Caprese Cracked Pepper Triscuit Bites


I could live on appetizers alone, and these Caprese Cracked Pepper Triscuit Bites would be my main course. I practically made a meal out of them the other day, polishing off an embarrassing undisclosed quantity. And I still wanted more.

It’s dangerous when you can put together a snack this delicious in 15 minutes with 4 ingredients. What excuse do you have not to crank these out and munch like a pro? When you’re in a pinch preparing for a party or get-together, there’s no need to spend forever in the kitchen just so your guests can have happy bellies. These super easy snacks will make everyone smile, and you won’t have to break a sweat.


You can’t NOT love caprese-flavored stuff. Fresh mozzarella, basil, and tomato are the holy trinity, a trio that never gets old. It’s perfect to pair this elegant flavor with a simple Triscuit cracker; why make it complicated? I reviewed those Triscuits a few Smart Cookie Shopping posts ago, and I’ve been dreaming of making these mozzarella-blanketed snacks ever since.

Be careful because appetizers these could kill your appetite for dinner. But who really needs anything besides melted cheese on a cracker anyway?

A Few Tips Before You Get Cooking:

  1. For even more Italian flavor, sprinkle on some garlic powder.
  2. You should serve these fresh out of the oven, and they’ll stay nice and crisp for a while. But if you let them sit, they will get soggy.
  3. A drizzle of balsamic vinegar would be a tangy twist.
  4. Try to get your basil fresh as close to the day you want to serve these as possible.


Caprese Cracked Pepper Triscuit Bites
By The Smart Cookie Cook


  • 24 Cracked Pepper & Olive Oil Triscuits
  • 8 oz. fresh mozzarella
  • 2 tbsp roughly chopped fresh basil
  • 12 fresh cherry tomatoes, halved


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Slice the cheese into thin slices then cut into squares small enough to fit on each cracker.
  3. Lay Triscuits on the tray in a single layer. Top with a piece of cheese and tomato half. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with fresh basil and enjoy.


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Colleen Bierstine