Created by jclawson
, Monday, 06 December 2010
These snacks can be made in the coach or whipped up ahead of time at home. Keep them in tightly sealed containers so they stay crisp.
8-ounce package shredded Cheddar cheese
2 sticks butter or regular margarine (not soft or liquid)
2 cups flour
1/2-teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
2 cups crispy rice cereal
Let the cheese and butter come to room temperature and mix them together in a bowl. Stir in the flour, salt, and cayenne pepper, then add the cereal and mix until everything is evenly blended. Scoop into walnut-size balls and place each on an ungreased baking sheet two inches apart. Crisscross the top of each ball with a fork to partially flatten. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes or until set and lightly brown on the edges. Cool, then store. This recipe makes approximately 48 pieces. They can be served with apples for a meal on the go, as cocktail nibbles, or with hot cider as a bedtime snack.