Chipotle Cheese Twists for Christmas

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These chipotle cheese twists make the perfect easy Christmas party snack! All you need is some shop bought puff pastry, cheddar and chipotle paste.

Ok, who’s as obsessed with cheese twists as I am?

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Chipotle cheese twists on a bronze platter

I’ve been supremely into cheese twists as a party snack for as long as I can remember. They’re the thing I’d always grab from the supermarket when I needed something for a party. 

They’re the far superior option to a breadstick because of the addition of cheese and pastry and crunchy deliciousness. 

The other amazing thing about cheese twists? They are a guaranteed hit with pretty much every guest. I mean, who wouldn’t like crunchy cheese treats?

Chipotle cheese twists ready for baking

Overhead shot of chipotle cheese twists on a bronze platter

I’ve been wanting to make cheese twists for the blog for what seems like forever but I didn’t just want to do a boring old classic cheese twist.

Not that there’s really anything wrong with a classic cheese twist, just that I wanted to try making something a bit different.

I brainstormed a couple of ideas but chipotle cheddar stuck out to me as one of my all time favourite combinations. I’ve used it in a soup (this chipotle cheddar spicy sweet potato soup) and it’s just one of those perfect mixtures of salty and spicy and cheesy.

Side angle shot of chipotle cheese twists on a bronze platter

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Chipotle Cheese Twists Ingredients:

To make these chipotle cheese twists you just need a handful of ingredients:

  • Puff Pastry: Don’t be a hero, use the shop bought stuff. Pastry is one of the things I strongly believe should be bought ready made. Not because it doesn’t taste good homemade but because store bought tastes just as good and we all have better things to be doing, right?
  • Cheddar Cheese: Or you could try a different cheese if you have something else on hand, gruyere or parmesan would be delicious.
  • Chipotle Paste: We always have chipotle paste on hand, I add it to chillies and pizza and all kinds of other things and it makes the perfect addition to these cheese twists.

Side on shot of chipotle cheese twists on a platter and in a glass jar with Christmas decorations

Chipotle cheese twists on a platter with a hand taking one

How do you make cheese twists?

It’s so easy to make these chipotle cheese twists, simply:

  1. Roll out the puff pastry: Spread half of it with chipotle paste and then add the grated cheese and fold in half.
  2. Roll to a quarter inch thickness: Slice using a pizza cutter into thin strips and twist before placing on a lined baking sheet.
  3. Brush with egg: Place the twists in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.

Equipment you need to make this recipe…

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Chipotle Cheese Twists Variations

You can easily try a different version of these cheese twists:

  • Use a different flavour: If you don’t want the spicy flavour then you could try a different filling. Pesto would be delicious or even harissa or roasted red pepper paste.
  • Add a different cheese: I love the cheddar flavour in here but they’d be fab with pretty much any hard cheese because all cheese is delicious and that’s a fact.
  • Serve with something yummy: I love these cheese twists with a sour cream and chive dip, it’s the perfect cooling flavour for these spicy cheese twists.

How long will homemade cheese twists keep?

These cheese twists will keep in an airtight container for up to a week.

Can you freeze cheese twists?

If you want to freeze these cheese twists let them cool then put them in a container or bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Defrost thoroughly before serving.

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Chipotle Cheese Twists

These chipotle cheese twists make the perfect easy Christmas party snack! All you need is some shop bought puff pastry, cheddar and chipotle paste.
4.5 from 6 votes
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 40 twists
Calories: 60kcal
Author: Amy Fulwood


  • 350 g Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
  • 100 g Cheddar Cheese
  • 2 tbsp Chipotle Paste
  • Flour for dusting
  • 1 Egg beaten


  • Heat the oven to 200°C/400°F. Unroll puff pastry on a floured surface and spread the chipotle paste over one half of the pastry. Spread the grated cheddar over the paste and then fold the sheet of puff pastry in half.
  • Roll the folded sheet of pastry out to 1/4 inch thickness then slice into strips using a pizza cutter or knife. Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper then hold both ends of each strip and twist several times before carefully laying on the baking sheet.
  • Once all of the strips have been twisted whisk the egg and brush each twist with the beaten egg. Place in the oven and cook for 12- 15 minutes checking occasionally to make sure they aren't burning.
Nutrition Facts
Chipotle Cheese Twists
Amount Per Serving
Calories 60 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 10mg0%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the ingredients used.
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  • Reply
    Corina Blum
    16/11/2018 at 11:19 AM

    5 stars
    I’m a huge fan of cheese twists too and I think it’s brilliant to add chipotle to them! I’m sure I’d find them totally addictive.

  • Reply
    16/11/2018 at 11:33 AM

    5 stars
    These cheese twists look and sound so delicious and addictive! Such a great snack!

  • Reply
    Danielle Wolter
    16/11/2018 at 11:52 AM

    5 stars
    I was trying to come up with a good appetizer for Thanksgiving and I think this is it. Easy and they sound delish. I’m totally with you on the store bought pastry -I don’t have time to be making my own, store bought tastes great.

  • Reply
    Claudia Lamascolo
    16/11/2018 at 12:47 PM

    5 stars
    I could easily devour that whole mason jar of these I love cheese but even more puff pastry is a huge win!

    • Reply
      19/11/2018 at 9:54 PM

      Mmm yeah, totally agree!

  • Reply
    16/11/2018 at 2:01 PM

    5 stars
    Sounds yummy! Has anyone tried replacing the cheddar with parmesan? Just wondering if it would work.

    • Reply
      19/11/2018 at 9:54 PM

      That would work amazingly well Gabi, definitely give it a try!

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