Cheese Snappy Wafers Recipe

Southern hostesses have long relied on cheese wafers to keep their party guests satiated.

Cheese Snappy Wafers
Photo: Hector M. Sanchez
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
32 wafers


  • 1 cup butter, cubed

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, grated

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt

  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut butter into flour until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cheese, red pepper, and salt. Fold in cereal. Shape into 1-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten each dough ball. Bake, in batches, 15 minutes. (Refrigerate remaining baking sheet while first batch is baking.)

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