Easy Homemade Babybel Fried Cheese Bites

Easy Homemade Babybel Fried Cheese Bites

Easy Homemade Babybel Fried Cheese Bites

Do you love cheese sticks? We sure do! This recipe for your own homemade Babybel fried cheese bites is going to be a favorite in your snack or appetizer routine. These tasty little cheese wheels are always a great addition to your menu, but frying them to create a crispy coating just kicks them up another notch to create a delicious snack or appetizer!

Babybel Fried Cheese Bites

Making homemade cheese sticks is so much better than the frozen variety or even the ones you get in restaurants. These, especially, have a great super melty cheese that pulls apart beautifully and is super tasty. I love the different options of flavors and how this is a great way to save money by making a favorite snack at home.

What is the Best Coating on the Outside?

The recipe calls for Italian breadcrumbs, but you can use any breadcrumbs you prefer. I like the idea of Panko for a little different texture. Plain or whole wheat breadcrumbs work as well for this recipe, you just want to add a bit more seasoning.

If using plain crumbs, you’ll want to add some salt, black pepper, and Italian seasoning. I would start with just ¼ to ½ teaspoon each of the salt and pepper, but you could add more if you prefer a bit saltier mixture.

What Cheese Flavors Can I Use?

If you want to try something different, the great thing is that Babybel has multiple flavors. Original, light original, white cheddar, gouda, or mozzarella are all options from the Babybel brand of cheese.

You do NOT have to use just Babybel though. If you prefer, you can use any cheese that will melt. cheese sticks, cubed cheese, or cheese curds can all be used with the same process. Smaller pieces, however, will need less cook time.

Can I Use Different Seasonings?

Of course! Italian is classic, but you can use any blend of spices you want in this recipe. Below are a few other options that can create nice flavors that work well with cheese.

  • Cajun spice blend
  • Taco seasoning blend
  • Greek seasoning blend
  • Ranch seasoning blend
  • Seasoning salt
  • Everything but the bagel seasoning

You can always mix and match things like garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and cumin to create your own unique flavor profile.

Can I Make Homemade Cheese Sticks Ahead of Time?

While you can fry these ahead of time, you will want them to be heated up when serving. If I know I won’t have time to fry them when I want to serve them, I will batch make them ahead of time. You can let them cool, then freeze them or refrigerate them and reheat in the microwave, air fryer, or oven when ready to serve.

Ingredients

  • Babybel cheese rounds
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Italian seasoning
  • Eggs

How to Make Babybel Cheese Bites

  1. In a shallow dish, mix together the breadcrumbs and Italian seasoning.
  2. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs.
  3. In a deep-sided skillet or saucepan, heat at least 1″ of oil to 350°F.
  4. Remove the wax layer off of the cheese rounds, then dip them into the eggs.
  5. Dip them into the breadcrumbs until coated on all sides.
  6. Repeat the process again, dipping the coated cheese into the egg, then back into the breadcrumbs for a second coating.
  7. Place in a single layer in the hot oil being careful not to overcrowd the pan.
  8. Fry on each side for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels before serving.

Easy Homemade Babybel Fried Cheese Bites

Easy Homemade Babybel Fried Cheese Bites

Make your own homemade "cheese bites" using Babybel rounds with this simple-to-follow recipe. Delicious and easy to make!

  • 8 Babybel rounds
  • 1 cup Italian breadcrumbs (108 gm)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (1 gm)
  • 2 eggs
  1. In a shallow dish, mix together the breadcrumbs and Italian seasoning. 

  2. In a separate shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs. 

  3. In a deep-sided skillet or saucepan, heat at least 1" of oil to 350°F. 

  4. Remove the wax layer off of the cheese rounds, then dip them into the eggs. 

  5. Dip them into the breadcrumbs until coated on all sides. 

  6. Repeat the process again, dipping the coated cheese into the egg, then back into the breadcrumbs for a second coating.

  7. Place in a single layer in the hot oil being careful not to overcrowd the pan. 

  8. Fry on each side for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown. 

  9. Remove from the oil and drain on paper towels before serving. 

Nutrition

  1. Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 293 TOTAL FAT: 15g SATURATED FAT: 8g TRANS FAT: 0g UNSATURATED FAT: 6g CHOLESTEROL: 129mg SODIUM: 759mg CARBOHYDRATES: 21g FIBER: 2g SUGAR: 2g PROTEIN: 17g

This recipe can be used for traditional cheese sticks or cheese curds if preferred.

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