Hot Cheeto Mozzarella Sticks are an appetizer with a kick made with string cheese coated in crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and dipped in ranch or blue cheese dressing. If you want to start off on the mild side, I do have regular mozzarella sticks dipped in marinara sauce, too.
Flamin’ Hot Mozzarella Sticks
If you are a fan of spicy appetizers (hot buffalo wings, anyone?) and Cheetos, you will love these Hot Cheeto Mozzarella Sticks. They are coated with crushed Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and then cooked crispy in an air fryer. I will also let you know how to make these in the oven or deep-fried in oil.
Cheetos: Look for the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos for the coating. Try not to eat them all before crushing them in a food processor.
Cheese: Look for mozzarella string cheese sticks to use (or regular mozzarella cheese). You could use light string cheese or the variety you have on hand.
Dipping Sauce: Although traditional mozzarella sticks are dipped in marinara sauce, it made sense to dip the Hot Cheeto Mozzarella Sticks in ranch or blue cheese dressing. The dressings complement the heat as it does with buffalo wings.
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