Richys Exceptional Cheeto Dessert

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Ok. I know it sounds gross. Who would think of such a thing right? One word- Delicious! Try it even with your prejudices. Tastes much like peanut brittle.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring butter, sugars, syrup to boil stirring constantly for 5 minutes while boiling.
  2. Remove from heat and add vanilla and baking soda. Stir well.
  3. Add Cheetos.
  4. Spread out onto ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Cook at 250°F for 45 minutes to 1 hour -stirring every 15 minutes.
  6. When cool enough to touch, break into pieces.


Most Helpful

This is good. Definitely fattening and very different. Can't stop eating it! Followed recipe exactly which uses 2 bags of Cheetos. Should have halved it for my small family. Thanks for a fun recipe! *** Update: It was almost gone by the 4th day. I'm really craving more. When I make it again I'll make the full recipe. It didn't get stale like I was worried it would.

mybirdzone May 30, 2009

This is one of those recipes that you probably wouldn't try unless someone recommended it to you....well I'm recommending it - it's terrific! To me it tastes like my favorite ballpark snack - CrackerJacks :) I made 1/4 of the recipe and wish I'd made more. Mine was really gloppy and didn't look too good when I put in on the baking sheet but once it was baked everything got coated nicely and was nice and crunchy. The only thing I can say against this recipe is that to me it's really not a "dessert" - it's a fun and tasty snack food! Thanks for posting this recipe! Made for the Best of 2010 Event (recommended by alligirl)

loof February 12, 2011

I have been errant in not writing a review on this oddity of wonderful before now! These are so great and have been added to our Halloween feast lineup - we do have to change up the name for the Feast- they are Candied Rooster's Toes for that night! Take the gamble! They are great!

Fairygirl October 16, 2016

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