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Spicy Cheese Crackers

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars
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"My mom made this for a couple of decades; now, it's my turn. These are highly addictive and make a great food gift."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 151
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • Omit cayenne pepper and hot sauce for those who don't like the heat.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 151 calories; 11.6 8.2 3.9 32 140 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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. The...

Most helpful critical review

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.

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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. The...

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.

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 disappointe...

Great recipe and so very easy. Basic recipe made over 6 dozen.

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 lig...

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.

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!

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 crum...