I've always loved mozzarella sticks. They're super cheesy, and they were my go-to appetizer when I was too little to pay for my own food. But now, as an adult, I can never find a mozzarella stick to satisfy me. The breading is always too bland and there's never enough seasoning. 

With this recipe, that problem is long gone. I've always liked spicy foods, and so does almost everybody. So when I saw this recipe featuring Hot Cheetos I almost started drooling. My reaction was even funnier when I took a bite of this beautiful creation.

  • Prep Time:15 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:25 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Medium


  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups Hot Cheetos
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package mozzarella cheese sticks
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt
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  • Step 1

    Blend bread crumbs and Hot Cheetos together in a food processor until fine and mixed. Pour the mixed crumbs into a medium-sized bowl.

  • Step 2

    Crack eggs into a small bowl and beat them. Set bowl aside.

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  • Step 3

    Unwrap the mozzarella cheese sticks. Cut each in half so it's easier for you to roll them in the beaten egg and batter.

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  • Step 4

    Dip and roll each cheese stick into the beaten egg and then drop the sticks into the crumb bowl.

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  • Step 5

    Roll each cheese stick into the crumbs until fully coated. For convenience, use a spoon with your separate hand so that bread crumbs don't build up on your fingers. Repeat steps 4 and 5 with all cheese sticks if you want a thicker crust.

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  • Step 6

    Pour vegetable oil into a skillet and set on medium heat. Add some salt so that you will not get burned by spatters.

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  • Step 7

    Using metal tongs, carefully drop a cheese stick into the heated oil. Leave on each side of about 5 seconds—it won't take long for them to fry.

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  • Step 8

    Serve your fried Hot Cheetos mozzarella sticks by themselves or with your choice of dipping sauce.

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