Craving a cheesy snack? Or are you looking for an appetizer that’s going to add a little crunch to your meal? Either way, we’ve got exactly what you need, thanks to some easy-to-use ingredients from your local dairy and freezer aisles. Get ready to make our Twirly Cheese Crisps! They’re deliciously easy and totally cheesy.
Gather Your Ingredients!
For this recipe, you’re going to need the following:
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella-parmesan cheese blend (We love Kraft Natural Cheese.)
- 1 (13.2-ounce) package refrigerated puff pastry (The Test Kitchen used Wewalka brand pastry and it was wonderful!)
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided (Can’t go wrong with Cracker Barrel.)
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons Everything Bagel seasoning
A note about Everything Bagel Seasoning!
If you can’t find this tasty topping in your local grocery store, you can make it yourself! Just toss together the following ingredients:
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup poppy seeds
- 3 tablespoons dried onion flakes
- 3 tablespoons dried garlic flakes
- 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt
First things first, preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Then, line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside for later. Then, sprinkle a clean, flat surface with your mozzarella-parmesan cheese blend!
Next, unroll your puff pastry over top of the sprinkled cheese, and top it off with 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese. (By the way, we LOVE using this refrigerated puff pastry. It’s delicious and you can have fun in the kitchen by using it in a dozen different ways! Be sure to pick up an extra one for the freezer.)
Now, using a rolling pin, roll the pastry out until it’s 1/4-inch thick. Fold the pastry in half and roll it out again until it’s 1/4-inch thick again (about 10- x 10-inches). Finish this step by sprinkling the remaining 1/2 cup cheddar cheese on top of pastry and gently rolling it to press the cheese into dough.
Using a knife, trim the edges of your dough to square it off. Cut the dough in half lengthwise. Then, cut each section of pastry crosswise into 3/4-inch strips (about 11 strips per section.)
Once you’re done cutting, twist each strip into opposite directions to create a spiral look; place your Twirly Cheese Crisps onto those prepared baking sheets!
In a small bowl, whisk an egg and 1 teaspoon of water. Brush the egg mixture over each strip and evenly sprinkle with the bagel seasoning. Once that’s done, bake these crisps for 15 to 18 minutes, or until puffy and golden brown.
These Twirly Cheese Crisps are going to be so delicious! Remember, you can serve these warm or store them in an airtight container. Plus, if you’re looking for a delicious dip to go along with these cheese crisps, just mix 1/2 cup of chive and onion cream cheese and 1/2 cup of sour cream together until smooth. It’s going to be super tasty!
Most of the ingredients in this always-pleasing recipe for our Twirly Cheese Crisps come right from your local dairy and freezer aisles! That means you can whip them up anytime and for any occasion. Trust us–you’ll be glad you did!
What’s your favorite cheesy treat?
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This conversation is sponsored by National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association. The opinions and text are all my own.