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My son Gabriel. He loves an organic snack item called "Fiddlesticks" from Plum Organics/Plum Tots Line, in particular the Apple~Carrot flavor & it's not so easy to get for us. We actually have to go one city over to purchase them so we'll get a few boxes at a time. I thought it would be really convenient if I could make them, right? Well, peeking at the ingredients, I could never really fully duplicate the snack crackers but I gave it a whirl & I think I did pret-ty well! I used freshly, grated fine carrots, apple sauce & a special flour to do the trick, along with the cracker baking method. The end product is very similar, tasty & very healthy, especially for little tots. Here's what I did:
Carrot & Apple Fiddlestix
1 stick Butter, room temperature
3/4 cup Chick Pea Flour*
3/4 cup AP Flour (I used unbleached but bleached is fine)
1 TBSp Sugar
1/4 tsp Kosher Salt
1/4 cup carrot, finely grated
2 TBSp Apple Sauce, unsweetened
Mix butter until creamy. Add the two flours, sugar, salt, carrot & apple sauce until combined. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface & roll into a log. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap & refrigerate for at least an hour.

When you are ready to take the chilled dough out of the refrigerator, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Roll pieces of dough between your hands to create 3 inch x 1/2 inch long "sticks". Place the sticks on a parchment-lined baking sheet & bake for 20-25 minutes, until the crackers are lightly browned.

Lishie tip~ If you cannot find Chick Pea Flour, do as I did... Get a small bag of dried chick peas. Place them in the food processor & grind them until they are a fine powder... like the consistency of flour.

Servings: 24-27 stix

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