Crack Up: Crunchy Crackers Perfect for Holiday Hors d’ oeuvres

Crackers have come a long way over the past couple of centuries. First created in 1792 from flour and water by Theodore Pearson, they became a success with sailors and were often called “sea biscuits.” These days the cracker is a snacking favorite, especially around the holidays, and the flavor, texture and topping options are endless.

Savory or sweet, plain or nutty, crunchy crackers are the perfect complement to rich holiday hors d’oeuvres. Here’s a roundup of some of our flavorful favorites.

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