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Cheese Cracker Bites

Cheese Cracker Bites

Submitted by Emory Davis

The flavors of cheese and pecans blend beautifully in these mouth-sized cracker bites. A wonderful homemade appetizer to bring to a potluck or to enjoy at a family dinner. 

Time required: 25 min

Servings: 12


  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (medium or sharp), shredded
  • 1/2 cup Straus Butter, softened (salted or unsalted)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup pecans, ground
  • cayenne pepper
  • garlic powder


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine cheese, butter and salt in food processor. Blend until smooth. Add flour and ground pecans and process until blended.

Form dough into teaspoon-sized balls and place on greased baking sheets. If desired, flatten with a fork in cross-hatch patterns, dipping tines in flour if necessary to keep from sticking. Sprinkle crackers lightly with cayenne and garlic powder.

Bake 7-10 minutes, until just beginning to brown. Serve hot or cool to room temperature.