Irresistible Wine Crackers Recipe for Your Next Party

Let me tell you about my latest obsession: wine crackers! These little bites pack a delicious punch and are the perfect accompaniment to your favorite glass of Reds or Whites.

Not only are they simple to make, but the combination of ingredients creates an explosion of savory flavors that will leave your taste buds craving more. This versatile recipe is easy to customize, so you can get creative with your spices and seasonings.

In this article, I will walk you through step-by-step instructions on how to create the perfect wine crackers recipe. Allowing you to impress guests at dinner parties or just indulge in a tasty mid-day snack while sipping on a glass of Merlot.

Trust me, once you try these wine crackers, all other snacks will pale in comparison. So let’s raise a glass and get started on our culinary adventure!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Wine Crackers
Wine Crackers

Are you in search of the perfect snack to pair with your favorite wine? Look no further than this Wine Crackers recipe. These crackers are a delicious and simple solution for your next wine tasting or gathering with friends.

As a sommelier, I understand that pairing wine with the right foods can elevate the flavors and make your taste buds dance with pleasure. This is why these crackers are perfect as they are able to complement the bold flavors of red wine, while also allowing the subtle notes in white wines to shine through.

Another reason you will love this recipe is its versatility. By simply switching up the type of wine used, you can create an entirely new flavor profile. Whether you prefer a dry white or a bold red, these crackers will be sure to complement your favorite bottle.

These Wine Crackers are also extremely easy to make, requiring only a few simple ingredients such as flour, olive oil, and of course, wine! Not only is this recipe easy to follow, but it is also customizable with options for substitutions and variations.

In conclusion, whether you’re planning a formal wine tasting or simply sharing a bottle with friends, these Wine Crackers are the perfect addition to any gathering. Their delicious flavor and ease of preparation make them a versatile option that is sure to impress all of your guests.

Ingredient List

 Can't decide between wine and cheese? Wine crackers offer the perfect compromise!
Can’t decide between wine and cheese? Wine crackers offer the perfect compromise!

Get Your Ingredients Ready!

Before starting with the recipe, let’s gather all the ingredients needed to make the perfect wine crackers.

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of fennel seeds
  • 3 tablespoons of pine nuts
  • Fresh basil for garnishing
  • Coarse sea salt, for sprinkling on top

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 100 ml of white wine or dry red wine

Make sure to have all these ingredients measured and weighted correctly before starting the preparation.

The Recipe How-To

 Looking for a sophisticated snack to impress your guests? Look no further than these homemade wine crackers.
Looking for a sophisticated snack to impress your guests? Look no further than these homemade wine crackers.

Now that we have gone through the ingredient list, let us move on to the recipe itself. This Wine Crackers recipe is a perfect treat to accompany your evening glass of wine. Here is how you can make your very own delicious crackers.

Step 1: Combine the Dry Ingredients

In a large bowl, mix 2 cups of purpose flour, 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, and 1 teaspoon of baking powder. Stir in 2 teaspoons of coarse sea salt, and 1/2 teaspoon each of ground black pepper and sugar. Keep stirring the ingredients until they are well-combined.

Step 2: Prepare the Wet Ingredients

Now, add 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1/2 cup of white wine to a small pan. Bring the mixture to a simmer until it reduces by one-third, which should take about 3 minutes or so. Let it cool down.

Step 3: Mix It Up

Pour the cooled wine-oil mixture into your bowl of dry ingredients. Use an electric mixer to mix everything together until a dough forms. If you don’t have an electric mixer, no worries! Simply use a spoon or spatula to combine the ingredients until moistened, then knead it by hand for approximately 3-5 minutes on a lightly floured surface.

Step 4: Time for Cutting

Take small clumps of dough (around two tablespoons) and roll them into balls on a floured surface. Press down on them with a fork and repeat. Place them onto parchment-lined baking sheets as you go along.

Step 5: Bake Away!

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Bake your crackers in your oven for approximately 20-25 minutes or so, or until they turn golden brown in color. Remove the crackers from your oven and let them cool to room temperature.

You can now enjoy the deliciously crispy wine crackers!

