I am quite sure I have mentioned it here before, but I’ll mention it again just in case. I have a thing for small bites or appetizers. I’m obsessed. I could eat an entire meal that way instead of fixing a regular old classic meal. When we go out, I am often the one who orders the mixed appetizer plate as a meal. I think it’s because I like variety. Or maybe it’s just because most appetizers are small and able to be eaten easily and I like that too. These Creamy Bacon and Onion Cheese-It Grooves can be popped right in your mouth and the flavor explosion is outstanding. They are a very popular snack at any gathering we’ve served them at and you can make a lot, easily and very inexpensively. It’s a cheap idea for a gameday snack!
We tend to make these as a fabulous gameday recipe because I usually need a lot of food however, they can be made for any occasion. While I’ve tried Creamy Bacon and Onion Cheese-It Grooves with other types of crackers, there is definitely something in the flavor combination of the Cheese-It Grooves mixed with the creamy dip and bacon that makes these SO much better than with your average cracker. The dip kind of settles between the grooves without making the cracker soggy and so even when you take a bite instead of popping the whole thing in your mouth (which you can totally do), you still get all the flavor goodness.
They are a super easy snack to make, and one box of Cheese It Grooves should make plenty for an entire gathering – you’ll want to make a lot since everyone loves them and they go fast. They also pair well with other traditional game day snacks and the guys love them – that’s key!
Creamy Bacon and Onion Cheese-It Grooves
- 1 Box of Cheese-It Grooves
- 1 package of bacon cooked
- 1-2 cups of French Onion Dip homemade or store bought
- Green onions chopped (optional)
Layer crackers on serving platters. (we had three platters full)
Using a piping bag or a plastic baggie with an edge snipped, spoon the french onion dip into the bag and then pipe on top of each cracker.
Top each one with a piece of bacon. I didn’t actually crumble them, I sliced them into bite size pieces. (see photo) But you could crumble them and add crumbled bacon to the top.
The second time we made this recipe we chopped green onion and sprinkled a few on each cracker, then topped with bacon. At first we thought it would be too much onion, but it was NOT! So good!