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Rice Krispies Cheese Crisps

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

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.

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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

5 from 1 vote
Rice Krispies Cheese Crisps
Prep Time
4 hrs 37 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs 37 mins
 
Rice Krispies Cheese Crisps - crispy little cheese cookies that are perfect with wine for parties and school lunches!
Author: Karlynn Johnston
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.

 

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Erica
    February 1, 2018 at 1:50 am

    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.

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    Janet
    January 20, 2018 at 9:28 pm

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

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    Carroll Fox
    October 17, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    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!!! 🙂

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    Julie Buck
    April 29, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    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?

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    BJ Harmon
    April 29, 2017 at 2:31 pm

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

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    Judy
    April 29, 2017 at 5:16 am

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

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