Substitutions and Variations

 These crackers are infused with red wine, giving them a unique depth and richness of flavor.
These crackers are infused with red wine, giving them a unique depth and richness of flavor.

As with all recipes, there are many ways to make a dish unique and personalized. Here are some substitutions and variations for the Wine Crackers Recipe:

1. Flour: Instead of the plain flour used in this recipe, you can substitute with Fairhaven Organic barley flour or einkorn flour for a nutty flavor.

2. Oil: The recipe calls for extra-virgin olive oil, but you can replace it with date olive oil for a fruitier taste or avocado oil for a lighter flavor.

3. Wine: White wine is mainly used in this recipe, but you can use red wine instead to give your crackers a rich, deep color and taste.

4. Nuts and Spices: Add 1-2 tablespoons of chopped pine nuts or fennel seeds to your dough before baking to add a crunch of texture and aroma to your crackers. Also, sprinkle in some smoked paprika, cumin powder or dried thyme leaves for an added depth of flavor.

5. Cheese: If you’re a cheese-lover, try adding shredded Parmesan, Gouda or Asiago cheese to the dough before baking for extra cheesy goodness.

6. Sweet Variations: Experiment with adding 2-3 tablespoons of sugar or honey to your dough before frying if you have a sweet tooth. For an elevated flavor profile, try porcini & cheddar cheese crackers by mixing 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1/2 cup of barley flour plus dry Italian wine and cheddar cheese.

Whatever variation you opt for, these wine crackers will be irresistible and will make an excellent snack at home or as party appetizers!

Serving and Pairing

 The addition of rosemary and sea salt perfectly complements the savory flavor of the crackers.
The addition of rosemary and sea salt perfectly complements the savory flavor of the crackers.

Once your wine crackers come out of the oven, they are ready to be served and paired with a variety of drinks and dishes. The flavors of the crackers are enhanced by enjoying them with a good glass of wine. I would suggest a glass of red wine or dry white wine to perfectly balance the flavors of the crackers.

If you are planning to pair the wine crackers with other snacks, you can serve them alongside olives marinated in olive oil or roasted pine nuts. If you prefer something more substantial, try spreading some creamy goat cheese over the crackers or serving them with prosciutto or salami slices.

For a lighter pairing option, try pairing the crackers with fresh fruit slices such as strawberries or green apples. The sweetness of the fruit will balance perfectly with the slightly salty and nutty taste of the crackers.

These wine crackers can also be enjoyed on their own and make for a perfect snack when hosting a wine tasting event. The combination of sweet wine and salty crackers is guaranteed to leave your guests wanting more.

Overall, these delicious wine crackers offer a versatile snacking option that can complement a variety of dishes and drinks. Don’t hesitate to experiment with different food and wine combinations to find a pairing that works best for you!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Enjoy these wine crackers on their own or pair them with your favorite cheese for a delicious snack.
Enjoy these wine crackers on their own or pair them with your favorite cheese for a delicious snack.

One of the great aspects of this wine crackers recipe is that it can be made ahead of time and stored for future use. Once the crackers have cooled completely, they can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

If you want to ensure maximum freshness, you can store these crackers in the fridge. Simply allow them to come back to room temperature before serving them or pairing them with your favorite wine.

If you’re making these crackers for a party or a gathering, you can easily prepare them ahead of time and keep them in a sealed container until ready to serve. This not only saves time but also allows you to focus on other party preparations.

Reheating these crackers is not recommended as they may lose their crispiness. However, if you prefer warm crackers, they can be briefly toasted in the oven at a low temperature until slightly warmed through.

Overall, these wine crackers are an ideal choice when it comes to make-ahead snacks that can impress your guests and make a perfect match for different types of wines.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Serve these crackers at your next wine tasting party for a special touch that will delight your guests.
Serve these crackers at your next wine tasting party for a special touch that will delight your guests.

If you want to make perfect wine crackers, here are some tips that will help you get the best results possible.

Firstly, be sure to use a good quality white or red wine. The flavor of the wine will come through in the finished cracker, so it’s important to choose a wine that you enjoy drinking. Use a dry white wine for a classic tasting cracker, or a bold red wine if you want a deeper flavor.

