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Peanut Butter Cheese Cracker Sandwiches (gluten-free)

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When I was in school, my mother never bought me those cheese crackers with the peanut butter in the middle, despite how desperately I wanted them. So what did I do? I binged on them in college. The only problem with that is that they’re incredibly processed and honestly… not that good.

Homemade cheese crackers are fun to make and so much better than the store bought kind! This version is gluten-free and has an amazing texture that you don’t usually find with gluten-free baked goods.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total time: 1 hour and 30 minutes (includes chilling time)
Yield: 40-45 sandwiches



almond flour salt butter egg cheddar cheese coconut flour smooth operator peanut butter

2 cups almond flour or almond meal*
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons coconut flour
Gluten-free flour for rolling out the dough
1/3 – 1/2 cup Smooth Operator peanut butter

*Please note that almond flour brands vary wildly and weighing almond flour is highly recommended.


1. Process the almond flour, salt, baking powder, egg, butter, cheddar and coconut flour in the bowl of your food processor until a ball forms.

Process the almond flour, salt, baking powder, egg, butter, cheddar and coconut flour in the bowl of your food processor until a ball forms.

2. Place this ball onto a sheet of plastic wrap, flatten the ball with your hands and cover it with the plastic wrap.

3. Place this in the freezer for one hour so that rolling out the dough will be easier.

4. Sprinkle a silicone baking mat or a piece of parchment paper generously with gluten-free flour (a gluten-free baking mix or more almond flour).

5. Take a fourth of the dough and roll it out to 1/16″. Cut the dough however you wish. I used a ravioli cutter but a pizza cutter or a knife would also work. I cut mine into 1” squares. (If you find it difficult to remove the cheese crackers from the baking mat, place the baking mat in the freezer for about 5 minutes.)

Take a fourth of the dough and roll it out to 1/16". Cut the dough however you wish. I used a ravioli cutter but a pizza cutter or a knife would also work.

6. Place the cheese crackers on a baking sheet or another silicone baking mat, leaving just a little room between each cracker. If you like things salty, lightly salt the crackers. Using the tip of a kitchen thermometer or any implement with a sharp tip, poke a decorative hole in the center of each cracker. (This is optional.)


7. Bake for 12 minutes or until they start to turn golden around the edges. The crackers will harden as they cool so if they’re soft – don’t worry. Let the crackers cool and repeat the process with the rest of the dough. Once the crackers have completely cooled, spread about half a teaspoon of peanut butter between two crackers.

Bake for 12 minutes or until they start to turn golden around the edges.

8. Store in an airtight container for up to two weeks. The crackers will stay crisp, even with peanut butter in the middle.


This recipe is a homemade take on those packaged orange cheese crackers with the peanut butter in the middle. What other store bought packaged snacks with peanut butter did you enjoy snacking on as a child?

Leave a comment below with your answer to enter for a chance at winning a jar of Smooth Operator, the peanut butter used in this recipe.


– The giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Monday, September 9 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.
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Peanut Butter Cheese Cracker Sandwiches (gluten-free), 9.3 out of 10 based on 3 ratings

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41 Responses to Peanut Butter Cheese Cracker Sandwiches (gluten-free)

  1. Jessica says:

    Peanut butter cups, of course!

  2. Janice says:

    peanut butter m&ms!!!

  3. Lisa Puckett says:

    Peanut butter cups and peanut butter sandwich cookies.

  4. Danielle Murgia says:

    Tandycakes! Chocolate and peanut butter…yum!

  5. Mackenzie says:

    I loved the Smuckers pre-packaged PB & J sandwiches when I was in first grade…they were cut into circles without the crust. I cringe at the thought of eating them now!

  6. Jalynn says:

    Peanut Butter Cups! πŸ™‚

  7. Renata says:

    Loved Nutter Butter cookies!

  8. Jo says:

    I used to love Goober Grape!

  9. Jennifer Hudson Mosher says:

    Nutter Butters!!

  10. Em Robin says:

    Graham crackers

  11. angie says:

    peanut butter M&Ms and cups!

  12. Amy P says:

    Nutter butters were a favorite!

  13. Alexi says:

    I always loved peanut butter cups

  14. Francisco says:

    Frozen Kandy Kakes!

  15. Linda C. says:

    Peanut Butter cookies!

  16. nancy says:

    Peanut butter pretzels or pb pretzel sandwiches….

  17. Diana Haines says:

    I will be trying this recipe next week and look forward to trying other recipes that are shared that have healthy ingredients – less fat, less wheat – and still tasting good. Children won’t eat it no matter how healthy if it does not taste good to them. thanks for sharing.

    • Diana Haines says:

      I forgot to add that we did not have many store bought snacks of any kind because we could not afford them but I did not miss them cause I never had them. We always had a garden no matter where we lived and my Mom cooked everyday. My Dad was in the military and back then they did not make the kind of money the military are paid today. I never suffered, we always had plenty to eat and I did not feel different than anyone else as we were all in the same boat.

  18. Monique says:

    Reese Pieces

  19. Abby says:

    Peanut butter crackers and peanut butter cups! I probably could think of a few more….

  20. Katie says:

    I love nutter butters and those peanut butter stuffed pretzels, sooo good

  21. Anthony Burelle says:

    planters PB crackers peanut butter cups, do-si-do’s tagalongs,nutter butter, little Debby, can’t remember the name, PB oreos

  22. Rachael says:

    Nutter Butters!

  23. Sara S says:

    I used to like those little pretzels stuffed with peanut butter.

  24. Joanne Baker says:

    Nutter butter and peanut butter pretzels

  25. Raymond says:

    Nutter Butter PB cookies were my favorite as a child. Thanks!

  26. Carly says:

    Nutter Butter cookies!!

  27. Katrina says:

    Reese’s Pieces, PB Cups, Peanut M&Ms…..must stop there. πŸ˜‰

  28. nik says:

    Reese’s PB Cups, Nutter Butters and Cap’n Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch, but only occasionally. My favorite snack was Ritz cracker sandwiches with a thick layer of PB in the middle, sometimes so thick it kinda glued my mouth shut if I ate the whole thing at once. πŸ™‚

  29. Sand says:

    Nutter Butters for sure!

  30. Louise says:

    If you’re talking snacks – those ritz bitz sandwiches with peanut butter in the middle! But if you’re talking treats – peanut butter cups!

  31. Georgiana says:

    Peanut Butter Stuffed Pretzels are always a winner to me!

  32. Natalie says:

    I loved nutter butters!

  33. Wen says:

    Peanut M&Ms

  34. Kelli says:

    I loved eating the Nutter Butter Squares.

  35. makayla says:

    Reese’s Pb cups- peanut butter ice cream – peanut butter M&Ms….the list goes on forever!! πŸ™‚

  36. Roxanne @TheROXXBox says:

    Definitely Atkinson’s Peanut Butter Bars

  37. Amanda J says:

    As I child I loved those little debbie Nuttey Bars Wafer Bars.I dont eat that type of food any more, so sad. πŸ™

  38. donna says:

    the once a year treat of peanut butter eggs.

  39. Lori says:

    Girl Scout Tagalongs

  40. deb ralls says:

    you never mentioned the oven temp….I guess 400 so they cook fast…I will try it.

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Peanut Butter Cheese Cracker Sandwiches (gluten-free)