These savory little bites are great to serve with drinks. They're also a tasty snack for game day. Prep and Cook Time: about 35 minutes.
1/2 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups crumbled blue cheese
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups crisp rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies
2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°. With a mixer on medium speed, cream together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add cayenne, blue cheese, flour, rice cereal, and bacon (if using) and beat on medium-low speed until well blended. The dough will be stiff.
Roll 1-tablespoon portions into balls and place slightly apart on baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork.
Bake until crackers are golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.