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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    32 servings


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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
3 each: 302 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 430mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.
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  • Swansong3
    Dec 8, 2016

    These turned out perfectly. I made exactly as directed, but think they could use a little more cayenne. I rolled them in balls and then flattened them with a fork - first oneway and then cross wise. They look better than balls and cook in about 14 minutes.

  • Shirley1956
    Aug 4, 2014

    These are yummy and addicting but NOT if you don't like that little kick of cayenne. Without the cayenne I think they would be too bland. I absolutely love them and mostly everyone I make them for does as well. So easy to make.

  • jmkasprak
    Dec 23, 2012

    I got mixed reviews on these. Personally, I thought they were almost addicting. I loved the little crunch.

  • patriroqt
    Feb 26, 2011

    i think i did something wrong because it was hard to get this to stick together and it was crumbly. however, after cooking, it stuck together really well and was very delicious. i would definitely make this again!

  • maggieaw
    Jan 30, 2010

    People always gobble these up when I baked them. I see them try them not really knowing what they are and come back for a couple more! I like to make them up and freeze the balls before baking, then when we want something savory, its as quick as heating up the oven to have nibbles! GREAT STUFF