Sometimes it seems our preschooler has an insatiable appetite, and now that she can reach the handles to the cupboards, it’s getting harder for us to keep quick but healthful snacks in those little hands. With just two ingredients, these crisps can be whipped up in 10 minutes, and little ones can help prepare them. My little one enjoyed mixing the grated parmesan and poppy seeds, then holding the paper-cup ring in place while I sprinkled the mixture onto the parchment paper. This snack certainly beats salty or sugary processed ones and is simple and fun to make!
Parmesan & Poppy Seed Crisps
- 3 cups grated parmesan cheese (about 3.5 oz./150 g.)
- 1 tsp. poppy seeds
Directions: Preheat oven to 425 F/210 C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and cut off the bottom of a regular-size paper cup (the top of the cup should be 3 inches in diameter). Mix the grated cheese and poppy seeds in a bowl. Using the paper cup ring as a mould (larger side facing down), sprinkle about a heaping tablespoon of the mixture into the ring and spread around gently with your fingers to form a uniform circle. Carefully lift the ring and proceed with the next circles. Leave a 1/2-inch space around each circle. This will fit about 9 circles on a baking sheet, in two batches, for a total of 18 or so crisps. Bake each batch for 5 minutes or until bubbling and golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and slide the parchment paper onto a cooling rack. Leave to cool for two minutes, then carefully lift each crisp off with an icing spatula. Best eaten warm, but these can be stored sealed and stacked between parchment paper for 1 to 2 days.
February 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm
These look divine! I love making parmesan crisps, so tasty!
February 26, 2014 at 9:05 pm
Thanks, they are so easy I made 2 batches of crisps and we devoured them.
February 25, 2014 at 3:55 pm
I make these crisps frequently but I never thought about adding poppy seeds. Great idea!
February 26, 2014 at 9:07 pm
Thanks, I actually got the idea from a package of processed crackers my little one pulled out of the cupboard – same flavor combo of parmesan and poppy seeds, but with lots of preservatives & sodium, so when I discovered I had both parmesan & poppy seeds, I decided to try these crisps! A slightly more healthful version and tasty too 🙂
February 25, 2014 at 4:10 pm
Looks like a great snack that even I won’t botch!
February 26, 2014 at 9:08 pm
Absolutely! They are super easy, I hope you like them!
February 26, 2014 at 10:39 pm
*In best sheepish voice* I have to make a second try at them. I managed to botch them. *Hangs head in shame* I think I put too much cheese in the piles.
February 28, 2014 at 1:47 pm
Oh no! So what happened with the cheese – did it not melt? Don’t worry, I’m the master of botching recipes, but I think we can fix this one. I’m sorry if my directions weren’t clear.
February 28, 2014 at 3:07 pm
Oh no, it melted, just I think there was too much of it. It stayed kinda flexible instead of crispy. I’ll get it figured out eventually. 🙂
February 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm
These look great for having people over!
February 26, 2014 at 9:10 pm
Yes, they are a versatile little snack – elegant enough with that lacy texture for having people over — but simple enough to devour straight from the oven too 🙂
February 25, 2014 at 7:25 pm
Oh, I love the poppy seed addition!
February 28, 2014 at 1:42 pm
Yes, they added little pops of flavor & crunch!
February 25, 2014 at 9:13 pm
They look so good!
February 28, 2014 at 1:43 pm
Thanks, Elaine! I’m really enjoying your posts. xo -Laura
February 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm
Wonderful, thank you xx
February 26, 2014 at 3:07 am
They look wonderful!
February 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm
They were, and so simple, and I ate way too many of them 🙂
February 26, 2014 at 6:54 am
Not only your preschooler has an insatiable appetite…. I’ll love this recipe, even my “schooler period” finished a lot of years ago…
February 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm
Yes, me too! Pre- and post- schoolers alike 🙂
February 26, 2014 at 12:18 pm
wonderful and simple!
February 28, 2014 at 1:45 pm
That they are! Hope you try them 🙂
February 26, 2014 at 6:47 pm
The perfect healthy and happy snack! Tasty and nutritious… for a kid or a grown-up. 🙂
February 26, 2014 at 9:11 pm
Exactly! Thanks, Shanna.
February 27, 2014 at 12:33 am
Darling Laura, New avatar, new blog look, more pages, from the world’s pantry, recipes and remedies… You Are Shinning! These chips look fabulous and very delectable! 😀
February 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm
Sweet Fae, thank you so much, your encouragement always means so much to me! xo
February 27, 2014 at 11:18 am
This looks like a great snack for adults too! 🙂
February 28, 2014 at 1:41 pm
Definitely! I’m pretty sure I ate more than the little one did (shhhhh….). 🙂