Caroline's Firecrackers Recipe -
Caroline's Firecrackers Recipe
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Caroline's Firecrackers

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"An unlikely mix but one that will knock your socks off."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    30 mins


  1. Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
  2. Melt the almond bark in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
  3. Mix the cheese-flavored snacks into the melted almond bark until fully incorporated.
  4. Spread the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet in an even layer. Allow to cool completely.
  5. Cut into 1 1/2-inch squares.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 10, 2012

With these delectable little bites you’ll light the fuse of sweetness on first bite causing an explosion of spiciness in the end. These have been added to my recipe box TNT folder. Caroline, you were definitely thinking outside the bag with these. Since my store only sells 9.75 ounce bags of Flaming Hot Cheetos that’s what I used. Rather than trying to figure out the ratio of Cheetos to Vanilla Almond Bark Coating with the 9.75oz bag, I used the entire 20oz package of vanilla coating. This mixture spread perfectly in a 13x9 jelly roll pan, lined with parchment paper, to be cooled before cutting. As my Grandchildren would say, “They are the bomb”.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 04, 2012

Sorry, thought these were terrible. My family would not eat them- I ended up throwing them out.


21 Ratings

Feb 20, 2012

Made these for my kids for Valentine's Day. My daughter got hers last night and was incredulous at the mix - and LOVED them (= 2/14/12, brought these to work and everyone loves them! Btw, they start out very mild - the white chocolate mutes the heat . . . but they have a definite kick at the end! 2/20/12 One more edit (= I made these last night and I used 2 bags Ghiardelli white chocolate chips (10 oz? 12 oz?) with ~3T butter flavored Crisco, melted in the microwave, stirring after every 30 seconds, and an 11 oz bag of BAKED Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Worked great!

Feb 20, 2012

Awesome! I never would've thought to do this, but it just works! I broke up the Cheetos(R) so I could spoon them into candy papers to make clusters...worked perfectly! Believe it or not, the little guy already ate 3...they ARE addicting, lol! Thanks, Caroline for this different/fun/delicious candy recipe...will def be making it again and again! :)

Feb 11, 2012

Yum, these are tasty little morsels and very easy to throw together!

Feb 18, 2012

Be careful, these little treats are addicting! Thanks for sharing this recipe, Caroline. I kept the pieces intact and individual instead of cutting into squares. Just fished them out of the bowl and dropped them onto waxed paper to harden.

Feb 11, 2012

Such a unique idea! I never would have thought of this. These really are yummy! I saw these mentioned on The Buzz and knew I had to make them for my hubby, who loves Flamin Hot Cheetos. Thanks, Caroline! :)

Feb 26, 2012

What a wonderful snack! The almond bark gives the creamy, sweet and the Cheetos give the crunch and heat. What more can you ask for?! Husband was skeptical, but he did manage to eat almost half the batch before I could stop him and make him share. Thanks for a tasty recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 160 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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