Rice Krispies Cheese Crisps

4.98 from 67 votes
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 Stack of Rice Krispies Cheese Crisps in white plate
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.

a cup of MacLaren's brand Imperial Cheese

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.

Close up Stack of Rice Krispies Cheese Crisps

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

Close up Stack of Rice Krispies Cheese Crisps


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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!
4.98 from 67 votes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Total Time
30 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


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


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

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 144kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 20mg, Sodium: 235mg, Potassium: 16mg, Vitamin A: 545IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 10mg, Iron: 1.9mg

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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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. Janet Paul says

    Ok so I am in New Orleans and this Imperial cheese is non existent here….what should I use as a sub? thanks, Janet

  2. Brae says

    Used to make these a lot adding cayenne … they were called Firehouse Cookies.

    I would flatten them with my thumb and in the thumbprint would add a shrimp dip when they were cooled. Really delicious!

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