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.
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.
Watch the video and see how these Rice Krispies cheese crisps just SNAP at the end.
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Rice Krispies Cheese Crisps
- 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.
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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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
I would flatten them with my thumb and in the thumbprint would add a shrimp dip when they were cooled. Really delicious!