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Cheese Crisps

 Cheese Crisps
"The surprising crunch of these fun snacks makes them great for parties or anytime of day," assures Janelle Lee of Appleton, Wisconsin, who shares this simple, late-night recipe.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups crisp rice cereal

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream the butter until fluffy. Slowly mix in the flour,
  • salt and cayenne pepper. Stir in cheese and cereal. Shape into
  • 1-1/2-in. balls and place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at
  • 350° for 15-17 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm or
  • cold. Yield: 32 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 302 calories, 21 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 61 mg cholesterol, 430 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 7 g protein.