Rating: 4.5 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
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  • 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

15 mins
30 mins
15 mins
2 dozen


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


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

  • 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