Mac & Cheese Bites

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So…my brother and I both really like mac & cheese bites.  If you have never experienced these deep-fried bites of cheesy goodness you have to try this recipe!  For those of you who have had the opportunity to try mac & cheese bites I think you will be very pleased with this homemade version.  I used this recipe that I found on Pinterest as a springboard.

Mac & Cheese Bites (Makes about 35 bites)

1 box Kraft macaroni and cheese

1/2 cup sharp Cheddar cheese

Batter:

1 egg

3 Tbsp milk

1/4 cup flour

1 Tbsp cornstarch

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp paprika

salt and pepper

Instructions –

Begin by preparing the macaroni according to the directions on the box.  After it is finished add in the 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar and stir to combine.

Next line a 9×9 inch pan with parchment paper.  (You could use a slightly larger or smaller pan.)  Pour the macaroni and cheese in to the pan, then use another piece of parchment paper to press the macaroni down.  Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Remove from the fridge and cut into “bite” size pieces, mine were about 1 inch squares.  Now put in the freezer for about 30 minutes.

Now it’s time to plug-in your fryer and make the batter.

In small bowl whisk together the egg and milk.  Then add all the dry ingredients and whisk some more.  That’s it, now you are ready!

Take the macaroni and cheese squares out of the freezer and dip each one in the batter before carefully placing in your hot oil.  I was able to fry 7 bites in each batch.

Fry at 400* for 3-5 minutes

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So good…I know you want to try one!

These really were simple to make and I’ve already been thinking of some add-in that might be yummy…bacon, pepper jack cheese, etc!  Let me know what you think if you try making these oh, so, good mac & cheese bites!!!

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