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 Cheese Crisps
Cheese Crisps

Who here has heard of Rice Krispies Cheesy Crisps before? Did your Mom make them in the 1970’s or 80’s? Were they an afternoon snack or school lunch treat? I have no idea what these were until I came across them in my Mom’s recipe collection. She didn’t make them for us, nor do I ever remember eating these in my entire life. They seem like something that would have been just RAMPANT at Tupperware parties, which might be where she got the recipe from, a friend that had made them and written out the recipe on a card for her.

I had to Google them and low and behold, they are a THING. The thing is, I didn’t find a recipe like this one, however, until I specifically looked for something.

 

 

That something would be MacLaren’s Imperial Cheese.

Rice Krispies Cheese Crisps! Deliciously crispy cheddar cheese Rice Krispies snacks! From @kitchenmagpie

This is a Canadian cheese and is THE SECRET to how these cheese crisps are ten times better than any made with shredded cheese. A lot of the reviews I read said that the shredded cheese made these too greasy which makes sense.

These were not greasy at all.

These were CHEESE CRACK.

Rice Krispies Cheese Crisps! Deliciously crispy cheddar cheese Rice Krispies snacks! From @kitchenmagpie

Watch the video and see how these Rice Krispies cheese crisps just SNAP at the end.

Rice Krispies Cheese Crisps! Deliciously crispy cheddar cheese Rice Krispies snacks! From @kitchenmagpie

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Rice Krispies Cheese Crisps

Rice Krispies Cheese Crisps - crispy little cheese cookies that are perfect with wine for parties and school lunches!
4 from 13 votes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Course
Appetizer
Cuisine
American
Servings
24
Calories
144
Author
Karlynn Johnston
Keywords
Cheese Crisps

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 lb Imperial Cheese sharp, in red tub
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 cups Rice Krispies

Instructions

  1. Leave butter and cheese together to become soft ( overnight is best)
  2. Beat together until creams, then mix in flour.
  3. Mix in Rice Krispies by hand.
  4. Rolls into small balls and press down with a fork onto un-greased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes, watching carefully so that they don't burn.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Information

Calories: 144kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 235mg, Potassium: 16mg, Vitamin A: 10.9%, Vitamin C: 3.6%, Calcium: 1%, Iron: 10.6%

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Snacks / Rice Krispies Cheese CrispsLast updated on April 9, 2019
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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Lori says

    I have a box of Christmas colored Rice Krispies in the freezer. They will look interesting! Lol

  2. Mary Vincent says

    Would it be possible to make these gluten free by using oat flour?

  3. Erica says

    Ooh I used to make these all the time, but now I live in China and can’t get Imperial Cheese 🙁 I have made them with grated cheddar and they are still delicious, but not quite the same.

  4. Janet says

    Would like to try this. What can be substituted for the Imperial cheese here in the US? Thanks!

    • Heather sal says

      The kitchen magpie cheese biscuits with rice krispies
      I made these but they did not turn crispy. It would have helped if you had given a size or said makes dash number of cookies

  5. Carroll Fox says

    My grandmother and my mom have made these all my life!! We call them Cheese Dollars and they are great and even better with a cold beer!!! 🙂

  6. Julie Buck says

    Hi – this looks amazing, but I’m wondering if other cold pack cheeses might work, too? Living in Seattle, I can’t get MacLaren’s and I don’t really want to pay for expedited shipping from the MacLaren’s website… but I can get other sharp cheddar cold pack cheese. Can you please show (or list) the ingredients part of the package?

    • Heather says

      I believe your cold pack cheese would work. McLarens is a rather soft, kind of crumbly when it’s cold. Very sharp cheddar flavour, and creamy when at room temp. You can use a sharp cheddar, I have done this by grating it when firm and letting it get to room temperature before using . They turned out well, so worth a try

  7. BJ Harmon says

    Would also like to know what you could substitute for the cheese? Not available in Colorado!

  8. Judy says

    What can you substitute for Imperial cheese? Looks like it is available only in Canada. Thanks!

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