Spicy Cheese Bites

Remember way back in December when I talked about getting together with friends for a fondue night? Well if you don't, I'll recap just a bit. We don't do dessert fondue or cheese. Instead, we each bring our favorite meats and veggies, heat oil in our fondue pots and deep fry our way through dinner one fork at a time. 

I always bring breaded cheese bites - so yummy! This last time, I decided to kick it up a notch by using pepper jack cheese and adding a few of Tastefully Simple's spicy dip mixes to the breading. They were a HUGE hit. 

Well it's been a little while since we've had one of those get-togethers, and I've been craving those cheese bites. So, I got a little crafty. I took an idea I've seen floating around Pinterest for awhile and put my own twist on it. The result: delicious little cheese bites with just enough kick! And, honestly, they're so, so incredibly quick and easy! Give 'em a try!

- Anna

Spicy Cheese Bites

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°. In a bowl, combine the first three ingredients; set aside. Whip the egg gently with a fork in a separate bowl; set aside. Cut each string cheese stick into 4 pieces. Coat each cheese piece in egg, then toss in bread crumbs to coat. Repeat this twice so all pieces are double-breaded. Place cheese on a greased, foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for about 7 minutes. Serve with prepared Mama Mia Marinara sauce mix or your favorite dipping sauce.

Tips and Hints

  • If you want to try to fondue cheese cubes like this, use the same process. Just substitute the cheese for one 8 oz. block of pepper jack cheese cut into 12-16 cubes.
  • I actually tried to do this with pepper jack cheese in the oven and ended up with a melty mess. It was ugly, but for those brave enough to scrape melted cheese off the pan, it was still delicious.
  • As with all of my recipes, feel free to adjust the amount of seasonings you add to create more or less spice depending on your liking.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These are a really good alternative to deep frying My Son and Husband loved these. Simple to make and you can use Weight Watchers String Cheese (1 string cheese is only 1PT), use an egg substitute for the real eggs you have a heather cheese stick, eat without the guilt.
Date published: 2014-03-03
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