Monday, December 29, 2008
I seem to be having a last-minute end-of-the-year baking/posting frenzy trying to squeeze everything in. I really enjoy participating in the Weekend Cookbook Challenge and it was so easy this month that I saved it for the last possible moment.
In fact, the recipe is really quick and easy and downright tasty to boot. I really shouldn't have waited until the last minute because now I have a bunch of delicious cheese balls that I will be forced to eat. They go with champagne and New Year's Eve, right? Sara, of i like to cook, came up with the appetizer theme for the last WCC of 2008. I haven't made these in so long, and truly, I don't recall where the recipe originally came from, but I do know it's a good one.
And, all you bakers with extra Rice Krispies floating around from a recent challenge, this is the recipe for you!
Have a happy New Year everyone. Oh, and have a cheese ball, too.
Cheese Rice Krispy Delights
1 stick of butter, softened
1 cup of grated cheese
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
1 cup of Rice Krispies
(If needed, a few drops of water)
Mix. Form into balls. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.
I guess that's what instructions were like way back when. Here's what I actually did:
Cream butter with a mixer. Add grated cheese and mix thoroughly. Add flour and mix thoroughly. Add the rice krispies and mix until incorporated, using a spatula to blend in any remaining dry bits. I didn't need to add any extra water.
Form into bite-sized balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake. Remove to rack to cool. Try not to devour all at once.
Check out the WCC round-up later this week for some great appetizer ideas.