{baked} homemade cheetos

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baked homemade cheetos

 snack happy

baked homemade cheetos


We enjoy our snacks here; in fact, I think the kids and I could live on snacks alone, especially these crab and corn fritters.

I also love creating my own versions of our favorite store-bought goodies. Graham crackers, copy cat Ritz crackers, cheese crackers, even wheat thins. Yes, we love to snack on crackers.  These animal crackers were one of my favorite recipe re-makes, but the kids LOVE  homemade doritos.

I can’t say I blame them; spicy cheesy chips are pretty addicting. I’m fairly certain that Charlie and Stella would snack on them every day if given the opportunity, but that would be boring.  They do  however have another favorite forbidden snack…


homemade cheetos



My kiddos LOVE Cheetos with the glorious orange glow.

I won’t buy them, but I can certainly make them.


homemade cheetos


Now before you get all worked up, they are not exactly like the real deal Cheetos.


homemade cheetos


But they are crispy, crunchy, and cheesy, and most importantly delicious.


homemade cheetos


Would the kids prefer a bag of the real deal….YES of course!

Are they happy with my homemade version…you bet!


{baked} homemade cheetos


  • 1/2 cup AP flour
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter {cut in 1 tbsp size pieces}
  • 1/2 cup water
  • powdered cheese {from a box of mac and cheese}


  • combine the flours and salt
  • cut int he butter
  • add water and mix until you have a firm dough {if the dough appears too dry add water by 1 tbsp just until the dough comes together}
  • knead a few times by hand
  • pinch off small pieces and roll into logs
  • place "logs" onto parchment lined baking sheets
  • bake at 350 for 10 minutes, turn over and bake another 5 - 8 minutes until crisp but not overly browned
  • place baked cheetos in a bag and toss with cheese
  • once cool, keep in an airtight container or ziptop bag




homemade cheetos

get your snack on with these

nut crackers

red pepper hummus

cookie crisps

copycat luna cookie dough bars