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Smoked Cheetos® Puffs

On a mere whim, I went to my local grocery store the other day and picked up a large bag of Cheetos® Puffs– the idea had come to me to try adding a little smoke to them and I just had to try it.
Course Snack
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes


  • 1 or more bags and/or flavors of Cheetos® Puffs


Step 1: Into the Pan

  • Open the bag of Cheetos® Puffs and pour them into a large sheet pan. Something like a Weber grill pan would also work well.
  • Pour the little puffs of goodness into the pan(s) making sure the smoke can get to all of them.

Step 2: Smoke

  • Setup your smoker to maintain indirect heat of around 180°F or lower if possible. You do NOT need heat, only smoke, however, a little heat will not hurt them.
  • Once the smoke is going, place the pan(s) of Puffs into the smoker and close the lid.
  • Leave them alone for 30 minutes and try to not raise the lid until they are finished for maximum smoke flavor.
  • When the time has expired, remove them from the smoker and bring them into the house to cool.

Step 3: Devour

  • These can be devoured in any way that you see fit.. enjoy the smoke flavor!
  • Once they are cooled down, you can store them in zipper bags.