Smoked Cheez-Its (3 Easy Steps to Level Up Your Snack Game)

You can use your smoker to add a smokey flavor to snacks!

Now, why would you just enjoy normal crackers when they taste so much better smoked.

And you don’t have to limit yourself to normal store-bought crackers either.

For example, you can totally smoke Cheez-Its!

It involves a lot more than just spreading the crackers onto a tray lined with a baking sheet; before tossing it into the pellet grill.

So, keep on reading to learn how to make them.

Why Should You Smoke Your Cheez Its?

Sure, these crackers taste absolutely great out of the Cheez-It box.

But there’s nothing wrong with trying to enhance its overall flavor and texture.

The whole point of smoking food is to add this incredible depth of flavor to it.

And smoking these Cheez-Its-style crackers does exactly that!

It just gives these already delicious crackers such an amazing flavor.

Plus, if you’re a fan of crackers that are just extra crispy or crunchy then you are going to absolutely love the texture of these once they’re done!

And, truthfully, as a smoking enthusiast, it’s nice to know that there are truly no limitations to what you can smoke in your Traeger grills.

What You Need to Make Smoked Cheezits

For this recipe, you will need to ensure that you have a pellet smoker, a cookie sheet tray, and some butcher paper or parchment paper.

You might also want to have an empty mason jar on hand for storing the crackers once they’re done.

But who knows? Maybe they’ll be such a hit, you won’t even have any leftovers to bottle up!

In terms of ingredients, you will be needing:

  • A box of Cheez-Its crackers
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil or butter
  • Your favorite seasoning

In terms of seasoning, you can literally use any dry seasoning you like. You can even use a dry rub!

We’ve tried it with this Traeger prime rib rub, and it tastes phenomenal!

How Do You Make Smoke Cheez It — A Step by Step Guide

This recipe is super easy, so just follow along!

  • Mix all the ingredients but the cheese itz in a mixing bowl.
  • Toss the cheese it’s with the sauce in an aluminum foil pan or on a large cookie sheet.
  • Smoke at 250 for 3-4 hours until the crackers are crispy and no longer wet from the sauce. 
  • Place in a Tupperware storage container for up to two weeks. 
  • 12.4 oz cheez it crackers
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup Excalibur prime Rib Rub

Step 1:

Turn on your pellet smoker and preheat it to 250℉.

Step 2:

While waiting for the pellet grill to heat up, drizzle the olive oil (or melted butter) onto the crackers.

Then be sure to gently rub your favorite seasoning onto the Cheez Its.

Step 3:

After that, just place the seasoned crackers onto a baking tray that’s been lined with parchment paper.

Step 4:

Put the tray of prepped Cheez Its into the smoker grill.

Step 5:

Let it all smoke for an hour at 250℉ or until the crackers are crispy and no longer wet from the sauce. 

Step 6:

Take the tray out and do your best to flip over all of the tiny crackers. Then place the tray back into the grill and increase the heat to 220 ℉.

Let it smoke for another half an hour.

Step 7:

Take the smoked crackers out and place it on a cooling rack for at least 20 minutes before serving it up.

Place in a Tupperware storage container for up to two weeks. 

After You Smoke It — How to Store Your Smoked Cheez Its

If you do happen to have any leftovers then you have to make sure that you store it in an airtight container.

We suggest using something like tupperware or mason jar.

If you use an ordinary container that leaves the smoked crackers exposed to any sort of moisture, then it will soften.

This will ruin its nice crispy texture and the Cheez Its may even end up tasting stale.

Let’s say they do end up softening a little over time, what can you do?

Firing up your pellet smoker for a couple of crackers may be a little too much work.

So, if you do need to crisp up your Cheez Its a little, then just preheat your oven to 180 ℉ and place your crackers in.

The Best Accompaniment to This Smoked Snack

Smoked Cheez Its are perfect with an ice cold beer or a glass of wine.

It’s definitely leveled up our movie nights at home.

Once you’ve put the kids to bed and just want some ‘me time’, it feels so good to just open up a bottle of wine and munch on these smoked crackers.

If you’re not a fan of wine, then champagne and even soda pairs nicely with this snack too!

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Smoked Cheez It

Make your crackers much tastier with this smoked cheez it recipe!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time3 hrs
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, main, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, dinner, grill, lunch
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 120kcal
Cost: 5

Equipment

  • 1 pellet grill

Ingredients

  • 12.4 oz cheez it crackers
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup Excalibur prime Rib Rub

Instructions

Step 1:

  • Turn on your pellet smoker and preheat it to 250℉

Step 2:

  • While waiting for the pellet grill to heat up, drizzle the olive oil (or melted butter) onto the crackers.
  • Then be sure to gently rub your favorite seasoning onto the Cheez Its.

Step 3:

  • After that, just place the seasoned crackers onto a baking tray that’s been lined with parchment paper.

Step 4:

  • Put the tray of prepped Cheez Its into the smoker grill.

Step 5:

  • Let it all smoke for an hour at 250℉ or until the crackers are crispy and no longer wet from the sauce.

Step 6:

  • Take the tray out and do your best to flip over all of the tiny crackers. Then place the tray back into the grill and increase the heat to 220 ℉.
  • Let it smoke for another half an hour.

Step 7:

  • Take the smoked crackers out and place it on a cooling rack for at least 20 minutes before serving it up.
  • Place in a Tupperware storage container for up to two weeks.

Once you make this savory treat for yourself, be sure to let us know what you like to eat with it!

We hope that you’ve enjoyed learning how to easily make these tasty smoked Cheez Its at home!

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Smoke On!

Charlie

Author: Charlie Reeves
Hi, I’m Charlie, I am head taste tester at Simply Meat Smoking! I love it grilling, smoking, and getting out in the yard with the kids! The family also love to test all my recipes (especially my EXTRA CRISPY pulled pork, smoky pork loin, and ANY SEAFOOD I grill)

You will usually find me playing with the kids, perfecting my brisket bark, or sipping beers with boys around the fire. Can’t wait to share all my delicious smoking and grilling adventures with you!

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