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Four of my parmesan crisps next to the glass bowl of crisps

Copycat Trader Joe's Oven Baked Cheese Bites

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Copycat, parmesan crisps, trader joe's oven baked cheese bites
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Cooling: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Brenda
My copycat Trader Joe's Oven Baked Cheese bites will yield you delicious and strikingly similar cheese bites.
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  • 1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 3 cups grana padano cheese shredded


  • Preheat your oven to 400F
  • Shred cheeses
  • Add 1 heaping tablespoon to each space in a mini muffin pan.
  •  Bake for 11-14 minutes
  • Allow to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Use spoon to pop them out of their space.



  • These are essentially just parmesan crisps, so any hard cheese you would enjoy would work here
  • Keep an eye on these as the process moves pretty quick
  • If you are watching these from the window of your oven, you will watch the following phases: melting, bubbling, frying, and when they look dry they are done.
  • While they come out slightly darker than the cheese bites in a bag, they are just as delicious.
  • If they come out with a little "crown" of cheese, don't worry, that is delicious too. It's great for sampling your work.


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 681mg | Potassium: 39mg | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Calcium: 503mg | Iron: 0.3mg