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.