Keto Cheatos

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I am so happy (and a little impressed) with these “cheatos”:-) They are suuuper low carb and totally satisfy my desire for a crunchy snack! They are great for dipping, too! Try softened vegetable flavor cream cheese, hummus(watch the carbs!), sour cream, cheese sauce, etc. AND they go amazingly along side chicken or tuna salad. Lastly, you can use them as a fun  salad topper…almost like a crouton!

The macros for the WHOLE recipe are 31F/2netC/36P ❤

On to the recipe!

INGREDIENTS (makes 75-85 cheetos)

  • 4 egg whites, beaten until very stiff
  • 1/8 teaspoons cream of tarter (add this to the egg whites before beating)
  • 75g frozen cheddar cheese (I recommend sharp cheddar)
  • 2 tablespoon almond flour
  • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • OPTIONAL: a pinch or 2 of cayenne pepper
  • OPTIONAL: parmesan or cheese-flavored popcorn seasoning

**NOTE*** The cheese you use (pre-shredded, different types of cheddar, etc.) could change the carb count. It would be a small change, but just an FYI 🙂

DIRECTIONS

Recipe Instructions

Due to the enormous popularity of this recipe, and my desire to be a stay-at-home mom, I have made the decision to ask for a small fee in order to view the directions. I want to let you know that my decision to do this is because I am a new mom and would love to have the ability to stay home with my son and every little bit helps! As always, thank you, for the love and support ❤ I know you will love this recipe! Eat. Enjoy. Love.

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Eat. Enjoy. Love.

46 thoughts on “Keto Cheatos

      1. You may have it posted, but I don’t know what the abbreviations mean. Would you please note them for those of us that are challenged in that area?

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    1. You can just look at the nutrition label for the cheese you use. It usually says the serving size in cups and also lists the gram amount so you can find out how much to use that way!

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  1. I made these tonight. They were fun to make and fun to eat! Light and airy, very flavorful, I didn’t add the Parmesan cheese, but will try that next time. Hubby loved the crunch. Will find out tomorrow how they fare in the fridge overnight.

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  2. So the egg whites were stiff but when i poured in the cheese and almond, whoosh completely flat!! Is it maybe because of the weight of the frozen parmesan I used? The ice from the frozen cheese will add liquid to the egg white so i dont understand how you can make them fluffy

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    1. Hmmm….not sure why you had so much trouble. Your cheese should not accumulate a bunch of ice, however, during the freezing process…that may have been the issue. The egg whites will go down some when you add the cheese, but not completely.

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  3. These are my absolute favourite Keto treats! I use Tex mex cheese and add the pinch of cayenne. Perfect when craving a nice crunchy treat! Thanks so much.

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    1. They keep very well in the fridge. Have kept them for a few days with no issue. I bake mine until quite crisp as the first time I made them I found them to be a little chewy.

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  4. Are these a “make and eat the same day” kind of snack, or do they store well. If storage, I noticed someone said in comments that they were going to see how they fared overnight in the fridge – but never replied how it worked. Can they be stored in pantry, and should I put a silica pouch (the kind that comes in vitamins, etc..to absorb moisture) in there with them?

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    1. I just saw this recipe so have not made them yet. But since it’s an egg and cheese product I would think they need to be in the fridge. Of course, that’s just my opinion.

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  5. I’m so glad and I mean so glad I came across these . I was afraid it would taste like egg, but omg in heaven these are so good and no egg taste at all. Thank you again

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  6. I have a powder if you like hot Cheetos.
    1 part beef bouillon
    1/2 part salt
    1/2 part stevia
    1/4 part yeast extract
    1/4 part citric acid
    1/2 cheddar powder
    1/16 part of onion powder
    1/8 part garlic powder
    1/2 part cayenne pepper

    This does have a significant amount of sodium so avoid it if you’re cutting your sodium intake. But this could help you avoid a craving outburst and break your Keto
    Nutrition Using 2T cheddar powder
    Calories 225
    Total Fat 13g
    Saturated Fat 11.5g
    Total carb 6g
    Sugar 4g
    Dietary fiber 1g
    Protein 6g

    It makes a lot of powder with just one serving and you probably won’t use all of it which will keep you way below your daily carbs. It tastes a lot like hot Cheetos. Also if you can find a cheddar powder lower in carbs that would be best the lowest I could find is 4g carb. You could also cut back a bit on bouillon if you wanted less calories. But like I said you won’t use all of the powder most likely. Enjoy

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    1. Also again with the seasoning a little goes a long way, go light on each Cheeto and you’ll still have a lot of flavor. The pepper, citric acid, and sodium all amplify each other’s flavor. Make sure the powder is evenly mixed. I used a bullet blender myself but a grinder would work best.

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  7. I paid. Payment went through my PayPal acct. Received a message saying a confirmation had been sent to my email acct. correct email address.
    No email. No recipe instructions. 😔😢

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