Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 17 mins

From an old TOH, these are just a little different from the others posted. Makes an anytime snack or simple appy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy.
  2. Slowly mix in flour, salt, and cayenne pepper.
  3. Stir in cheese and cereal.
  4. Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls.
  5. Place on ungreased cookie sheet (I use Silpat).
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes or until slightly brown. Serve warm or cold.
Most Helpful

These were really yummy fresh from the oven. They had a lovely crunchy texture and addictive taste. The cheese and cayenne pepper went really well together and made these the perfect little nibbles. I added some garlic and onion powder and thought that was a nice addition. My rice crispies were of the unsweetened natural kind and I reduced the butter a tad to make these a little less indulgent. It worked out beautifully.
My only small problem with these was that they went soggy quite quickly even though I stored them in an airtight container. I guess Ill just make a smaller batch next time and eat them immediately.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this keeper with us, Nurse Janey!
Made and reviewed for Aussie/NZ Recipe Swap #53 June 2011.

Lalaloula June 09, 2011

I made 18 rather large yummy snacks. The Cheddar came through beautifully and the cayenne just enough to make my mouth happy. Made for the Aussie/NZ RS#36. TFS

Julie B's Hive January 12, 2010

Thank you Nurse Janey, these were delightful! Served with melon balls, seedless cukes and other assorted vegetables. Very nice afternoon snack or for evening get-togethers. These will be served again and again. Thanks again for posting.

Kendra Jean's Kitchen September 23, 2008