Cheese Crisps

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


32 servings

Updated: Oct. 22, 2022
"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.


  • 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


  1. 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.