Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cute as a button cheese crisps~

These are the easiest little hors d'oeuvres you could have ready in a roll in the freezer..
We like them very much..
I first started making least 20 years ago.. a client invited us to a house warming and served these..she shared the recipe..You can tweak by adding herbs..
I love fresh rosemary in them~

The recipes abound on the web..I am including one..try it..

I love to make a batch.. roll tightly in individual rolls and freeze.. then if Jacques and I want a melt in your mouth treat with a glass of wine..they are there waiting for us~

This is an original recipe..

La RecetteOne of many on the net~

3/4 c. softened butter (1 1/2 sticks)
10 oz. extra sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
1 1/2 c. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8-1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 c. Rice Krispies
Cream butter and cheese until well blended. Add flour, salt and pepper and cayenne and herbs.. Blend well. Add Rice Krispies . Make tiny balls of teaspoon amounts of dough.(See below for the version I make off by heart)
Place on ungreased cookie sheet and press down with fork. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. . Store in airtight container.

I roll into logs and cut coin shapes..partially frozen..and bake ap 13 350F

This is how I make ours..

1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup strong cheddar..or parmigiana.. whatever you love
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp of salt
a pinch of cayenne
chopped fresh rosemary to taste or sage.. any herb you enjoy
11/4 cups Rice Krispies

My recipe says..mix knead roll:)
So you can see that I adapt..and modify:)And re the amount of Rice Krispies..I can FEEL how much to put so they are not too crumbly..or soft.
I like them dry and melt in your mouth.

From the original recipe book I made for our girls..ap 10 Christmases ago.


  1. i love how dainty you are, just pulling out as needed... me, i triple the recipe and eat all in sight in one day! hence why you are tiny and i am not...

    always love your pics~

  2. Jain you make me laugh!
    I think I will end up somewhere in the long as the boy is home the whole batch will get eaten for sure...these sound wonderful.
    Gotta go and buy some rice crispies!
    A nice cocktail to go with....sounds like a plan to me!

  3. These would be such a treat before a dinner party - guests would definitely want to return! They look so crisp and moreish.

  4. I love how you write the recipe down. adapt and modify, just enough to make it perfect for you. this crackers look best for the aperó

  5. Jain..I agree with make me laugh..these would be delish by the sea:)

    Keep em in your sea freezer:)

    Lucy..Moreish..I love that word..
    BTW..if any of you have not visited Lucy you must will be astounded at what she does..

    She is so young to be so accomplished!

    Hope you like..have a great day~

  6. Je suis en train de prendre un petit pastis très dilué et ta recette me paraît parfaite pour passer un bon moment dégustation... tu es la bienvenue of course!
    J'adore ce petit panier en forme de coeur sur une tes jolies photos.
    Merci pour tes gentils mails et commentaires...
    Gros bisous

  7. O-M-G! This is my favourite kind of food, anything with cheese in it!

    I have a recipe which is similar to yours and I make mine at Christmas time for the buffet table....yours look so elegant and light and crumbly!

    I must make these soon, any excuse for a cheese blow-out!

    Thanks for another great recipe idea!


  8. This is so funny. I thought about these just the other day. I first ate these at the Magic Time Machine restaurant in Texas in the mid seventies. I still have the recipe in my files.

    You are so right - they are wonderful. I will definitely follow your lead Monique and add some rosemary.

  9. How have I not ever seen this recipe that you've been making for 20 years? This is new to me! Now, these are Rice Krispie Treats that any adult would love :) I must try these soon! I can imagine them with a combination of cheddar and Parm and with a glass of Chardonnay - delish!

  10. Yes..adding pecorino(salty too much maybe..) or parmigiano would be delicious..

    You may all become addicted..just slice them barely frozen..if they crumble a tiny bit..just press the small crumbs into the sides..
    I will be making a double batch and freezing more.. winter summer spring or fall..and now is herb time:)
    They are perfect for the SW of France:)

    Let me know.. they can't be no excuses:)

  11. PS I added a 1 before the 1/4 it's all good:)

  12. I have rice crispies. I just need to get a sharp cheddar. I am making these! I hope it turns out as cute as yours ;)

  13. I have these in my freezer now. They are great for unexpected guests and I don't know anyone that doesn't like them.

  14. WE love cheese crips here. It is something I often made for the ladies luncheons when I worked at Brenchley Manor. Yours look fabulous! You've got me wanting them for breakfast now! xxoo

  15. Rice Krispies? What a great idea! Have never seen that. But best of all is having these in the freezer ready to go for unexpected company. I like cookie dough you can freeze too.
    Definitely copying this and trying it soon, Monique!

