Fiery Mozzarella Sticks For Dinner Party

Crispy mozzarella sticks with a spicy crunch, oozing with melted cheese and coated in zesty Hot Cheetos! These addictive bites are perfect for game nights or satisfying those late-night snack cravings.


  • 8 mozzarella sticks
  • 2 cups Hot Cheetos
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Cooking oil, for frying
  • Marinara sauce, for dipping


  • Preheat the oil in a deep fryer or heavy-duty pot to 375°F (190°C).
  • In a food processor, pulse the Hot Cheetos until finely crushed. Transfer the crumbs to a shallow dish.
  • Dip each mozzarella stick into the flour, coating it evenly, then into the beaten eggs, and finally into the crushed Hot Cheetos, pressing gently to adhere the crumbs.
  • Repeat the previous step, double dipping each mozzarella stick into the eggs and Hot Cheetos for extra crispiness.
  • Place the coated mozzarella sticks in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm up.
  • Carefully add a few mozzarella sticks to the hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes. Avoid overcrowding the pot.
  • Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried mozzarella sticks to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat until all mozzarella sticks are fried.
  • Serve hot with marinara sauce for dipping.