Rating: 4.3 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

My mom made this for a couple of decades; now, it's my turn. These are highly addictive and make a great food gift.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Whip Cheddar cheese and softened butter together in a large bowl using an electric hand mixer until smooth. Beat 1/2 cup flour into the cheese mixture at a time, assuring each addition is incorporated fully before adding the next. Add cayenne pepper, garlic powder, salt, and hot pepper sauce; beat to incorporate.

  • Use a wooden spoon to fold the cereal into the cheese mixture; shape into 1-inch balls and arrange onto a baking sheet. Use the back of a spoon to flatten the balls slightly.

  • Bake in preheated oven until set but not yet browning, 15 to 17 minutes. Let crackers cool on pans for 1 minute before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

Omit cayenne pepper and hot sauce for those who don't like the heat.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 8.2g; fat 11.6g; cholesterol 32.4mg; sodium 139.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2014
My mom made these for our reception when we got married 14 years ago. I've since made them and they are a crowd pleaser. I add a little extra cayenne pepper as I like them a little spicier. They make a good Christmas gift packaged in a decorative tin or jar. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2015
These are good they do need some sort of heat (I used red pepper flakes). But they do not stay together AT ALL. And the Rice Krispies are hard little nuggets in the otherwise soft crumbs. Read More
(1)
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2014
My mom made these for our reception when we got married 14 years ago. I've since made them and they are a crowd pleaser. I add a little extra cayenne pepper as I like them a little spicier. They make a good Christmas gift packaged in a decorative tin or jar. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2014
I made this recipe exactly as written. Although the flavor was good they turned out so crumbly as to be nothing like a cracker. I guess they'll make a good casserole topper. Very disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/27/2015
These are good they do need some sort of heat (I used red pepper flakes). But they do not stay together AT ALL. And the Rice Krispies are hard little nuggets in the otherwise soft crumbs. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2014
Don't make these unless you are ready to give them as gifts or eat them all! These are terrific. I'll make some changes in my next batch ... maybe more cheese, a little less flour (a little crumbly) but make no mistake these are the bomb .... Perhaps think perfect with the perfect martini? Don't skimp on the hot stuff..it makes all the difference in the world ! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2016
So great!!!! I used salted butter and cut back the amount a smidge. Let chill in the fridge as a log and cut up into disks which I fried lightly on each side. Heaven. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2018
I had no trouble with these being too crumbly as I made sure the butter was softened ALMOST but not quite to the point of melting. Don t be afraid of the cayenne pepper I used a bit less than the 1/2 tsp - wished I had used the full 1/2 tsp. Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2016
Extra spice is a good idea. I used Ancho Chile Powder. Not sure the rice crispies stay crisp. Might try chopped pecans and see how that works. Great flavor though! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2018
I always appreciate a cheese straw type snack around the holidays and made these this year because the Krispies sound good. Disappointed. I followed the recipe except for about 1 1/2 tablespoons more shortening than called for. My crackers came out WAY too delicate. I will go back to a traditional rolled and cut cheese cracker in the future. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2016
This is the best cheese cracker recipe I have used ever! These come out just like the picture and are crispy and cheesy. You can't tell there are Rice Krispies in it but that's what keeps it light and crisp. I would recommend a little more red pepper added. They came up in one piece and last. Read More