Thursday, April 19, 2012
Among Friends Thursday -Maria's Crunchy Cheesy Bites
Rather than cheddar cheese, I used Pepper Jack. Mine turned out to be a little mild--after all, I do love some heat. So, for the second batch, I added some Jalapeno Salt. Wow. Is that great! For the first batch, I wanted to amplify the taste too, so I coated them with nacho flavored popcorn salt. Those are terrific too. I can't decide which are my favorites! The brands I used are Konriko Jalapeno seasoning (very salty so add just a tad) and Kernel Season's Nacho Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning.
These are the Nacho flavor, the Jalapeno Bites are in the top photo.
Just a hint: Mine did not take as long in the oven as Maria's recipe calls for. I was baking mine on silicon mats rather than parchment, so that could have contributed, not sure. I think my first batch was in only 15 minutes and the second pan was in for 20. Since ovens may vary, be sure not to set the timer and walk away. A few of mine stuck to my silpat, but none even tried to stick to the regular silicon liner. Go figure!