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Pecan Cheddar Snacks

 Pecan Cheddar Snacks
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
2-3 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 483 calories, 37 g fat (15 g saturated fat), 132 mg cholesterol, 405 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein.