Homemade Cheetos/ Cheese puff’s/ Cheese balls

March 2010 (Winter 2010 Semester) 029

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.

March 2010 (Winter 2010 Semester) 028



  1. Hmm sounds like a recipe to try. I think making them more crispy would be a good idea.

    • Yeah, let me know how you like them! 🙂 And if you can make them more crispy!

    • Yeah, let me know how you like them! [image: :)] And if you can make them more crispy! Emily

  2. Karen

    looking forward to trying these gluten and dairy free. thanks!


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