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Cheese Crisps Recipe

Cheese Crisps Recipe

"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. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) 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. Yield: 32 servings.

Nutritional 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 User ID: 7957887 257852
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7918296 1367
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2880256 768
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

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

patriroqt User ID: 5833626 1366
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4163584 1140
Reviewed 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"

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