It is also important to use whole grain flour instead of refined flour. Whole grain flour has more fiber and nutrients and gives the crackers a nutty taste. You can use regular whole wheat flour or mix in some spelt or kamut for even more variety.

Another tip is to chill the dough before cutting out the crackers. This helps prevent the dough from becoming too soft and sticky, which can lead to uneven crackers. Simply wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour before cutting out your shapes.

Finally, don’t forget the finishing touches! A sprinkle of coarse sea salt or some fennel seeds on top of the crackers before they go into the oven will add an extra pop of texture and flavor. And don’t shy away from experimenting with different toppings like cracked black pepper, pine nuts, or fresh basil.

By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be well on your way to creating delicious and flavorful wine crackers that are perfect for pairing with your favorite glass of vino.


As you prepare to make this wine crackers recipe, you might have some common questions in mind. To help you along the way, here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) with their corresponding answers. Keep on reading to find out more!

What is a wine cracker?

When sampling multiple wines, it’s common to serve Wine Crackers as a palate cleanser between tastings. These crackers resemble a larger version of an oyster cracker and are designed to refresh the palate, ensuring that each wine can be tasted and evaluated without any lingering aftertaste from the previous wine.

What crackers are best for wine tasting?

As a sommelier, I have learned the significance of palate cleansers while tasting different wines. To neutralize lingering flavors in the mouth, experts recommend consuming plain foods such as water crackers or a simple baguette. Flavored or overly salty food items should be avoided as their strong flavors may affect the taste of the succeeding wine. A palate cleanser serves the purpose of refreshing the taste buds for the next sip, and thus, is an essential component of wine tasting.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, wine crackers are a delicious and versatile snack that should be enjoyed more often. Whether you prefer savory or sweet flavors, there is a wine cracker recipe to suit your tastes. The ingredients are simple but flavorful, and the crackers can be paired with a variety of wines and foods for an elevated snacking experience.

I encourage you to try making your own wine crackers at home using one of the recipes above or by experimenting with your own flavor combinations. Not only will you impress your guests at your next wine tasting, but you’ll also have a tasty snack to enjoy anytime.

So next time you’re sipping on a glass of red or white, why not elevate the experience with some homemade wine crackers? Trust me, your taste buds will thank you.

Wine Crackers

Wine Crackers Recipe

Tired of spending too much for organic snack foods, I now make my own crackers. From Better Homes & Gardens magazine. This is for Sauvignon, basil and pine nuts. Other wine/herb/spice options are in step 14.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine International
Servings 24 crackers
Calories 35.3 kcal


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, finely ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons suavignon wine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • coarse sea salt or kosher salt (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 325'.
  • Combine flour, basil and pine nuts (see below for different herb/spice options), salt and pepper in a mixing bowl.
  • Combine wine (see below for other options), and olive oil in a seperate bowl. Add wine mixture slowly, to the flour mixture.
  • Toss with a fork, form into a ball and place on a (lightly) floured surface; the dough will appear dry.
  • Roll into a thin (1/8"-1/16" thick) rectangle, 12"x9" and cut into 24 crackers (using a crinkle-cutter gives a neat presentation). Use a fork to prick each cracker several times.
  • Carefully spread the crackers on an ungreased baking sheet, and sprinkle lightly with coarse salt.
  • Bake about 18 minutes, or until crackers are firm and just beginning to brown. Allow to completely cool on wire racks.
  • May be stored for up to a week, in an airtight container.
  • Other wine/herb/spice combinations: Riesling& 2 t fresh snipped tarragon& 1/4 t paprika OR Cabernet Sauvignon& 2 fresh snipped rosemary OR Champagne& 2 t dry mustard OR Chardonnay& 2 t crushed fennel seed.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 227gCalories: 35.3kcalCarbohydrates: 4.1gProtein: 0.7gFat: 1.7gSaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 48.7mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.1g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Beginner Cook, Breads, Brunch, Easy, Grains, Inexpensive, Oven
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