Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Nutty Cheese Bites

Grand made some delicious Nutty Cheese Bites for us and we thought you would like them too. It is our great-grandmother's recipe and she liked to make them around Christmas instead of regular Cheese Straws. She also liked to make them in the middle of the summer because they are good crumbled on top of a fresh garden salad. We hope you enjoy!

Nutty Cheese Bites


2lbs. of grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese

1lb. of very soft butter

4 cups of All Purpose Flour

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of Red Pepper Powder or Flakes

2 cups of Rice Cereal

2 cups of chopped Pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a large bowl mix flour salt and red pepper together.
  3. Add cheese and mix until cheese is coated with flour.
  4. Mix in softened butter.
  5. Mix in Rice Cereal and chopped Pecans.
  6. Roll into small balls, place on cookie sheet, and then flaten
  7. Cook for about 10min. to 15min. or until crispy. Do not brown

Grand's Tips

Grand thinks it's easier to mix this with your hands than to mix it with a spoon. But it's your choice.

The butter has to be really soft to mix in well. You can even melt it if you prefer. 

You can use four cups of cereal and leave out the nuts or you can use any combination of nuts that you like. Sunflower seeds, Sesame seeds, Poppyseeds, and even crushed corn flakes work well in this recipe. 

1 comment:

  1. Those sound delish! I've never made crackers before.