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Cheesy Chive Crisps

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min./batch

Makes

about 9 dozen

"These snack bites are great to keep on hand for guests," says Eve McNew of St. Louis, Missouri. Since the recipe makes a lot, you might want to freeze some of the cheese logs for future use. Be sure to thaw them in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours before slicing and baking.
Cheesy Chive Crisps Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup minced chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Dash garlic salt
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in the flour, chives, salt, pepper sauce and garlic salt. Stir in cereal. Shape into four 6-1/2x1-1/2-in. logs. Wrap securely and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  2. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until edges are crisp and lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Nutrition Facts

2 each: 73 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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