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Water Chestnut Cheese Bites

 Water Chestnut Cheese Bites
Water chestnuts and olives make these baked cheese snacks deliciously different. They're best served fresh from the oven. —Rebecca Banks, White, Georgia
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and finely chopped


  • In a small bowl, beat cheese and butter on low speed until blended.
  • Add the flour, olives and cayenne; mix well. Beat in the egg and
  • water chestnuts until combined.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for
  • 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 2-1/2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3 each) equals 112 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 177 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.