This pellet grill smoked Cheez its recipe is perfect to make and snack on any time for day … or night; It’s time to fire up the smoker!
Whether you are looking to smoke Cheez-its for a snack, party, tailgating event, or even a Super Bowl party, I promise you, it will be a hit!
Everyone loves the delicious taste of the original cheese cracker but smoked and slathered in butter and bold seasonings, this recipe takes Cheez-its to a whole new level.
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Pellet Grill Smoked Cheez Its Recipe
If you are a fan of Traeger grills or pellet grills in general, you are going to LOVE this recipe.
If you enjoy smoking meats, watch viral videos on social media, you have probably heard about smoked cheez-its.
On Facebook, Tik Tok, and more, people have been experimenting with this viral trend for some time now so I figured … why not!
Let’s teach these kids how it’s done and perfect this trend in just an hour!
Ingredients for Pellet Grill Smoked Cheez Its
Crackers: You can’t with this recipe without 5 cups of Cheez its. You can use an off-brand name if you’d like. However, I haven’t tried it and am personally loyal to the brand name Cheez-its.
Butter: The binder! This 4 tbsp of butter acts as the binder holding all that delicious flavoring to that cheesy cracker.
How to Make Pellet Grill Smoked Cheez Its at Home
Preheat your pellet grill. Preheat the Pellet Grill to 200 degrees F.
Add dry ingredients to a bowl. In a large bowl add in your Cheez its, along with dill weed, ranch seasoning, and bbq rub.
Melt and Stir. Melt a ½ stick of butter in the microwave for about 45 seconds then pour over the cheez its. Gently stir the cheez its so they are evenly coated with the butter and seasoning then evenly spread them out onto a 9×13 foil pan.
Smoke. Place the pan in the pellet grill off to one side so it’s not directly over the heat source. Cook for one hour stirring every 20 minutes.
How Long to Smoke Cheez Its
After only 5 minutes of prep, you will have a 1 hour smoke time on your smoked Cheez Its.
I think after 1 hour, they came out perfectly.
However, if you are maybe at the level of a “smoking enthusiast,” you are passionate about smoke time and temperatures … and with that passion comes a lot of variations to time and temperature.
I have heard of people smoking them for as little as 45 minutes and a max of 2 hours.
Personally, I think the 1-hour mark is the smoking sweet spot for Cheez its.
I’d say, do what you are comfortable with, but I definitely don’t recommend exceeding 2 hours.
How to Store Smoke Cheez Its
Storing your Pellet Grill Smoked Cheez Its is honestly the easiest thing you will do for the day.
Grab a Ziploc bag and toss them in!
You can leave your Cheez Its on the counter for up to 2 weeks.
What kind of Pellet Grills are used for Smoking Cheez Its
This can be a very personal decision because everyone has different tastes and tastebuds.
I almost always use Kingsford signature blend pellets when I smoke because they give me a very balanced smoky flavor.
However, if you are new to smoking and looking for something more “universal,” I recommend using Treager’s Hickory.
Looking to step out and try something new? Consider an apple or hickory pellet for this recipe.
Pellet Grill Smoked Cheez Its
- Pellet Grill
- 9×13 aluminum pan
- Preheat the Pellet Grill to 200 degrees F.
- In a large bowl add in your Cheez its, along with dill weed, ranch seasoning, and bbq rub.
- Melt a ½ stick of butter in the microwave for about 45 seconds then pour over the cheez its. Gently stir the cheez its so they are evenly coated with the butter and seasoning then evenly spread them out onto a 9×13 foil pan.
- Place the pan in the pellet grill off to one side so it's not directly over the heat source. Cook for one hour stirring every 20 minutes.