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Flamin' Hot Cheetos Mini Cheese Ball Bites

Mini Cheese Ball Bites are the perfect snack on a stick. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos add some kick & color to this popular appetizer. Making them a beautiful and tasty treat for your next gathering.
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Prep Time:15 mins
Total Time:1 hr 15 mins


  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese room temp
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 tbsp green onions chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup Flamin' Hot Cheetos crushed
  • 12 pretzel sticks
  • 12 green onion tops optional


  • In a medium bowl combine softened cream cheese, cheddar cheese, green onions, and garlic powder in a bowl. Since the cream cheese is soft you can easily mix this up with a fork but feel free to use a mixer if you want.
  • Use a spoon to divide the mixture into 12 evenly shaped balls. Roll each mini ball in your hands to smooth them out.
  • Place cheese balls on a baking sheet and place in the fridge for about an hour.
  • Place your Flamin' Hots in a zip lock bag and crush with a rolling pin. You can also crush them in a food processor. It can be pretty fun to crush them so I just do it by hand.
  • Once your mini cheese balls have chilled roll them in the crushed Flamin' Hots.
  • Next add a pretzel stick to each cheese ball bite. If you want you can tie a bit of green onion to each stick to add more flare and another pop of color.
Servings: 12 bites