheese cracker that is pretty good.  Slightly larger than goldfish but similar in flavor.  They are diamond shaped.  We've only seen them (for a couple of years) at our Rite Aid pharmacy (weird) and even though our grocery store carries lots of Schar products, they don't carry the cheese crackers.

 

http://www.celiac.com/glutenfreemall/images/schar_gluten_free_cheese_bites.jpg

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If it's the cheese Glutino ones that he likes, you can buy them by the case (6 boxes) from Amazon. Use the subscribe & save program and get an extra 15% off and free shipping. The program lets you put in a standing order to buy every 1, 2, 3, or 6 months but it sends an email first so you can push it off if you aren't ready or you can go in and "ship now" if you find you are going through them quicker than you thought. You can cancel after the first shipment if you want. There are no requirements or fees for joining. I save about a dollar per box by doing it this way compared to buying them in the store. Of course, you've got to have room to store the other boxes and in this case, I can't let my daughter see that we have a stash or she would just fly through the whole case. I also get my Pamela's baking mix and Clif twisted fruit through this program.

 

I *love* Amazon's Subscribe & Save program, and they have such a big selection of gluten-free stuff!  Coffee is also much more reasonable through them.

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This is an ancient topic, but for those who are still looking for this read below 

 

According to amazon, 05-24-14 (the date i stumbled across it) actual branded Goldfish "Puffs, Mega Cheeze" are listed as gluten free.

"Always baked; Gluten free" - the third feature of the product

http://www.amazon.com/Pepperidge-Farm-Goldfish-Puffs-Cheese/dp/B00HU0T7O8/

 

My Target carries these. They're not quite as delicious as the original (and a little too puffy), but my kids like them pretty well!

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On November 19, 2009 at 1:02 PM, Wolicki said:

Does anyone know of a product that is like Cheezits or Goldfish crackers? My DS loves them and misses them. He likes the Glutino that are like Ritz, but I cant find the kind he likes. We've tried the nut thins and rice crackers and he does not care for them. Thanks for the help!

 

I will not go as far as baking our own, so no recipes please! Single working Mom:)

 

Its an old thread, but I finally found a goldfish substitute!!!!!! Wellaby's Cheese Ups in Classic cheese. I found them at my local grocery store last night and almost didn't get them. They are thinner than normal cheese it's or goldfish, but they have that taste that I remember and an airy crunch!!!

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