Rating: 4.43 stars
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

A light, crunchy, and savory snack cracker that has a bit of a kick. Easy recipe with minimal ingredients. Add 4 tablespoons sesame seeds to batter before kneading for a tasty option. Also a fun recipe for kids to help with.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
150
Yield:
150 crackers
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Ingredients

150
Original recipe yields 150 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • Combine flour, salt, and red pepper flakes in large bowl; add Cheddar cheese. Toss until cheese is coated. Pour in melted butter; stir until mixture is moist and crumbly. Add rice cereal and knead by hand until dough is well blended.

  • Roll dough into small 1/2-inch balls; arrange on a baking sheet. Flatten each ball with a fork.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until light and crispy, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

31 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 1.7g; fat 2.3g; cholesterol 6.4mg; sodium 21.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (48)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2013
I did not really know what to expect and decided to make these. I must confess that since my three year old was going to eat some, I originally omitted the pepper flakes; that dulled the flavor. Once I added some flakes to mine, I can say that the spiciness really helped. I also dusted some of them with smoked paprika: wow! I will definitely make these again since I pretty much ate half the batch by myself. Read More
(51)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2014
I made this recipe for a crowd of people who all loved them. I used the other reviewers suggestions for substitute ingredients I didn't have to hand: oil instead of butter 1/4 tsp Cayenne in place of Chilli flakes & crushed potato chips instead of Rice Cereal. I'd add more Chilli or Cayenne next time as I like more zing but will def add this to the snacks menu at ours. Read More
(4)
46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2013
I did not really know what to expect and decided to make these. I must confess that since my three year old was going to eat some, I originally omitted the pepper flakes; that dulled the flavor. Once I added some flakes to mine, I can say that the spiciness really helped. I also dusted some of them with smoked paprika: wow! I will definitely make these again since I pretty much ate half the batch by myself. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2013
Just tried this recipe last night and am really pleased with the results. I substituted cayenne pepper (1/4 teaspoon) for the red pepper flakes and added chopped fresh rosemary for a little extra taste. They turned out to be very tasty. I can't wait to try it with different cheeses (Swiss or Gruyere) and maybe other herbs. Very versatile! I've been disappointed with the results of similar recipes but this one is a real keeper! Thanks for the recipe, Domestic Chef. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2012
This recipe was excellent! I used 2 cups of cheerios instead of rice crispies and 3/4 cup of olive oil in place of butter and these were so fantastic I loved them! Thank you:) Read More
(33)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/28/2013
WARNING! avoid this recipe at all costs if you are on a diet. I challenge anyone to just eat one:) Thank you! I will be making this often and feeding crackers to all my skinny friends. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2014
One of my favorites! But the ball-rolling thing is too much trouble...roll into logs on wax paper, refrigerate overnight, slice in 1/4 in slices, and bake. Lasts forever in the freezer and you can bake some up whenever you need to gain a few pounds. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2013
So yummy! I tried this recipe to replace a similar recipe that I used to make, but honestly these little cheese crackers are much better! Instead of red pepper flakes, I used cayenne pepper (1/4 tsp. plus a couple of extra shakes) to get the flavor I was looking for. I was surprised what a difference the rice krispies made -- they lighten up the crackers and give them a nice crunch while still letting the cheesy flavor come through. Be sure to cool them on paper towels when they come out of the oven to absorb the excess fat. This recipe also makes a lot which is good because once you taste them, you're going to want more! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2013
YAY!!! These taste just like Cheez-Its only better and I can control what goes into them. They are light and crispy and cheesy little crisps of awesomeness! We all like them even the dogs which I found out when I accidentally slid some onto the floor. I used a Sil-Pat to bake them on and (as usual) it worked beautifully! Thanks Domestic Chef- I will be making these on the regular:) Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2012
Everyone loved this recipe. I used Imperial cold pack old cheese. Comes in a red and black round cardbord box in dairy section. It has a very strong cheddar flavour. Better than regular old cheddar. Will mix easily by hand if room temperature.. Next time will make double recipe as I ate half before I could pack up for gifts. Taste great with wine! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2013
I used 1 1/2 cup of flour so I could add 1/2 cup of other ingredients: sesame seeds as mentioned by the author, but also some corn meal, poppy seeds and sunflower seeds. I was really surprised at how the rice crispy cereal made each bite light and extra crispy. I normally never use so much cheese, but yum! A really nice experience to cracker crunching! Read More
(10)
Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2014
I made this recipe for a crowd of people who all loved them. I used the other reviewers suggestions for substitute ingredients I didn't have to hand: oil instead of butter 1/4 tsp Cayenne in place of Chilli flakes & crushed potato chips instead of Rice Cereal. I'd add more Chilli or Cayenne next time as I like more zing but will def add this to the snacks menu at ours. Read More
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