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Crispy Cheese Bars

This is a very unique and savory recipe that is made with crisp rice cereal. When the recipe is completed, it may be cut into appetizer bars. These are excellent for serving at parties, picnics, banquets, lunch, or dinner. Kids will love them. A very nutritious appetizer that has a good amount of calcium. These are very simple and easy to make. Preparation time is only ten minutes for this wonderful nutritious snack. Baking time is 15-20 minutes. Oven temperature should be set at 375 degrees F. This recipe makes twenty four bars.

Ingredients:

One cup of butter

One and a half cups od cheddar cheese, sharp

One and a half cups of flour, all purpose

Paprika to taste

One and a half cups of crisp rice cereal

Directions:

1. Cream butter and cheese. Blend in flour and paprika. Mix in cereal.

2. Press this mixture into a buttered 9 inch baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for fifteen minutes or until crispy.

3. Let cool. Cut into bars. They may be served hot or cold.

The appetizer will store well in the fridge for several days if they are covered well. They serve well as a side for soups and salads. Very nutritious and they make an excellent snack for kids. They will pack easily in lunch boxes. Great for the party at work. Because this recipe contains cereal it is packed with vitamins and minerals. I hope you enjoy preparing and eating this as well as me. These are quite an addition to any table. They may e served on a tray garnished with parsley to add even more flavor and color. Black olives even add more variety to color for garnishment and flavor. This is beautiful for holiday meals also. They make a great gift giving idea packed in decorative tins. They also may be frozen and reheated easily. They keep well for a couple of days in an airtight container. These are very delightful serving to guests. They are truly a crowd pleaser that anyone will enjoy. Cheddar cheese may be substituted for any cheese you like such as mild cheddar, american, etc. Parsley may also be added to the mixture for more taste. This recipe is very creative by taking and adding ingredients. What a wonderful choice this recipe is to a pool party for the hot summer months. Since it may be served chilled it is very cooling.

Reference:
1. Crispy-Treat Cheesecake Bars Recipe : Food Network Kitchen …
2. Cherry Cheesecake Krispy Treats – Hugs and Cookies XOXO

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