Pecan Cheddar Snacks Recipe
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Pecan Cheddar Snacks Recipe

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Once you take a bite of these crisp and chewy cheese balls, you'll surely want more. I make them for the holidays and other special occasions, and I keep some in the freezer so they're ready to serve anytime. -Nellie Webb, Athens, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:2-3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 2-3 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon biscuit/baking mix
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 483 calories, 37g fat (15g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 405mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, biscuit mix and cayenne. Stir in butter until crumbly. Add cheese and egg; mix well. Stir in cereal and nuts.
  2. Shape into 1-1/2 in. balls; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve warm. Yield: 2-3 servings.
Originally published as Pecan Cheddar Snacks in Reminisce January/February 2003, p50

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taylorchandler90 User ID: 6959280 89411
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"The texture of these was great, and they were really easy to make with ingredients I already had in my kitchen. They were a bit bland though--I would definitely suggest adding salt to the flour mixture to bring out the flavor of the cheese and pecans."

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