Homemade Goldfish Crackers + Classic Snacks Giveaway

At this point I’ve talked your ear off about Classic Snacks Made from Scratch: 70 Homemade Versions of Your Favorite Brand-Name Treats: from the initial idea to the adorably appetizing photos to opportunities to eat snacks with me in person. And now our long national wait for homemade Twinkies, Oreos, Zingers, and Cheetos is over: the book is on shelves and waiting for you to take it home!

Classic Snacks Made from Scratch
I’m so excited about the book’s release that today I’m giving away a signed copy of Classic Snacks Made from Scratch plus an 8-oz. jar of King Arthur Flour Vermont cheese powder plus a fish-shaped copper cookie cutter from CopperGifts.com that’s just the right size for making homemade Goldfish. These are the exact tools I use for my recipe, which follows below—and which has already been taste-tested and approved many times over by the under-six set.

(The cheese powder, by the way, is one of the very few ingredients in the book that I recommend buying online. While you can find other versions from other brands at your local health food or specialty grocery stores—and at Wal-Mart, as some of my testers report—the King Arthur Flour version is pure Vermont cheddar cheese, so tart, tangy, and creamy that it’s become indispensable in my kitchen. In addition to the Goldfish recipe, I use it as a crucial ingredient in both Cool Ranch and Nacho Doritos, Cheetos, cheddar popcorn, and more in the book. So it’s worth getting your hands on this generous half-pound tub to see what you can do with it.)

goldfish crackers
My friends and fellow food writers around the globe are already hard at work trying their hands at recipes from the book, making Nutter Butters, soft pretzels, Mint Milanos, oatmeal creme pies, cinnamon Pop-Tarts, and other fun-to-eat creations. If you haven’t yet bought your copy and want more chances to win, keep your eye on the Classic Snacks Made from Scratch website, where I’ll be posting updates on additional giveaways, book tour updates, and more news.

The giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!

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  1. says

    Congrats on the book release, Casey! I once made homemade white cheddar cheezits and they were delicious! The only downside was that grating all that cheese took forever. Using powdered cheese is probably smarter and King Arthur’s products are great (I’ve been to the flagship store in Vermont).

  2. charj says

    I’m very exited about the Homemade Goldfish Crackers, will definitely be making a vegan version.

  3. says

    Well, I’m excited to try the Twinkies because my nearly 12-year-old niece is completely creeped out by them after doing an experiment in school on the real deal. I’d like to show her you can make neat stuff at home that isn’t creepy. Plus, I would love a tiny goldfish cookie cutter. ;o)

    I already like you FB and follow you on twitter, so those probably don’t count.


  4. says

    My mouth is watering just reading the recipe for the goldfish crackers. My favorite anytime snack addiction is Pringles (have they been around long enough to be classic?), although my movie-food has always been Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, so I MUST make them.

  5. Barbara Farkas says

    How about the old Ice Cubes chocolate, can never find another chocolate that melts so amazingly in my mouth

  6. says

    When I think back, there were always rice cakes in my house. We would top these with all manner of things; cheese and tomatoes, peanut butter and raisins, grape jelly and sprinkles (not all creations were equal). Every now and again, I find myself craving the simple cakes.

  7. Anne says

    I was happy to see Mallomars listed as one of the cookies in this book! I fondly remember begging my mother to buy Mallomars every time she took me grocery shopping. No wonder she preferred to go alone!

  8. says

    These goldfish actually! My kids love goldfish and I hardly ever buy them because I don’t love all the ingredients. I will be a hero at home when I pull a batch of these out of the oven. Plus, I think my kids will have a lot of fun making these with me. (When no one is looking, I might need to make myself some twinkies too)

  9. Drew says

    The junk food we craved when we’ve lived overseas is Kraft Mac Macaroni & Cheese. One year we had my father in law bring a whole suitcase of it to last the rest of our stay in France.

  10. Rekah says

    When I saw your recipe for sour patch kids I nearly swooned! I love making things at home, but I just assumed that this was one treat I’d have to resort to going to the store for. I’m also excited to try the Oreos for my brother who is a confirmed oreoholic. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to win your book. And thank you for writing such a comprehensive guide to creating all these nostalgic snacks!

  11. says

    Actually, I think I am pretty excited about making the Twinkies. As an adult, they don’t seem to taste very good, so I think a homemade version would be awesome. It wouldn’t taste like stale chemicals.

  12. Meghan Finley says

    The nostalgic treat I miss is a Black Cow. But I don’t think they are in this cookbook. But I do like those Chicken in a Biscuit crackers lol

  13. Ashley D. says

    Totally psyched about OREOS!!! Seriously the one cookie you can’t eat just one of :) Can’t wait to check out your new book!

  14. Ashley D. says

    And I signed up for your e-mail updates! (Used a different e-mail address, but signed up all the same :))

  15. Kris Doyle says

    I love fishy crackers but truly consider selling my soul for a Twinkie right now, so I scooted over to Facebook and liked your page :)

  16. Kris Doyle says

    I always consider junk food to be good news, so I subscribed to your newsletter about 10 seconds ago!