If you’re a mouse in the market for a tempting treat, it’s hard to beat a plateful of cheese. But if your name happens to be Jacque or Gus, and you have access to Lady Tremaine’s kitchen, here’s how you can make a favorite snack even sweeter. Cut up white chocolate to resemble slices of Swiss and cheddar and serve them with pastry “crackers.”
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
What You’ll Need
- Round cookie cutter (about 2 1/4-inch in diameter)
- 1 pie crust pastry (for a 9-inch pie), thawed according to the package directions
- Baking sheet
- 1 cup white candy melts
- Small microwavable bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Yellow food coloring (optional)
- Butter knife or straight spatula
- Waxed paper
- Small round or oval fondant cutter (optional)
How To Make It
- Heat the oven to the temperature indicated on the pastry box.
- Use the cookie cutter to cut round “crackers” from the piecrust pastry and arrange them on the baking sheet, spaced apart. Use the tip of a toothpick to make 7 small holes (1 in the center and 6 spaced evenly around it) in each cracker.
- Bake the crackers until the edges just start to turn brown, about 15 minutes. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
- Meanwhile, make the cheese by melting the candy melts in the microwave according to the package directions and then stirring it until smooth. If you want your “cheese” to have a yellowish hue, stir in a drop or two of food coloring.
- Spread the candy on a sheet of waxed paper to about 1/8-inch thickness, using the knife or spatula to smooth the top. Let the candy set up for a few minutes, but slice it into small squares while it’s still slightly soft. If want to make Swiss cheese, use a small oval or round fondant cutter to 1 or 2 holes in each slice.
- Arrange the crackers and cheese on a dish or tray and serve. Makes 18 to 20 crackers and slices of cheese.