I honestly cannot believe how tasty these are! While they aren’t exactly difficult to make, they take a bit more time then just opening up a bag of cheese puffs from the store! The texture is a bit different. They are more light & airy but still a healthy, low carb snack that can help fight those cravings for something crunchy & salty!
Recipe adapted from http://www.mariamindbodyhealth.com
Recipes makes 8 servings
1 serving = 15 cheese puffs (this obviously depends on how large you make them) = 1 weight watchers smart point = 27 calories
3 egg whites (room temperature)
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 cup 2% fancy shredded sharp cheddar cheese frozen
Seasoning salt to taste
First run your frozen cheese through a cheese processor until it turns into a crumb like texture.
Beat the egg whites on high until they are nice & foamy.
Add cream of tartar & continue beating until very stiff peaks form. This will take several minutes.
Very gently fold the cheese into the egg whites.
Scoop into a gallon size ziploc bag or a piping bag. Cut off the corner & squeeze little lines of mixture out onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. I got 120 puffs from this recipe & filled 2 baking sheets. Sprinkle with seasoning salt.
Bake in a preheated 275 degree oven for about 30 -35 minutes or until they are crispy & golden. Turn oven off, open door to oven just a bit, & let cool in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Store in an airtight container.