1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup crisp rice cereal, coarsely crushed
2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted
1. In a large bowl, combine flour, cereal, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Shape into 1-in. balls.
2. Preheat air fryer to 400°. In a shallow bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon. Dip balls in butter, then roll in cinnamon-sugar.
3. In batches, arrange in a single layer in greased air fryer. Cook until browned and a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, 8 to 12 minutes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
YIELD: 6 servings (1-1/2 dozen).
3 balls: 355 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 533mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.