Are you looking for the perfect savory edible snack to make at home? These cannabis-infused Cheetos are a cannabis lovers’ dream, full of cheesy, crunchy, infused goodness. Discover how easy it is to make your own infused snacks at home with cannabis-infused oil or decarbed kief. Choose from traditional, Flamin’ Hot, or any other chip you desire. Simply bake and enjoy!

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  • The perfect savory cannabis snack option
  • This method can be used to infuse any other snack
  • Want to make it easy? Start with my Bliss MCT oil and have it delivered directly to your door. Now shipping across the US!
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Why You Will Love This Recipe

Full of crunch and flavor, these cannabis-infused Cheetos are the perfect savory snack for all cannabis consumers, especially if you love Cheetos.

Infused with cannabis oil, this recipe includes all the flavors of your favorite Cheeto snack with all the benefits of cannabis.

My Well With Cannabis Community LOVES savory snack options that are cannabis-infused, and I love creating new and fun recipes for us to all try.

In this guide, you will find my easy instructions for making cannabis-infused Cheetos with a regular bag of Cheetos, my expert tips, and fully answered FAQs.

What You’ll Need

All of the ingredients needed to make cannabis Cheetos.
  • 1 ounce Cheetos: Cheddar cheese or flamin’ hot Cheetos; pick whichever flavor you enjoy most
  • 1-5mL cannabis oil: Use my Bliss MCT oil for easy dosing. Each 1mL provides 2.5mg THC+CBD. Add as many mL as needed to reach your perfect dose. There are also many different types of oil to choose from in the alternative infusion options below. You can use up to 1 teaspoon of oil here.
  • Optional, decarbed kief: Want an extra potent batch? You can add decarbed kief to make this recipe more potent; see the directions below

Note: The recipe card below has a complete list of ingredients with amounts and printable instructions.

Step-by-Step Instructions

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  • Step 1 – If you haven’t already, prepare your cannabis oil or purchase my Bliss MCT oil and have it delivered. See oil infusion options below. If you choose the spray method, put your desired amount of oil in an oil sprayer.
  • Step 2 – Preheat the oven to 240 degrees F. Decide if you want to spray or shake your Cheetos. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and set it aside.
  • Step 3 – Measure out a single serving of Cheetos, approximately 1 ounce.
  • Step 4 If spraying: spread the Cheetos on the reserved baking sheet. Spray the Cheetos with the oil sprayer in an even layer. If adding kief, sprinkle it on now. Then toss the Cheetos and spay again until your desired dose is used.
A four step image collage showing how to make cannabis infused Cheetos.
  • Step 5 – If shaking: add the Cheetos and kief to the ziplock bag. Pour the oil in. Seal the bag and shake well.
  • Step 6 – Once well coated, transfer to the reserved baking sheet. Place the Cheetos in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Step 7 – Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Step 8 – Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight bag and label.

Note: complete step-by-step printable instructions are located in the recipe card below.

Storage Instructions

These are best enjoyed immediately, but you can store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 5 days if needed.

Learn more about how to store edibles here

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Alternate Cannabis Infusion Options

As with all things edibles, there is more than one way to infuse something.

Below, we will explore all of the different ways you could infuse this recipe.

Cannabis Oil Options

This is a quick and easy way to infuse this recipe.

However, it’s important to note that liquid-based oils will work much better than solid-based oils. 

Avoid solid oils like coconut oil and cannabutter or kief butter.

Instead, opt for a liquid oil like:

Decarbed Kief or Flower

Using decarbed kief or just decarbed flowers is a great way to increase the potency of this recipe.

Just be mindful of how many milligrams of THC you add to each batch; this is a potent way to consume cannabis.

And be wary of products that look like this on the marketplace.

Some bags claim they contain 600mg of THC in one serving, which will be too strong for most consumers.

Always keep the safety of consumers in mind and follow the golden rule of starting low and going slow.

Cannabis Salt

Prefer microdosing? This easy cannabis salt is the perfect way to add just a hint of cannabis to your favorite treat.

A white bowl filled with cannabis infused Cheetos.

Notes and Expert Tips

  • If you are using decarbed flower or kief, don’t forget the decarb process will add an extra 40-minute activation time to the total time
  • Use the edible dosage calculator to calculate the potency of your final product before getting in the kitchen
  • Be sure to label your finished cannabis product with the mg of THC. This can help to reduce consumer confusion and overconsumption
  • Always keep your edible cannabis snack products out of the hands of children! Safety first is the highest priority, especially with products whose packaging design is attractive to kids.
A white bowl filled with cannabis infused Cheetos.

Cannabis-Infused Cheetos

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Discover how easy it is to make your own cannabis Cheetos at home with cannabis-infused oil. Choose from traditional, Flamin' Hot, or any other chip you desire.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 15 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 1 serving

Ingredients  

  • 1 ounce Cheetos traditional or Flamin' Hot
  • 1 mL Bliss MCT oil add more as needed
  • ½ gram Kief or decarbed flower optional

Instructions 

  • Prepare your cannabis oil. See oil infusion options below. Put your desired amount of oil in an oil sprayer.
  • Preheat the oven to 240 degrees F. Decide if you want to spray or shake your Cheetos. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and set it aside.
  • Measure out a single serving of Cheetos, approximately 1 ounce.
  • If spraying: spread the Cheetos on the reserved baking sheet. Spray the Cheetos with the oil sprayer in an even layer. Toss the Cheetos and spay again until your desired dose is used.
  • If shaking: add the Cheetos to the ziplock bag. Pour the oil in. Seal the bag and shake well. Once well coated, transfer to the reserved baking sheet.
  • Place the Cheetos in the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool.
  • Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight bag and label.

Notes

Storage Instructions: These are best enjoyed immediately, but you can store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to 5 days if needed. Learn more about how to store edibles here.
Dosing Instructions: Use my Bliss MCT oil for easy dosing. Each 1mL provides 2.5mg THC+CBD. Add as many mL as needed to reach your perfect dose.

Nutrition

Serving: 1ounce, Calories: 193kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 250mg, Calcium: 15mg

Additional Info

Course: Sides & Snacks
Cuisine: Cannabis Infused
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many of these Cheetos should I eat?

That depends from person to person. Check out my post on how to dose edibles safely to find out which recommended dosage is right for you.

What other spices would you suggest adding?

You could try cayenne powder (and adjust to your spice liking), and you could also try simple seasonings like pepper or everything but the bagel seasoning.

Do you have any other chip/snack recipes I can try?

Absolutely! Check out my recipes here.

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About Emily

Hi, I’m Emily Kyle and I teach people just like you how to use cannabis to find joy, enhance productivity, improve relationships, and naturally support your overall health and wellness.

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Vanessa. Yes, just as with cannabis flower, kief also needs to be decarboxylated in order to activate its THC content. Without this step, you won’t experience the full psychoactive effects. So, if you’re using kief in a recipe, make sure to decarb it first to fully unlock its potential.

  2. I made these with hot Cheetos but some of the Chile to me disintegrated in the oil. I don’t know if that makes sense? But they were less “red” did I do something wrong?

  3. Hi there, Ray, it sounds like you’re having a fun time experimenting in the kitchen 😊 When cooking with hot Cheetos, some color loss is normal due to the heat and oil. The key is to keep a close eye on your dish to prevent overcooking.