  16. So many variations!

    I hope the one you try is how I describe them..

    Karen..that is so funny that you have them now:) I guess we both had the same idea at the same time..It happens a lot..

    Enjoy the day~

  17. I always so enjoy visiting your blog - lovely recipe, I love the idea of using rice krispies!

  18. Sounds good to me enough to try, are those plates from Jain....?


  19. I needed to have eaten breakfast before coming here. Oh my goodness ..... !!!

  20. What a cool idea to put rice crispies in them... must make them so light and crispy!

  21. What a delicate hand you all looks like a breath of fresh air. Lovely.

  22. Ginette:) For

    I actually bought them a few years ago..You made me smile..

    You never wrote me about the little beach place..feel free to..

    Enjoy these..

    Thank you..I love reading all your comments..
    I love visiting your places:)

  23. Thanks Monique, your little guys are too cute, you know your blessed!

    Thanks for thinking of the beach your memory is very good, but it's o.k. I'm leaving on Sunday for Montreal.

    I'm glad I made you smile we need to do that along with laughter to keep us young.

    Have a nice weekend~Ginette

  24. Mon ami, I love these! And I know Thumper will gobble them up, if he can pry them out of my hands.

    PS. Love the new photos of the boys of summer!

  25. Ginette..enjoy your trip..feel free to email me..I would be happy to help..

    Sol..I can't wait to see what you do with these mon amie~

    Le Cheese Crisp

    Edition Vogue.

  26. Oh YUM, these look delightful! Thank you beautiful Mme. M for sharing ANOTHER winning recipe. ((hugs))

  27. These are superb!
    Maybe I was living in a cave; have never heard of these; but will be making these real soon. My grandchildren are here and I know there will be a couple of boxes of rice crispy left that I won't know what to do with. Merci,
    Félécitations! just read that you won Susan's gift. your blog really deserves to be printed.

  28. Are these the same as those Burgundian cheese snacks beginning with a B? bouge...something or other
    YUM YUM!
    I should have eaten first too..

  29. Oh lala I have no idea if these are the same..

    I guess you may just have to try them:) With lobster?:)

    Rita..i hope you like them..

    Have a great weekend everyone.

  30. PS I am proverbially over the moon to have won Susan's Blog2Print.Thanks thanks and thanks again.
    Je suis remplie de gratitude:)

  31. A lovely appetizer. So nice of you to share the recipe. Congrats on winning the Blog2Print prize at Susan's. Your blog will be beautiful in a book.

  32. Just stopping by as your newest follower and wishing you a lovely Sunday!


  33. Monique I couldn't e mail you for directions, because I use my husbands computer and it's been scamed.

    We will certainly be visiting Jean Talon market, Dante and of course Milano, have you ever been. My husband's family is from St.Leonard.


  34. One of our favorite foodie outings Ginette..Jean Talon market..Milano and Dante.Dante has beautul things..the owner is so nice and her son the chef Stefano..he is on the show Kampai!
    The little shops at the market are so nice too..The spice shop.. the has a lovely sign..La Boucherie..du Monde..I think..
    I know St Leonard..I had clients that moved from there to where I am.. so nice:)
    Enjoy your stay..
    Bonjour Mariette..I am off to see you:)

  35. What a great idea using the rice krispies. I have never seen this recipe before. I will be making this very soon. Thank you.

  36. Yum! These would be perfect with the chicken salad I'm having for lunch today!

  37. These look delicious...I'd love to give them a try...I'm sure they'll be a keeper in my home too xx

  38. PS....especially with a good glass of chilled wine! xx

  39. Such a great idea, the Rice Crispies (my FAVORITE cereal as a little girl.) :) to make these great nibbles a little more light in texture. I LOVE everything you share with us magical Mme.!! You are a treasure. xoxo and more (((hugs)))