DEVIL STICKS – They’re creepy, and they’re kooky. Mysterious, spooky, and altogether delicious.

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Hi there,

Today we have a guest post from my granddaughter, Maya:

Hi, Maya speaking. I found this recipe on YouTube and wanted to make it forever. I showed it to MeMe last week, and she said we could make it the next time we were together.

It is so delicious. It has mozzarella sticks and Flamin Hot Cheetos. So, we made them, and then we took the sticks to MeMe’s office. Everyone ate them up. I only had three left on the plate to share with my family. Everyone said they were sooo good. MeMe said she thought they would make a fun Sunday Football or Halloween treat.

Oh, by the way, MeMe said we had to make them a little bit healthier but I think they came out great anyway.

It’s time to put on your apron!


9 ounces of light string cheese sticks

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

2 eggs, beaten

8 ounces of Flaming Hot Crunch Cheetos, crushed in the food processor


Dip the string cheese sticks into the beaten egg

Coat with flour

Dip again in the egg

Coat with the crushed Cheetos

Put in the freezer for 30 to 60 minutes

Heat the air fryer to 400 degrees

Put in the air fryer for 4 to 6 minutes

Serve with marinara sauce or sauce of your choice

What’s coming next Tuesday? Upside Down Kugel for Hanukkah.

34 responses to “DEVIL STICKS – They’re creepy, and they’re kooky. Mysterious, spooky, and altogether delicious.”

  1. Aren’t you a lucky lady to have such a beautiful granddaughter and sous chef. Looks like a mighty tasty snack, and thank you, Maya, for sharing it with us.

  2. Darlene – British Columbia, Canada – Writer of children's stories, short stories and travel articles.!/supermegawoman!/pages/Darlene-Foster-Writer/362236842733
    Darlene says:

    These are perfect for Halloween and they look very good. Fun to cook with grandchildren!

  3. Hi Bernadette, these are a terrific idea for Halloween. Well done to both of you.

  4. Angie@Angie's Recipes – Angie's Recipes is an interactive blog dedicated to sharing yummy & creative recipes, helpful cooking hints and tips. Enjoy your visit and spread the word!
    Angie Schneider says:

    When I was at Maya’s age, I couldn’t even boil an egg. Maya, you rock! These devil sticks look great and perfect for Halloween treat!

  5. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen – I'm a writer, cook, gardener, photographer, poet, quilter, and accomplished daydreamer. I'm also a wife, mother, grandmother, sister. cousin, aunt, and friend, no particular order on any given day. I've been a writer all my life, newspaper reporter and columnist, radio news writer, and magazine contributor, and poet and short-story writer as the spirit moves. Now, I turn my attention to my cookbook, the blog, and a cooking column "Memorable Meals," which runs in our county newspaper. Besides my family, I love dogs, cats, good coffee, chocolate, and my never-dwindling pile of books I intend to read. Our family ran a small Vermont Inn for 18 years, with our focus on local, organic ingredients. I cook from scratch, and try not to use anything that has ingredients I cannot pronounce! After many years of daily serving up local delicacies, cooking classes, and catering, we are now only open for special events, and the odd cooking class. We also host musicians and artists, having helped produce a musical festival and other musical events for nearly 20 years. Many incredible artists have found a place at our table. Wonderful experiences, we will treasure always. My family and friends are my practice subjects. With a family that includes nut, peanut, tree fruit, and vegetable allergies, gluten intolerance, dairy intolerance, vegetarians, vegans, heart conscious, and a couple of picky eaters, there has to be a few quick tricks in the book to keep everyone fed and happy! Personally, I do not eat red meat or most full-fat dairy (usually) for health reasons, making the occasional exception at Thanksgiving and Christmas or our anniversary if the duck is locally raised. I do eat fish and seafood, so I try to come up with alternatives and substitutions when available. I serve local organic eggs and cheeses to my family who can tolerate dairy (My husband recently had a heart attack, and I need to watch my own cholesterol so I am careful, but have been known to let a little piece of really good cheese accidentally fall on my plate!). I believe strongly that eating in a way that is good for our planet is also good for our bodies, and I try to educated myself about our food sources! I cook by the seasons and draw on inspiration from the strong and talented women in my family who came before me, as well as the youth in the family who look at the world with fresh eyes. Food links us all, whether sharing a meal, cooking it together, or writing about it for others to enjoy. I love taking an old recipe and giving it a modern spin, especially if I can make it a littler healthier and use foods that are kinder to the Earth and to our bodies. I believe strongly in sustainable, delicious eating of whole foods, and the wonderful flavors we have at our fingertips! And finally, I love conversing with all the talented cooks and chefs out there who dot the globe! It's a wonderful, world full of culinary pen pals, and I cherish them all! XXXOOO Dorothy
    Dorothy’s New Vintage Kitchen says:

