If you want your next party to be slithering with something spicy, Rattlesnake Bites are an adventurously tasty way to make that happen! Your guests will be shrieking with glee as they bite into these perfectly golden balls that are filled with creamy, melty cheese surrounding some zesty jalapeños. They won’t be able to stop eating them! Grab a handful and enjoy! Rattlesnake Bites are sss-o good!


  • 4 cups pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 jalapeños, seeded and diced
  • olive oil, to taste, for frying
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


Step 1 –In a large bowl, add the pepper jack cheese and the jalapeños and stir to combine.

Step 2 –Shape the jalapeño mixture into 1-1/2-inch-thick balls.

Step 3 –Place the balls back into the bowl and freeze until chilled, about 30 minutes-1 hour.

Step 4 –Once the balls have chilled, in a deep pot, heat the oil to 350 degrees F.

Step 5 –In a bowl, add the flour.

Step 6 –In a small bowl, add the egg and the milk and whisk to combine.

Step 7 –In a third bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, the cayenne pepper, the paprika, and the garlic powder.

Step 8 –Roll the balls, one at a time, in the flour, the egg mixture, and then the breadcrumb mixture.

Step 9 –Place a few of the balls at a time in the oil and fry until golden and crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Repeat until all of the balls are fried.

Step 10 –Transfer the bites to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain.

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Step 11 –Serve.