Cheez-It Jalapeno Poppers Recipe

December 21, 2020

Cheez-Its are the ultimate salty snack food. Whether you enjoy them during the big game, or late at night watching your favorite television show, Cheez-Its are a go-to. Upgrade your favorite snack to a delicious appetizer with this Cheez-It Jalapeno Poppers recipe. Incredibly cheesy and full of hot spicy flavor, dunk these poppers in a side of ranch dressing and you’ll be game day ready!



  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature (3 for $4 of Philadelphia Cream Cheese this week at Fresh)
  • 1 cup jack cheese, grated
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated (2 for $4 of Our Family Chunk or Shredded Cheese this week at Fresh)
  • 1 cup jalapenos, chopped


  • 1 cup Cheez-It® grooves, crushed (FREE item this week at Fresh)
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs


  • 2 eggs beaten, seasoned with hot sauce if desired
  • 2 cups flour
  • cooking grease to fry




  1. Mix the cheese ingredients together and chill for about 30 minutes, covered in the fridge.
  2. You can make these the night before and chill overnight.
  3. Mix panko and crushed grooves together in a bowl.
  4. Add flour to a separate bowl.
  5. Add egg to a separate bowl.
  6. Remove cheese balls from the fridge, coat in flour, egg wash then panko/cracker crumb.
  7. Repeat until all the balls are coated.
  8. Heat grease to 350 degrees and fry balls for about 3 minutes are until golden brown.
  9. Serve garnished with green onions and a side of ranch dressing.