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Crunchy Cheese Nibblers Recipe

"With five ingredients, these savory bites are easy to make," says field editor Janis Plourde of Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup crushed potato chips
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard


  • 1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Shape dough into 3/4-in. balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets and flatten slightly. Bake at 375° for 5-8 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

3 each: 112 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"I recall preparing this recipe when it first appeared in TOH! I had greased my baking sheet(s)

and the removal of these little nibblers was easier for me to remove when greasing the baking sheets. I also used a pastry blender to blend all the ingredients together! I didn't have too much ground mustard, so I combined what I did have with powdered Ranch dressing mix. I do find that it's also interesting and fun to substitute the flavored potato chips, rather than use just ordinary potato chips! ( I also purchased smaller bags of potato chips (sour cream and onion and Cheddar/sour cream flavored potato chips) to prepare this recipe again for a wedding shower on 10/10/14! I used the sour cream and onion potato chips, though! I've taken these nibblers to functions at our Chapel, along with spreads or cheese balls and they've gone over well! What a simple and delicious recipe! Thank you for sharing this recipe, Janis Plourde! delowenstein p.s. I DID get LESS than the amount called for in the recipe-I got 1-1/2 dozen little nibblers! This dough IS fragile and I have had to handle it carefully to get the nibblers to hold together by pressing in the palm of my hand after molding into the balls!"

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"This was okay, but I will not be making it again. Most of them did not stick together, the taste was mediocre, and I'm not sure how something is supposed to turn "golden" and be done when the dough starts out golden..."

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2011

"My family is big on snack crackers and I love trying new recipes. However, this one just didn't do it for us. I had to toss most of it."

Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"I made these yesterday and I always bring my first time recipes to the VFW for their opinion. These were gone within minutes and they wanted me to make more for our Memorial Day potluck. They are in the oven as I write. Thanks so much. They said these taste better than Cheese Nips."

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