    Great job Maya! These look perfect for the Halloween snack table, and I’m sure there were lots of happy orange fingers about!

  6. johnrieber – I love great food, interesting books, fascinating travel, outrageous movies, and bacon, especially when it sits on top of a great cheeseburger! I work in entertainment – and I have been lucky enough to interview some really talented Artists – that guides my posts: interesting and provocative movies, music, social media and of course, food, since I believe strongly in the maxim, "everyone eats!"
    johnrieber says:

    Love the creativity from a young Chef – perfect month for this one!

  7. D. Wallace Peach – 30 Miles beyond the edge of civilization, Oregon – I'm an adventurer in writing, peering under rocks in my garden for secret magic. I can't stop writing. My stories want to explode from my head. They demand my attention and surge from my fingertips faster than I can put them to paper. I love what I do.
    D. Wallace Peach says:

    I love that photo of Maya. She’s going to be a great cook like her grandmother. The devil sticks look delicious and very creepy and HOT! Lol Thanks for the healthy recipe. 😀

  8. Tanooki – What food holiday is it today? Celebrating everyday with homemade food🥳🎉 Everyday is special, so have fun! When there’s a yummy homemade food on a dining table, there’s a smile:) & food coma;)
    Tanooki says:

    What a fun food idea! Looks nicely hot🔥

      • Tanooki – What food holiday is it today? Celebrating everyday with homemade food🥳🎉 Everyday is special, so have fun! When there’s a yummy homemade food on a dining table, there’s a smile:) & food coma;)
        Tanooki says:

        She is great! She started to stand up a few second now! We’re glad for her growth, but she also brought concern for us, making us worry that she falls and hit her head all the times😱

  9. Awakening Wonders – Everyday life is filled with wondrous things and embraceable moments, but only if we allow ourselves to be fully awakened. I invite you to join me as I share passionate life adventures and ramblings that awaken my spirit. I look forward to awakening your senses to the simple, joyous wonders that are all around us. I feel that we are destined to become soulful adventurers!
    Awakening Wonders says:

    Maya and Bernadette – these sticks look so much to make and especially with each other! Looking forward to the next recipe you two will share with us!

  10. the Painted Apron – Life is all about creativity for me, as long as I'm creating something I am happy! I hope I will inspire your daily life and give you ideas for your own wonderful creations!
    the Painted Apron says:

    How much fun! Maya is so cute!

    • Hi Sarah,

      Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment on this post. Yes, that Maya is a cutie and I am so very happy to have a granddaughter in my life.

      I hope to see you when we come down to the Villages at the end of February.


  11. Retirement Reflections – Vancouver Island, BC – Prior to retirement, I lived and worked in Beijing China for fourteen years (Middle School Principal/Deputy Director at The Western Academy of Beijing). Leaving international life behind, my husband and I retired to Vancouver Island in June 2015. To document both this transition and our new adventures, ‘Retirement Reflections’ was born. I hope that you enjoy reading these reflections, and will be willing to share your own.
    Retirement Reflections says:

    What a fun recipe, Maya! Tha k you for sharing this!

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