Homemade Cheetos/ Cheese puff’s/ Cheese balls
Mmmm….good! I was craving Cheetos or cheese balls the other day and bookmarked a recipe I wanted to try out. And I finally got around to it! Plus, I made them a wee bit better for you! They are delicious and certainly better for you then the conventional, expensive, store-bought junk.
So, you want that recipe do you? Ok, here it is:
Homemade Cheese Balls
1 c. shredded cheese (or dairy-free/vegan cheese or try nutritional yeast)
1/2 c. whole wheat flour (or GF mix)
1/4 c. softened butter or earth balance
1/2 t. ground mustard.
Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Mix all ingredients. I suggest using a pastry cutter or your (clean) hands. Place on ungreased cookie sheet with an inch in between each one and bake for about 15 minutes. Serve warm if you desire or cool.
Makes: ~12- 1 inch balls
Note: Next time I am going to try making these smaller as they do spread a bit in the oven. I think they might be crisper (and more like the original) that way.