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Smoked Chili Crunch Cream Cheese

The Smoked Cream Cheese craze continues with this delicious, spicy, chili crunch version! Fire up the pellet grill and break out a brick of cream cheese. You’re going to want extras with this dip.

Chili Crunch Smoked Cream Cheese

Smoked Cream Cheese with Chili Crunch

I’ve been mildly obsessed with chili crunch since I first discovered it a few years ago. The Momofuku version has quickly become my favorite. It has 3 types of chilis, shallots, garlic, onion, and sesame, and it adds a big punch of spice and flavor to stir fry, ramen, chicken noodle soup, pasta, in Potsticker Sauce, to dip my Kimchi Gyoza in, or even spooned on top of some scrambled eggs.

There are many different brands out there, so if you don’t have this kind feel free to use whatever kind is handy. There can be a big difference between brands though, so make sure you’ve already used and like it before slathering your cream cheese in it.

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Chili Crunch Smoked Cream Cheese

Smoked Chili Crunch Cream Cheese shopping list

Wondering if you have to hit the store? Here’s the list of items you’ll need to make this recipe. For specific amounts, please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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Chili Crunch Smoked Cream Cheese

How to make Smoked Cream Cheese with Chili Crunch

This is just the overview so you can see what you’re actually getting into here. When you are cooking, you’ll want to use the full recipe at the bottom of the page.

1

Preheat

We’re shooting for around 180° here!

2

Slash & Season

Make 1/2″ deep cross-hatched cuts in the cream cheese and season with the rub.

3

Smoke

Smoke the cream cheese for an hour.

4

Fry

Cut your wonton or egg roll wrappers into chip-sized pieces. Heat your oil to 350°. Fry until golden brown. Dust with the tingly salt (or your favorite seasoning blend.)

5

Top

Spoon the chili crunch over the top of the smoked cream cheese and use the fried wonton chips for dipping.

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Smoked Cream Cheese Variations

There are so many different ways to switch this up to suit your tastes or try something new! Try one of them below!

Smoked Cream Cheese VariationsRubsDippersToppers
Nashville Hot Cream CheeseNashville Hot Chicken RubCelery + CrackersHot Honey Drizzle
Apple Pie Smoked Cream CheeseCinnamon SugarNilla WafersApple Pie Filling
Taco Smoked Cream CheeseTaco seasoningTortilla StripsHatch Chilies
Jalapeno Jam Smoked Cream CheeseAll-Purpose BBQ RubCrackersJalapeno Jam
Everything Bagel Smoked Cream CheeseEverything Bagel SeasoningBagel ChipsCrumbled Bacon

FAQ

How do you store leftovers?

Covered in the fridge for no more than 2-3 days for best results.

What’s the best way to reheat leftovers?

You can reheat these right on the grill, or in a pinch, the microwave. You can also serve this cold.

Are there any substitutions for the Momofuku products?

Yup! You can use any brand chili crunch that’s available, and if you don’t have the rub, Togarashi is a great substitute for that.

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Chili Crunch Smoked Cream Cheese

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Chili Crunch Smoked Cream Cheese
Yield: 8 servings

Smoked Chili Crunch Cream Cheese

Smoked Chili Crunch Cream Cheese

This spicy take on the smoked cream cheese craze will have garlic chili lovers rejoicing. Spicy, and spread of fried wonton triangles.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat your smoker to 180°.
  2. Place the cream cheese on a grill-safe baking sheet.
  3. Make cross-hatched scores in the top of the cream cheese brick about 1/2" deep.
  4. Season with the Savory Seasoning Salt.
  5. Smoke for 1 hour.
  6. While the cream cheese is smoking, slice the wonton or egg roll wrappers into squares or triangles. Heat some oil to 350° in a pan and gently fry the wonton wrappers until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and dust with tingly salt while hot.
  7. Remove the cream cheese from the grill and top with the chili crunch.
  8. Serve with the fried wonton strips.

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S.May

Wednesday 14th of September 2022

Awesome recipe. I used pita crackers so they could take the extra large dips! This is in full rotation now, even making my own chili crunch. Those small jars don't last long!

Freya

Tuesday 6th of September 2022

This was an awesome recipe and such a delicious change from The normal chips and dip might!

Kris

Tuesday 6th of September 2022

Wow, was this tasty! I'm already dreaming of making it again!

MacKenzie

Tuesday 6th of September 2022

This is beautiful. Can’t wait to try.

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