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CHEETOS® FLAMIN' HOT® Mozzarella Sticks

Preparation Time
Total Time: 1 hour 15 min

Also known as Halloween Witch Fingers. For all Halloween occasions, the tasty snack is a great finger food if you’re having guests over or if you’re binging your favorite scary movies by yourself. Whether enjoyed with marinara sauce or ranch dressing, witch fingers are an easy go-to snack


  • 2 Quarts Canola or Vegetable Oil
  • 12 Mozzarella String Cheeses (1 Package)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 - 8.5-ounce Bag Crunchy Cheetos Flamin' Hot snacks
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Blanched Almonds
  • 1/2 cup Marinara Sauce (optional, for dipping)
  • 1/2 cup Ranch Dressing (optional, for dipping)

How To Make

  1. 1.

    Unwrap mozzarella sticks.

  2. 2.

    Set aside in freezer to chill thoroughly and set up, about one hour.

  3. 3.

    Blitz up one 8.5 oz bag each, CHEETOS Crunchy Flamin' Hot snacks in Food Processor and set aside in separate bowl for later.

  4. 4.

    Set up your fry station.

  5. 5.

    Beat four eggs together in one bowl, add two cups flour to another, and set up your bowl with crushed CHEETOS alongside them.

  6. 6.

    Bring 2 quarts of oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit in saucepan.

  7. 7.

    When oil reaches temperature, begin coating balls in flour first, followed by egg and then crusting with CHEETOS dust.

  8. 8.

    Stick roasted blanched almonds into tops of fingers to create a creepy fingernail.

  9. 9.

    Fry until crisp and balls begin to float, move to platter, and allow to cool to touch.

  10. 10.

    Set those witches' fingers out on a platter with cauldrons of condiments.